Imagine if you decided to access a design element, and the design element didn't really exist, but you could make it exist at will. Not create it on the fly, just have it exist at the moment you need it, without actually altering the design (in any release back to ND6). This is more possible to do then you might think, thanks to the wonders of C API development. I am playing with the concept for an unusual, but powerful, CoexEdit demonstration.
Imagine showing BigCharts09012009IBM.gif, and having it display today's chart for IBM.
Imagine accessing a form that isn't in this database, but works anyway, on demand.
Imagine a dynamic subform that is self-extending (e.g., CustomerTableSubform23x7).
I can't say more now, but I thought I'd give you API folks something to think about it. Depending on how things work out, I might even be able to make a cool OpenNTF utility using this.
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