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Nice news for builders of financial apps

Richard Gaskin
Check this out - looks like independent column alignment via a tabAlign
property is coming in v7:
<http://quality.runrev.com/show_bug.cgi?id=2282>

At long last we'll be able to use the native field object for things like:

Name           |     Salary| Title
---------------------------------------------------
Richard Gaskin |    $44,000| Ambassador
Mark Wieder    | $1,280,000| Software Genius
Kevin Miller   | $5,340,000| Coding Liberator


This is especially useful for financial apps, since of course users are
accustomed to seeing financial figures right-aligned while textual data
is commonly left-aligned.

But there are many other uses as well, since statistics and most other
numeric data are commonly right-aligned.

I can't describe my glee!

I know what I'll be testing during the LiveCode Global Jam....

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Re: Nice news for builders of financial apps

Dave Kilroy
Fabulous :)
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Re: Nice news for builders of financial apps

Mike Kerner
Help me out, please:  why not just use a table or a dg?  Is it just to make
it easier to build reports instead of using a report writer/builder?


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Re: Nice news for builders of financial apps

Fraser Gordon
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On 19 May 2014, at 15:25, Richard Gaskin <[hidden email]> wrote:

> Check this out - looks like independent column alignment via a tabAlign property is coming in v7:
> <http://quality.runrev.com/show_bug.cgi?id=2282>

I wondered when somebody would notice! It turned out that something similar was required to solve a bug with RTL text layout in the presence of tabs so it made sense to turn it into a feature. Any bug-finding you do will be greatly appreciated - in my tests, it cooperates properly with paragraph alignment and the like but I'm sure there are subtle combinations that I've missed!

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Re: Nice news for builders of financial apps

Mike Kerner
Dave, maybe this will help with your fill justify issue.


On Mon, May 19, 2014 at 11:47 AM, Fraser Gordon <[hidden email]>wrote:

> On 19 May 2014, at 15:25, Richard Gaskin <[hidden email]>
> wrote:
>
> > Check this out - looks like independent column alignment via a tabAlign
> property is coming in v7:
> > <http://quality.runrev.com/show_bug.cgi?id=2282>
>
> I wondered when somebody would notice! It turned out that something
> similar was required to solve a bug with RTL text layout in the presence of
> tabs so it made sense to turn it into a feature. Any bug-finding you do
> will be greatly appreciated - in my tests, it cooperates properly with
> paragraph alignment and the like but I'm sure there are subtle combinations
> that I've missed!
>
> Regards,
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Re: Nice news for builders of financial apps

Dave Kilroy
Hi Mike - yeah it hadn't occurred to me that maybe you could 'fake' full justification with a multi-column LC7 table (DOH) - maybe it would do it, it would need some finessing though.

I'm not sure if LC7 will be stable enough for my client's timetable - but will look out for any proposals that involve exclusive use of LC7!

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Re: Nice news for builders of financial apps

Richard Gaskin
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Mike Kerner wrote:

 > Help me out, please:  why not just use a table or a dg?

The "table" object is a LiveCode field with special cell-editing
provided with an overlay field; in all other respects it has only the
same features any multi-column LiveCode field has, which historically
prevented independent column alignment.

The DataGrid is great, but ideally for forms. Beyond the convenient
headers, the list mode is really just a very complex way to work around
not having independent column alignment in native fields.

With the field object now supporting independent column alignment, we
get attractive super-efficient, super-simple displays for columnar data
that may include numeric values.

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Re: Nice news for builders of financial apps

Alejandro Tejada
Hi Richard,

Richard Gaskin wrote
[snip]
With the field object now supporting independent column alignment, we
get attractive super-efficient, super-simple displays for columnar data
that may include numeric values.
Where could we download a demo stack? :)

Richard Gaskin wrote
At long last we'll be able to use the native field object for things like:
Name           |     Salary| Title
---------------------------------------------------
Richard Gaskin |    $44,000| Ambassador
Mark Wieder    | $1,280,000| Software Genius
Kevin Miller   | $5,340,000| Coding Liberator
Hopefully the IRS will understand a joke when they see it... :D

Al
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Re: Nice news for builders of financial apps

Richard Gaskin
Alejandro Tejada wrote:

> Richard Gaskin wrote
>> [snip]
>> With the field object now supporting independent column alignment, we
>> get attractive super-efficient, super-simple displays for columnar data
>> that may include numeric values.
>
> Where could we download a demo stack? :)

As soon as you make one. :)

The feature hasn't been released yet, so none of us have had a chance to
build anything with that yet.

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Re: Nice news for builders of financial apps

Jerry Jensen
On May 19, 2014, at 2:55 PM, Richard Gaskin <[hidden email]> wrote:

> Alejandro Tejada wrote:
>
>> Richard Gaskin wrote
>>> [snip]
>>> With the field object now supporting independent column alignment, we
>>> get attractive super-efficient, super-simple displays for columnar data
>>> that may include numeric values.
>>
>> Where could we download a demo stack? :)
>
> As soon as you make one. :)
>
> The feature hasn't been released yet, so none of us have had a chance to build anything with that yet.

Bernd Niggemann's very useful modTableField will get a lift from this feature.
.Jerry


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Re: Nice news for builders of financial apps

Peter Haworth
+1

Pete
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On May 19, 2014 11:09 PM, "Jerry Jensen" <[hidden email]> wrote:

> On May 19, 2014, at 2:55 PM, Richard Gaskin <[hidden email]>
> wrote:
>
> > Alejandro Tejada wrote:
> >
> >> Richard Gaskin wrote
> >>> [snip]
> >>> With the field object now supporting independent column alignment, we
> >>> get attractive super-efficient, super-simple displays for columnar data
> >>> that may include numeric values.
> >>
> >> Where could we download a demo stack? :)
> >
> > As soon as you make one. :)
> >
> > The feature hasn't been released yet, so none of us have had a chance to
> build anything with that yet.
>
> Bernd Niggemann's very useful modTableField will get a lift from this
> feature.
> .Jerry
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Re: Nice news for builders of financial apps

BNig
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Hi Richard,

Richard Gaskin wrote
Check this out - looks like independent column alignment via a tabAlign
property is coming in v7:
...
I know what I'll be testing during the LiveCode Global Jam....
this is fantastic news and I think I will join you for the LiveCode Global Jam....
If this works it opens a whole new way to present data easily, without any hacks.

Kind regards
Bernd
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Re: Nice news for builders of financial apps

Robert Brenstein
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Richard Gaskin wrote
>  Check this out - looks like independent column alignment via a tabAlign
>  property is coming in v7:
>  ...

Wow! I have been waiting long, long time for this!!!

RObert

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