Getting Started

This topic explains how to use Xafari Extra Filters. The main task is to assign PeriodStructPropertyEditor to DateTime property. Follow the steps described below.

  • Add XafariModule, XafariFiltersModule and XafariEditorsModule to Module Project.
  • Add XafariFiltersWindowsModule and XafariEditorsWinModule to Windows Forms Application Project.
  • Add XafariFiltersWebModule and XafariEditorsWebModule to Web Application Project.
  • Invoke the Model Editor. Navigate to the object item in the BOModel node. For example, image below demonstrates BOModel|Xafari.Northwind.Classifiers|Order node in the Xafari Northwind demo. Lookup list for PeriodFilterProperty contains all allowable properties for the selected object. Select required value from lookup list.

period_struct_property_editor_6

  • c#
  • VB

static class Program
{
  //...
  static void Main()
  {
    //...
    ExtraActionsWindowsFormsApplication winApplication = new ExtraActionsWindowsFormsApplication();
    //...
    winApplication.CreateCustomTemplate += winApplication_CreateCustomTemplate;
  }
  //...
  private static void winApplication_CreateCustomTemplate(object sender, CreateCustomTemplateEventArgs e)
  {
    if (e.Context == TemplateContext.ApplicationWindow)
      e.Template = new MainForm();
    else if (e.Context == TemplateContext.View)
      e.Template = new DetailViewForm();
  }
}

Friend Module Program
  '...
  Private Sub Main()
    '...
    Dim winApplication As ExtraActionsWindowsFormsApplication = New ExtraActionsWindowsFormsApplication()
    '...
    winApplication.CreateCustomTemplate += winApplication_CreateCustomTemplate
  End Sub
  '...
  Private Sub winApplication_CreateCustomTemplate(ByVal sender As Object, ByVal e As CreateCustomTemplateEventArgs)
    If e.Context = TemplateContext.ApplicationWindow Then
      e.Template = New MainForm()
    Else
      If e.Context = TemplateContext.View Then
        e.Template = New DetailViewForm()
      End If
    End If
  End Sub
End Module

  • To see the result, run the application and go to the List View for the corresponding objects.

Note also the following remarks:

  • ListView item in the Views node also contains PeriodFilterProperty. Its default value derives from the BOModel node for corresponding object.
  • PeriodStructPropertyEditor is a default Property Editor for Xafari.Base.PeriodStruct type.

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