Alpha Anywhere Tip - Locking the Screen while a Long Running Ajax Callback is Executing

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Alpha Anywhere Tip - Locking the Screen while a Long Running Ajax Callback is Executing

One of the strengths of Alpha Anywhere is the control it provides when designing how you want your app to behave.

This video below is an example of the fine control Alpha Anywhere gives you.

If a Grid or UX component makes an Ajax callback that takes a long time to complete, you might want to display a message to the user telling them to wait. You also might want to 'lock' the screen to prevent them from firing other callbacks until the current callback has completed.


In this video we show how this is easily done using a custom modal window.

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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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