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  • #31
    Re: Dynamic Buttons on Form

    Greg, Attached is your sample with a couple of ideas on getting the event info into the buttons and having the unused buttons hidden.

    a copy of the note in the app
    The OnInit event sets up a series of variables, one for each button. Each variable holds info for the active events. In this case the event name, description and Id.

    Then the dynamic proprties feature is used to set the text property of each large button. The visibility of each button is also controlled by the dynamic property checking if the corresponding variable is blank.

    The code behind the buttons use the info in the corresponding variable to access the correct event.

    The refresh button code is similar to the OnInit and resets the form to the current data. This could be run in the onTimer event.
    Attached Files
    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.


    • #32
      Re: Dynamic Buttons on Form

      Originally posted by yagabu View Post
      Hi Robin,

      I just got a chance to play with what you have done.....I like the direction you went and all the work you have put into it. However I need to do some work to it to simplify it. The people like the KISS principle :) Also I would like it to be the person logs in before they see the events so that if it doesn't need any additional info, they just select the even and are signed up. If it does require signup info then they are prompted for that info.
      Hopefully I will not break any of the hard work you have done on this. I'll keep you posted on how it is going, since I am on vacation this week and will have some time to work on it.

      Hi Greg,
      I am not unfamiliar with stupid! All you need is to create the login form and include an option to register on it. Show that form first and then the events list. You didn't give us much to work with on how you wanted to do that part, so I just worked on getting the active events.

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


      • #33
        Re: Dynamic Buttons on Form

        Hi Tim,

        I just looked at yours, nice simple code. I am going to play around with both, and see if I can get everything to do as I would like it to. I am sure I will be using a little from both of you.

        Thanks again for the help :)



        • #34
          Re: Dynamic Buttons on Form

          Ok, I made a little progress. I am working on 2 different versions, trying to get it do do what I want. One is Robin's and the other my original with Tim's modifications.
          I am uploading my original with another problem and I can not see why it is not working right, maybe one of you can see what is causing the problem.
          Tim I took your code and modified it to select which form to open. If it requires a signup it opens the signup form (this is the problem form), if not it opens another form - currently the event info form. The problem is if it requires the signup, it goes to the correct form, but it is either empty or populated with the wrong record.
          If it doesn't require the signup, it opens the events form with the correct record. The "info" buttons work correctly taking the correct record. From all my debugging efforts, it should work, but alas, it is not.
          I hope to take both versions and make one final version when all the parts work as they should.


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          • #35
            Re: Dynamic Buttons on Form

            The reason the signup form is not working is that the mechanism you are using to open the form, ie the gofrm() function, is not designed to to do what you want. The gofrm() function (which I believe Robin supplied), I think is meant to just open a form with the details of an existing record using some key value and supplying the relevant index to search on. In this case you want to create a new record and supply the relevant info to that new record.

            This is a different process so it needs a bit more thought. I suggest you write down exactly what you want the signup action to accomplish and the data that is available at the time. This will help clarify what that process needs to be.
            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.


            • #36
              Re: Dynamic Buttons on Form

              I also have a new_form() function...

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


              • #37
                Re: Dynamic Buttons on Form

                That makes sense now. Thanks for clarifying my oversight. I'm going to see if I can make it work now that I see the problem

                Robin, you been busy Are you going to leave me any work



                • #38
                  Re: Dynamic Buttons on Form

                  Ok I am one step closer to getting everything the way I want it to work. Unfortunately it seems there is no way to "create" the buttons dynamically like I would have hoped. At least being able to have the set amount of buttons and have them only show if their populated with info is helpful.
                  I will surely be asking for more help when my brain gets fried again :)

                  Thanks for the help.