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  • ui_dlg_box on the web

    I am working on a freeform template in a grid and used the xdialog genie. The code generated uses a ui_dlg_box. When I checked out the help it says that this is only for desktop application!
    Am I wasting my time with this genie or is the help wrong?
    Anyone got any experience of this?

  • #2
    Re: ui_dlg_box on the web

    Xdialog does not work on the web, so yes it's a bug in the genie.


    • #3
      Re: ui_dlg_box on the web

      You're correct. You can't use the ui_dlg_box() or other ui_* functions on a web page.

      If you're having a problem figuring out how to do what you need, just 'splain a bit...

      I'll gently disagree with Andrea here - not a bug in the genie. It's just that you don't use that tool. Just like you don't use a saw to drive a nail.


      • #4
        Re: ui_dlg_box on the web

        Originally posted by Steve Workings View Post
        You're correct. You can't use the ui_dlg_box() or other ui_* functions on a web page.

        If you're having a problem figuring out how to do what you need, just 'splain a bit...

        I'll gently disagree with Andrea here - not a bug in the genie. It's just that you don't use that tool. Just like you don't use a saw to drive a nail.
        Admittedly I did not check this particular case, but I had noticed in the past that sometimes you can use a genie for things in the web page tool, and it does not produce code for web but for desktop.


        • #5
          Re: ui_dlg_box on the web

          I just looked and there is NO xdialog genie anywhere in the Freeform section of a grid. The closest you can come is if you open Freeform, open HTML Editor and then insert an A5W block, and in that block select to add a Function, and select a UI_ function from the list.

          Paul, are you referring to something else?
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          • #6
            Re: ui_dlg_box on the web

            Thanks for all the replies. I'll try another way! I was just trying to add a customer email feedback to a page containing a grid and using the genie seemed to be the logical way to build the code.

            As far as using the genie in a freeform, I looked up how to create tempoary variables in a freeform template and it talked about using the xbasic tab.

            While I was in the xbasic area of the freeform I right clicked the code and it allowed me to use a genie. I thought because it allowed me to use the genie that it worked!

            Thanks again for taking the time to reply. I'll do a little research and see which bits work and which bits don't.

            I've just reread that last statement and it sounds like I'm not a fan of Alpha but nothing could be more wrong, I think it is a superb piece of software, but it is still a work in progress.