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  • User defined dock panels

    Anybody played with these yet, they are great. I redesigned my start screen with 3 dock panels over the weekend, they sure knock spots off toolbars. Cant wait for the help file to be produced so that I can work on them in more detail, but what I have done so far makes my front end look very professional.

    Big WOW

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    Re: User defined dock panels

    Originally posted by Lance Gurd View Post
    Anybody played with these yet, they are great. I redesigned my start screen with 3 dock panels over the weekend, they sure knock spots off toolbars. Cant wait for the help file to be produced so that I can work on them in more detail, but what I have done so far makes my front end look very professional.

    Big WOW
    glad you like them. for those who have not seen them:

    Dock Panels are used extensively in the Alpha Five Script, HTML, Form, Report, Label and Letter editors. Now, you can create your own Xdialog windows with user-defined Dock Panels.
    http://www.alphasoftware.com/VideoNe...DockPanels.swf

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      Re: User defined dock panels

      Lance, do you happen to have before and after photos? Or at least after? I'd love to see what we can do with the new version.

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        Re: User defined dock panels

        Yes,

        After needs some more work to it, and I need to learn all the HTML tags, but it is up and working

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        • #5
          Re: User defined dock panels

          Wow they look great!!! :)

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          • #6
            Re: User defined dock panels

            Very Cool!!

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            • #7
              Re: User defined dock panels

              My apologies, but I have missed out on some sleep the last couple of nights and I just can't find the user defined dock panels demo in the learning xdialog sample database as is mentioned at the end of the video. Is it possibly a more recent addition and I just don't have it or am I on the wrong page altogether. If someone could be so kind to point me in the right direction it would much appreciated.

              Then again it might be better if I don't find it, otherwise I will get even further behind in my sleep. :)
              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.

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                Re: User defined dock panels

                Originally posted by Tim Kiebert View Post
                My apologies, but I have missed out on some sleep the last couple of nights and I just can't find the user defined dock panels demo in the learning xdialog sample database as is mentioned at the end of the video. Is it possibly a more recent addition and I just don't have it or am I on the wrong page altogether. If someone could be so kind to point me in the right direction it would much appreciated.

                Then again it might be better if I don't find it, otherwise I will get even further behind in my sleep. :)
                when you intsall an update (as opposed to a fresh install), you don't get new sample databases.

                if you do a full install, you get fresh sample databases. but you still have to select 'sample and tutorial databases' on the welcome screen. that's because the version of 'learning xdialog' in your recent files list will have been generated using an older version of the installed sample databases.

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                  Re: User defined dock panels

                  Thanks Selwyn,

                  I will re-download the full Beta.
                  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.

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                    Re: User defined dock panels

                    Originally posted by Selwyn Rabins View Post
                    when you intsall an update (as opposed to a fresh install), you don't get new sample databases.

                    if you do a full install, you get fresh sample database
                    b'sample and tutorial databases.
                    Ah, I bet that also solves my question about the AJAX examples the help file refers to...

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                      Re: User defined dock panels

                      Originally posted by NoeticCC View Post
                      Ah, I bet that also solves my question about the AJAX examples the help file refers to...
                      Alas the "What's new in version 9" bit seems absent from the WAS demo... although I could have sworn I've seen it before... odd!

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                        Re: User defined dock panels

                        Added a couple more task panels, these things are great. Made the greeting time and user sensitive in HTML.

                        Just need Selwyn to show me how and where to save a task panel, so they can be used globally like the pre-defined ones and I will be away.

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                          Re: User defined dock panels

                          Originally posted by Lance Gurd View Post
                          Added a couple more task panels, these things are great. Made the greeting time and user sensitive in HTML.

                          Just need Selwyn to show me how and where to save a task panel, so they can be used globally like the pre-defined ones and I will be away.
                          just make a global udf to launch the dock panel.

                          the examples in 'learning xdialog' have local functions that launch the dock panels, but those functions could just as easily be global functions (i.e. UDFs).

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                            Re: User defined dock panels

                            of course, thanks Selwyn, sometimes the simplest things are overlooked!!

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                              Re: User defined dock panels

                              *bump*

                              I watched the video and then looked at the Learning Xdialog example where nothing that came close to what the video showed could be found. So Lance - how did you do this? I tried a sample toolbox style XD and wondered how you might dynamically populate the xml variables from a table. Would anybody happen to have a working sample to share?
                              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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