How To Articles
How To articles on a variety of subjects.
How to Customize the Chart Control Background and Labels
/documentation/pages/HowTo/Charts/Customize Chart Background.xml
Several pre-configured themes are available for changing how a Chart control looks. Themes are great for many cases, however some effects can only be achieved by using CSS.
Converting a Quick Report to a Layout Table Report
/documentation/pages/Guides/Report/Quick Reports/Converting a Quick Report to a Layout Table Report.xml
Once you have gone as far as possible with a Quick Report, you'll want to convert it to a Free Form or Layout Table Report. The Open in Report Editor button on the main toolbar does this when the Quick Report Genie is open. If you want to preserve the Quick Report for future use in the Genie, first press the Save As button on the main toolbar and either accept the generated name or choose a new name.
How To Bind Chart Data and Settings to a JavaScript Function
/documentation/pages/HowTo/Charts/javascript chart bind data to javascript.xml
A JavaScript function can be used to dynamically populate the data and properties for a Javascript Chart control in a UX Component.
How to download a Sample App from the Alpha Anywhere GitHub Repository
/documentation/pages/HowTo/Other/Download GitHub Project.xml
Several sample applications are available from the Alpha Anywhere GitHub repository. This article explains how to find and download a sample application and open it in Alpha Anywhere.
How to Call a UX Component from a Grid and Pass Information from the UX Component Back into the Grid
/documentation/pages/HowTo/Grid/Calling a UX Component from a Grid and Pass Information from the Dialog Back to the Grid.xml
Steps and examples on how to do this are described in this page.
The Alpha Developer IDE
The Alpha Developer is the integrated development environment (IDE), in which you build your application. It includes code editors, automation tools for writing and organizing your applications, preview screens, and a debugger. The main parts of the IDE are listed below.
Javascript function to specify Editor set/Editor
/documentation/pages/Guides/Mobile and Web Components/UX/Controls/Props/other/Form Properties/Form properties/Fields/Editing/javascriptfunctiontospecifyeditorseteditor.xml
Defines a JavaScript function to call that calculates the Editor and Editor set to use for editing the field.
Using Xdialog to Filter a Report
/documentation/pages/Guides/Desktop/Xdialog/Using Xdialog to Filter a Report.xml
The following example shows the use of a multi-select list box with embedded check boxes with the AlphaSports sample database. It allows the operator to select multiple values from the BILL_CITY field, then uses this information to filter the fields that will appear on a report. The Xdialog form looks like this.
How to Install Multiple Versions of the Alpha Anywhere Application Server for IIS
/documentation/pages/HowTo/IIS/Install Multiple Versions.xml
Multiple version of the Application Server for IIS can be installed on one system for a single license. This allows you to test new releases or deploy multiple applications running on different versions of Alpha Anywhere.