Kexi/Plugins/Quickforms

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Design page for task Add Qt Quick-based forms.

  • Started: piggz, Jan 2014
  • Status: experimental implementation exists in kexi/plugins/quickforms, kexi_quickform_piggz branch.
  • Wish #????

Introduction

Initial blog entry: [1]

Microsoft Access has powerful VBA forms allowing many tasks to be performed. Kexi forms are limited to data-bindings and macro execution. To have something as powerful as VBA it is preferential to not re-invent the wheel. QtQuick provides a extensible set of basic components, and a pwoerful scripting language that can be extended with application specific functionality.

QtQuick forms in Kexi will give us a powerful framework for allowing the user to build complex and fluid forms, backed by javascript scripting and kexi specific bindings.

Constraints:

  • Qt Quick-based forms do not replace QWidget-based forms but complement them.
  • They are not interchangeable and probably cannot be combined (except one can be opened using "open" action).

Use cases

  • Menu system/navigation
  • Data Entry
  • Data based application development using kexi locked-down mode

Requirements

  • We should build some kexi specific components to simplify building forms
  • Examples:
    • KexiButton
    • KexiField
  • We should provide bindings to control the Kexi instance (already mostly covered)
  • We should provide bindings to the current record data and record navigation functions
  • We could provide some file io functionality

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