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A Real Helpfile or PDF Manual and PDF Reference Manual

With the Release of V11, this idea is more important than ever. Watching Video's of New features is fine, but not useful for REAL Programming. The Video's seem to skim over important information which you don't know is important until you try one of the new features and it doesn't work and there is little or no help available. While the WIKI was a valiant attempt to improve help, it is a BIG failure in my opinion and ...more »

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65 votes

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Ability to make changes to more than 1 field at a time

Being able to shift-click a bunch of fields and click 'Hide Row' or modify other properties would be a good addition

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57 votes

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Better Included CSS Styles

The included CSS styles are okay but, to be honest, most look like they are straight out of the DOS days. I'd like to have some more modern templates included with Alpha.

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50 votes

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Answer from A5 on features with more than 15 or 20 up votes

That's it - that's my whole Idea. I think if an item on this list gets enough votes, I'd like to see some response from the A5 peeps. I currently see only 5 that have 20 votes or more (and at least one of them has been implemented - um, check it off as "done" maybe?) - and only a few more with 15 votes. For that small number of wish list items, I don't think it would be an undue burden for someone from The Big Giant ...more »

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44 votes

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Be able to set default file extension for selecting images

It would be nice to be able to set in settings / preferences the default image file extension to be used the file selection box when entering data into a an image reference field. Currently always opens as BMP and each time you use the file dialog you have to change to JPG

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39 votes

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Option To Fix Column Heading While Grid Is Scrolled

It'd be great when you have a large number of fields displayed, to be able to scroll down the grid while the column titles remain fixed.

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38 votes

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Multi Core X64 Bit Version

How many of us went out and bought I5 and I7 workstations and XEON Servers to run Alpha? What do you get for the added expense? Nothing, because Alpha is a 32 bit single core Executable. You could actually see your wait times increased with a new system if you purchase a slower clock speed, but more cores, CPU. Of course other factors also play a role, such as hard driver and memory speeds. But if Alpha was a true ...more »

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40 votes

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Alpha Five Cookbook

How about a cookbook that is chock-full of code recipes that address common programming tasks, as well as techniques for building web apps. Something that allows one (especially newbies) to copy and paste the code samples into a project. This would allow us to get a program done faster and reduce the learning curve in the process.

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35 votes

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For SQL databases, default dropdowns to AlphaDAO

Many users now use SQL with a single connection string. So, on the Web Project Profiles property sheet, add a General option to default to AlphaDAO and that connection string. Now, property sheets for dropdowns and edit combos default to DBF. They should default to AlphaDAO and the named connection string.

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28 votes

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Thorough Documentation of Javascript Fields

At the moment Im currently looking for a property to make the grid 'undirty'. Thorough documentation would relieve these roadblocks - instead of just depending on user to user contact to get information like this across.

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32 votes

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Finish Security Module

The Security Modules in Alpha5 seem incomplete. I can add users and groups, and a login page, however, these screens seem to be missing...

-Logout

-Group Maint

-User ID / Password Maint

-Secret Question Maint

-ULink Value Maint

Please add these in your next version so we don't have to scower the forum & internet to setup basic security. Thanks.

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22 votes

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Update this for In Progress &/or Complete

It would be great of someone at A5 could mark items here as In Progress or Complete. I think a lot of users would appreciate that feedback when their ideas are going places.

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26 votes