Data Access in Alpha Anywhere: Calling SOAP Web Services from Xbasic

Data Access in Alpha Anywhere: Calling SOAP Web Services from Xbasic

Alpha Anywhere features easy-to-use tools for data access and integration that help developers of all levels solve the productivity gap. In this post we take a deep dive into sophisticated data access through SOAP web services integration. For a more…

Deep Dive: Using PanelOverlay Windows

The UX component allows you to display PanelOverlays that ‘float’ on top of a Panel. By showing and hiding the PanelOverlay you can make the PanelOverlay behave much like a ‘window’. In this video we show how the ‘PanelOverlay is…

Hybrid HTML5 PhoneGap Apps: Populating Dropdown Boxes with Client-side Data Cache

Alpha Anywhere contains powerful integration with PhoneGap Build for developing and deploying hybrid applications. With Alpha Anywhere, you can create mobile apps with responsive design that can be deployed to a variety of platforms. The client-side data cache is a new feature…

A New Way To Navigate The Alpha Anywhere Development Environment: Structure Explorer

When you are working with a complex UX component in Alpha Anywhere, one that has many different Panel Layouts, Navigators and Cards as well as many Window containers and Panel Overlays, it can be difficult to get a sense of…

Techniques for Database Integration: How to Display Hierarchical Data in a List

A common requirement in many mobile data storage and management applications is to display cascading data in a List control (such as a list of menu choices). Some of the items in the List will have sub-choices. When an item in…

Executing Client-side Validation Rules Programmatically

In Alpha Anywhere, when you define validation rules for controls on a UX, the rules are evaluated when the UX is submitted. However, there may be cases where you want to explicitly (programmatically) evaluate the validation rules for a set…

How to Make Apps That Use Keyboard Buttons to Execute Actions

Alpha Anywhere already traps certain key combinations in web components, such as ESC to cancel edits and F9 to save edits on editable components. Internally, a key watcher JavaScript method is used. While not documented, you can add your own…

“Alpha Anywhere’s ability to run server side Javascript is just an amazing feature” – KKFIN (Developer using Alpha Anywhere)

The following message is reproduced verbatim from the Alpha Message board and we have turned it into a blog post because we think it will be of interest to developers using Alpha Anywhere    “One thing that has had surprisingly little attention…

Creating a Report Conditional Object That Includes Multiple Conditions

The following is a guest post by independent Alpha Anywhere developer Doron Farber, owner of The Farber Consulting Group, Inc. Doron’s entire development business relies on Alpha Anywhere for custom software development and commercial software products. The Challenge The Alpha Anywhere application I…