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  • Change Record Row Colour in Web Grid


    I am using web application grids to display lots of data. Much of it is in the form of check-boxes for each record.

    I was wondering if there is a way to adjust the colour of the row (entire record) in the displayed grid, based on some criteria from the record itself.

    For instance, create a ranking system whereby the more of the records checkbox fields are true, generates a value, and this value drives the shade of green that the entire record is displayed with.

    I'm attempting to have the grid help the user to filter out information based on colours in the grid. Records that have incorrect/questionable information will need to be red, other records that are good, and show certain characteristics need to be green...

    Any ideas where I would start to implement this sort of idea?

    Thanks ahead of time!

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    Re: Change Record Row Colour in Web Grid

    This is a one of the new features in v10, however you could always use a custom field to display an alert image if certain conditions are not met


    • #3
      Re: Change Record Row Colour in Web Grid

      Bill, here is the code for a custom field that looks at the value in another field and sets the background color. Note,however, that this is just one field and it is a status field, not a data entry field, so it's use is limited...that is not the whole row. The photo shows it in use.

      function ICA_Status_render as c (data as p, args as p, PageVars as p)
      with PageVars
      on error goto ICA_Status_xbasicError
          case data.ICA_Status = "Complete"
        ICA_Status_render = <<%html%
        <div style="background-color:#008000;color:#ffffff;">Complete <br>%html%+Data.ICA_By+"</div>"
       case data.ICA_Status = "Urgent"
        ICA_Status_render = <<%html%
        <div style="background-color:#ffff00;color:#000000;">Urgent <br>%html%+Data.ICA_BY+"</div>"
       case data.ICA_Status = "Overdue"
        ICA_Status_render = <<%html%
        <div style="background-color:#ff0000;color:#ffffff;">Overdue <br>%html%+Data.ICA_BY+"</div>"
      end select
      ICA_Status_render = "Error in custom control xbasic: " + error_text_get()
      end with
      end function
      Pat Bremkamp
      MindKicks Consulting


      • #4
        Re: Change Record Row Colour in Web Grid

        Pat, could I persuade you to provide a little more detail on implementation? I'm currently working on my very first A5 web app which would GREATLY benefit from this functionality (which, if I understand Andrea correctly, is made easily available in v10?). If we had a release date, I'd probably just postpone this particular facet of the application and let V10 do the work, but...

        Must the entire grid be a freefrom/dialog sort of component (please correct my terminology)? Or can your code snippet be implemented as an event handler (or other "insertion point") on a standard grid? Or, as Andrea stated, is this a custom field, perhaps inside a standard grid? If that is the case, I may have much reading to do, as I haven't stumbled upon custom field within standard grid just yet. Or is it to be implemented via Grid>Properties>InlineStyle>Code? If so, where is the best place to obtain basic foundation on this technique?

        If you would be so kind as to point this lost wanderer in the correct direction...
        Last edited by fsi; 07-05-2009, 08:16 AM.