LiveCode LessonsLiveCode Data Grid IntroductionHow Do I Create My First Data Grid Form?

How Do I Create My First Data Grid Form?

This lesson will show you how to create a bare bones data grid form. Data grid forms are useful when you need a less rigid layout than columns in a table provide. A data grid form gives you complete control over the look and feel of each record you display.

Locate Data Grid on Tools Palette

Locate Data Grid on Tools Palette

Drag Data Grid Onto Card

Drag Data Grid Onto Card

Change Style to "form"

Change Style to "form"

Select the Data Grid and open the Revolution property inspector. Change the style to form.

Add Some Text

Add Some Text

Now you can assign some text to the data grid. By default a data grid will render some basic data without you having to customize the row template. To assign some text:

1) Switch to the Contents pane of the property inspector.

2) Type or paste some line delimited text into the field.

Result

Result

That's it! The data you entered in the field will appear in the data grid. Now you are ready to customize the look and feel of your records by modifying the row template.

You should note that while you can assign line delimited text to a data grid form, the data grid really works with multi-dimensional arrays under the hood. By using arrays you can store and display all different kinds of data in a data grid. Being able to assign the uText property is merely a convenience.

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