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Adding "Roles" Tab

Let’s add a “Roles” tab on the Users page to allow management of roles. When a role is selected, users corresponding to the role will be displayed below. In order to create this “implied” master-detail relationship, a “UsersInRole” view must be created that will use a custom command to extract the RoleID.

Creating “Users In Role” View

Right-click on Users / Views / grid1 view node, and press Copy.

Copying 'grid1' view of Users controller.

Right-click on Users / Views node, and press Paste. A duplicate of the view will be created.

Pasting a view onto Users controller.     A duplicate of 'grid1' called 'v100' has been created.

Double-click on Users / Views / v100 node. Next to the Command property, select the New Command icon.

Creating a new command.

Assign these values.

Property Value
Id command2
    "Users"."UserID" "UserID"
    ,"Users"."UserName" "UserName"
    ,"Users"."Password" "Password"
    ,"Users"."Email" "Email"
    ,"Users"."Comment" "Comment"
    ,"Users"."PasswordQuestion" "PasswordQuestion"
    ,"Users"."PasswordAnswer" "PasswordAnswer"
    ,"Users"."IsApproved" "IsApproved"
    ,"Users"."LastActivityDate" "LastActivityDate"
    ,"Users"."LastLoginDate" "LastLoginDate"
    ,"Users"."LastPasswordChangedDate" "LastPasswordChangedDate"
    ,"Users"."CreationDate" "CreationDate"
    ,"Users"."IsLockedOut" "IsLockedOut"
    ,"Users"."LastLockedOutDate" "LastLockedOutDate"
    ,"Users"."FailedPasswordAttemptCount" "FailedPasswordAttemptCount"
    ,UserRoles.RoleID RoleID
from "dbo"."Users" "Users"
left join UserRoles on Users.UserID = UserRoles.UserID
Type Text
Event Select

Press OK to create the command and insert it into the property. Also make the following changes:

Property Value
Label Users In Role
Show In View Selector false

Press OK to save. In the Project Explorer, right-click on Users / Views / v100 and press Rename.

Renaming the view 'v100' using the context menu option.

Change the name to “UsersInRole” and press Enter on your keyboard to save.

View ID has been changed to 'UsersInRole'.

Adding “RoleID” Field

Right-click on Users / Fields node, and press New Field.

New Field context menu option for Users controller.

Assign the following properties:

Property Value
Name RoleID
Type Int32
The field is hidden from users. true
Label Role ID
Allow Query-by-Example true

Press OK to save the field. Drop Users / Fields / RoleID field node onto Users / Views / UsersInRole to create a data field and append it to the view.

Dropping RoleID field onto view 'UsersInRole'.     'RoleID' data field created in view 'UsersInRole'.

Adding Roles Tab to Users Page

Switch to the Controllers tab in the Project Explorer. While holding Ctrl key, click on Roles and Users controller nodes in that order. Right-click and press Copy.

Copying the Roles and Users controllers.

Switch back to the Pages tab. Right-click on Users / container1 node, and press Paste. The controllers will be instantiated as views in the container.

Pasting onto 'container1' of Users page.      The copied controllers have been instantiated as views in the container.

Double-click on Users / container1 / view1 (Users) data view node.

Selecting 'view1' on the Users page.

Change the following properties.

Property New Value
Activator Tab
Text Users
Search By First Letter true

Press OK to save. Double-click on Users / container1 / view2 (Roles) node.

Selecting 'view2' on the Users page.

Make the following changes.

Property New Value
Activator Tab
Text Roles

Save the data view. Double-click on Users / container1 / view3 (Users) node.

Selecting 'view3' on the Users page.

Make these changes:

Property New Value
View UsersInRole
Activator Tab
Text Roles

Save the data view. Expand Users / container1 / view3 (Users, UsersInRole) / UsersInRole node. Drop RoleID data field node onto Users / container1 / view2 (Roles) to establish a master-detail relationship.

Dropping 'RoleID' data field of UsersInRole view onto 'view2' in Users page.      A master-detail relationship has been created between 'view3' and 'view2'.

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