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Replacement for Alpha Sports style Browse

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  • Replacement for Alpha Sports style Browse

    I like the style of the Alpha Sports Customer form. You can quick filter A-Z and select what field you want to search/sort -- its all a very nice setup. But I hated having to revisit the code every time I wanted to apply that functionality to another form or application. So I did some work on the code to make it universal, so the objects can be dropped into any form without modification.

    I put this all in an attached PDF, its easier to bring up this PDF and use the text capture to drag-drop the code into your new form. I don't profess (yet) to be an expert in xbasic, so be sure to test and tweak if needed. If anyone wants the objects themselves, I will make them available.
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    Thanks for sharing this, Steve!

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      Re: Replacement for Alpha Sports style Browse

      Gee where is the Code?

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        Re: Replacement for Alpha Sports style Browse

        With the ability to add controls to the control library we probably don't need this anymore.
        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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          Re: Replacement for Alpha Sports style Browse

          Well, I use this on many dbf I have created and I always have to go back and start from scratch although it is
          easier everytime. I wanted to see how steve did it here in the Code archive, but no Code! What can you do.
          There is a slight difference in the supercontrol and the one Steve is talking about in that it is tied to a variable
          which you can then switch at will from first name to last name or middle name to find someone. May be that is
          a question I could ask is how to get the Alphabet supercontrol to point to a variable like that.

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            Re: Replacement for Alpha Sports style Browse

            N/t
            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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              Re: Replacement for Alpha Sports style Browse

              I was able to find that document in my backups, from January 2006. It is re-attached. That was a very long time ago, I do not work on Desktop apps anymore so I have no idea what the code in the attachment does. I do hope it isn't embarrassing.
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                Re: Replacement for Alpha Sports style Browse

                Thanks a lot Steve its really good. I appreciate it and I am sure others will also.
                Now If I could only get you to comment your code on XML export I would be set. As it is I will
                have to puzzle it out as I really need it. Too bad you couldn't give us a little dbf that shows
                how it really works. Just wishing but I really think it would help more now than when you originally
                brought it out I think it was sort of ahead of its time.
                Thanks Again.

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