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    I'm sure it's just be being blind but I can't seem to find any documentation on how to use Detail View feature of the List component. There doesn't seem to be any video showing the usage of this feature either.

    Has anyone used it or is it an unfinished feature in Alpha Anywhere?

    Kind Regards

    Re: List Detail View

    Hope this helps a bit...

    New Info... the detail view property was exposed in error - it is part of a currently unreleased feature - support for disconnected applications.
    Last edited by Davidk; 02-06-2014, 11:56 PM.


      Re: List Detail View

      Thanks David.

      Good video, explains what the feature does. My windows for details view has more options, I guess the build is different. I had a different vision of what detail view does in my head.
      Is it correct to assume you need to have all fields from List control mirrored in detail to make the feature work?



        Re: List Detail View

        Hey Dan,

        Is it correct to assume you need to have all fields from List control mirrored in detail to make the feature work?
        The big caveat here is that we got a taste of a feature and we've no idea what's planned for it. Great stuff, as usual, but the details aren't here yet. Having said that, no... it doesn't look like it matters if you use all the fields or not. I've got more fields in my Select than I'm showing in my List... and more fields in my DetailView than in my List.

        In my List I have CustId and LastName. In my DetailView I have LastName, FirstName, Company, etc. I don't even have the key field. It's just matching fields and doing something like a getvalue/setvalue.

        Actually, it would be easy to duplicate this behaviour without the DetailView stuff in place. Just curious... what did you think the DetailView stuff did?


          Re: List Detail View

          Well as it is now it seems to be just like loading values with populate function.

          My idea of detail view would have been a cool expansion of the additional fields in the list field itself. Expanding list item and shows additional fields with option to save data if so chosen. That would have been handy. Especially if you could add extra items, such as charts and maps.

          I like how sleek alpha can be but some areas still are a bit clumsy.

          Thanks of the help though. I'm going to play a bit with this and check if it's more efficient then other methods for certain functions.


            Re: List Detail View

            I'm trying to use the list detail view feature and keep getting an error message when I try to exit the list builder dialog: "You have not defined the Table Properties for the tables in the List. Please set the 'Table properties' on the 'Detail View' pane."

            Unless I'm missing something totally obvious, there is no 'Table Properties' on the Detail View pane of the list builder?

            The list works correctly without the detail view enabled.

            Any thoughts? Anyone know of any further documentation on this feature, other than the single video referenced earlier?


              Re: List Detail View

              Robert, this feature is incomplete and gets fully enabled in the next update of Alpha. Hopefully coming out soon.


                Re: List Detail View

                Hopefully, indeed. A bit odd that this beta feature winds up in a production release.