Setting A MainView As ReadOnly

I recently posted an article on slxdeveloper.com where I outlined the code for a class for SalesLogix to set an entire form as ReadOnly at runtime (See Generically Setting a Form as Read-Only). I put that code to some cool use this week when I needed to set an entire MainView as ReadOnly based on certain conditions.

The code on the slxdeveloper.com article is wrapped up as a class that you can simply pass a form reference to and then specify that you want it read only. With a MainView, you can get a reference to all forms that make up the MainView and pass each to the class.

Dim frm
Dim i

    With Application.MainViews.ActiveView

        Set frm = New FormWrapper
        frm.Form = .DetailsView
        frm.ReadOnly = True

        If Not .MiddleView Is Nothing Then
            frm.Form = .MiddleView
            frm.ReadOnly = True
        End If

        For i = 0 To .TabsViewsCount - 1
            If Not .TabsViews(i) Is Nothing Then
               frm.Form = .TabsViews(i)
               frm.ReadOnly = True
            End If
        Next
    End With

Pretty slick. You can also set all forms with a common BaseTable property to ReadOnly by using the Forms collection:

Dim frm
Dim i

    Set frm = New FormWrapper
    For i = 0 to Application.Forms.Count - 1
        If Application.Forms(i).BaseTable = "MYBASETABLE" Then
            frm.Form = Application.Forms(i)
            frm.ReadOnly = True
        End If
    Next

You’ll of course need to include the script with the FormWrapper class I outlined in the slxdeveloper.com article.

Generically Setting a Form as Read-Only on slxdeveloper.com

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Ryan Farley

Ryan Farley is the Director of Development for Customer FX and creator of slxdeveloper.com. He's been blogging regularly about SalesLogix, now Infor CRM, since 2001 and believes in sharing with the community. His new passion for CRM is Creatio, formerly bpm'online. He loves C#, Javascript, web development, open source, and Linux. He also loves his hobby as an amateur filmmaker.

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