- Creating a Low Resolution Viewfile
/documentation/pages/Guides/Desktop/Design/Platform/Xbasic/Creating a Low Resolution Viewfile.xml
When you create an image database, you may want to have a low resolution viewfile to represent a higher resolution image. Typically, the viewfile would be used when you want to quickly put an image on the screen, without moving megabytes of data.
- Creating a Field Rule Event
/documentation/pages/Guides/Desktop/Design/Data/FieldRules/Creating a Field Rule Event.xml
Events are pre-named Alpha Anywhere actions that are associated with certain Alpha Anywhere components. For example, clicking on a button on a form initiates an event called OnPush. When you click on a field, form or browse, a series of events happen. This series includes the OnArrive event for the field you clicked on, and the OnDepart event for the field you left. Alpha Five lets you attach Xbasic code that executes when specific events like these occur.
- Creating a Genie Dialog Box
/documentation/pages/Guides/Desktop/Xdialog/Creating a Genie Dialog Box.xml
This next example shows how a "genie" dialog can be created.
- Creating Many-to-Many Sets
/documentation/pages/Guides/Desktop/Design/Data/DBF/Creating Many-to-Many Sets.xml
A many-to-many set is created by defining a linking table that has one-to-many relationships with two different tables.
In the sample AlphaSports database you can create a many-to-many set named Customer_Product with these steps:
- Creating Date and Character Sliders
/documentation/pages/Guides/Mobile and Web Components/UX/Controls/Data Controls/Slider/date and character.xml
The Slider control is a numeric control by default. It can be configured to set date and character data.
- Creating Alpha Anywhere Help Text - AlphaSports
/documentation/pages/Guides/Desktop/Design/View/Form/Creating Alpha Anywhere Help Text - AlphaSports.xml
Alpha Anywhere supports three types of help systems:
- Creating a Previous Values Lookup
/documentation/pages/Guides/Desktop/Design/Data/DBF/Creating a Previous Values Lookup.xml
The Previous Values lookup is a great way to dynamically build a choice list from values that have already been entered.
In a table containing product information, you might define a Product type field with a Previous Values lookup. Since the number of product types is limited, once you enter several product records, you can select the value from the list instead of typing it in.
Many parameters available with the other lookup styles are available for use with a Previous Values lookup, including the ability to display lookup choices in a drop-down list box.
If you selected "Conditional Table Lookup", optionally, un-check Display as Drop-down list box if you would like the choices to appear instead in a pop-up dialog box. Refer to Comparing Drop-down Lists and Popup Dialogs.
- Creating and Using Calculated Values
/documentation/pages/Guides/Desktop/Design/Data/FieldRules/Creating and Using Calculated Values.xml
Use calculated values to automatically calculated a number, character string, or any other variable type when you enter or change data. The developer may manually enter the expression that calculates a value or use the Expression Builder. The operator cannot enter or change data in a calculated value.
- Creating Buttons the Easy Way
/documentation/pages/Guides/Desktop/Xdialog/Controls/Buttons/Creating Buttons the Easy Way.xml
The Alpha Anywhere Toolbar designer provides an easy way to create Xdialog buttons without having to remember any syntax.
To use the "easy way out", create a new, blank, toolbar. Put a "Custom Button" on the toolbar. Select the button image and style (e.g. bitmap only, or text only, or text and bitmap). Specify the button text (if button style includes text) and the bubble-help.
- Creating Alpha Anywhere Help Text
/documentation/pages/Guides/Desktop/Design/View/Form/Creating Alpha Anywhere Help Text.xml
This topic refers to the AlphaSports sample database provided with Alpha Anywhere.
The following procedure assumes that the developer has opened the form in the Form Editor and has created all the reference scripts. Follow these instructions to create an Alpha Anywhere Help file.