Newbie Data Grid question
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Mon Dec 14 13:19:43 EST 2009
On Dec 14, 2009, at 1:11 PM, James Hurley wrote:
> It is heartening to see something defended by its parent. My sincere
> apologies for treating your offspring in such a quick and dirty
> fashion :-)
It's okay, the Data Grid likes to be beta up on once and a while :-)
The Data Grid is such a big departure from the other controls in
Revolution that it can be tricky to get your head around it. The,
shall we say, "less than x-talk" syntax you have to use doesn't help.
> FIrst to satisfy my quick and dirty needs, I find that the following
> works well to get data displayed in a data grid field:
> on mouseUp
> put field "data" into tData --Tab delimited text
> --The first line of tData contains the column names
> put line 1 of tData into tHeaders
> replace tab with cr in tHeaders
> set dgProp["Columns"] of group "DataGrid" to tHeaders --Thanks to
> Andre for this line.
> set the dgText [ true ] of group "DataGrid" to tData
> end mouseUp
Yes, that is the way to approach it with a Data Grid. I should
probably add that to a lesson somewhere...
> Now to reinforce your point about the richness of this more complex
> In another context, I would like to be able to click on the first
> column header and have it sort the grid by the LAST word of each in
> the first column.
> Is it possible to access (and modify) the script that the column
> headers runs?
Take a look at this lesson:
How Do I Customize or Disable Column Sorting?: <http://lessons.runrev.com/spaces/lessons/manuals/datagrid/lessons/7330-How-Do-I-Customize-or-Disable-Column-Sorting-
> Thanks again for nursing us through the infancy of data grids.
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