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    Is it possible to create a control application without any fields and say create a "switchboard" with large buttons similar to the Windows 8 metro interface?

  • #2
    Two ideas

    Hi. Here are 2 ideas to implement this.

    You could use a blank app, which can hold any php code, and create it from scratch. You could use a div based layout to get panels of different colors with text in them, and you would presumably be linking to other apps (forms, grids, charts, etc) created with SC. That would look pretty good.

    Another way is to make a dashboard using container app - and then try to heavily alter its look using CSS overrides. The advantage of that is that you could populate the various panels with apps (also modified with CSS and tricks to look like red panels, green panels, and so on) that could be displaying info that changes. You do that by using the built-in refresh interval option in SC apps. So your dashboard can be updating in real-time.

    I have dashboards in all my SC-based projects to give admin users a snapshot of important data on their home page when they log in, so I know it works great. Making it look like a win8 metro will be challenging but seems doable to me.
    Good luck,
    Jamie


    Originally posted by bengrech View Post
    Is it possible to create a control application without any fields and say create a "switchboard" with large buttons similar to the Windows 8 metro interface?

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    • #3
      is there a tutorial on how to create dashboards? I am very much interested in creating one.

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      • #4
        You build your graph applications stand-alone. It starts off with creating grid applications. There are movies on the scriptcase website (youtube). Then you hang them into container applications (examples too on the movies). That's what Scriptcase calls a dashboards. They look great. Only one disadvantage, while you can move your panels and dock them the way you like, the settings are not remembered.
        Albert Drent
        aducom software netherlands
        scriptcase partner, reseller, support and (turn-key) development
        www.scriptcase.eu / www.scriptcase.nl

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