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a question that often comes up is related to how to handle scenarios where controls on a form need to behave differently according to some condition. for example, in our applications our normal practice is to bring forms up in view–only mode. this means that the user has to take some positive action (click a toolbar button, or a button on the form) to put the form into either add (i.e. get a new blank record), or edit (i.e. change the existing data). this requirement conveys several distinct benefits in the context of an application.
first, it guards against… Continue reading