Features Wishlist

Development Environment - Internal/External files

Currently, if you look into the directory where your development files (items that the developer has created) are placed, you see the files (for instance, ux components, images, html pages, a5w pages). BUT...you also see all of the temporary files that are created by the system. Manifests and compiled formats. Would be nice to have those "temporary/system" files somewhere else. I am thinking in regards to version... more »

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Developer Environment: Consistent tab structure...

Within the development environment, it would be awesome if every item opened for edit is a tab at a single level. There is an inconsistent tab structure at this time. For instance, the HTML Editor is a single tab, but holds multiple documents being edited. Each HTML document should be a new tab at the top level. Would save TONS of time navigating.

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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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Nested Group Breaks in Grid Component

Allow group breaks on multiple fields in the Grid Component. The objective here is to allow for a "drill down" grid that allows users to click on the break summary and see lower level summaries, then finely the detail values. I have tried overriding the Xbasic by creating new tmpl.groupBreaks.expression2=”second value” to no avail. I have also tried extending this with the Adjacency List Model, but this solution... more »

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Add default to Date Picker onfocus of empty date field

Add a new option to the Date Picker feature so that when the Date Picker is activated for a field that it can be automatically executed and it fills the field with Today's date or the result of an expression. I believe that the majority of the occurrences is to select the Today button.

This would improve the data entry process especially for heavy use data entry departments.

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Optional Storage for Desktop Security Settings

Give developers the option of specifying where users, groups, passwords and other supporting data are stored when the desktop security functionality is enabled. We need a way to store user entered changes OTHER than in the Database Library. Optional encryption in the alternate storage location would be a plus, too. At present if the customer adds users, groups, or changes passwords, all of that gets lost when the... more »

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Allow User to "Pin" Flyout Menu In Tabbed UI

About 50% of my users prefer the flyout menu on the left of a Tabbed UI to automatically hide and show with a mousover and mouseout. The other half either wants it to stay out or go back and forth based on clicking the icon. The settings don't allow for both of these. If we had a setting to allow pinning the menu out, that would be great! Maybe it would be a one click option in the tabbed UI properties and would... more »

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desktop form and datasource

It is very good and useful, enabling the creation of a desk top form based on SQL data source, as it is now possible in the creation of the reports. Reports can be created based on DBF table as well as on data source (SQL data source). This would avoid a lot of problems (mostly with speed and fetch limit) that we now have with link tables.