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Grid - Record Nav options as Special Controls

Web Grids - both Grid and Detail Parts - under Insert Special Controls - I would like Record Navigation buttons, including all the options available on desktop forms (save, new, duplicate, next, previous...) giving us Codeless access to the same range of control we have on a desktop form. I want to be able to make them the size I want, with the image and/or words I want, use the ones I want and place them wherever in... more »
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Image upload from Smart Phones and/or Drag n/ Drop Image

I don't see a way on a Smart Phone to browse to a folder to select an image to upload.

I have absolutely no idea how it would work - have had my iPhone for a whopping month - but we definitely have a need for image upload from a Mobile devices that don't have traditional folders.

For us it's real estate agents and builders. It would apply to anybody who does a lot of work from the field and has images in their database.... more »
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Straighten out "Write Conflict" in Grids

I'm saying "straighten out" as a general thing, because I know of one instance where Write Conflict keeps biting me on the butt, but I hear from experienced developers that there's widespread frustration with Write Conflict - from which I gather that my instance is not the only instance.

My particular frustration:
When you make a grid Editable, Drop Down fields all automatically have that checked. If you don't uncheck... more »
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Field Size Detection for New Grids

It would be a real time saver if A5 would auto configure cell, header and text box characteristics for fields in a new grid based on the field definition i.e. its length and type.

 

Configurable Options could include:

1. Set cell size equal to header or field length whichever is longer/shorter.

2. Set row size to X% of font size

3. Set input box size to X% of cell size

etc

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Anytime Template Application

I would like to be able to apply a saved grid template at any time to an existing grid. Of course this risks damaging existing valid properties such as db connections etc.To allow for this, one must be able to select the template properties to apply.

In addition the template should include more generic rule based properties (font size, row height as a function of font size, cell width based on field name or field length,... more »
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Hide Records, Show Empty Grid before Search

Aside from filters and arguments, the search part can also be used to limit what a user can see. But only if one checks the 'Hide grid when no search active' option.

But I find grids that appear and disappear have disadvantages:
1. They can be off-putting for new users.
2. They make it more difficult to create interfaces with more predictable appearance and behaviour.

I would therefore like the option to display an... more »
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Anchoring fields on report layouts

We have a number of applications with a billing component and quite often the line of text describing an item can be one, two, three or more lines long (we use rich text boxes which can grow and shrink accordingly) the problem is in an ideal world you would be able to anchor the numeric field with the charge for this line to the bottom of the text box wherever it appears rather than to the top which does not look at all... more »
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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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Grid - SQL Genie - Add Table

In this dialog, you can select the objects to be shown, but TABLES. Tables are shown all the times:

 

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When you have big databases, this might be an inconvenience. Tables visibility should be optional, like other object's.