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Archive: JavaScript

JavaScript - Displaying the Date

How to display the date using JavaScript.

Developer   February 16, 2000

JavaScript - Dynamic updates with comboboxes

Here is an example of changing a second combobox in response to a first combobox's selection change.

Developer   February 10, 2000

JavaScript - Generating a unique serial number

The following sample illustrates how to generate a unique serial number for a document. This uses a hash function which is generally useful for JavaScript hackers.

Developer   February 10, 2000

JavaScript - Binding a variable to the field on a page

How to get a script to bind a variable to the field on that page only, when you don't know the exact field name in advance.

Developer   February 08, 2000

JavaScript - spawnPageFromTemplate method for templates

An example that proves templates are possible. It uses the JavaScript spawnPageFromTemplate method.

Developer   January 22, 2000

JavaScript - Displaying an alert dialog on the screen

Enables you to display an alert dialog on the screen. The minimum required parameter is a string containing the message to be displayed. Optionally, an icon type can be specified by using the nIcon parameter. This example uses a button group type.

Developer   January 20, 2000

JavaScript - How to display a popup menu

The following sample illustrates how to display a popup-menu. This uses the app.PopUpMenu method.

Developer   January 19, 2000

JavaScript - Using Arrays

This code shows mathematical calculations, show and hide of fields, and alerts. Carl Orthlieb has lent a hand to clean it up.

Developer   January 19, 2000

JavaScript - setFocus Method for tabbing to next form field

This sample uses the setFocus method for the form field to tab to the next field if the character limit for the field is reached.

Developer   December 13, 1999

PDF templates - the invisible paper

Karl De Abrew

Bryan Guignard takes a pragmatic approach to his column with his PDF Templates kit. This kit consists of two files. The Template Interface, and a second PDF file which is a sample of invisible PDF paper along with the PostScript code snippet used to create it.

Developer   October 19, 1999

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