Application Development: Alpha Five v10 Eases Web App Building with Codeless AJAX
Alpha Five v10 Eases Web App Building with Codeless AJAX
By Jeff Cogswell
Creating Web-based, AJAX-powered grids is a snap in Alpha Five v10.
Log-in controls, dialogs and navigation controls are also included.
Create a Grid
To create a grid, you can start with either a template or a blank grid.
The user interface for designing the grids looks a little overwhelming at first, but once you understand it, it's actually very easy to use.
Alpha Five lets you configure everything down to the smallest detail, such as how the record navigator looks in a grid.
Most of the dialog boxes in the designer have help built right into them.
Building links that appear in a grid is just a matter of filling in a couple of forms.
Populating a drop-down box to show the rows from another table is quick and easy.