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Report #:  6761   Status: Closed
The VCL form designer disappears in various circustances.
Project:   Build #:  7.1.1446.610
Version:    8.0 Submitted By:   Leonel Togniolli
Report Type:  Minor failure / Design problem Date Reported:  1/6/2004 3:17:54 PM
Severity:    Serious / Highly visible problem Last Updated: 3/20/2012 2:24:39 AM
Platform:    All platforms Internal Tracking #:   185420
Resolution: Fixed (Resolution Comments) Resolved in Build: : 7.1.1523.17956
Duplicate of:  None
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Description
The VCL form designer disappears in various circustances, and requires to change tabs on the editor to return.
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Start a new VCL application.
2. Choose View/Dock Edit Window to undock the edit window.
3. Choose View/Dock Edit Window to dock the edit window back in place.

The VCL form designer disappears. It becomes visible again if tabs are changed or you switch to Code and back to Design.

The same happens if the edit windows is originally undocked.

If the editor is undocked, the same happens when you run the VCL app in the IDE: the form in the designer disappears.

The designer also does not show when opening a Delphi 8 with a saved desktop contains an open project. To reproduce:

1. Ensure that "Project Desktop" is set to autosave on Tools/Options.
2. Start a new VCL application, and save it.
3. Close Delphi.
4. Run Delphi again.

Delphi starts with the project loaded and "Unit1/Design" selected, but the designer only appears when if you switch to another tab and come back.
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Sasan Adami at 1/6/2004 3:23:50 PM -
The same happens when you run the VCL app in the IDE: the form in the designer disappears. After switching to the code editor and back, the form is visible again.

Leonel Togniolli at 1/6/2004 3:56:49 PM -
It seems that it only happens when you run it from the IDE if the editor is undocked.

I'll update the report with that info.

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