"Empty arrow" for a child in Family View


Brian Smith
 

From Help > Family View:  

ANCQUEST_img56 "An empty arrow indicates that the child has no children."

Usually the empty arrow described appears with what is effectively a bold font. 

What condition(s) cause it to appear but in a non-bold font? 

The parent(s) of the child being guardian(s) seems to be one condition. 



Gaylon Findlay
 

Brian:

When AQ draws this empty arrow (or full arrow, for that matter), it simply tells Windows to draw a triangle between three point, with a certain line thickness.

Depending on your screen resolution and the exact position of the 3 points of the triangle, Windows will make calculations and often have to round the results. If it round up, the lines will be thicker. If it rounds down, the lines will be a bit thinner. The triangle may appear just a bit bigger or a bit smaller, depending on rounding.

You'll find that if you grab a corner of the screen with your mouse and start adjusting the Family View larger or smaller, that these arrows will be redrawn with new calculations, and will fluctuate slightly.

Gaylon



From: "Brian Smith via groups.io" <brs4gen@...>
To: "AQ-FS" <AQ-FS@groups.io>
Sent: Sunday, May 30, 2021 10:21:25 PM
Subject: [AQ-FS] "Empty arrow" for a child in Family View

From Help > Family View:  

ANCQUEST_img56 "An empty arrow indicates that the child has no children."

Usually the empty arrow described appears with what is effectively a bold font. 

What condition(s) cause it to appear but in a non-bold font? 

The parent(s) of the child being guardian(s) seems to be one condition. 






Brian Smith
 

Very interesting. Thank you for the explanation. 


On Monday, May 31, 2021, 10:10:37 AM PDT, Gaylon Findlay <gfindlay@...> wrote: 

Brian:

When AQ draws this empty arrow (or full arrow, for that matter), it simply tells Windows to draw a triangle between three point, with a certain line thickness.

Depending on your screen resolution and the exact position of the 3 points of the triangle, Windows will make calculations and often have to round the results. If it round up, the lines will be thicker. If it rounds down, the lines will be a bit thinner. The triangle may appear just a bit bigger or a bit smaller, depending on rounding.

You'll find that if you grab a corner of the screen with your mouse and start adjusting the Family View larger or smaller, that these arrows will be redrawn with new calculations, and will fluctuate slightly.

Gaylon



From: "Brian Smith via groups.io" <brs4gen@...>
To: "AQ-FS" <AQ-FS@groups.io>
Sent: Sunday, May 30, 2021 10:21:25 PM
Subject: [AQ-FS] "Empty arrow" for a child in Family View

From Help > Family View:  

ANCQUEST_img56 "An empty arrow indicates that the child has no children."

Usually the empty arrow described appears with what is effectively a bold font. 

What condition(s) cause it to appear but in a non-bold font? 

The parent(s) of the child being guardian(s) seems to be one condition.