[aida] WebGrid filters (was The greatest...)

Janko Mivšek janko.mivsek at eranova.si
Sat Jan 24 15:44:29 CET 2009

Herbert König pravi:
> Hello Eli,
> nice to see how the community grows!
> EG> I plan on having quite a few views where there will be a list
> EG> of objects that don't contain many fields. At the bottom of this
> EG> list will be a small form to allow people to quickly add new
> EG> objects without having to load an separate view. I plan to
> a bit besides your point but if you put the input form at the top of
> the list (if small enough) or at least put a link to the form at the
> top of the list your users will be grateful.
> They might have a smaller screen than you (if you limit the lists
> length) or their lists might be longer than yours. Scrolling down for
> (every) entry  is a pain.

Better solution is to use filter fields
(see http://demo.aidaweb.si/?view=grid).

Having a table with lots of rows is never a good idea and calls for
better solution. That's why we have (besides paging) also very flexible
column filters in WebGrid. Use them!


Janko Mivšek
Smalltalk Web Application Server

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