- Using Text Dictionary Tags in .A5W Pages
/pages/Guides/Localization/Text Dictionary/text dictionary tags in a5w pages.xml
When you create a standard .a5w page, you might want to use text dictionary tags in your pages. This can easily be done if you make a change to how your .a5w page is constructed.
- Building A5W Web Pages
/pages/Server/Guide/Design/View/A5W/Building A5W Web Pages.xml
An A5W web page (an ASCII file with an .A5W extension) is an ordinary HTML page with embedded Xbasic code and/or Web Components.
You can create an A5W web page by:
- Using Ask Variables
/pages/Guides/Xbasic/Using Ask Variables.xml
In this example, you will create an Xbasic script that prompts the user for the name of the customer, and then prints the corresponding mailing label. This lesson uses Xbasic scripting (not Action Scripting) and is intended for users with some experience with Xbasic.
- Understanding and Using Dot Variables
/pages/Guides/Xbasic/Understanding and Using Dot Variables.xml
After you create a pointer variable, you may add to it any number of "child" variables of different types. These are known as dot variables.
- Using Xdialog to Prompt for Variables
/pages/Guides/Desktop/Xdialog/Using Xdialog to Prompt for Variables.xml
The "Prompt for Text" Action and the "Prompt using Radio Button Dialog" Actions (under the "Dialog Boxes" category) are used to prompt for character variables.
Alpha Anywhere contains a special programming language called Xdialog that is specifically designed for creating rich dialog boxes. Xdialog is a superset of Xbasic. A full discussion of Xdialog is beyond the scope of this book. For details on Xdialog, see Learning Xdialog.
Action Scripting however, offers an Action that allows you to create simple Xdialog boxes that prompt for multiple variables in a single dialog box. In this lesson, we'll create a dialog box that looks like this: Picture
- Using Charts on Forms
/pages/Guides/Desktop/Design/View/Chart/Using Charts on Forms.xml
In a desktop form, you can add a chart by selecting the Embedded Chart icon
from the toolbox and dragging a rectangle for the chart on the form. The chart builder will come up, and you can configure it as described in Chart Control. All form variables will be available to the chart.
- Creating and Using Variables
/pages/Server/Guide/Design/View/A5W/Creating and Using Variables.xml
Covers a number of topics relating to variables. Topics include: using operators and calculating values, Xbasic operators, using variables inside HTML tags, outputting variables, and more.
- How to Perform an Ajax Callback on an A5W Page
/pages/HowTo/Web Applications/How to Perform an Ajax Callback in Alpha Anywhere.xml
This document describes how you can do an Ajax callback from a hand-coded .a5w page in Alpha Anywhere.
- Using Calculated Values on Browses
/pages/Guides/Desktop/Design/View/Browse/Using Calculated Values on Browses.xml
You can use calculated values to display data in a browse. Unlike a table field, a calculated value is not stored in a table. Instead, its value is updated whenever the field is viewed, printed, or used in another calculation.
- Understanding and Using Session Variables
/pages/Ref/Api/Objects/Server/Sessions/Understanding and Using Session Variables.xml
When you create an Xbasic variable inside an A5W page, the variable is not available to other pages. If you want to reference a variable on multiple A5W pages, you must use a session variable to store the value. Session variables are available for the duration of a session to all A5W pages in an application.