Article Published in The VIEW: Streamline Deployment and Improve Usability of Editable View Columns in XPages with a Flexible Custom Control

My article on enhancing editable view columns has been published in The VIEW (subscription required). This article builds on the concepts introduced in the first part and shows how to create a reusable custom control that handles several data types and also provides an ‘undo’ feature for each edited value. These enhancements make it much easier to deploy editable columns in multiple places while only requiring one implementation of the logic.

Abstract

The first article of this series showed how to build editable columns, a feature that makes application usage more efficient for your users. This article will show not only how to enhance that functionality, but also to make the deployment and usage of editable columns much more efficient for you as the developer.

The following enhancements will be added:

  • Improve usability by providing a failsafe and giving the user the option to revert
  • Trigger the field update automatically when the user leaves the field
  • Create an editable column custom control to provide easy implementation and reuse
  • Handle multiple data types in order to further facilitate reuse
Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: