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FormView and ViewBox documentation available

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    FormView and ViewBox documentation available

    Documentation on the FormView and ViewBox controls are available:

    FormView Control - http://documentation.alphasoftware.c...ormViewControl
    ViewBox Control - http://documentation.alphasoftware.c...ViewBoxControl

    You can also find links to these documents in Alpha Anywhere in the FormView Builder and ViewBox Builder dialogs.

    Check it out and let us know what you think!
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    Re: FormView and ViewBox documentation available

    Sarah, I'm guess that the ability to use formview with ux controls still hasn't been implemented? Formview is hidden when I try to use that setting. I typically don't use formview controls and prefer custom controls anyway, but I have a project where it would make good sense and it uses bound tables rather than lists.


      Re: FormView and ViewBox documentation available

      Given that the ViewBox control is considered to be lightweight, do you think it is a good/wise substitute for a grid component?
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        Re: FormView and ViewBox documentation available

        I have, over time, replaced most of my grids with lists, and am now converting most lists to ViewBoxes. It requires quite a lot of coding to be able to edit the data in them, but they are more lightweight than the list. There are a few things I miss that you can do in a list that you can't easily do in ViewBox, but I don't miss anything about the grids that I have replaced. For speed of making a form to get something working, my go to is a list with a detail view then I will invariably work on converting this to a Viewbox with fly in panels for editing purposes for a more lightweight component.


          I did the same about this time, Haven't used a grid in 5 years, now really haven't used a list in 18 months commercially - only in tutorials to help others, VB has max benefit but quite a learning curve - but boy is it worth it.
          Insanity: doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results.
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          US (German-born) physicist (1879 - 1955)


            The thing I miss in a ViewBox compared to a list is client side grouping. Have you found a way to include this? I could live without collapsible groups but having the groupings is a need for my site.

            I found this semi-related post from a few years back: Is that still the only option for groupings in a viewbox?


              I have done this, albeit by using nested SQL queries on the same table with each group required being a new query and then templating the layout to accommodate the groups. Really this is server side grouping I think and it is quite slow when dealing with a large amount of data, but does give the desired effect


                Thanks Lance. I tried that technique too but it started to impact performance too much so I abandoned the effort. Too bad there isn't a client side option for the viewbox.