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Showing posts with label Yankees. Show all posts
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Tuesday, November 03, 2009

Alpha Five Version 10 solutions in a blink (or a seventh inning stretch)

Last night I got an e-mail from one of our Alpha developers, Bob Moore, attesting to the raw power and speed of codeless Ajax. Bob was watching the Phillies beat the Yankees (remember, I live in Boston, so there are only two teams I ever root for: the Red Sox and anyone who beats the Yankees) in the fifth World Series game.

During the game, he was also browsing through some recent posts on the Alpha Message Board on his iPhone, when he came across a how-to question. An Alpha Five Version 10 user could not get his freeform code to be "seen" by the Ajax/Java. Here's what he posted:


In the past, we have been able to upload files from a grid free-form field using the html "Browse" form code, plus the appropriate a5w xbasic of course.

With V10 the Browse form still pops when used in a Freeform control up but I am assuming that the Ajax/Java is not "seeing it" as when it becomes dirty, the save does not light up ... and if I enter another field to dirty the form, the file name is not saved.

If a html form is used on an A5w page, it all works but it would be nice to use this in the grid as before.

Has anyone got this to work in V10? If so, what was the "trick"?

This is a frequently used feature by many others I am sure -- I am hoping there is an easy work-around.

Bob grabbed his laptop, fired up Alpha Five Version 10, and was able to create a solution and a video demonstrating how in about 15 minutes, and without missing a pitch. Talk about speed! Talk about power! Talk about codeless Ajax!

And if you've ever had the same question, be sure to have a look at Bob's video to see how it's done.



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