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Alpha Anywhere Offline Mobile Forms - Introducing the Built-In List Control Editor


One of the features of Alpha Anywhere's mobile optimized forms -- or our offline mobile forms -- is Editors. Editors are controls that are shared by multiple data fields in a mobile optimized form to edit and update values. Sharing the same control reduces the number of resources necessary to build a tablet form. This both improves performance and reduces the size of your mobile application. The list control is a powerful control that offers lots of flexibility as an Editor. The new built-in List Control Editor allows you to easily add and configure a list control in your touch optimized forms for use by multiple fields in a FormView. Using the genie, you can set up multiple fields in a FormView control to reference the same list control.
UX Component - FormView Control Introducing the built-in List Control Editor When editing a value in a mobile form, it is common to allow the user to pick the value for the field from a list. In previous videos we showed how you could manually configure an Editor to use a List control. We also showed how you can manually configure the List editor so that the choices shown in the List are dynamic (e.g. only show Cities for the selected Country).The UX build now contains a pre-defined List Editor which can be be configured using a genie. In this video, we show how the pre-defined List Editor can be used.

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Date added: 2015-10-09
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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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