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    Re: Tabbed UI opens up very slow

    I do have one other question, If I have several "Frames" in my tabbedui and each frame has visibility determined by "UserGroup" am I not achieving the same thing ?
    In other words it was stated that the components do NOT ALL load because each button opens up a new tabbedui containing them, so unless you load that tabbedui like "Billing" those components only load on demand therefore
    then you should see some speed increase or rather no slow loading because the components are not loaded until you click the button.

    Now if I have my technicians Frame the only frame loading when a tech logs in am I not doing the same thing? Or is that all of the other frames with the embedded components are hidden but still loaded?

    Like I have Frames called

    each frame has components that they would most likely use so each frame has security groups that the frame should be visible for. For instance only the owner of the account should be able to close it, and the Technician should not need to see profit on a job. So this tabbed UI only displays what is relevant to the user groups. Am I not achieving the same thing or is it public opinion that I create separate Tabbed UI's
    I feel no need to waste time doing something that will ultimately produce no noticeable effect - what say you guys? Tab or not to Tab?
    NWCOPRO: Nuisance Wildlife Control Software My Application: "Without forgetting, we would have no memory at what was I saying?"


      Re: Tabbed UI opens up very slow

      I don't know the result of using frames. If you are happy with the performance, I wouldn't change or try anything.

      For me, the Xbasic for my tabbedUI is about 20,000 lines which turns into page source of 4600 lines. (I have a client whose Xbasic for a big tabbedUI is over 30,000 lines! He is also experiencing slow opening.) Then, I looked at the Xbasic for the UX with the tabs. It is about 3300 lines, and the page source is 550 lines. Your results may vary, but I expect my application is going to continue to grow as the company grows, so I'm going to keep working on this idea.

      If someone uses all the tabs, I'm sure this approach would be slower than the tabbedUI alone, but I'm banking on the users using only a small portion of the functionality.
      Pat Bremkamp
      MindKicks Consulting


        Re: Tabbed UI opens up very slow

        Greg, I didn't get rid of the home page. The first page is the home page. I just put the component that people wanted to use first on that page.
        Pat Bremkamp
        MindKicks Consulting


          Re: Tabbed UI opens up very slow

          Thanks for sharing your thoughts and ideas - I see your point.
          NWCOPRO: Nuisance Wildlife Control Software My Application: "Without forgetting, we would have no memory at what was I saying?"


            Re: Tabbed UI opens up very slow

            I am up to 65000 lines it loads fairly quickly but is slow to save in developer.
            Chad Brown