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Andy Maleh
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Glimmer DSL for LibUI Refined Table Pagination/Filtering

Glimmer DSL for LibUI v0.5.16 ships with a brand new alpha custom control called refined_table, which is basically a table control with pagination and filtering support, commonly required in business applications. That means that it can handle tens of thousands of rows with no problem while still providing users a good user experience via pagination and filtering. Moreover, not only is filtering performance improved, but it runs against all table columns and it automatically caches results for query terms and replays results instantly for repeated queries.

A new example, Paginated Refined Table, has been included to demonstrate the new custom control with 50,000 rows of contacts.

Last but not least, the new refined_table custom control has been used in the Rubio Radio application to enable browsing 10,000 top radio stations with excellent performance and usability.

Rubio Radio

Paginated Refined Table Example Code:

# From:

require 'glimmer-dsl-libui'

class PaginatedRefinedTable
  Contact =, :email, :phone, :city, :state)

  include Glimmer::LibUI::Application

    Liam Noah William James Oliver Benjamin Elijah Lucas Mason Logan Alexander Ethan Jacob Michael Daniel Henry Jackson Sebastian 
    Aiden Matthew Samuel David Joseph Carter Owen Wyatt John Jack Luke Jayden Dylan Grayson Levi Isaac Gabriel Julian Mateo
    Anthony Jaxon Lincoln Joshua Christopher Andrew Theodore Caleb Ryan Asher Nathan Thomas Leo Isaiah Charles Josiah Hudson
    Christian Hunter Connor Eli Ezra Aaron Landon Adrian Jonathan Nolan Jeremiah Easton Elias Colton Cameron Carson Robert Angel
    Maverick Nicholas Dominic Jaxson Greyson Adam Ian Austin Santiago Jordan Cooper Brayden Roman Evan Ezekiel Xaviar Jose Jace
    Jameson Leonardo Axel Everett Kayden Miles Sawyer Jason Emma Olivia Bartholomew Corey Danielle Eva Felicity

  NAMES_LAST = %w[
    Smith Johnson Williams Brown Jones Miller Davis Wilson Anderson Taylor George Harrington Iverson Jackson Korby Levinson

  CITIES = [
    'Bellesville', 'Lombardia', 'Steepleton', 'Deerenstein', 'Schwartz', 'Hollandia', 'Saint Pete', 'Grandville', 'London',
    'Berlin', 'Elktown', 'Paris', 'Garrison', 'Muncy', 'St Louis',

  STATES = [ 'AK', 'AL', 'AR', 'AZ', 'CA', 'CO', 'CT', 'DC', 'DE', 'FL', 'GA',
             'HI', 'IA', 'ID', 'IL', 'IN', 'KS', 'KY', 'LA', 'MA', 'MD', 'ME',
             'MI', 'MN', 'MO', 'MS', 'MT', 'NC', 'ND', 'NE', 'NH', 'NJ', 'NM',
             'NV', 'NY', 'OH', 'OK', 'OR', 'PA', 'RI', 'SC', 'SD', 'TN', 'TX',
             'UT', 'VA', 'VT', 'WA', 'WI', 'WV', 'WY']

  attr_accessor :contacts, :name, :email, :phone, :city, :state, :filter_value, :index

  before_body do
    @contacts = do |n|
      n += 1
      first_name = NAMES_FIRST.sample
      last_name = NAMES_LAST.sample
      city = CITIES.sample
      state = STATES.sample"#{first_name} #{last_name}", "#{first_name.downcase}#{n}@#{last_name.downcase}.com", '555-555-5555', city, state)

  body {
    window("50,000 Paginated Contacts", 600, 700) {
      margined true

      vertical_box {
        form {
          stretchy false

          entry {
            label 'Name'
            text <=> [self, :name] # bidirectional data-binding between entry text and

          entry {
            label 'Email'
            text <=> [self, :email]

          entry {
            label 'Phone'
            text <=> [self, :phone]

          entry {
            label 'City'
            text <=> [self, :city]

          entry {
            label 'State'
            text <=> [self, :state]

        button('Save Contact') {
          stretchy false

          on_clicked do
            new_row = [name, email, phone, city, state]
              msg_box_error('Validation Error!', 'All fields are required! Please make sure to enter a value for all fields.')
              @contacts <<*new_row) # automatically inserts a row into the table due to explicit data-binding
              @unfiltered_contacts = @contacts.dup
     = '' # automatically clears name entry through explicit data-binding
     = ''
     = ''
     = ''
              self.state = ''

          model_array: contacts,
          table_columns: {
            'Name'  => {text: {editable: false}},
            'Email' => :text,
            'Phone' => :text,
            'City'  => :text,
            'State' => :text,
          table_editable: true,
          per_page: 20,

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Paginated Refined Table Example Screenshot:

paginated refined table screenshot

Happy Glimmering!

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