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    jasonbarnes is offline Advanced Beginner
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    Why unbound from as Splash Screen??


    Can someone explain why this is? Is it just preference to not have bound forms? Can you not have a splash screen that is bound to anything?

    Haven't looked into this too much as I'm pretty novice to the development side of forms and such. Someone mentioned unbound in one of my questions and I just saw a tutorial about creating splash screen and it mentions you should create an unbound form.

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    A bound form requires a table and if your BackEnd has moved then you will have an error to deal with. If the 1st form to load is not bound then you can verify the validity of the BackEnd and hook it up without causing an error. That is the only reason I can think of, but there may be others. There is nothing sacred about a Splash form.
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    So basically you're saying the FormLoad would error out before your "File" ever opened if your backend had moved or changed. By creating an unbound splash I could still hit F11 to get to the backend and make any fixes I had to if the correction was ever "broken".

    Sorry if my choice of words wasn't the best but I think you'll get it.

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    connection... not correction.

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    It could all be done in code.
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