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  • Xbasic in the new V10

    Is the need to know Xbasic in depth in the new version as much as it it in V9?
    Are there new additions to simplified/overcome the lack of knowledge of xbasic?

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    Re: Xbasic in the new V10

    Mike,

    Tough question to answer. I know very lttle xbasic and have written several apps using action scription. I 1st got into using the web stuff in V10 and have done no coding (no html, no xbasic) and have built useful apps for our intranet.

    Many posts on the board concentrate on xbasic (which I guess once you know and speak it is easier to come up with a solution) but that said, there is not much that I needed to do that could not be done without xbasic. I am learning slowly but surely and it does make Alpha so much MORE powerful. I guess it really depends on what you are trying to accomplish.

    I have not yet seen the additions to V10 (first hand) for the desktop, so I can't give an opinion on how much more you can do without coding. BUT the addition of using the grid component on the desktop is a huge plus. (no coding)
    Bill Griffin
    Parkell, Inc

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      Re: Xbasic in the new V10

      The simple answer is yes, with each addition to action script it is cutting down the amount of xbasic you need to know. There are 4 new xDialog styles, these could be done before by way of coding but all you need to do now is push a few buttons and in some cases know some filter syntax. These are great and could have saved me a lot of time if they had been in version 9!

      Looking behind some of it though shows a lot of new xbasic commands which are once again not documented yet and do not populate the autohelp when you type them, therefore a lot of trial and error is needed to use them. Lets hope the new wiki help works!

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        Re: Xbasic in the new V10

        Originally posted by Bill Griffin View Post
        Mike,
        I 1st got into using the web stuff in V10 and have done no coding (no html, no xbasic) and have built useful apps for our intranet.
        Hi Bill:
        I am very interested in leaning how to build simple web apps (for intranet only, not for publishing on the Internet). Where do I start? Would the material in the V9 help file titled "Web Publishing" and the book "Web applications Made Easy" by Susan Bush relevant or is it something else?
        Thanks

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          Re: Xbasic in the new V10

          Originally posted by gaby_h View Post
          I am very interested in leaning how to build simple web apps (for intranet only, not for publishing on the Internet). Where do I start? Would the material in the V9 help file titled "Web Publishing" and the book "Web applications Made Easy" by Susan Bush relevant or is it something else?
          Yes. Also:

          http://www.alpha5.com/documentation/afas_setup/

          P.S. This is the desktop forum.
          Peter
          AlphaBase Solutions, LLC

          [email protected]
          https://www.alphabasesolutions.com


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            Re: Xbasic in the new V10

            Originally posted by gaby_h View Post
            Hi Bill:
            I am very interested in leaning how to build simple web apps (for intranet only, not for publishing on the Internet). Where do I start? Would the material in the V9 help file titled "Web Publishing" and the book "Web applications Made Easy" by Susan Bush relevant or is it something else?
            Thanks
            Take a good look at all the V10 videos. That is where I picked up everything I used to build my apps. I do have"Web applications Made Easy", but have not read or referred to it yet. V10 seems like a much different animal than prior versions. I am sure others will attest to that. What type of app are you looking to deploy?
            Bill Griffin
            Parkell, Inc

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              Re: Xbasic in the new V10

              Ok thanks guys.
              Originally posted by Bill Griffin View Post
              What type of app are you looking to deploy?
              Mainly invoicing, quotation, payments.

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              • #8
                Re: Xbasic in the new V10

                Originally posted by gaby_h View Post
                Hi Bill:
                build simple web apps (for intranet only,
                Thanks
                I would not call Invoicing, quotations and payments the simplest apps to start with but you will need to dive in and watch the V10 videos, hopefully there will be some new books pertaining to V10 coming out soon.
                Bill Griffin
                Parkell, Inc

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                  Re: Xbasic in the new V10

                  Thanks for the response

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                    Re: Xbasic in the new V10

                    Originally posted by gaby_h View Post
                    Ok thanks guys.

                    Mainly invoicing, quotation, payments.
                    I just built a fairly complex customer relationship management (CRM) system for the desktop containing Order Entry, Quotes, Point-of-Sale and Accounts Receivables. I did it 95% with Action Scripting. I am amazed that I was able to do this although it required a lot of thought about the design. The OE and AR are very complex code wise, yet simple systems to operate.

                    I have about 50 reports in the system, and about 55 Forms.

                    All in all this is a powerful development environment.
                    Regards,
                    Chet Sapino
                    President,
                    SAPINO Enterprises
                    6451 Pheasant Rd
                    East Syracuse, NY 13057

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