data grid question
bdrunrev at gmail.com
Tue Jun 23 10:23:23 CDT 2009
Here it is Joe. I think it is the best explanation of what the DG
provides. In fact, if you're not particularly wanting to use a DG in
an application, I wouldn't concentrate too hard on the details in the
webinar. Just watch what can be achieved through using the DG.
On Tue, Jun 23, 2009 at 3:17 PM, Joe Lewis Wilkins<pepetoo at cox.net> wrote:
> Hi Bernard,
> Though I appreciate everything you said, having NOT watched the first
> webinar for a number of reasons as I recall, it would still be a great help
> to know the foundation upon which DG works. I found in my earliest years
> studying mathematically subjective subjects that, rather that memorize a
> whole bunch of formulas, I could derive those formulas on an as need basis
> once I understood the relevant process. So I guess I'm asking: "Has anyone
> described the DG process in sufficient detail so that, had we the need to do
> so, we could recreate DG for ourselves?" IOW, how does it work, OR how is it
> expected to work in case it doesn't?
> Also, once we are so empowered, we would be able to expand DG for our own
> special needs, freeing Trevor from the need to "mother-hen" his creation,
> something I'm assuming we have the power to do.
> Perhaps I'm asking too much.
> Incidentally, now that I think about it, I did not watch the Webinar mostly
> because I've found them to be a bit too fast paced, lacking the provision
> for adequate reflection, in most instances. (referring to OTHER Webinars I
> have watched. Is it, BTW, still "around" for viewing and is/are there an
> additional Webinar(s) on DG? Unlike the majority of those who follow this
> list, Revolution is NOT a source of income that sustains my existence.
> Thanks to all who participate on this list.
> Joe Wilkins
> On Jun 23, 2009, at 1:41 AM, Bernard Devlin wrote:
>> Hi Joe,
>> Did you watch the first webinar on the DataGrid? I think that is by
>> far the easiest way to grasp why the DataGrid is useful. Basically,
>> the DataGrid serves to style the presentation of rows of complex data.
>> One's options for doing this in Rev go (in increasing power and
>> complexity) field, table field, ListMagic, DataGrid.
>> The great thing about all these questions on the DG is that a) they
>> have given Trevor ideas how to expand it further, b) they've found a
>> few bugs, c) they will provide lots of additional information for you
>> if/when you ever decide you too need to use a DG in your code.
>> On Tue, Jun 23, 2009 at 4:41 AM, Joe Lewis Wilkins<pepetoo at cox.net> wrote:
>>> I've not even considered using the datagrid control, but I've noticed an
>>> awful lot of traffic regarding it on this list.
>>> Since, once I understand how something really works, I've wondered if a
>>> description of the concept behind datagrid has been provided. Probably a
>>> real stupid question, but we have some pretty bright people on this list.
>>> seems to me that most of these threads would most likely be unnecessary
>>> there is one; or like many other things with revolution, this description
>>> too well hidden, not readily obvious to the first time user of the
>>> control. Please forgive me if I'm waaaay off base with this.
>>> Joe Wilkins
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