BUG: SET MESSAGE WINDOW Command Not Working Correctly

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SYMPTOMS

The SET MESSAGE WINDOW [<window name>] command does not work as expected.

This command is supposed to let you specify where to display messages created with the WAIT, @ ... PROMPT, DEFINE BAR, DEFINE MENU, DEFINE PAD, and DEFINE POPUP commands. It cannot be used to control the placement of a WAIT WINDOW.

The following program demonstrates the intended usage of the SET MESSAGE WINDOW command:
   DEFINE WINDOW X FROM 20,20 TO 23,65
   ACTIVATE WINDOW X
   SET MESSAGE WINDOW X
   WAIT 'Check out the location of this message!'
   RELEASE WINDOW x
   CLEAR
   SET MESSAGE WINDOW && Resets SET MESSAGE WINDOW to the default
   WAIT 'Now look where the message appears by default'
				
However, if you eliminate both SET MESSAGE WINDOW lines from this code sample, the program performs no differently.

STATUS

Microsoft has confirmed this to be a problem in the Microsoft products listed at the beginning of this article. We are researching this problem and will post new information here in the Microsoft Knowledge Base as it becomes available.

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Article ID: 108609 - Last Review: February 24, 2014 - Revision: 1.1
APPLIES TO
  • Microsoft Visual FoxPro 3.0 Standard Edition
  • Microsoft Visual FoxPro 5.0 Standard Edition
  • Microsoft Visual FoxPro 5.0a
  • Microsoft FoxPro 2.5b
  • Microsoft FoxPro 2.5a
  • Microsoft FoxPro 2.5b
  • Microsoft FoxPro 2.0
  • Microsoft FoxPro 2.5b for MS-DOS
  • Microsoft FoxPro 2.5a
  • Microsoft FoxPro 2.5b for MS-DOS
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