On Apr 18, 2006, at 2:36 PM, Bill Sanford wrote: > One thing I can't figure out is how to get mouse presses in a user > area of > the metal window. I'm assuming you mean some kind of control like an edit field (static or live), user pane or something like that? See next response too. > > Is here a way to capture mouse events in a defined rectangle in the > window > and pass them to FB's ON MOUSE handler? Well, there are many ways to do this including ON EVENT trapping and a CE handler is also possible. ON MOUSE fn xxxxx only handles certain kinds of mouse clicks, so it might not work (see FB reference manual for limitations). To trap anything use an ON EVENT vector and trap the mouse button down event (_mButDwnEvt). The code snippet below is not runnable but provides some idea of how to trap a user click. In this case we retrieve the rectangle of a specific control/button (could be user pane or whatever) then check to see if the mouse point is inside the rectangle (PtInRect). If it is we do something. ON EVENT trapping captures events before the standard FB runtime sees them, so there is some extra responsibility here. Please check the reference manual to make sure you are comfortable with these points. local FN doEvent dim ev as ^EventRecord dim as rect btnRect dim as point mousePt dim as WindowRef @ wNum ev = event'PEEK at event record wNum = mouse(_mouseWindow) select ev.what case _mButDwnEvt case wNum == _myWindow ' if it is my window do something...... mousePt = ev.where GlobalToLocal(mousePt) fn FBGetControlRect(button&(_SomeControlorButton), btnRect)'if click on date/time on top of calendar long if fn PtInRect(mousePt, btnRect) do something here end if end select end select > > I also need to trap and handle window resizing by the user dragging > the > resize area in the lower right part of the window. window resizing is a broad topic. Do you want to do live resizing? One method I use is a generic resize handler which I pass a pointer to my resize fn. If you are willing to go further and use the new layout options to bind controls to windows, the resize is handled automatically and a resize fn is unnecessary. I believe there are examples on the CD, but if not just shout and I'll get some to you. HTH... Brian S.