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  • My 1st Grid Component on the Desktop

    I created a dbf based updateable grid component and tested it in working preview - all is well. I then went to Action Scripting to create an XD to display it and while it previewed Ok, the dialog shows nothing. Here is the error:

    Now what?
    Attached Files
    Robin

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

  • #2
    Re: My 1st Grid Component on the Desktop

    A peek at the XB revealed that the AS expected a variable dlg_title to hold the XD dialog title. So I converted the AS to a UDF and added the variable. I am hoping that the script that calls this function will pause until the modal dialog closes...to be continued.
    Robin

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

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    • #3
      Re: My 1st Grid Component on the Desktop

      Ok, now I am hooked! What I needed in my script, was for it to pause as an option for the user to change some records before setting a crlf() list with the table values. Calling up a browse or form was much more complicated and apparently not doable in an XD without the grid component, since the only way to get an editable browse view in an XD was by using a grid.

      Now I am wondering what others are doing with web components on the desktop that surpasses what they might have done using only the conventional desktop tools. Anybody?
      Robin

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

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      • #4
        Re: My 1st Grid Component on the Desktop

        Why wont a browse converted into an XD work for you?
        Much simpler.
        By adding buttons using code can perform additional Xbasic functions.

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        • #5
          Re: My 1st Grid Component on the Desktop

          Hi Ray,
          Because I couldn't figure out how to do it and have it update the table.
          Robin

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

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          • #6
            Re: My 1st Grid Component on the Desktop

            These are the basic steps
            Open the browse you want, for now impose no restrictions (allow editing)
            from menu bar Browse | Design Mode
            then
            Browse | Advanced |Create Xdialog |Run the script

            There is your browse in XD no difference to the browse itself except the ops buttons are encapsulated below not on a window bar. Edits are saved.
            Save the code and run the script

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            • #7
              Re: My 1st Grid Component on the Desktop

              Thanks Ray,
              That worked really well. I guess I never noticed that option was available. The grid component is nice too, but 'just the browse' was what I needed in modal form.
              Robin

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

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              • #8
                Re: My 1st Grid Component on the Desktop

                Robin, if you intend to continue with grids etc. please KIV that V11 with IE9 or higher don't play nicely with web components on the desktop.

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                • #9
                  Re: My 1st Grid Component on the Desktop

                  Robin,

                  I have exactly same as your problem - post #1.

                  I converted to xBasic, added

                  Code:
                  " dlg_title ="Grid Sample"
                  " before start Box code

                  Code:
                   varC_result = ui_dlg_box(dlg_title,<<%dlg%
                  then it works fine.

                  It is painful work, created with AS then convert xBasic with change the code again...

                  Does A5V11 provide any Grid templates? If it does, where can I find this Grid Template?

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                  • #10
                    Re: My 1st Grid Component on the Desktop

                    Hello,

                    After solved 1st problem then occurred another problem.

                    Grid_Problem1.jpg

                    Does any one know about this error and how to fix it?

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                    • #11
                      Re: My 1st Grid Component on the Desktop

                      Hi John,
                      I got that error too but answering yes let it continue.
                      Robin

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

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                      • #12
                        Re: My 1st Grid Component on the Desktop

                        Question for Ray,
                        I have made a couple of functions now for different XD browses, and was wondering if you have any screen shots/ examples of ones you made where you added other elements to the XD? I'm thinking a search box would be nice...and could be placed in the dlg_body before the browse_card.
                        Robin

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

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                        • #13
                          Re: My 1st Grid Component on the Desktop

                          Interesting question.
                          I have only added the odd buttons for additional functionality. Haven't gone as far advanced as you indicate.
                          A simple example I worked out to try, hijacking the Find by Key button to save adding another right now.
                          Maybe my sample is a little too simplistic for you. Just showing how to call another dialog to enter a search term and finding that.
                          I'd love to learn more and try over time and happy to see what you find.
                          I replaced the simple find() call with
                          Code:
                          else if a_dlg_button = "browseObj1_FindByKey" then 
                          	a_dlg_button = ""
                          	srchtxt=ui_get_text("FIND", "look for Code")
                          	browseObj1.command("SORT_ASCENDING")
                          	browseObj1.Find(srchtxt)
                          
                          doing a search in Dialog browse.zip
                          Anyone interested can follow the working example in the attached with their browser, unzip the HTM file from the zip.
                          Made using the clever tip courtesy of Ken KKfin found here http://msgboard.alphasoftware.com/al...426#post682426

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                          • #14
                            Re: My 1st Grid Component on the Desktop

                            Thanks Ray,
                            Sometimes I am so dense! I made my browses without the extra buttons and then forgot I could add them...duh
                            I was thinking of doing something else on a larger file, but the Find box is probably sufficient.

                            Nice little presentation, btw!
                            Robin

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

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                            • #15
                              Re: My 1st Grid Component on the Desktop

                              Originally posted by MoGrace View Post
                              Thanks Ray,
                              Sometimes I am so dense! I made my browses without the extra buttons and then forgot I could add them...duh
                              I was thinking of doing something else on a larger file, but the Find box is probably sufficient.

                              Nice little presentation, btw!
                              I keep the original browse, add features to it, generate the code, and then replace portions of it in the xdialog.

                              I suppose if I got ambitious, I'd make a function that would apply the changes needed to the generated code.

                              Maybe later.
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