Contributed by Chris Gross
To enhance your PowerBuilder GUI and stay consistent with the MS feel.
The wizard template is made up of two PFC based objects. The base wizard window, w_wizardmaster, and the base wizard step, u_wizardstepmaster. These objects work together much like the PFC objects u_tab and u_tabpage. To create a wizard you need to create a window inherited from w_wizardmaster. Then create a visual userobject inherited from u_wizardstepmaster for each step in your wizard. Now in the window youve inherited from w_wizardmaster, add to the pfc_preopen event a call to of_addstep() for each step youve created. At this point you have successfully created your wizard. The following tables describe each function and event in w_wizardmaster and u_wizardstepmaster, showing where to code step validation logic and how to create a wizard with a dynamic number and order of steps.
of_AddStep String Class name of the step Add a steps to the end of the wizard. of_DeleteStep Integer Number of the step to delete Removes a step. of_InsertStep Integer Insert before this step number
String Class name of the step
Inserts a step. of_registerstep String Class name of the step OBSOLETE. Use of_AddStep. of_removelaststep (None) OBSOLETE. Use of_DeleteStep. of_reregisterstep String Class name of step
Integer Step number
OBSOLETE. Use a combination of of_DeleteStep and of_InsertStep.
wizard_finish (None) This event is triggered when a user clicks the Finish button (after the pre-navigation events are triggered). wizard_loadstep Integer Step number Used internally by the base class. wizard_navigate String "Next","Back","Finish" Used internally by the base class. wizard_postnavigate String "Next","Back","Finish" This event is triggered after a new step is opened. This event is intended for you to extend. wizard_prenavigate String "Next","Back","Finish" This event is triggered before a new step is opened. Extend this event to add your step validation logic. You may prevent the next step from opening by returning the appropriate value.
wizardstep_postdraw (None) This event is triggered after the step is opened and drawn on the window. Extend this event to add an code you wish to execute after the user sees the new step. For example, initiate a datawindow retrieve. wizardstep_predraw (None) This event is triggered after the step is opened but before it is drawn on the window. This event is intended for you to set initial or saved values for controls on your step. wizardstep_prenavigate String "Next","Back","Finish" This event is triggered before a new step is opened. Extend this event to add your step validation logic. You may prevent the next step from opening by returning the appropriate value.
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|10/25/1998||The 'Finish' button has
been removed. The 'Next' button now morphs to the 'Finish' button during the last step.
The old API for w_wizardmaster has been changed in favor of a more intuitive API. The old API still exists, therefore any old implementation of the wizard template will still work. The new API consists of
The u_wizardstepmaster event 'wizardstep_predraw' now works appropriately, i.e. it is triggered before the step is drawn on the wizard.
|07/07/1998||Initial Revision||Ver. 1.00|
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