Microsoft KB Archive/173880

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Article ID: 173880

Article Last Modified on 12/11/1999


  • Microsoft Visual FoxPro 5.0 Standard Edition
  • Microsoft Visual FoxPro 5.0a
  • Microsoft Visual FoxPro 6.0 Professional Edition

This article was previously published under Q173880


The Page Up and Page Down keys in Visual FoxPro 5.0x no longer clear a READ MODAL command. These keys do clear READ MODAL commands in Visual FoxPro 3.0 and 3.0b and in FoxPro 2.x versions. The Up Arrow and Down Arrow keys clear the READ MODAL as in the earlier versions.


Use an ON KEY LABEL command to trap for a Page Up or Page Down key, and then issue a CLEAR READ. For example:

   ON KEY LABEL pgdn CLEAR READ  && or pgup to trap for the Page Up key
   x=" "
   @ 2,2 SAY "This is a test " GET x
   ON KEY LABEL pgdn  && or pgup


Upgrading to Visual FoxPro Service Pack 2 does not fix this problem.


Microsoft has confirmed this to be a bug in the Microsoft products listed at the beginning of this article.


Steps to Reproduce Behavior

  1. Create a program called Test.prg containing the follow code:

          x=" "
          @ 2,2 SAY "This is a test " GET x
          READ MODAL
  2. After running the program, press the Page Down or Page Up keys. The READ is not cleared. In Visual FoxPro 3.0, 3.0b and FoxPro 2.x, both the Page Up and Page Down keys clear the READ MODAL command.

Additional query words: READ MODAL clear page up down

Keywords: kbnofix kbprb KB173880