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  • SuperControl Map on Form Size?

    Hi All,

    Please see attached Google Map on a form.

    The SuperContol works just great.

    How do I make the web page shrink to fit the area I have available on the form?
    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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    Re: SuperControl Map on Form Size?

    Hi,

    I do believe this is done automatically where possible - Unfortunately, this is not possible when the page you are linking to uses fixed width elements, such as the left column in Google Maps. Just open Google Maps in your browser and try to resize the window - you'll find that the address/directions bar on the left always stays the same width.

    Andrea

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    • #3
      Re: SuperControl Map on Form Size?

      Keith try out this link it may point you in the right direction

      map API
      “There is nothing like a dream to create the future.”
      But then again:
      Basic research is what I am doing when I don't know what I am doing and to steal ideas from one person is plagiarism; to steal from many is research!

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      • #4
        Re: SuperControl Map on Form Size?

        Hi Chris,

        Thanks for reply,

        I'm not quite sure how that helps with using the new supercontrol. How do I map my fields to the api?

        Please could you enlighten me?
        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 Map on Form Size?

          Originally posted by Keith Hubert View Post
          Hi All,

          Please see attached Google Map on a form.

          The SuperContol works just great.

          How do I make the web page shrink to fit the area I have available on the form?
          you can't. google didn't design their map to do that. they also did not design their map to show scroll bars if the window is too small.

          you have to make sure the supercontrol on the form is sized to be big enough.

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          • #6
            Re: SuperControl Map on Form Size?

            Originally posted by Keith Hubert View Post
            I'm not quite sure how that helps with using the new supercontrol. How do I map my fields to the api?
            I have similar issues, I mean the whole Google apps/maps/docs API stuff is great but I haven't an effing clue what to do with that, or how to tie that in with Alpha 5 or any other environment for that matter...

            I mean, if you had WAS or any other web server, then you could embed the dynamic map in a web page and use that page in the web content supercontrol, but Google Maps has a fixed-width left hand side menu bar and by just linking to Google Maps as far as I can tell you are stuck with that...

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            • #7
              Re: SuperControl Map on Form Size?

              The idea is to use the super control with the user defined template genie which, makes the required call to a web page.(preferably your company's external web server NOTE:Haven't tried this on Alpha Web Application server). This page is designed using the Google API - which allows full customization see documentation in link previously provided.
              You can design the layout in accordance to the API structure size, position and functionality taking into account the object size of the super control on the form in question.
              The ActiveX object calls the page in question with the parameters passed through the API structure. using your google API key(This you get from google and is based on your web server domain name) to enable "geocoding","geotag" query resolution of the variable values bound to the query expression. That is the Latitude and Longtitude results of the required map address to display.
              “There is nothing like a dream to create the future.”
              But then again:
              Basic research is what I am doing when I don't know what I am doing and to steal ideas from one person is plagiarism; to steal from many is research!

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              • #8
                Re: SuperControl Map on Form Size?

                Hi Chris,

                This all sounds very interesting, is it possible you could give us an example?
                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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                • #9
                  Re: SuperControl Map on Form Size?

                  I'll get something together by Monday. The page will be password protected which I will supply through PM upon request ( due to Bandwidth overheads of Spiders).
                  “There is nothing like a dream to create the future.”
                  But then again:
                  Basic research is what I am doing when I don't know what I am doing and to steal ideas from one person is plagiarism; to steal from many is research!

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                  • #10
                    Re: SuperControl Map on Form Size?

                    Keith see this thread : In the code Archive
                    “There is nothing like a dream to create the future.”
                    But then again:
                    Basic research is what I am doing when I don't know what I am doing and to steal ideas from one person is plagiarism; to steal from many is research!

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                    • #11
                      Re: SuperControl Map on Form Size?

                      Hi Chris,

                      Many thanks for your implementation of the Google Map API.

                      You mentioned about having to Sign up for an API key, would this have to be done for each machine on a network? Or could the key be for the application on the server?

                      Also, I notice that you must have a Google account to get the API Key, which in turn is used within your web site. Not quite sure how this all fits in with a desktop application and company does not use it's web page to show Google maps.
                      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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                      • #12
                        Re: SuperControl Map on Form Size?

                        You mentioned about having to Sign up for an API key, would this have to be done for each machine on a network? Or could the key be for the application on the server?
                        The Key is associated with the domain hosting the web page as explained when signig up on Google Site.

                        Also, I notice that you must have a Google account to get the API Key, which in turn is used within your web site. Not quite sure how this all fits in with a desktop application and company does not use it's web page to show Google maps.
                        Neither do I. I have a single HTML page somewhere on my Hosted site which behaves accordingly.
                        The Desktop application is calling a Remotely Hosted Web Page which behaves the same as the Google Maps link . All I've done is "strip down" the result to a "Bare Minimum" as originally requested
                        “There is nothing like a dream to create the future.”
                        But then again:
                        Basic research is what I am doing when I don't know what I am doing and to steal ideas from one person is plagiarism; to steal from many is research!

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                        • #13
                          Re: SuperControl Map on Form Size?

                          Keith clean out your PM folders!
                          Last edited by christobal; 05-17-2008, 07:55 AM.
                          “There is nothing like a dream to create the future.”
                          But then again:
                          Basic research is what I am doing when I don't know what I am doing and to steal ideas from one person is plagiarism; to steal from many is research!

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                          • #14
                            Re: SuperControl Map on Form Size?

                            Done.

                            Please email me direct.
                            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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