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Field Triggers

Nickel Contributor
Posts: 493
Country: USA

Field Triggers

I have a macro that can capture text on ACT! layouts and trigger it "to do" something.
 
However,  thanks to Sage software's careful planning of it's own software,  it won't work.
 
For example,  in "groups" when I click on something in the Group Tree,  nothing happens. 
 
Why didn't ACT! think about this and allow us to have programs or applications "trigger" something else with the click on the Group Tree?
 
Really kind of sad.  I wanted to have a small "list box" open up in a small area with the list off all files associated with the "name of the Group"
 
I don't understand why this company doesn't think about these things.  They are so many small things this company has missed.  I can't understand.  They are so small and probably would cost them nothing to implement them.
 
Really really sad..
 
Pat
Platinum Elite Contributor
Posts: 14,384
Country: Australia

Re: Field Triggers

There are application triggers in the SDK. Can't recall if clicking in the Groups Tree view is one, but you might ask here - http://community.act.com/sage/board?board.id=Pub_Dev
 
If there is, you'd need to code something in .Net to listen for it
 
If not, make a request for it here - http://www.act.com/community/feature/
Copper Contributor
Posts: 61
Country: USA

Re: Field Triggers

When you select something in the group tree, a change event should be triggered in the Group.
There are some samples floating around showing how you can subscribe to the OnChange event.  if you want to do that from a Plugin, it is much easier to do than if you want to do that from a Custom Control (both are possible though)
 
Xavier's training PPT has a sample that works with Contact change you may want to adapt.
Also, as Mike sugegsted, feel free to visit the DevNet part of the community for developer discussions.
Pierre