Fairly often we want to split long forms into several steps letting users fill a few fields on each step. Besides making a long form easier to fill out for your users you can also save partial results between pages.
Here is how this can be done in PHPRunner, ASPRunnerPro and ASPRunner.NET.
Lets assume we have Cars table with about 20 fields and we want to split Add/Edit pages into three steps.
1. Create two custom views
Create two custom views (Cars1 and Cars2) based on Cars table
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Happy Halloween everyone!
Just a little Halloween fun project. To make your website more interesting you can choose to display a random background image for each visitor. Here is how it’s going to look:
Check this live demo. Logon as test/test then logout to . . . → Read More: Random page background: Halloween edition
PHPRunner 8.0/ASPRunnerPro 9.0/ASPRunner.NET 8.0 are here. Purchase info and download links.
Click any image to see the full size screenshot.
Major new features
- Multiple database connections (part of Enterprise Edition)
- Import page with columns mapping
- New Printer page/PDF options (portrait/landscape, fit to page, scale)
Continue reading PHPRunner 8.0/ASPRunnerPro 9.0/ASPRunner.NET 8.0 »
PHPRunner 7.0 and ASPRunnerPro 8.0 add a new new 'Custom CSS' feature - an easy way to modify the appearance of your pages adding bells and whistles Style Editor doesn't support. Lets see how we can build a custom login page similar to this one:
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Data validation is very important in web applications. You do not want your users to enter incorrect data. Our web application builders can help you with this.
In this article we cover different validation type starting with built-in validation and making it all the way through to advanced AJAX-based validation.
Built-in validation types
This validation will work if you need to make sure that all required fields are populated or validate a relatively simple data format like US Social Security Number.
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We plan to release a beta version of new PHPRunner and ASPRunnerPro in August-September 2012. Here are some of new features you can expect in this update.
New file/image upload control
- select and upload multiple files at once. You only need one database field to store all file names.
- customizable list of allowed file extensions
- max number of files
- file size restriction (for each file individually and total upload size)
- customizable path to upload folder. May contain PHP variables. No need to write events code if you want to save each user' files to separate folder. Sample upload path: $_SESSION["ProjectID"]."/".$_SESSION["UserID"]
- Drag-n-drop upload - drag files from your desktop right to web page
Continue reading Preview of new features in PHPRunner 6.2 and ASPRunnerPro 7.2 »
This is the second video in educational series that shows how you can create a simple project, connect to your database, build it and view in browser.
Here is the outline:
connection to local or remote MySQL database previewing your application using built-in web server XAMPP installation previewing your application using XAMPP’s web server . . . → Read More: Video: connection to remote MySQL, XAMPP installation, FTP upload
In this article we'll show you how to add password strength meter to ASPRunnerPro/PHPRunner registration page. This meter is a handy way to show users how weak or strong their password is. This code requires ASPRunnerPro 7.x or PHPRunner 6.x in order to work properly. Download article code.
For this purpose we are going to use jQuery password strength plugin developed by Olivier Oechsle. Make sure to check plugin page if you are interested in internal workings or fancy to improve it.
See live demo
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