Xbasic

Form Functions

Description

Alpha Anywhere provides the following form functions.

Name
Description
*when Function

For use in Form layouts to control when a calculated field gets recalculated. WHEN caches results for expensive functions - only updates when value of first argument changes - example - *WHEN(state,total(budget,grp->state_data)) , will recalculate the total only when 'state' changes.

a5_basequery_to_filter Function

Converts a base filter to a query. End users cannot remove a form's base query, but they can remove a filter

a5_context_pagedn Function

Called when user pressed PgDn in a form.

a5_context_pageup Function

Called when user pressed PgUp in a form.

a5_default_form Function

Creates the default form for a table or set using the default stylesheet and spacing settings.

a5_form_cell_edit Function

Form right click menu when you right click on a cell and you are in Change or Enter mode.

a5_form_cell_view Function

Form right click menu when you right click on a field that is not locked and you are in View mode (not Change or Enter)

a5_form_create Function

Runs the New Form Genie

a5_form_rclick_bckgrnd Function

This menu is displayed when you right click on a Form background (i.e. not on a field).

a5_get_base_filter Function

Gets the base filter for the current Form/Browse.

a5_get_base_order Function

Gets the base order for the current Form/Browse.

a5_get_v4_startup_form Function

Returns the name of the startup form defined in V4 or before

a5_ms_word_mailmerge Function

Opens the Mail-merge with MS Word dialog box from within a form or browse window

A5_OPEN_DEFAULT_FORM Function

The A5_OPEN_DEFAULT_FORM() function displays the default form for the table or set.

a5_open_form Function

Opens the a Form layout for a table or set. If layoutname = "", use default layout.

A5_Structured_TabOrder Function

Redefine the tab order of objects in a form designer

A5_STYLESHEET_ENUM Function

Enumerate all stylesheets

A5RunXbasicAfterClosingWindows Function

The A5RunXbasicAfterClosingWindows() function closes all open windows (and the tables behind them), runs Xbasic code, then restores the current window. This function is useful for performing <TBL>.PACK()operations that require exclusive access to a table.

Form Related Functions 

BROWSE.LOAD() - Loads a browse window into memory, but does not display the window until the .SHOW() method is used. Allows you to manipulate data in the browse before displaying the browse.

BROWSE.VIEW() - Opens a browse window. All records in the table will be displayed unless the browse layout definition specifies a filter.

BROWSE.VIEWQUERIED() - Opens a browse window and applies an optional filter and order expression. Use this method when you want to restrict the records displayed in the browse.

A5_OPEN_DEFAULT_BROWSE() - Opens a browse window and applies an optional filter and order expression.

FORM.DIALOG() - A "quick and dirty" way to open a form as a modal dialog window. You can also open a form as a modal dialog by using the "dialog" keyword in the .VIEW()and .VIEWQUERIED() methods.

FORM.LOAD() - Loads a form window into memory, but does not display the window until the .SHOW() method is used. Allows you to manipulate data in the form before displaying the form.

FORM.VIEW() - Opens a form window. All records in the table will be displayed unless the form layout definition specifies a filter. Use the "dialog" keyword to open the form as a modal dialog box.

FORM.VIEWQUERIED() - Opens a form window and applies an optional filter and order expression. Use this method when you want to restrict the records displayed in the form. Use the "dialog" keyword to open the form as a modal dialog box.