I am developing a quite big add-on using VB.NET and SDK
I started learning SDK using the samples given in SDK Help, and I develop everything entirely in code, because I have not learned other techniques.
All dimensions and positions are specified in code. I am not using any visual tool (Screen Painter, B1DE, SAP B1 Studio..)
I notice that my form is rather slow to load. Not a big problem, but if it loads faster, users will be more happy.
I have studied the "Working with XML" example in DI sample, and notice it loads very fast (but it's a small file. Mine is much bigger).
I am thinking of converting all my forms into XML, but would like some advice before jumping ahead.
What I do is to calculate screen resolution using these codes:
Public VirtualScreenWidth As Double = System.Windows.Forms.SystemInformation.VirtualScreen.Width
Public VirtualScreenHeight As Double = System.Windows.Forms.SystemInformation.VirtualScreen.Height
Then I express all my dimensions and positions in terms of these variables. ex:
oItem = FormSelx.Items.Add("O_ToOt", SAPbouiCOM.BoFormItemTypes.it_OPTION_BUTTON)
oItem.TextStyle = SAPbouiCOM.BoFontStyle.fs_Bold
oItem.Left = 0.5 * VirtualScreenWidth
oItem.Top = 0.59 * VirtualScreenHeight
Can a form be saved as XML even if dimensions are expressed parametrized as above?
Just as a test, I modified the XML file to incorporate a formula (125*2 instead of 250)
<item uid="EditText1" type="16" left="157" tab_order="0" width="125 * 2"
But it does not work.
My only hope is that it will work if the XML file is generated by SDK, not just edited .. but maybe I am dreaming!🤪
Any advice will be most welcome. I never worked with XML before.