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  • Choice fields in grid with shared header

    How did I achieve this look where the five choice fields share a common header and are equally spaced in cells (obviously a table)? The layout is pretty easy, but how do I get each radio selection to feed back to the table upon Submit? This is in a web application in a Dialog component and using Data Binding.
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  • #2
    Re: Choice fields in grid with shared header

    Repeating section
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    • #3
      Re: Choice fields in grid with shared header

      I don't use any components in my development with Alpha at the moment, but wanted to try this anyway.
      Here is my solution (without any style).

      <!DOCTYPE html>
      <script type="text/javascript" src="javascript/A5jQuery.js"></script>
      <meta name="generator" content="Alpha Five HTML Editor Version 11 Build 3119-4055">
      <!-- must use in order to make XP Themes render -->
      <meta HTTP-EQUIV="MSThemeCompatible" content="Yes" />
      <meta http-equiv="X-UA-Compatible" content="IE=edge" />
      <meta http-equiv="Content-Type" content="text/html; charset=UTF-8" /> 
      jsarr = <<%a%
      dim answ as u
      dim req as P
      dim as C = ""
      dim req.two as C = ""
      dim req.three as C = ""
      dim req.four as C = ""
      if variable_exists("") then =
      end if
      if variable_exists("request.variables.two") then
      req.two = request.variables.two
      end if
      if variable_exists("request.variables.three") then
      req.three = request.variables.three
      end if
      if variable_exists("request.variables.four") then
      req.four = request.variables.four
      end if
      dim jstxt as C = <<%txt%
      <script type="text/javascript">
      jQuery(document).ready(function() {
      dim finaljs as P
      finaljs = compilestringtemplate(jstxt)
      dim header[0] as P
      header[] = {"Question":"Question","None":"None","Minimal":"Minimal","Medium":"Medium","Heavy":"Heavy","Almost All":"Almost All"}
      dim row[0] as P
      row[] = {"rname":"one","Question":"Building Desktop \"Window GUI\" applications","None":"one","Minimal":"two","Medium":"three","Heavy":"four","Almost All":"five"}
      row[] = {"rname":"two","Question":"Building Web applications","None":"one","Minimal":"two","Medium":"three","Heavy":"four","Almost All":"five"}
      row[] = {"rname":"three","Question":"Building Mobile applications","None":"one","Minimal":"two","Medium":"three","Heavy":"four","Almost All":"five"}
      row[] = {"rname":"four","Question":"Providing Traing/Mentoring as an Alpha expert","None":"one","Minimal":"two","Medium":"three","Heavy":"four","Almost All":"five"}
      <form id="form1" method="POST" >
      <table width="90%" border="1" bordercolor="" bordercolorlight="" bordercolordark="" bgcolor="" cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0">
      dim htmlheader as C = <<%html%
      <td align="center">{"None")}</td>
      <td align="center">{"Minimal")}</td>
      <td align="center">{"Medium")}</td>
      <td align="center">{"Heavy")}</td>
      <td align="center">{"Almost All")}</td>
      dim htmlrows as C = <<%html%
      <td align="center"><input type="radio"  id="c1" name="{"rname")}" value="{urlencode("None"))}"></td>
      <td align="center"><input type="radio"  id="c2" name="{"rname")}" value="{urlencode("Minimal"))}"></td>
      <td align="center"><input type="radio"  id="c3" name="{"rname")}" value="{urlencode("Medium"))}"></td>
      <td align="center"><input type="radio"  id="c4" name="{"rname")}" value="{urlencode("Heavy"))}"></td>
      <td align="center"><input type="radio"  id="c5" name="{"rname")}" value="{urlencode("Almost All"))}"></td>
      <input id="alpha" type="submit" value="Submit"><input type="reset" value="Reset">
      Edit: This has been done v11 alpha 3119-4055 and those who wonder why row array has properties like "none":"one" and not "none":"1" this is because this syntax was not possible in this build.
      Last edited by kkfin; 12-21-2012, 11:35 AM. Reason: added edit


      • #4
        Re: Choice fields in grid with shared header

        Ken, does that actually save the form-entries to a database table?

        Alpha does not have the ability to use common header for multiple choice fields, like in my original post image. I wanted the dialog to save the results to table but wanted the common header rather than repeating the titles for each and every choice field. So I built a normal dialog with normal choice field, but made all of them hidden. Then I added a Free-form container with the same choice fields reorganized the way I wanted. I was happy to see that even though my choice fields were hidden, they took the user-entered value from the Free-form container, and applied the entry to the database. The dialog is attached.
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        • #5
          Re: Choice fields in grid with shared header

          The form entries are posted back so they can saved easily. And you can reuse result afterwords to show situation in original table (like I do in post(back)).