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  • Feature Packs

    Just found some of the feature packs. I did not check all of them, but to upsize your app to sql, it is 249 for the feature pack.

    I applaud Alpha for a good business strategy.

    Dave Mason
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    Skype is dave.mason46

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    Re: Feature Packs

    Just downloaded the trial version and ran into the blip about feature packs. The one mentioned was for viewing the Report Preview in a form which says the Feature Pack I would have to buy is 'Layout Control Library' - which I cannot find. This looks like a great feature to have (like Quickbooks uses), but would like to know how much? Anybody using it?

    Discernment is not needed in things that differ, but in those things that appear to be the same. - Miles Sanford


    • #3
      Re: Feature Packs

      Hi Robin

      If you have version 9 or version 10 (or 10.5), the report preview is a supercontrol already part of those versions.

      What feature pack are you looking at - I don't see any that has to do with report preview - or did I miss something.

      Tom Baker


      • #4
        Re: Feature Packs

        Hi Tom,
        When I first clicked on Misc Examples and chose the Report Preview this is where the blip appeared that told me I would only have this feature during the trial after that I would have to buy a pack called "Layout control library". A link to feature packs on Alpha did not show such a pack - only stuff for the web. So is it now a Supercontrol that is included?

        Discernment is not needed in things that differ, but in those things that appear to be the same. - Miles Sanford


        • #5
          Re: Feature Packs


          Here is thumbnail showing the current V10.5 with the available super controls.

          I have circled the report preview.

          I don't really know what the blip you read in the trial version relates to since this supercontrol was available first in Version 9 and continued in version 10, unless it is a web application supercontrol. I am not up on the web side of development so I can't answer that question.

          edit: Robin, are you talking about the report preview under Miscellaneous in Alpha sports?
          Last edited by Tbaker; 06-20-2010, 09:48 AM. Reason: added


          • #6
            Re: Feature Packs

            Hi Tom,
            Yes it was in the Misc Examples for AlphaSports. Since I am still using v8 I don't have this feature at all. Although playing around with ActiveX for a button looked promising, I could not figure out how to make one work in Report Layout in v8. Which is no doubt why they turned it into a Supercontrol! I would have bought v9 if I knew this one was in it.

            Discernment is not needed in things that differ, but in those things that appear to be the same. - Miles Sanford