Omnis Tech News Articles

by David Swain

I have noticed over the years that many people in trouble with specific items in Omnis Studio tend to overlook the Tech News articles I have written - especially those written in the early years that are not indexed on the Omnis.net site except by date. To help developers find information that could potentially save them hours or days of frustration, I have compiled this listing of my articles.

When you click the link to open an issue, remember that my article is nearly always the second one in those issues with multiple articles.

   
Publication Date Article Title (usually the last article in the issue)
21 March 2001 Literals vs. Expressions
4 April 2001 Matters of Styles
18 April 2001 Variables and Fields
2 May 2001 Dropdown Selection Lists
16 May 2001 Masked Entry Field Techniques
30 May 2001 Headed List Boxes (first article in this issue)
13 June 2001 Data Grids in Reports
27 June 2001 Heading Lists in Remote Forms
12 July 2001 The Data Grid Component for Window Classes
19 September 2001 Display Fields
3 October 2001 Lookup Channels
15 October 2001 Modifying the Component Store
31 October 2001 No David Swain article this issue
14 November 2001 Component Store Templates and Class Defaults
28 November 2001 Dynamically Adding and Removing Components
12 December 2001 Group Methods
9 January 2002 Custom Data Types
23 January 2002 Pushbutton Options
6 February 2002 Checkbox, Radio Button and Toolbar Object Options
20 February 2002 Radio Button and Checkbox Strategies
20 March 2002 No David Swain article this issue
3 April 2002 Icons and the Icon Editor
17 April 2002 Wrapping List Fields in Reports
1 May 2002 Building Charts: Exercises With Shape Fields
15 May 2002 Building Charts: Lurking with Lists
29 May 2002 Building a Structure Diagram
12 June 2002 Hidden Masked Entry Field Properties
26 June 2002 Alternative Data Entry Strategies
10 July 2002 Methods and Messages
25 September 2002 Event Handling: The Basics
16 October 2002 Event Handling: Exploring Events
30 October 2002 No David Swain article this issue
13 November 2002 Mouse Events
28 November 2002 Mouse Event Examples
12 December 2002 Keystroke Events
8 January 2003 Status Events
22 January 2003 Item Reference and Field Reference Parameters
6 February 2003 Exploring Tokens
28 February 2003 Checkboxes, Radio buttons and other Icons in reports
26 March 2003 style() Function
16 April 2003 style() Continued – Remote Forms
1 May 2003 Menu Classes and Instances
14 May 2003 Installing Menus
28 May 2003 Installed Menus Installation Order
11 June 2003 Installed Menus Menu Lines and Methods
27 June 2003 Installed Menus Conserving Menu Lines
17 July 2003 Embedded Menus
10 September 2003 Popup Menu Fields
26 September 2003 Context Menus
22 October 2003 Cascading Menus
13 November 2003 Popup Menu Commands
10 December 2003 Resizing Fields When the User Resizes the Window
29 January 2004 Aggregate Values in Omnis Studio Reports
3 March 2004 Sort Fields in Reports
13 April 2004 Hyperlinks control
6 May 2004 Colors in Omnis Studio Version 4
10 June 2004 The Icon Array Field in Studio 4
22 July 2004 The "Modify Report" Field
9 September 2004 Report Class Basics
6 October 2004 The Report Process
4 November 2004 List Based Reports
13 January 2005 Report Configuration Using the $construct Method
3 February 2005 Multi Purpose Reports
17 March 2005 Data Gathering in the $construct Method of a Report
28 April 2005 Task Basics
26 May 2005 Multiple Task Processes
23 June 2005 Providing Global Resources in Multiple Task Applications
11 August 2005 Closing Instances and Tasks
20 October 2005 Object Classes and Instances: The Basics
17 November 2005 Object Classes and Instances: Function Objects
5 January 2006 Object Classes and Instances: Helper Objects
9 February 2006 New Features in Omnis Studio Version 4.1
2 March 2006 The Graph2 Component in Omnis Studio 4.1
13 April 2006 Deeper Mysteries of Graph2
21 June 2006 Object Reference Variables
21 July 2006 Data Objects
10 August 2006 External Objects
8 September 2006 $ref and $sendallref
18 October 2006 Environment Variables and Omnis Studio
16 November 2006 New Features of Remote Forms
1 February 2007 Omnis Studio and Unicode
27 April 2007 The Tree List Component: An Introduction
2 August 2007 The Tree List Component: Loading Data
25 January 2008 Content Tips For Entry Fields
20 March 2008 Button, Button - Which Kind Of Button?
23 January 2009 HotPICT Component
9 April 2009 Dynamic HotPICT Options
23 March 2010 Carrying Over Aggregate Values In Omnis Studio Reports
2 July 2010 Component Library Basics
23 September 2010 Component Library Design Objects Collections
October 2010 Component Library Class Templates and Wizards