Pre-Release Notes for Alpha Anywhere (Alpha Five Version 12)

IMPORTANT: The pre-release builds are only available to customers with a valid Alpha Anywhere subscription. If your subscription has expired you will not be able to use the pre-release build.

If your subscription is valid and you download and use the pre-release build please keep in mind that if you do not renew your subscription after it expires your eligibility to use pre-release builds will end.







Build 5464-5211 16-NOV-2018 - 8:25 AM


The Features and Bugs Listed Below are for the current pre-release build. These features/fixes will be included in the next official Version 12 Update. These notes are for users who are testing the pre-release update.

This is not an official patch, so you should not deploy this update to a production environment.


This pre-release build is our internal, nightly build and it is made available to you for the sole purpose of testing the new features that have been added and the bug fixes that have been made since the last official release. We are making this pre-release available to you so that you can provide us with feedback on whether the changes we are making are working correctly and have not introduced new issues.


If you encounter any type of bug while using this pre-release build, please send information about the bug (including full instructions on how to duplicate the issue, and a test case that we can run on our own machines) to


Please do NOT post bug reports concerning the pre-release build on the message board. Alpha Software engineers do NOT routinely monitor the message board and there is a good chance that your posting will be overlooked. Also, since your posting will be referencing unreleased code, it will only serve to confuse other users.


This pre-release build is not intended to be used in a production environment.


You can download the pre-release update using these links:







Build 5464

UX Component - TransForm - TransForm FormDataView Control - A new control type can be added to the UX component. The TransForm FormDataView control allows you to display the data in a TransForm form using a control that looks the same as the manner in which form data is displayed in the TransForm Central Management Console. You can also edit data in the form with the TransForm FormDataView control.

To add a TransForm FormDataView control to a UX, select the [More..] item in the Data Controls section.



Then select the TransFormDataViewer control.


Click the smart field for the Custom Control properties to configure the control. The configuration dialog is shown below.



The TransForm FormDataView must be populated with both the form data to display and also the form definition for the form you are displaying. You can specify where this data should come from. The choices are

The TransForm FormDataView control exposes a number of methods. Information about these methods can be obtained by clicking the hyperlink in TransForm FormDataView configuration dialog (shown in the above image).



Build 5458

Web Applications - Xbasic and Javascript Editors - When editing Xbasic files (function libraries, modules, scripts) or Javascript files, the editor toolbar has a new button that opens a selector window allowing you to quickly switch between open editors, create a new file, or open an existing file, without having to first return to the Web Control Panel


Build 5460

HTML Reports - Fixed an issue that prevented HTML reports from printing.

Internet Explorer - Fixed some issues with running components using IE.


Build 5458

Internet Explorer - Fixed issue with certain controls (such as date picker) not working when using IE

Build 5452

Web Applications - Style Builder - The Style Builder would give an error when trying to edit a style that was inherited from the 'Alpha' style (e.g. 'Alpha-Green')

UX Component - List Control - Condition Style - Logical Javascript expressions that used the || operator did not work. Logical Javascript expressions that used a property of a field (e.g. data.Country.length > 10) were being incorrectly flagged as invalid.

UX Components - List Controls - SQL Data Source - Fixes a problem that was introduced in build 5445 with paginated Lists based on SQL data sources

SSRS Reports - Fixes a problem with SSRS reports not rendering.

iOS Scrolling - Fixes a problem with scrolling on iOS devices.