replacing elements & printpreview

Discuss all feature requests you have for a new Servoy versions here. Make sure to be clear about what you want, provide an example and indicate how important the feature is for you

replacing elements & printpreview

Postby Harjo » Mon Oct 24, 2005 8:22 am

We all know, that if you replace elements, by a method, and than do a printpreview, the elements are set back in there default position.
Is this somewhere on the feature list to be fixed? and when?
Harjo Kompagnie
ServoyCamp
Servoy Certified Developer
Servoy Valued Professional
SAN Developer
Harjo
 
Posts: 4321
Joined: Fri Apr 25, 2003 11:42 pm
Location: DEN HAM OV, The Netherlands

Postby Westy » Mon Oct 24, 2005 4:15 pm

Yes, I second that one.
Westy
 
Posts: 852
Joined: Fri Feb 13, 2004 5:27 am
Location: Lynnfield, Massachusetts USA

Postby jimc » Tue Oct 25, 2005 1:33 am

I think there was a thread on this about 1.5 yrs ago (i couldn't find it with a quick look) and jaleman said something like: this would entail writing changes back to the repository and that making this work would be rather daunting.

At the time i was dreaming of one layout for documents and programmatically drawing the lines, setting the labels, etc. but the dream was dashed when it came time to print.

jim c
jimc
 
Posts: 11
Joined: Tue Apr 13, 2004 4:31 am
Location: Greenville, NC USA

Postby Rene » Sat Oct 29, 2005 12:17 pm

Hello guys,

If I recall it it correct it was once planned for version 2.5.

But when I asked it on Servoy world if it is going to make it in 3.0, Bob Cusick said version 4.0 (a bit too quick :? ).

I too want to migrate some filemaker solutions to Servoy but when there is nothing (in functionality) to gain I`m using my efforts for other projects.

Printing from servoy is to me still a bit behind compared to other Servoy features (out of the top of my head) eg.

- Not Wysiwyg (moved elements).
- No custom pageformats support (Oversized formats, Photo formats). Edited: This is possible see below.
- Print/sliding, elements not supported through portallines tabpanels (listview).
- Grid lines in listviews/portals disappear often or are very thick.
- No rotating of fields posible (only elements) and only by 90 steps
- Alignment of data in fields is not printed as set (horizontal/vertical)
- Beans are not printed (eg chartbean)

When I missed something please feel free to add or correct me.

For a lot of solutions the main functionality is to print. A database behind it making it possible to store the data is of minor importance.

To me, a combination of data storage with excelent output possibilities is a winner in all scenarios.

Rene
Last edited by Rene on Sun Nov 06, 2005 1:34 pm, edited 2 times in total.
Rene
 
Posts: 121
Joined: Sat Dec 27, 2003 1:33 pm
Location: Venhorst, The Netherlands

Re: replacing elements & printpreview

Postby Jan Blok » Thu Nov 03, 2005 4:53 pm

HJK wrote:We all know, that if you replace elements, by a method, and than do a printpreview, the elements are set back in there default position.
Is this somewhere on the feature list to be fixed? and when?

Will be working as asked in Servoy 3.0 (can be seen in next alfa11 release)
Jan Blok
Servoy
Jan Blok
 
Posts: 2684
Joined: Mon Jun 23, 2003 11:15 am
Location: Amsterdam

Postby Rene » Sun Nov 06, 2005 1:32 pm

Great!!!!!!! :D :D :D :D


Cant wait to try it.

I have to correct me on the second point I made.
- No custom pageformats support (Oversized formats, Photo formats).


This is possible when you set "Use system page dialog" on.
This is located on the Edit\Preference\Designer tab.

You can now get all the printer supported pageformats. Also custom formats when your printerdriver supports it.

Tip: when you select Adobe PDF (when Acrobat Adobe Full version is installed) you can also set any custom pageformats without having the requested printerdriver installed.

Great feature.

Small request can this function be set to on by default when Servoy is installed?

Rene
Rene
 
Posts: 121
Joined: Sat Dec 27, 2003 1:33 pm
Location: Venhorst, The Netherlands


Return to Discuss Feature Requests

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 3 guests