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Embedded XDialog Supercontrol with Grid

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    Embedded XDialog Supercontrol with Grid

    Hi All,

    I have tried to build a simple example of an XDialog Supercontrol, containing a grid component, embedded on a form.

    Setting up the supercontrol with grid is simple and code free (:)) but the embedding part has got me stumped.

    I have attached the sample app and would appreciate it if anyone can tell me what I am doing wrong.

    Behaviour at the moment:

    A1. If I use an 'external storage' XDialog box in the supercontrol, i.e. action script based, then I cannot set the XDialog as modeless.

    A2. Running (A1)in a form results in the form opening and an XD window opening above the form and when the XD window is closed, the form is blank, showing only a placeholder for the supercontrol.

    A3. If I use an 'local storage' XDialog box definition, I can set the XDialog as modeless (ui_modeless_dlg_box) but..

    A4. Running (A3) in a form has the same results as (A1) except now I cannot close the XDialog window.

    A5. I also note that if I close and reopen A5, both method A1 and A2 show a path error in the XDialog window. This disappears if I open the Web Control Panel once.

    Any insights appreciated.


    Re: Embedded XDialog Supercontrol with Grid

    You were very close.

    In the last form, peoplewithxdgrid_local, You need to make one change in the following line

    varC_result = ui_modeless_dlg_box("dlgTitle",<<%dlg%

    remove the quotes around dlgTitle. This needs to be a variable by that name. Apparently the supercontrol itself will assign the value into that variable. using quotes as you had it makes it a literal value.
    Tim Kiebert
    Eagle Creek Citrus
    A complex system that does not work is invariably found to have evolved from a simpler system that worked just fine.


      Re: Embedded XDialog Supercontrol with Grid


      Works a charm, thank you! As they say the devil is in the details!



        Re: Embedded XDialog Supercontrol with Grid


        I have got the Xdialog with a grid to display from the sample posted, but I cant see how it is embedded in the form.

        When I open the form, the dialog opens with the 3 records as a dialog box, not embedded into the the form.

        I have watched the video here on how to created the dialog but it does not explain how to embed it. It there another video for this?
        Keith Hubert
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          Re: Embedded XDialog Supercontrol with Grid

          I have found a better way than an embedded XDialog with a grid.

          Use the ActiveX embedded HTML and paste the HTML that is in the HTML variable of your XDialog. This way, your are actually embedding a GRID right into your form without needed a XDialog.

          I would say this blurs the line between desktop and web.
          Last edited by jdrake; 02-11-2010, 11:09 AM.