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Electronic Download Edition - Desktop Made Easy (A5V11)

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This product is electronically distributed.

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How can you pass this up? Even if you're only testing the software, you can't miss with this value. Here's what you get:

  • A full copy of the book in PDF format. The book is filled with clear, concise instructions, color screen shots and has a Table of Contents and an Index. The PDF has Bookmarks and is searchable and printable.
  • The working database(s) for the exercises.

We do recommend you use a print-out to aid in following the exercises. And we can't offer a guarantee because once you have it, well, you have it . . . and there's nothing to return!

Not to worry, like so many others, we're sure you'll be so impressed with this value!

This is part one of a two volume set. Buy Alpha Five Made Easy and Enhance Your Desktop App!  together and save!
Even better, add the Functions Handbook for speedy development and even bigger savings!

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Alpha Anywhere Enhance Your Desktop App!

More Desktop Features Made Easy

by Susan Hussey Bush

Fully compatible with Alpha Anywhere and A5V11

Glue this book to your side while you are developing your application. For users familiar with database design.

What's inside . . .

  • Learn how web forms fit into your desktop application.
  • Create your first grid component.
  • Learn the best ways to use images in your database.
  • Find your customers with a Google Map, learn all about their hobbies with Google Image Search..
  • Jump from an embedded browse to a form for further editing.
  • Add charts to forms and reports.
  • Add Bookmarks, a Table of Contents and an Index to your report.
  • Learn to put the right headers and footers into your reports.
  • Learn the best ways to Find, Sort and Filter your data.
  • Enhance your application with Checkboxes, Radio Buttons, Listboxes and Tree Controls.
  • Add outstanding Graphics to your database.
  • Use Action Scripting to point and click your way to Xbasic.
  • Get user input with Xdialog and create Custom Menus.
  • Get just the right Color and maintain a consistant look with Stylesheets.
  • Use Alpha Five to E-Mail and Fax and send a mass email to your contact list with AlphaMailer.
  • And lots more!

Check out the Table of Contents and then take a look at some sample pages . . .

Chapter 1: Beyond the Basics
Chapter 6:
Find It! Sort It! Filter It!
Chapter 8: Customize Your App!

Book Specifications:

Size: 8 1/2 X 11
No of pages: 332
Cover: Heavy duty laminate.
Binding: Spiral Binding

Alpha Five Functions Handbook

Functions and Expressions Made Easy

Fully compatible with Alpha Anywhere and Alpha Five

What's inside . . .

Ch 1: The Basics
Once understood, most common functions are easy to use. Expressions can define calculations or combine fields with text, always following a consistent format throughout the program.

Ch 2: Character Functions
From changing the case of a letter to creating expressions for importing data, character type functions can manipulate both simple and complex data.

Ch 3: Date and Time Functions
Dates can be formatted in a variety of styles. One date subtracted from another, results in the number of days between the two. You can also calculate the time worked by an employee or show the duration of time of sporting event.

Ch 4: Numeric Functions
From simple arithmetic to advanced calculations, numeric functions give superior results.

Ch 5: Functions for Filtering and Ordering Records
Whether locating a single record within tens of thousands or printing a monthly sales report, filtering is at the heart of your application design.

Ch 6: Summary and Report Functions
Totals, averages, counts and other summaries will have your reports telling the whole story for you and your clients.

Ch 7: Lookup Function
The Lookup function requires more documentation than other functions because the syntax can be hard to understand. After doing the exercise and reading the principles behind its setup, just use the worksheet at the end of the chapter and you'll easily add lookups to your application!

Many thanks to Frances Peake for her assistance with this chapter.

Ch 8: Table Information
You can return the name of the table, the record number and other information about fields and tables.

Ch 9: Master Chart
When you know the name of the function, come here for quick reference to the syntax.

Check out the Table of Contentsand List of Syntax Charts and then take a look at some sample pages . . .

Ch 2: Character Functions and sample syntax chart

Book Specifications:
Size: 8 1/2 X 11
No of pages: 196
Cover: Heavy duty laminate.
Binding: Spiral Binding


Alpha Five Made Easy

The Basics and More for Version 11


What's inside . . .

  • Everything you need to know about Databases and Tables
  • How to set up Field Rules and Data Entry
  • The principles of Sets and Mapped Tables
  • How to create outstanding Forms and Browses
  • How to wow your customers with Reports, Letters and Labels
  • What you need to know about Operations
  • Creating fancy and simple Buttons, Hyperlinks and Bubble Help
  • Add outstanding Graphics to your database
  • Use Action Scripting.
  • Use Alpha Five’s easy design features with SQL databases

Check out the Table of Contents and then take a look at some sample pages . . .

Lesson 4: Forms & Browses
Lesson 5:
Lesson 7:
Buttons, Hyperlinks & Bubble Help

Book Specifications:

Size: 8 1/2 X 11
No of pages: 414
Cover: Heavy duty laminate.
Binding: Spiral Binding