LiveCode 7.0.3: a new meme

Peter Haworth pete at lcsql.com
Fri Feb 27 15:35:09 EST 2015


Hi Terence,
I agree with your comment about why a developer should have to implement
the features you mentioned.

However, I suggest you take a look at Bernd's modTableField control.  I
believe it has almost all, if not all, of the functionality you mention.
You can argue that he shouldn't have had to do that, but he did so the rest
of us don't need to.



On Fri Feb 27 2015 at 12:13:23 PM Terence Heaford <t.heaford at icloud.com>
wrote:

>
> > On 27 Feb 2015, at 19:44, Peter Haworth <pete at lcsql.com> wrote:
> >
> > Terry,
> > Can you give a brief description of what functionality you need?  I
> > understand that your original post was regarding Datagrid performance and
> > how it varies between LC releases but another good comparison would be
> > between Datagrid and an alternative implementation, assuming that the
> > functionality you need is possible with a filed control.
> >
>
>
> Peter,
>
> I have tried to pick out a few of the items that may be more difficult to
> implement with a field control.
>
> I am sure a workaround is possible but at what time and effort. LC is
> supposed to be easier for the developer and in most ways it is but it
> should not be necessary to jump through hoops to try and achieve the
> functionality that is built-in in other development environments. This
> detracts from the purpose of LC.
>
> Here are a few thoughts which I am sure can be done but why should I have
> to design this for the cost of purchasing LC?
>
> I am not anti LC, in fact I really like programming in
> Hypercard/SuperCard/LiveCode.
>
> However, what do all these development environments have in common,
> incomplete UI implementations.
>
> 1. alternate row colours
>
> 2. headers with sort direction indicators and associated change of colour
> 3. header with options to change text style
> 4. change header height
>
> 5. change the row height
> 6. doubleclick in row
> 7. hide/show columns with data
>
> 8. icons in cell
>
> 9. built-in sort functionality (in large data set situation, this is
> provided by SQLite)
>
> 10. tick boxes in cell
>
> 11. buttons in cell
>
> 12. resizing of columns
>
> All the best
>
> Terry
>
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