Using the full power of HTML5, CSS3 and JavaScript in Alpha Anywhere Windows Desktop Applications


Alpha Anywhere lets you rapidly  build and deploy powerful, secure and responsive web and mobile business applications.

In addition, Alpha Anywhere also lets you build comprehensive windows desktop business applications (see these videos which are taken from HealthSoftSolutions, a commercial Windows desktop health-care application.)

In this series of videos below, you will learn about some very powerful new enhancements to Alpha Anywhere (Alpha Five v12)  for developers building using Xdialogs in Windows desktop applications built using  Alpha Anywhere (Alpha Five v12.)

Xbasic - Xdialog

Using the Chrome Embeddable Browser in Xdialog

Xdialog allows users who are building desktop applications to create very powerful 'screens' to prompt for and display information to users.

You can now embed Google's Chrome browser directly into your Xdialogs.

This means that you can use the full power of HTML, CSS3 and Javascript to create amazing looking Xdialog screen. When you embed the Chrome control in an Xdialog you can easily respond to events in the HTML with either Javascript of Xbasic code. You can also easily send events from Xbasic to the HTML that is displayed in the embedded Chrome control.

If you have used Xdialog in your desktop applications in the past, this new feature will open up many exiting possibilities.

Watch video - Part 1
Watch video - Part 2

Watch Video - Part 3

Binding events:
Watch video - Part 1
Watch video - Part 2

Google Charts:
Watch video

Using jQuery:
Watch video

For extensive documentation on how to embed a Chrome control into Xdialogs see these release notes.
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About Author

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

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