A New Addition to Action JavaScript - One of Alpha Anywhere's Powerful Ways of Building Mobile and Desktop Web Apps Easily

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A New Addition to Action JavaScript - One of Alpha Anywhere's Powerful Ways of Building Mobile and Desktop Web Apps Easily

Action Javascript in Alpha Anywhere = A Great Idea to Boost Productivity and Ease of Use

Action JavaScript is one of Alpha Anywhere's features that makes it fast and easy to build apps.

With Action Javascript, you specify the action you want, and Alpha Anywhere writes the underlying Javascript for you.

In the example below, we show a new action Javascript added in response to a request from an Alpha Anywhere customer in Denmark. The new action in Action Javascript is:

"Edit the Current Row in a List Control in another UX Component"

The Grid component has an option in Action Javascript to edit the current row in a Grid using a UX component (that is data bound to the same table that the Grid is based on). This option also allows you to add a new record to the Grid using a UX component. The action for the Grid is called: "Open a UX component to Edit Current Record in Grid, or add a new Record" Now, an analogous action is available in Action Javascript to edit the current row in a List control (for Lists that are based on SQL or DBF data sources) using another UX component that is data bound to the same table that the List is based on. The action for the UX is called: "Open a UX component to Edit Current Record in List Control in a UX, or add a new Record to a List Control in a UX" Watch Video
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Richard Rabins
Richard Rabins

Co-founder of Alpha Software, Richard Rabins focuses on strategy, sales, and marketing. Richard also served as CEO of SoftQuad International from 1997 to 2001, when it owned Alpha. In addition to his 30 years with the company, Richard played a key role as co-founder, and served as president and chairman of the Massachusetts Software Council (now the Massachusetts Technology Leadership Council), the largest technology trade organization in Massachusetts. Prior to founding Alpha, Richard was a project leader and consultant with Information Resources, Inc. (IRI), and a management consultant with Management Decision Systems, Inc. Richard holds a master's degree in system dynamics from the Sloan School at MIT, and a bachelor's degree in electrical engineering and master's degree in control engineering from University of the Witwatersrand in Johannesburg, South Africa. He has served on the boards of Silent Systems, Legacy Technology and O3B Networks, and is co-founder of Tubifi www.tubifi.com.

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