Dynamically lookup a widget

By Tom Bauwens on 25 Aug 2015
In the current Outsystems platform when you want to assign a ValidationMessage to a widget you have to select the widget from a popup box. This is very tight coupling making the validation a pain because now, you have to assign a validationmessage to every widget manually (in case of custom validation).

It should be possible to assign these validationmessages to the Widget.Id String  instead of selecting the widget in Service Studio.
The assignment of the Widget.Id could then be a function like: LookupWidget(<widget.id>)

This would allow us to "bind" the widget to our entities' attributes such that we can validate a complete form record in 1 go instead of widget by widget.
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Stijn Poppe2 Sep 2015
Great idea :-)
Peter Janssens4 Sep 2015
Great
J.4 Sep 2015
Would that not cause possible runtime issues?

Outsystems wants to tackle 99% of the issues at design time, so you can deliver better software faster?