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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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Background Refresh

I think with more and more people utilizing alpha anywhere's PhoneGap integration, it would definitely be a huge boost to get background refresh plugins added to the list of plugins available. I've attempted to add in plugins I have found on GitHub and other resources but trying to get them to work within my app has been a failure. Having documentation showing how to implement these plugins would also be a huge help ...more »

Submitted by (@jmo819)

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Charts on Reports to call Stored Procedures

1. Call a stored procedure with args to build the chart. (It partially works.) 2. Allow the SQL or stored procedure to sort the Chart. (Very hard to sort the chart the way you want it) or have a sorting override. 3. Expose all of the columns in the SP or SQL to put anywhere you want on the chart. 4. Each chart type (single, records, columns) works just a little different. It would be nice if the features were consistent. ...more »

Submitted by (@lvasic)

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Convenience Feature for Alpha Code Editors - "Jump Tags"

Given the non-wysiwyg nature of the Alpha Anywhere development environment, navigating among related functions in a large project can be complicated and confusing. While working in Microsoft OneNote tagging text elements with hyperlinks, I had an idea - If it were possible to insert "Jump Tags" or links pointing to various line positions in the Alpha Anywhere code editors, navigating a complex project would be a snap. ...more »

Submitted by (@mbunds)

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Buttons and Bubble Help

Desktop Application buttons are predefined and have specific uses. I think they should be standardized to have Bubble Help as the default, which could be turned off if you want to have text or picture and text. I prefer to have just the icons on the buttons and the mouse-over description. Additionally, I would like to see a series of Button Bars, which would put all of the buttons for any category on the page as a group. ...more »

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Create SQL only components

Suggestions for SQL only versions of Alpha or having Alpha crate it's own version of SQL (which in fact it has done with Portable SQL) are probably way too ambitious, so how about starting with one component, say an SQL vresion of the new dialog component. One of the most confusing aspects of the current components is when to use dbf syntax (like .t. and .f.), when to use SQL syntax and when to use javascript syntax. ...more »

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Three Small Things

I love Alpha and use it mainly for desktop apps. But the removal of three small irritants would make me more productive and much happier. 1. In setting up operations, selecting the transaction table is in a tiny box with 4 tables listed. With over fifty (and in one case over 300) tables, a much bigger box--like selecting the master table/set--would be much easier and faster. We have an entire screen. Why not ...more »

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