Customizing AppGini web applications

Extend what your AppGini web applications can do. Learn the fine details of tailoring the generated code efficiently.
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  • Lectures 29
  • Length 4.5 hours
  • Skill Level Intermediate Level
  • Languages English, captions
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Published 3/2016 English Closed captions available

Course Description

Hello everyone!

My name is Ahmad Gneady. I'm the author of AppGini, a program that makes it trivially easy for anyone with a PC to create powerful and great-looking web database applications for their work. Since 2003, thousands of users have used AppGini to create applications to manage inventory, payrolls, human resources, real estate, sales, invoicing, projects and tasks, community activities, and .. well, you name it.

All the above and much more can be done without writing a single line of code by using AppGini. However, AppGini offers the ability to customize the generated code by using hooks. And this is what this course is about.

I prepared this course for power users of AppGini, who'd like to add more functionality to their applications by writing custom code. Through 4.5 hours of video, we'll finish 30 practical examples, featuring more than 500 lines of code, that cover the most common hook questions I receive from users. You'll learn how to:

  • customize the login page,
  • add links to the main page and show the count of records,
  • organize long forms into tabs or change their layout,
  • change the filters page to look more friendly and efficient,
  • add custom buttons to forms to extend their functionality,
  • create invoices and similar report types,
  • add validation rules to forms to enforce business rules,
  • perform calculations on the fly,
  • and automatically update an order total field as items get added to the order.

I'll cover many common cases with detailed code .. all the code will be explained in a clear easy-to-follow pace so that you can write your own code afterwards. Moreover, I'll continue adding more and more lectures to expand the course and include additional cases. By signing up now, you'll also get all future lectures for free.

What are the requirements?

  • Install AppGini Professional Edition. There are other programs and utilities needed (all are free or opensource), but we'll cover them in the course.

What am I going to get from this course?

  • Understand AppGini hook files, how they work and how to add code to them
  • Customizing the homepage and adding summary info and special links to it
  • Changing the appearance of the login page and saving audit data
  • Customize the layout of data entry forms
  • Creating efficient user-friendly search forms
  • Adding more actions to the data entry forms
  • Add validation rules, business logic and advanced calculations to data entry forms

Who is the target audience?

  • This course is meant for users of AppGini who are not afraid of using a text editor to write simple code to extend the functions of their AppGini applications. Prior programming knowledge is helpful but not essential.

What you get with this course?

Not for you? No problem.
30 day money back guarantee.

Forever yours.
Lifetime access.

Learn on the go.
Desktop, iOS and Android.

Get rewarded.
Certificate of completion.


Section 1: Course Introduction
Welcome - Introduction to the AppGini customization course
Section 2: Overview of the Northwind demo application
Exploring the online demo
Installing the Northwind demo locally
Overview of the generated files and creating a Git repository
Our first customization
Overview of the Northwind demo application
8 questions
Section 3: Customizing the homepage
Removing demo links
Adding a custom link
Displaying the count of records in a table
Linking to the most recent record in a table
Customizing the homepage
8 questions
Section 4: Customizing the login page
Customizing the appearance of the login page
Reporting failed login attempts
Customizing the login page
7 questions
Section 5: Changing the detail view form layout
Organizing long forms into tabs
Organizing long forms into a horizontal layout
Changing the detail view form layout
4 questions
Section 6: Creating a customized search form
Understanding filters
Searching numeric ranges
Searching lookup fields
Searching Date Ranges
Creating a customized search form
15 questions
Section 7: Adding more action buttons to the detail view
Adding action buttons linking to other pages
Creating a printable invoice, part 1
Creating a printable invoice, part 2
Adding more action buttons to the detail view
16 questions
Section 8: Sending an email notification after adding/editing a record
Sending email notifications on new record
Sending email notifications on field changes
Sending an email notification after adding/editing a record
11 questions
Section 9: Adding validation rules to forms
Adding validation to forms
Validating date fields
Adding validation rules to forms
6 questions
Section 10: Showing/hiding fields in the detail view when a certain event is triggered
Conditionally hiding detail view fields
Retrieving parent record info into detail view field
Showing/hiding fields in the detail view when a certain event is triggered
7 questions
Section 11: Performing calculations on fields
Performing calculations in the detail view
Calculating subtotal from unit price, quantity and discount
Live updating order total from items
Performing calculations on fields
8 questions

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Instructor Biography

Ahmad Gneady, Founder and CTO, BigProf Software

I've been developing web applications since 1999. On 2002, I launched AppGini, and have been maintaining and upgrading it since then. AppGini has become one of the simplest tools to create awesome responsive multi-user web database applications, in a few minutes, without writing any line of code.

I chose Udemy for hosting AppGini-related courses as it's probably the most popular, and most user-friendly online learning platform.

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