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Saturday, March 20, 2010PrintSubscribe
Custom Form Templates

Learn to create custom form templates to define the exact layout of data fields in form categories that meets your business requirements with Code OnTime Designer. The templates are based on HTML. Simple data field placeholders are automatically substituted in the client web browser.

 

Custom Form Templates in ASP.NET/AJAX Web Apps

Watch this tutorial on our YouTube channel at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OCobJ84wY7o.

This is the screen shot from the tutorial that shows a custom data field category of the form view editForm1 with the template from tutorial applied to it.

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Here is the markup  of the custom form template used in this tutorial:

<table>
    <tr>
        <td valign="top">
            <div style="border: solid 1px silver; width: 400px; height:230px; background-color: white; padding: 8px;">
                <div class="FieldPlaceholder DataOnly">
                    {Photo}</div>
                <div class="FieldPlaceholder DataOnly" style="font-weight: bold; font-size: 16pt;">
                    {LastName}</div>
                <div class="FieldPlaceholder DataOnly" style="font-weight: bold; font-size: 16pt;">
                    {FirstName}</div>
                <div class="FieldPlaceholder DataOnly" style="width: 200px; margin-top: 8px;">
                    <div style="margin-left: 8px; color: dimgray;">
                        Notes:</div>
                    {Notes}</div>
                <div style="clear: both">
                </div>
            </div>
        </td>
        <td valign="top">
            <div style="border: solid silver 1px; height:230px; background-color: White; padding: 8px; margin-left: 8px;">
                <table>
                    <tr>
                        <td>
                            <div class="FieldPlaceholder">
                                {ReportsTo}</div>
                        </td>
                    </tr>
                    <tr>
                        <td>
                            <div class="FieldPlaceholder">
                                {Title}</div>
                        </td>
                    </tr>
                    <tr>
                        <td>
                            <div class="FieldPlaceholder">
                                {TitleOfCourtesy}</div>
                        </td>
                    </tr>
                    <tr>
                        <td>
                            <div class="FieldPlaceholder">
                                {HireDate}</div>
                        </td>
                    </tr>
                    <tr>
                        <td>
                            <div class="FieldPlaceholder">
                                {BirthDate}</div>
                        </td>
                    </tr>
                </table>
            </div>
        </td>
    </tr>
</table>
Tuesday, March 16, 2010PrintSubscribe
Custom Logo & Footer

Learn to customize page footer and header in ASP.NET / AJAX applications created with Web Site Factory project.

Custom Logo and Footer in Web Site Factory Applications

Watch the video tutorial on our YouTube channel at  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Rv_p7unOqHw.

Monday, March 8, 2010PrintSubscribe
Many-To-Many Fields, Code Defaults, Code Filters

The latest release of the Web Site Factory and Data Aquarium premium projects support many-to-many fields, code defaults, and code filters.

Many-To-Many Fields

Learn to define many-to-many fields in ASP.NET AJAX applications without writing a single line of code with Code OnTime Generator. We will show you how to use the Check Box List lookup style with Target Controller property to create many-to-many fields. Automatic insertion and deletion of records in the junction table is supported and explained in the code walkthrough.

Many-To-Many Fields in ASP.NET AJAX Web Apps

Watch the video tutorial on our YouTube channel at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Uv7aczHORmc.

Many-to-Many Fields (1409K)

Here is a screen shot of a many-to-many field in action. The five-column list of the territories is displayed at the bottom of the Employee form. The territories that are assigned to the employee are checked.

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Code Defaults

Learn to assign default values to fields displayed in views of new records in ASP.NET AJAX web applications.

Default Values in Forms in ASP.NET AJAX Web Apps

Watch the video tutorial on our YouTube channel at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hdq6I1EVybE.

The screen shot shows the Order Date field of a new order set to a default value.

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This is how the default value is specified in Code OnTime Designer.

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Code Filters

Code filters allow to specify a filtering expression automatically embedded into the auto-generated business rule class to programmatically filter out the records in data views.  Learn to create shared programmatic filters to control data access in Web Site Factory applications.  We will explain creation of code filters and provide a C# and VB.NET examples.

Shared Programmatic Filters in ASP.NET AJAX Web Apps

Watch the video tutorial on our YouTube channel at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ndaj4ydsiiM.