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|