Articles by: Lee Herron

DriveWorks Hierarchical Control – Part Two

In this DriveWorks Tech Tips blog post we continue from part one to look at ways to use DriveWorks Hierarchical Properties to build our forms more quickly and make them smarter. In the video below we show the creation of a more responsive table out of labels, which once setup, can be quickly expanded to any required size as the rule is self-aware. The DriveWorks hierarchical properties we will be using here are: Height ControlName .Height Left ControlName .Left Top ControlName .Top Width ControlName .Width   These are the main properties we will be using, but there are many more available. You can get a complete list of them here: http://docs.driveworkspro.com/Topic/HowToControlProperties In today’s example we will use labels to create a more dynamic and adjustable version of a table. This idea comes up quite frequently as companies often want to show a summary of items or properties at the end of…

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DriveWorks Hierarchical Control

In this Tech Tip video we look at the basics of DriveWorks Hierarchical Control properties of form controls. In this simple example, we look at how to use these properties on your forms to help make your forms more dynamic and responsive to the type of device your customers are viewing DriveWorks on. In this video, we use three simple boxes that could represent controls or frame on a DriveWorks project and then proceed to use the control properties to assist in form layout. The hierarchical control properties we will be using here are: Height ControlName .Height Left ControlName .Left Top ControlName .Top Width ControlName .Width   These are the main properties we will be using but there are many more available. You can get a complete list of them here: http://docs.driveworkspro.com/Topic/HowToControlProperties Typically, the first thing you want to do when laying out your forms is align the controls to one another….

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Javelin’s DriveWorks Expert Lee Herron hosts monthly community meetings where Javelin customers can bring their DriveWorks questions or problems and receive free mentoring and troubleshooting advice. This will be an open meeting format, where all attendees can learn from other companies’ projects, plans and issues. Please be aware that all attendees will be able to see the questions and concerns that you present, so keep your top-secret company info out of sight! We do encourage you to bring problems or projects you are working on, if the information is not confidential. Register for the next DriveWorks Free Tech Support Session on Sep 15, 2017 1:00 PM EDT: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/5934949746995446275 The DriveWorks Free Tech Support Sessions take place on the 3rd Friday of every month. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.

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Upgrading to the New Version of DriveWorks – Everything You Need To Know

The new version of DriveWorks has just arrived, and I know that all of our lovely customers can’t wait to upgrade and start using the awesome new features. Let’s take a moment to review some best practices when it comes to upgrading DriveWorks. DO NOT UPGRADE YOUR CURRENT PRODUCTION SYSTEM! This point cannot be stressed enough. While in most cases upgrades go smoothly, in the unlikely event that a bug is found and ends up disrupting your main DriveWorks system, it could end up disrupting the day to day operation of your company. If your company is heavily dependent on DriveWorks, this could cause significant delays and lost data if IT must go to system backups to restore your setup. Create a COMPLETELY separate testing environment, with a copy of your current DriveWorks group and all project files. It is best practice, in general, to not actively edit a project that your company…

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