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Alpha Anywhere : Control Your App's Appearance by Using CSS3

In this new video shown here, Selwyn Rabins demonstrates another example of how the development team at Alpha is paying attention to detail because we recognize how important that old saying -  "the devil is in the details" is!
Information re the video below: Applying Custom Styling  for RadioButton and CheckBox Controls in the Alpha Anywhere UX component. The standard way in which browsers render checkbox and radiobutton controls is pretty drab. In this video below we show how the UX component allows you to apply a rich set of styling options to radiobutton and checkbox controls. Download Component
More new examples about the fine level of control that Alpha Anywhere gives you.
UX Component - Mobile -- Panel Layout - Understanding the Different Ways in Which a Docked Panel Can Be Shown - 'Over', 'Slide' and 'Push'
Using Panel Layouts that contain multiple child Panels is common when building mobile applications. One or more of the child Panels that are shown in a Panel Layout can be 'docked' (i.e. hidden). Panels can either be explicitly docked, or conditionally docked (for example, on an orientation change). Panels that have been docked can be shown (typically by clicking on a 'controller' button in a Panel Header). When a docked Panel is shown, you can specify the method use to show the Panel. This method discusses the various methods - Over, Slide and Push Watch Video
Overview of Different Methods for Specifying the Size of a Panel in a Panel Layout

When using a Panel Layout you can optionally specify the size of each Panel that is displayed within the Panel Layout. When you specify the size of a Panel, you can use either an absolute, percentage or relative size. This video discusses the various options. 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

The Alpha platform is the only unified mobile and web app development and deployment environment with distinct “no-code” and “low-code” components. Using the Alpha TransForm no-code product, business users and developers can take full advantage of all the capabilities of the smartphone to turn any form into a mobile app in minutes, and power users can add advanced app functionality with Alpha TransForm's built-in programming language. IT developers can use the Alpha Anywhere low-code environment to develop complex web or mobile business apps from scratch, integrate data with existing systems of record and workflows (including data collected via Alpha TransForm), and add additional security or authentication requirements to protect corporate data.