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Alternative To Repeating Section?

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  • Alternative To Repeating Section?

    As title says, is there a better alternative solution to using the repeating section container?
    Alpha Anywhere v12.4.6.2.5 Build 7086-5534 IIS v10.0 on Windows Server 2019 Std in Hyper-V

  • #2
    The answer used to be lists, but these days the way to go are viewboxes, a bit more programming involved but very layout friendly.

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    • #3
      Love hear how you can use a ViewBox to enter data. So far I have used them for showing data with maybe a button action or two. I have been using the Lists with the In Place Edit feature. I kinda still like the repeating section though, I find that it just works elegantly.
      David Weinstein
      Best Tech
      david@besttech.it

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      • #4
        I use popup windows or fly in panel cards with standard data entry controls pretty much the same as Pete Conway has been showing recently.

        There are lots of things you can do with a viewbox as it is HTML, at the moment I am rolling my own expanding menu.

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        • #5
          Are there any examples anywhere on specifically how to build a repeating section?
          Alpha Anywhere v12.4.6.2.5 Build 7086-5534 IIS v10.0 on Windows Server 2019 Std in Hyper-V

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          • #6
            What's wrong with the repeating section? I use them a lot in my web apps. Another alternative is to use a grid component. You can embed grids in a UX.
            Mike Brown - Contact Me
            Programmatic Technologies, LLC
            Programmatic-Technologies.com
            Independent Developer & Consultant

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            • #7
              Mike, nothing really wrong with it per se.

              I want to move the add/delete row icons and cannot figure out how. Thought I'd ask if there were a better way as this container is pretty old.

              Repeating Section.jpg
              Alpha Anywhere v12.4.6.2.5 Build 7086-5534 IIS v10.0 on Windows Server 2019 Std in Hyper-V

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              • #8
                Oh I see. You can uncheck the "Has Add Row" and "Has Delete Row" options and just create your own buttons. I do this frequently to have more control over what these buttons do, their availability, etc.
                Mike Brown - Contact Me
                Programmatic Technologies, LLC
                Programmatic-Technologies.com
                Independent Developer & Consultant

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                • #9
                  FYI: If you want to ultimately be able to use the component in disconnected mode (not the you do, just saying!) then a repeating section isn't an option.

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