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Asked January 8 2017

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I've been struggling with this issue forever on a kinda new HP Envy laptop. It seems to be isolated to this computer because the other "older" Dell laptop I have doesn't have this issue. I have scroll bars preset in one of the virtual desktops EZ Builder and controlls extended down below the window. When I scroll down to see whats below the screen some of the control windows (the variable watcher and script managers) either have the contents blurred or the window is transparent and I can see the colored desktop showing through. I've tried updating my graphics driver but HP says I have the latest drivers. I don't see this issue on other programs I use on this computer and the laptop is only a couple years old. This looks like problems I had years ago with underpowered graphics cards. I can clear it up by changing resolutions but it will come back when I restart EZ Builder. Any ideas? Thanks! See below:

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DJ Sures
Synthiam
January 8 2017
The strangest part of this problem "kind of" demonstrates what is happening in the background - as if Windows doesn't invalidate/redraw the control on it's own. It only seems to inherit an invalidate status from other controls.

Meaning, the control seems to render correctly when it is on top of other controls during resizing.

The control does not render correctly when it is alone.

Check this video...



Also, I find that if i change windows scaling or apply some sort of driver-level setting while EZ-Builder is running, it will begin working. And this only happens on my laptop, and yours (That i know of). None of the other ez-robot computers have this behavior.
January 8 2017
Well, at least it's comforting to know i'm not alone. Misery loves company. LOL ;) .

It's not a game changer but annoying. If I use the intel HD Graphics tray icon to change the resolution it will go away until next time I restart EZ Builder in that resolution. I'm running win 10 on an old dell and don't see this problem.

If you end up designing your own grid display user control perhaps at the same time you can also address the issue with controls ending up under the menu bar with no scroll bar when EZ Builder is restarted. That problem is an awful frustration to put it mildly. I've been playing around with that one and trying to see what's going on when it happens. It's very clear to me that two things happen:

*the little virtual display window at the top of EZ Builder is not refreshing to the current view when this happens.
*Also if I'm scrolled down the window and close EZ Builder without manually returning to the top of the window the menus will end up under the menu bar without a scroll bar. *mad* This happens almost every time I close EZ Builder. Only a Smart Arrang will restore the controls but in a jumbled mess that I need to rearrange.

I know you've been working on this issue for a lone time and I appreacheat your efforts. :)
January 8 2017
Yeper, your video shows exactly what is happening to me also. I'll add that there have been times when one control was sitting on top of another and after EZ Builder is restarted I'll see the bottom control through the top one. Only a resolution change will clear it up. *sick*
January 8 2017
Holy Scroller Batman! That was quick! *eek*

I downloaded and tested. All is well now. Amazing! Thanks! :D