I will soon be creating a web based point of sale system which will run in the browser. The main POS screen will need to support sales header information and then a number of line items. The number of line items could be 100 or more for a given sale. Being able to enter a sale as quickly as possible (especially the line items) will be the primary goal. Does Infragistics have any tools / widgets to hekp create such a POS browser page?
You can use either the Ignite UI product or the ASP.NET product for controls to use in your application. To explore what controls are available, I would recommend looking at the online samples.
Ignite UI: http://www.igniteui.com/
If you have specific questions on how to use the controls, feel free to post them in our forums and we will assist you.
Thanks Alan but I was hoping for a bit more useful reply than that. Yes I know I can look through the controls and try to determine if they will do what I want. I was looking for some feedback from someone who may have done what I want to do.
The controls that we provide are UI controls and they can be used in the interface for a point of sale system. If you are looking for help designing a point of sale system, we do offer consulting services that could help with this. As far as whether the controls will meet your needs or not, you would need more specific requirements than what is posted here and we can help you if you have specific questions.
Alan - I don't need help desinging a POS system. I've done them before, but not in a browser. I need a UI control that will allow users to enter, very quickly, anywhere from 1 to 100 line items (probably in a grid control?). They need to be able to navigate between the line items very quickly. So I'd like to know if an Infragistics UI control can handle this.
This online sample shows how you can use the igGrid to enter items quickly and navigate with the keyboard. The sample has some configuration options below the grid. I recommend unchecking the "Show Done/Cancel Buttons" checkbox for quicker navigation.
Pressing F2 or enter or clicking on a cell will let you edit it. Pressing enter while editing will commit any changes to the row and begin editing the next row. Pressing ESC will cancel the changes. Pressing tab while editing will move to the next cell. Holding shift and pressing enter/tab will navigate to the previous row/cell.
If you have any further questions or concerns, please let us know.