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  • Supercontrol Grid on a form

    To All:
    When I try to add a supercontrol Grid on a form , I get an Error message stating that I have to purchase the Feature Pack.

    Have they taken that option away from the standard V10?

    Thanks
    Charlie Crimmel

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    Re: Supercontrol Grid on a form

    Have they taken that option away from the standard V10?
    Looks like it when the new patch upgraded to 10.5.

    I can confirm I get the same message.

    That seems a bit naughty.

    First we are told this is a built in feature with a video of how to include the grid and now being asked for an extra $99 to use it.

    This comes under the heading of "that aint Cricket" or "Shifting the Goal Posts".

    I wonder what else is going to moved to this new environment?
    Last edited by Keith Hubert; 07-04-2010, 01:06 PM.
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    Keith Hubert
    Alpha Guild Member
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    KHDB Management Systems
    Skype = keith.hubert


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    • #3
      Re: Supercontrol Grid on a form

      Hi Guys

      Something happened this morning after reading Charlie's post and then going on to Version 10.5 to see what was going on.

      When I opened V10 (current patch) and went to a form and then design mode, clicked on supercontrols and the "Embedded Grid on form" was there and then I tried it and got the same message as Charlie.

      I shut down my computer and came back a while later, started it up and then read the message board as I usually do, and then went to Version 10 again to see if the same thing happens. Now when I load a form in design mode and go to the supercontrols, the "Embedded Grid on Form" does not even show.

      The only thing that I did in between the first time and the second time was to download a Version 9 patch and installed that.

      The first time I found that I had the same response as Charlie, I went to an old version of the version 9, which I think was a holdover to the v10 beta testing (I am not sure) opened a form and the "embedded grid on form" was there. I added an embedded grid to a form and it worked. That is why I downloaded the current patch for version 9.

      Not being an expert on the registry, could something have been written to the registry to not show the "embedded grid on form" after that download?

      I have not tried to use that feature but as you said Keith it was used as a selling point before and now we have to pay for it.

      I wonder what other posters will say.

      Interesting.

      Tom Baker

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      • #4
        Re: Supercontrol Grid on a form

        This is direct from the Desktop Application Videos
        The V10 Grid Components offer a huge array of features - many of which are not possible on the Desktop, or are only possible with some programming effort. However, now you can take advantage of the huge richness of the Grid Component in your Desktop applications. This video shows how you can use the Xdialog Genie in Action Scripting to place a Grid Component in an Xdialog.

        There is no need for the Application server to be running when you open the Xdialog - the Grid Component works without the Application server. The results are stunning!

        Watch Video - Part 1
        Watch Video - Part 2
        To be fair this demonstrates how to use a Grid in an Xdialog.

        I have loaded the original V10 and it worked perfectly as an embedded dialog grid. This is out of order to be switched off in V10.5 and in the first instance should be reported as a bug.
        Regards
        Keith Hubert
        Alpha Guild Member
        London.
        KHDB Management Systems
        Skype = keith.hubert


        For your day-to-day Needs, you Need an Alpha Database!

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        • #5
          Re: Supercontrol Grid on a form

          Email from selwyn:
          putting a grid component on a form was never part of the standard v10.
          this feature has always been available ONLY in a feature pack.

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          • #6
            Re: Supercontrol Grid on a form

            putting a grid component on a form was never part of the standard v10.
            this feature has always been available ONLY in a feature pack.
            So how were you able to to put a Supercontrol Grid on a form in V10 before Feature Packs were ever mentioned.

            I still have V10 not updated to 10.5 to which I can include a web grid in a desktop form.

            The Feature Packs were only made available when 10.5 was launched. (As far as I can recall)
            Last edited by Keith Hubert; 07-05-2010, 09:21 AM.
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            Keith Hubert
            Alpha Guild Member
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            KHDB Management Systems
            Skype = keith.hubert


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            • #7
              Re: Supercontrol Grid on a form

              There seems to be a lot of misinformation going around here.

              The ability to put a Grid component in an Xdialog has been part of V10 since its initial release and is still part of V10.5. (i.e. it is not necessary to purchase a Feature Pack).

              The ability to put an Xdialog on a Form has been part of Alpha Five for several versions going back as far as V7 or V8.

              Therefore, if you have the skills, putting a Grid component on a form has been available since v10 came out because you could embed the Grid in an xdialog and then embed the Xdialog into a form. However, the skill level required for this is high.

              The feature pack that allows you to embed a Grid component in a form simply automates the process and makes it incredibly easy to do. It also allows you to 'Link' the grid to data in the form which would not have been possible without the feature pack.

              The feature pack also adds new actions to action scripting that allow you to create buttons on the desktop that open windows that contain Grid components.

              The 'Embed Grid on Form' feature pack has NEVER been available as part of the base product. Nothing has been 'taken away'.

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              • #8
                Re: Supercontrol Grid on a form

                I fear that I have contributed to the misinformation to which I sincerely and unreservedly apologize for the comments I made here on the forum.

                It was never my intention to accuse Alpha Software Inc or any of it's employees of any unethical behavior. I cannot justify what I wrote, other than what was meant to be a glib remark, with reference to Cricket and Football.
                Regards
                Keith Hubert
                Alpha Guild Member
                London.
                KHDB Management Systems
                Skype = keith.hubert


                For your day-to-day Needs, you Need an Alpha Database!

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