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Showing posts with label Grid components for desktop applications. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Grid components for desktop applications. Show all posts

Friday, June 18, 2010

Alpha Five feature pack of the week: Grid Components for Desktop Applications

Desktop apps and Web apps each have their own strengths and weaknesses. But what if you could combine the strengths of both to create the most powerful application that the world has ever seen?! OK, maybe I'm taking it too far or have been watching too many horror flicks, but I have a point.

There is a way to extend a desktop application's functionality and make it richer. The Grid Components for Desktop Applications feature pack brings the powerful and flexible graphical user interfaces (GUIs) in Web components to the desktop.

Developers can embed a Grid component into a form or use Action Scripting to open a window that contains a Grid component. There are many advantages to this. One, the Grid component is easy to create. Second, it has features that would be difficult to implement in standard Alpha Five forms and Xdialogs. Third, the work you do in the Grid component is usable if you want to move your app to the cloud.

So kick back, click play, and learn how to put both methods in motion.

Embed a Grid component into a form













Action Scripting part one













Action Scripting part two

Tuesday, June 01, 2010

Introducing something new for Alpha Five: feature packs

UPDATE: Please excuse my fickle nature. I decided to reword some of the feature pack names.

Over the next few days, I'll be telling you about something completely new that's coming to Alpha Five: feature packs. They are exactly what they say they are -- collections of features that let you extend the capabilities of Alpha Five Version 10.5.

With that, let me introduce you to the first five that we're shipping:

  • Feature Pack 1: Grid Component - Advanced Search Features Advanced Search Features for Grid Components
  • Feature Pack 2: Grid Component - Tree Control Record Navigator Tree Control Navigator for Grid Components
  • Feature Pack 3: Grid Components for Desktop Applications
  • Feature Pack 4: Upsize Database Genie Upsize Database Genie for .dbf Applications
  • Feature Pack 5: Web Application - Flying Start Genie Flying Start Genie for Web Applications

I'll drill into each feature pack on the blog to give you a preview of the exciting new capabilities it adds to the core Alpha Five platform. Make sure you bookmark the feature packs tag to stay up to speed.

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