Quickie: Modify Download Button

File-upload fields are one of many great features of AppGini-generated apps. In Table View (TV) and also in tables of children tabs in Detail View (DV) AppGini renders larger download buttons with blue default icon and no text, by default: In one of my projects, I wanted to change the appearance of that download button so that it matches the “Open” button (to the left of it) better, visually, and also add a caption for better usability. Example Default AppGini automatically renders a larger button with blue text-color (depending on your theme). Modified download button Same height as “open” button …

Convert input into Calculator

I often use numeric fields for prices, taxes, etc. And often I use the Windows Calculator for side-calculations, for example, for converting from net to gross, from gross to net, for calculating VAT or for calculating discounts. With my new AppGini Calculator Component I am able to run side-calculations directly in my AppGini Detail View Form. Example Take a look at this part of my Orders Detail View. There is a subtotal field which is just numeric input by default. Parameter subtotal is the name of the field. After reloading the page there is a button now which will will …

Autohide children-tabs, show on hover

If you, like me, like to make the most of the available space, then maybe this idea is something for you. Tracking Software In a small project, any file* can be sent (by delivery service) from one location to another location of the same organization and tracked using a QR code. * This project is all about physical document files, file-folders or boxes full of documents like court-files/court-records, which sometimes have to be physically sent to a different place. It is not about digital files. As a result, everyone involved across locations knows where which file is at any given …

Styling a Table View: a step-by-step example

After we took care of the styling of the Detail View last time, today I will adapt the corresponding Table View. Initial situation Remove links First I would like to remove the links so that the values in the table are shown as text, not as a link. I could and should have done this already during modelling, but I did not. So I have to do it in AppGini – field by field. Then save and regenerate. Except the file link (download) there are now only values in the table. If I want to open a record, I need …

Styling a Detail View: a step-by-step example

Today I am going to take you on a trip from a default, generated detail view to a UI-modified detail view using the latest version of our AppGini Helper Javascript Library (which is 2020/10/26). Follow me! Start This is the default generated attachments detail view form (DV) with a couple of fields for uploading PDF files: Schema I’m using the following data model for this attachments table: attachments idprimary key task_idlookup tasks-table filefield for uploading pdf files filenamewill be filled automatically on insert descriptiontextare for descibing or tagging this file created_on created_by modified_on modified_by Create hooks file Create a new …

Quickie: Insert heading above (children-) tabs

Just a short script-fragment. A customer asked for a heading above children tabs. There is not much to do, and nothing complicated. Just add the following code to your hooks/TABLENAME-dv.js file and change the text between <h1> and </h1>. Code Result Tip: do not insert headline in insert-mode If you do not want to see it in insert-mode, just check if we are in insert-mode or not. Using our AppGini Helper Javascript Library there is a useful function isInsert() for this: Note the exclamation mark “!” right before dv.isInsert() function call: The exclamation mark means logical not. If it is …

Quickie: Change values in table cells

In a table I have a calculated field that result in either 0 or 1. When scrolling down, because of the mass of data it is hard to see where the differences are. With a small javascript function I can change the values and highlight differences better. I show the result and the javascript code needed for it. Standard Table View Modified with only little code Standard Table View I have blurred out confidential data which is not relevant for this sample Did YOU notice the records having is_expired == 1? Modified Table View Check for yourself if you can …