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Alpha Anywhere - Powerful new capability added to the Edit Combo Box Control

Edit-Combo Control - Specifying a Different Stored Value from the Display Value


Dropdownbox controls allow you to specify that the stored value is different from the display value.
For example, the control might display a 'ProductName' but the stored value in the control might be the 'ProductId'.

Edit-combo box controls can now also be configured to store a different value than their display value, just like a Dropdownbox control.

The benefit of using an Edit-combo control over a Dropdownbox control is that you can display multiple columns of data in the choice list and you can dynamically populate the choices in the list with an Ajax callback every time the control is opened.

In this video we show how to configure an Edit-combo control to store a different value from its display value.

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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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