DBEXform

User Manual
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Index
Index .......................................................................................................................................................... 2
1. Introduction ............................................................................................................................................ 3
2. Running existing application ................................................................................................................. 4
3. Browsing data ....................................................................................................................................... 6
4. Editing data ........................................................................................................................................... 9
5. Editing subfors ................................................................................................................................. 13
6. !rinting ................................................................................................................................................ 14
". #upport ................................................................................................................................................. 15
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1.Introduction
DB!form is eas" to user form interface for Microsoft Data#ases. nd user interface is
easil" modified. $upported data#ases are Access and MsSql ser%er.
$implest wa" to #uild wor&a#le multi user is to use SQLEPRESS and Management
Studio. Both are freel" downloada#le from Microsoft Download Center.
'ccess support has included primaril" for demo reasons. (t is eas" to demonstrate
pro)ram with 'ccess file* #ecause it could #e started to use without an" e+tra
installation. $till it is mostl" usa#le for a small sin)le user application.
,his manual introduces some #asic functionalit". Because e+panda#ilit" of DBEXform
it-s possi#le that used applications are much different loo& ali&e than these samples.
Buttons are widel" pro)ramma#le and the could man" &ind of chec&in) and tri))ers
inside of %isual components. (f there is much feature in application* there should #e
separated manual of these functions.
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2. Running existing
alication
2.1. !ening existing alication
$elect from File menu .pen and select application file /.+ml with open file dialo)
window.
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2.2. Running alication
$elect form from drop down list and press 0un #utton. 1ressin) enter &e" in drop down
field will ha%e the same effect.
2.". Designing alication
1ressin) stop si)n 2 red #o+* will open the Data#ase window. (f application has #een
started usin) shortcut then Desi)ner will #e hidden.
• Shortcut startup is only available in registered version.
• For more information how to design application read d#exManual
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". Bro$sing data
".1. %&anging #et$een form and list
$wappin) #etween form and list %iew could #e made usin) the )rid #utton. Data could
#e edited onl" in form %iew.
".2. 'iltering

Filterin) data could #e made #" pressin) filter #utton. 'fter pressin) #utton "ou can
edit %alues for filter in multiple fields.
'lpha#et filter could #e a part of the field %alue. $imon and $amuel names could #e
found enterin) alpha#et s into the name field. 34- character could #e used as wildcard*
if "ou want to find te+t in middle of the field.
Filter will #e accepted with o& #utton or repressin) filter #utton.
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1ressin) cancel #utton cancels operation.
".". %&anging sort order.
$elect field for sortin) and press one of two sort #utton. First #utton causes sort order
to ascendin). $econd #utton selects opposite sort order.
".(. Bro$sing #uttons and record item field
0ecord could #e chan)ed #" usin) #rowsin) #uttons.
56 2 Mo%e to first record in 7uer"
6 2 Mo%e to pre%ious record
8 2 Mo%e to ne+t record
85 2 Mo%e to last record
0ecord could also #e chan)ed #" enterin) record pointer into the record item field.
9ount of the all records in selected 7uer" is shown after record item field. Ma+imum
records in 7uer" could #e limited in form propert" window.
".). *rid +ie$
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(n )rid record could #e selected same wa" than in form %iew* usin) #rowsin) #uttons.
9ursor &e"s can #e also used: up* down* pa)e up* pa)e down. When a record is
selected* it could #e edited #" chan)in) to the form %iew.
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(. Editing data
(.1. Adding ne$ record
,o add new record* press plus #utton. 1ro)ram adds new empt" record. ,o sa%e the
record* at least the primar" &e" fields must #e entered. 0ecord can not #e chan)ed
durin) record editin).
(.2. Modif,ing data
,o edit field* select it and start editin). ditin) mode will #e chan)ed automatic.
(.". Accet c&anges
,o sa%e chan)es made to fields press .& #utton. 1ressin) .& #utton in edit and
addin) state will sa%e the chan)es to data#ase.
(.(. %ancel c&anges
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(f "ou li&e to re%ert chan)es made to edited record* or remo%e record which is a#out to
add* press cancel #utton. :ast records chan)es #efore pressin) o&* will #e canceled.
9ancel does not re%ert deletin).
(.). Deleting record
When wantin) to remo%e record* press delete #utton. 1ro)ram will as& a confirmation
for delete. 'nswerin) ;"es< will delete a record permanentl". ;=o< selection cancels
pressin) delete #utton.
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(.-. .alidation
(t is possi#le to define %alidation for field. (f %alidation fails then 'ccept icon is disa#led*
so it is not possi#le to enter to data#ase wron) data. (n the e+ample onl" %alidation is
that the name must #e entered.
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(./. 0ocate list
When locate list has #een selected* the list of suita#le %alues are listed. :ist could #e
updated when new %alue has #een entered to edit control.
0ecord selection could #e made usin) arrow &e"s and enter or mouse clic&.
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). Editing su#forms
Subforms are also allowed to edit data inside the su# form.
).1. *rid in su#form

ditin) could #e started #" editin) field. =ew record could #e startin) to edit line
mar&ed asteris& >/?.
(t is possi#le to edit or add more than one record without storin) them to data#ase.
%er" modified records are stored to data#ase when o& icon will #e clic&ed.
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-. 1rinting
,here is possi#le to print forms. %er" selected record will #e printed. @rid print is not
supported in this %ersion.
1rinta#le records could # controlled #" assi)nin) filters.
$elect print from file menu. ,hen "ou can select the destination printer and num#er of
copies. When this is done use .& #utton to start printin).
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/. Suort
We# pa)e:
http://www.willmansoft.com
2mail:
supportAwillmansoft.com
Forum:
http://www.willmansoft.com/W$forum
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