All versions of Clarion are supported from C55 through the latest C11 releases for both the Legacy and ABC template chains. Multi-dll, standard .dll, and Single EXE targets are all supported directly and automatically based on your project settings.
To add the View Wizard features to an application you simply add a new global extension to your app. Then for each browse that will use the View Wizard features, you add the local extension and populate controls to access the end user features. At that point you can customize the View Wizard interface by answering the prompts in the template.
There are quite a few template options for View Wizard that allow you to fine tune the features that you would like to present to the end user. Here are some of the major options:
- Column sort configuration
- Locator activation control template
- SQL Sorting support
- Runtime column header setting
- Sorting on custom tab
- Green bar and style support
- Drag and Drop column management
- Show hide column
- Drop list control template
- Column Freeze
Of special note here is that the Clarion ListBox format string has a 8096 byte size limitation. Even more interesting is that the ListBox tool has a limitation of 4028 bytes. View Wizard allows you to take advantage of the extra space outside of the ListBox tool by setting all your column headings to blank and then checking the template option to set the heading at runtime. If you have a large number of columns you will know what this means and will manifest itself in a garbled browse and you will note that the ListBox tool will simply truncate fields when it reaches its limit.
With a few template switches the Wizards will speak your language. To use the builtin translation capabilities that come with Query Wizard, you must own a license to Query Wizard and have it installed in your application. In that case, you can access the predefined translation strings for the included languages.
If you don’t have Query Wizard, each product has simple embeds where you can add your translation pairs. This is also convenient if you just want to change the wording on just a few select strings.
Using dictionary options can save time by allowing you to selectively include and/or exclude fields to Wizard field selection. You can also customize override and expressions directly in the dictionary. Careful usage of the dictionary option can speed up development if you have many procedures that use the same tables.
If you need it, the Access Levels features of the Wizards will allow you to setup user and/or group access control for all the saved definitions. You can also use this feature to create developer definitions that the user can have customized access to. It is easy to interface with your own home grown security or any of the third-party security solutions out there.
The interface graphics can all be replaced with images of your choice and ship with 5 different color schemes that you can select to differentiate the different Wizard products. This is useful when you add all the Wizard products to your application or when you just want the interface to more closely match your application look and feel.
The images are all stored in a simple .LIB file so are easily replaced with your own custom images.