Related Forms

VPM Enterprise provides a Related Forms engine that is quite unique. We think youíll like it. The Related Forms engine coordinates the display of parent, child, grandchild, etc. forms. Letís show you what that means.

Select the Employee Basic Data (Multiple Instances) option on the Employee menu to display that form. Click the Next arrow on the Toolbar so that the form shows Laurie Bensonís record. Select the Benefits option on the Employee menu to display the Benefits form.

Notice that when the Benefits form appears, it automatically displays the benefits records for Laurie Benson. You can tell thatís true by comparing the Employee #ís on the two forms. Click the Next arrow on the Toolbar. Notice that Laurie Bensonís next benefits record appears on the Benefits form.

Click the Parent Mode control on the Toolbar. Itís the first button from the left. The big square on the Parent Mode button should now be yellow. Click the Next arrow on the Toolbar. Notice that even though the Benefits form is active, the Next control moves you through the parent records and refreshes the parent Employee Basic Data form. When Parent Mode is on, you can change the current parent record without leaving a child form.

Your VPM Enterprise applications can enjoy the Related Forms features you just witnessed without the need for you to write one line of Visual FoxPro code.

See the Related Forms chapter to learn all the benefits of the VPM Enterprise Related Forms engine and how to implement Related Forms.

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