Rapid cursor flashing when on the designer tab

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Rapid cursor flashing when on the designer tab

Post by StupidSexyFlanders » Thu Jan 02, 2014 3:30 pm

Recently any time I click on an object in the designer mode, the mouse pointer will rapidly flash for about a half second. It looks as if it refreshing the point graphic or something -- not really sure. I've never seen this type of behavior occur in such a application-specific way. Doesn't seem to affect functionality. It just delays clicks a tiny bit, makes pointer precision tricky, and it really annoying :)

I am running 3.1.26.
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Re: Rapid cursor flashing when on the designer tab

Post by davidc » Thu Jan 02, 2014 4:19 pm

Does this occur on an existing form and/or on a new empty form?
Please include OS info.

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Re: Rapid cursor flashing when on the designer tab

Post by StupidSexyFlanders » Thu Jan 02, 2014 5:11 pm

It does seem to only be happening on previously created forms. I just created a new one and added some random elements -- didn't see the problem. I also saved it and reopened it and still didn't see the problem.
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Re: Rapid cursor flashing when on the designer tab

Post by davidc » Thu Jan 02, 2014 5:32 pm

Please send zip and email one of the problem forms to support@sapien.com and we will try to reproduce the problem.

What OS are you using?

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Re: Rapid cursor flashing when on the designer tab

Post by StupidSexyFlanders » Thu Jan 02, 2014 5:51 pm

Sorry I missed your earlier OS question. I am running this one Windows 8.1. I will get that form emailed off to you shortly.
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Re: Rapid cursor flashing when on the designer tab

Post by davidc » Thu Jan 02, 2014 6:04 pm

I was unable to recreate the issue on 8.1 or 7. My guess is that since you have groupboxes with multiple controls, the cursor is switching between the move cursor and the normal arrow as you move the mouse in the designer and thus causing the blink effect.

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Re: Rapid cursor flashing when on the designer tab

Post by StupidSexyFlanders » Mon Jan 06, 2014 10:49 am

Agreed. I removed all the group boxes and the issue disappeared. I found it also went away if the group boxes contained only radio buttons. I think latter is best practice anyway, so I may just move those non-radio elements outside group boxes. Is there a way to group elements together inside a graphic frame without having them logically under the groupbox object (i.e. the look the same but act differently)?
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Re: Rapid cursor flashing when on the designer tab

Post by davidc » Mon Jan 06, 2014 11:01 am

You could try a Panel instead of a Groupbox but it is really the same thing without a box around it.

Note: Radio buttons need to be grouped with container controls if you have more then one group of radio buttons.

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