Eh??? This Documentation Is Really Hard To Understand
I love the sleekness of your grid, but for the life of me man, I can't understand your documentation or how this thing is suppose to work.
Your documentation is really, REALLY sketchy!
Am I alone on this or do others agree?
Documentation is fine, all you need to do is call the data in an array, use a for next loop around the script after var myData, and finally set obj.setRowProperty("count", <[=total]>); with the total of the array.
Adding links etc is simple too. It's common sense rather than documentation.
Could you help with that?
A reference guide is all fair and well, but you need a better introductory guide...
I will get down off my soap box now.
If anyone strongly disagrees with me I can be reached at jimbo at diamondcomputing dot com
Just as an example... I'm a css/xhtml developer looking for an easy way to help my client include tables in his pages (he wants to put a new table up per week and doesn't know a thing about html). This might be the solution but I cant even get deep enough into the solution to figure out if that's the case because the documentation speaks in terms that are over my head. Agreed, that's no one's fault but my own but this guy would be willing to pay the commercial license for the solution.
I guess I'm saying there are lots of low-level geeks like me that are developing sites for businesses that could use a product like this. It likely behooves Active Widget's bottom line to make sure I understand it enough to sell it to my clients.
I dunno about them other guys but I'm not 'bitching'. It is what it is and that's cool. Where it is is just beyond me, and subsequently my clients, at this point.
Looks amazing and eventually, I'll geddit.
The 'Documentation' sidebar... The first article listed there is "Building complex html in script". Four articles below that is "Active Widgets Overview". That's, well to me anyway, a little backwards.
Again, not bitching. Really. Just trying to point out how it appears to me and how it might appear to other people like me.
On the other hand if someone already went through this dark learning exersize and can explain it in simple words to other people - I am more than willing to pay $$$ for this work (please contact me if you are willing to write 'beginners guide' or any other kind of documentation for this product). Any other sugestions are welcome too.
I see what you mean, totally agree/understand and figured as much. I wish I had the skills to help out but I really dont.
YOUR WORK LOOKS AMAZING. Really, congrats. I'll be back around in a few months to see if I'm ready for it! Numsum will do for now...
Good luck to you.
I started looking at this product two days ago. It's taken me two days just to get the grid control onto the page, fill it with my dynamic data, and do some basic styling on it. It's going to take me the rest of a week to get events handled exactly the way I want. I need to customize it quite a lot.
This task should have taken me less than a day; with better documentation and examples, it would have. but it won't, because I'll have to hunt through these forums for answers to my questions, rather than looking at good documentation.
I would perhaps ask some questions here myself, but I've seen many 'answers' which attack the poster personally, give no answer, or otherwise fail to help, and those put me off from posting.
Yes, the documentation is very lacking. The main thing that would have helped me would have been more example pages - LOTS more example pages.
Are you using ver 1.x or 2.x?
In ver 2.x there are more examples and the example source code is much more commented and by simply looking at it, most if not all your questions will be answered. Play with the samples in the QuickRef folder and in less then 2 hours I know you will have a pretty good understanding of how the pre-built controls work.
What you won't learn from the samples is how to create your own new controls. I am working on a new control that I will release the source code to once I am finished and it will show how easy it is to create such new controls. Once you learn the secret to 2.x, creating new controls is a snap.
If so, what language are you using?
I can post examples in ASP for anybody that needs them. I can even show you how to use xml so you don't have to loop through your recordset to build the grid. Feel free to post more questions. Most people here aren't trying to attack. Some of the people on these forums do get a little psycho though. Ignore John Ophof and Jim Hunter, negative comments. Post a question, somebody will be nice enough to help you. Me, if possible. One of the cool things about being a community like this is getting a chance to help others and show off your own skills when you get a chance.
Thanks in advance,I would like some asp examples please , using xml as well please
Several XML examples are in the package /examples/old/ folder
For the version 1.0.x the ASP example is in /examples/asp/ folder and XML examples in /examples/grid/xml-...
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