Now that the next version of LiveCycle ES is in beta (some info here and you can join here), we can start talking about some of the new features that we’re planning to deliver in LiveCycle Designer, the form design tool that’s part of LiveCycle. We’ve been working on a lot of interesting things.
One of the themes of this version is form simplification. By simplification I don’t mean making simpler forms – I mean making it easier to make complex forms. Reducing the amount of script you have to write, for example, while giving you even richer ways to validate data and show validation problems, and build interaction into your forms.
And let’s say you wanted a form that had an optional section, with a checkbox that would show or hide that section. In Designer 8.2, this required writing script. Now? A few clicks and you’re done. We’ve built a way for you to write script for the most common types of form interactions that we see in dynamic forms, without having to write script.
It’s called Actions, and there’s a sneak preview over at Mark Szulc’s blog.
Between now and when the new Designer is released, you’ll see some members of the team posting about new features. It’s great to be able to talk about them and I hope you find them useful.