Archive for December, 2006

Howto: Adding explanations next to form fields with Tableless QuickForm renderer

Wednesday, December 27th, 2006

Today, a user of HTML_QuickForm_Renderer_Tableless asked how he can add explanations next to form fields. An example of such an explaination or additional information is shown in the following screenshot:
Usage of two labels with HTML_QuickForm_Renderer_Tableless

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Structures_DataGrid 0.8.0 released

Saturday, December 16th, 2006

Today Olivier and I have “flooded” PEAR with new releases of Structures_DataGrid and its 19 subpackages. The reason for releasing all packages was a license change from PHP License 2.0 to New BSD license which is more flexible and compatible to other open source licenses.

The new major feature of the new release is streaming support. Until this release, it was impossible to use Structures_DataGrid for converting a huge database table into, for example, a CSV file. We offer now the possibility to fetch the data in chunks of, by default, 500 records from the database and to write these records into the CSV file, followed by the next chunk of 500 records, and so on.

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New Tableless renderer releases

Monday, December 4th, 2006

New releases of both HTML_QuickForm_Renderer_Tableless (0.4.3) and HTML_QuickForm_DHTMLRulesTableless (0.2.3) are available. The renderer had only a little stylesheet change to achieve layout compatibility with Windows Internet Explorer 7. The DHTMLRules got support for multiple error messages (needed for groups), and there were some bug fixes.

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