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Having just returned from devLink, this post is part reflection, part advice for next year's attendees. There is plenty more to be said, so please chime in with a comment if you can share something that shouldn't "stay in Chattanooga".
Thanks to everyone who came to the PSSUG meeting yesterday! I have no idea why parking was such a mess, but kudos to all who endured.
A customer came to us with requirement of firing a 'PostBack' on clicking button present inside C1Dialog. This sounds really easy. However on trying the same one will be really amazed to see that 'PostBack' just not happen while clicking the button.
Many of our customers have asked us whether it is possible to handle multitap to zoom in/out the C1ViewPort content. The ComponentOne WebIPhone library does not contain any event to handle multitap on the control/device.
When I first learned about the “Metro” design theme, it made me laugh. I thought man, we’re going full circle back to the days of simple, monochromatic designs, aren’t we? I’m not too young to remember applications that looked like these (many still do):
You know autumn is approaching when voting for the Community Choice Awards opens up. It's always fun here at the office to see which products the community has chosen to receive acclaim and recognition.
In a previous job, when we'd build LOB applications, we'd start with an understanding of the data, and build out the database, then the application. In LightSwitch, you again start by building a model of your database and work up to your application. In the little amount of time I've worked with LightSwitch, I've found three things to keep in mind when designing your databases. There will no doubt be more tips, but here are my first three:
Recently we released Studio Enterprise 2011 v2. This release was monumental for how many new and improved Web dev tools we included. It was the launch of our new ASP.NET Web Stack.
St. Louis Day of .NET was the debutante ball for Microsoft's LightSwitch--LightSwitch was released just the prior week, and Jay Schmelzer was on hand to deliver the keynote address.
We had a great lunch the other day with a long time customer, talking about technologies past, present and future, as well as what the customer is currently doing. The main LOB application needs a serious upgrade, and it looks like a total rewrite to take the desktop app to the web. This was a good time to rearchitect the database, and our customer was stuck with some technical decisions on what to use for primary keys. Having been down this road several times before, I shared some of my experiences, and here's a summary of my thoughts. I'm not dogmatic, these suggestions aren't set in stone, and people will disagree with me here.
If you're updating to 2011 v2, which we just released a couple weeks ago, you will probably download and install the latest setup from our website. But did you know there's a faster and easier way to update your ComponentOne controls? ComponentOne Studio Live (C1Live) is an update utility that searches and installs the latest version of ComponentOne assemblies. C1Live gets just the control assemblies (.dll) from a special server and the associated XML documentation files which contain property descriptions for Visual Studio.
Wijmo 1.3.0 introduced a very cool feature called Series Transitions. What this feature allow you to do is define a chart (pie/line/bar), and have it fluently update based on new data. Before this feature, the chart would have to redraw itself every time.
This is my 100th blog post for ComponentOne, and tomorrow is my one year anniversary here. Three of my coworkers also have their C1 anniversaries in August, and we're celebrating on Thursday with a nice lunch. Kind of fitting I'll be on the road for my anniversary lunch, but oh well. We're getting back into conference season with this month's schedule!
In a previous post I demonstrated how you can display photos from the server inside Silverlight and using C1CoverFlow to create an interactive photo gallery. Using C1CoverFlow gives you a familiar iTunes UI, but the one limitation is that the photos can’t be expanded (without some significant more work). In this post I’ll demonstrate how you can use the new C1TileView control to create a photo gallery with minimize/maximize functionality. In this post I’m leaving out the code which loads images from the server using an XML file, but you can take that from the previous post and apply it to this one yourself if you are interested enough.