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Tech Note: A Generic Sort GUI
PRODUCT: 4D | VERSION: 6.0 | PLATFORM: Mac & Win
Published On: February 1, 1998
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A well designed GUI (Graphical User Interface) can really make using a database a pleasurable experience. If care isn't taken when designing such a GUI, users can get frustrated while attempting to extract meaningful data from the database.

This Technical Note illustrates a simple, generic GUI for providing users a way to sort any column on an output form using only the arrow keys. The accompanying example database provides generic code that can be used in any version 6 database.

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