sarahr at genesearch.com.au
Sun Jul 10 19:01:17 CDT 2005
> Ugh. No way to edit values right in the tables? Really? Sigh
You can edit directly in the table, but I find it ugly & confusing,
especially if the data becomes longer than the column width. I would
much rather have a dedicated edit field. If you don't want to pull
the complete record out, do it one cell at a time, like most
spreadsheet programs do.
>>> First off, what is the best way to present the user with tabular
>>> data? I tried the "table", and it has lots of problems, at
>>> least the way I did it <sick grin>. Any sample stacks out there
>>> for me to study? I had the most trouble allowing the user to
>>> edit the data: the appearance of the table went to hell when the
>>> user started modifying a field in the table.
>> I would have the data in a standard list field with the tabStops
>> set to make the display look OK. When the user selects a line,
>> pop the different items into separate editable fields. Then have
>> an "Apply Edits" button that gathers up the edited data and puts
>> it back into the selected line of the data field.
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