Again, we have added some tutorial videos for WebDesktop.NET members such as WebButton, WebNotification, WebTab and many more. Have a look at WebCombo’s tutorial video as well since we have updated and added 1 new video which is how to configure Linked WebCombo. Many users want to know how to use this feature and hence, we have decided to create a tutorial video for them.
Check the updated tutorial videos for WebDesktop.NET and WebCombo.NET from the following link respectively:
Please feel free to submit any feedback or request for future tutorial videos in this post. Maybe we can go further to create a more advanced videos for intermediate users. Thanks.
We have released the latest tutorial videos which consist of ISDataSource, WebGrid, WebCombo, WebInput and WebDesktop. Each of these components has basic and essential tutorial videos which are very useful for beginner users to get more familiar on how to use them efficiently.
For instance, there are several videos demo in WebGrid such as how easy to display data using smart tag, then create the DataSource and retrieve the data structure, and finally run to your browser. This task can be quickly done without having to write any code.
All these videos are now available in Intersoft Solutions – Support Center.
Following are the videos’ URL of each component:
These are all videos we can produce so far. However, we will still enhance and add more tutorial videos for each component.
Therefore, if you guys have any feedback or any request for the future tutorial videos, please feel free to give a comment on this post. Thank you. 🙂
As promised, we delivered the first service pack for WebUI Studio.NET 2007 R1 last week. In addition to bug fixes, SP1 is strongly focused on SmartWebResources enhancements specifically on WebGrid component level. Most of these enhancements are requested by our customers who used WebGrid in advanced scenarios. The following is some detailed technical information related to the enhancements:
- Allow SmartWebResources to be completely turned off. Some of our customers have implemented their own way to retrieve the Grid resources and therefore they somehow need to turn off SmartWebResources entirely for WebGrid component. This is not possible in initial version of WebGrid v5 since WebGrid requires several scripts that integrated with WebDesktop. Our initial goal was to remove configuration hassles so that all resources can be handled as automatic as possible.In this SP1, we have added WebDesktopScriptDirectory at the Grid control level. So in case you need to turn off SmartWebResources entirely, there should be no problem as long as the WebDesktopScriptDirectory is configured properly.
- Added UseWebResources property to CustomEditor object. You should set this property to False if you have your own custom editor object in your WebGrid. This enables WebGrid to render the script and resources path properly according to the path that you specified in the CustomEditor.
Furthermore, SP1 includes one long-awaited feature for WebGrid. That is the ability to export all self referencing rows in WebGrid. Note that this new feature is not enabled by default to preserve backward compatibility. So if you want to utilize this feature, you need to implement the Export server side event handler then enable the feature by setting e.ReportInfo.ExportAllSelfReferencingRows to True.
The SP1 is also focused to better support x64 bit Windows. Supported versions are Windows Server 2003 x64 and Windows Vista Business/Ultimate x64. This enhancement ensures all components of WebUI Studio.NET such as the Framework, License Manager, Update Manager and the entire products to work in harmony in x64 bit environment.
To read more details about other enhancements, see http://www.intersoftpt.com/Corporate/Default.aspx?page=PressRelease&PressID=94c2aec7-432d-4c83-b130-4fa6c66714c4
We received many inquiries from customers reporting the error message “The license key has been used too many times” they received when trying to activate their license key.
To avoid this error message, you need to delete active license keys for WebUI Studio.NET 2007 R1 products in License Manager before uninstalling WebUI Studio.NET 2007 R1. For further information about this, please browse to the following article: http://support.intersoftpt.com/KBArticle.aspx?aid=212.
There are so much improvements, new features and capabilities that made possible in our new 2007 R1 release, for instances SmartWebResources, file cache server, new datasource control, new UI styles and more. With all these new stuff, sometimes it’s easy to miss certain small features, but in fact very useful ones.
Ok let’s just go to the points. In the following, you can find the list of top 5 cool things that you won’t want to miss in our 2007 R1 release.
- Enable SmartWebResources and deploy with confidence.
We have received tremendous praises from developers that they loved this feature very much. Why? This feature saved their valuable time by enabling them to perform deployment with just xcopy — no more scripts and images folder copying or IIS headaches. Unbelievable, but true!
Here are some useful links to get you started with SmartWebResources:
How-to: Configure SmartWebResources in a web application
Features and benefits introduced by SmartWebResources™
How does SmartWebResources™ work
- Loved our new UI and styles? Then try our new DefaultStyle.
DefaultStyle is a new feature in WebGrid, WebCombo and WebInput. It enables these components to use modern UI styles automatically – without the need to load layout. You can enable them by simply setting a property.
Here are some useful links to get you started with DefaultStyle:
How-to: Enable Default Style for existing instance of WebGrid
Cleaner and reduced page output through built-in default style
UseDefaultStyle property (server-side reference)
- Data binding made easy with our new-born ISDataSource control.
It’s inevitable that many developers missed the DataSet binding feature in VS2005 since Microsoft decided to introduce datasource control in ASP.NET 2 and hence remove the ability to bind to DataSet in designtime. While the new datasource control concept is better (since it offers higher reusability and easier implementation through declarative markup), ASP.NET Team did not manage to come up with multi-table datasource control and hence causing databinding a bit more complex in VS2005.
ISDataSource brings back the good old days DataSet databinding ability to VS2005 in the form of datasource control. So you got the best of both worlds — ability to bind to DataSet and still have the power and benefits of datasource control.
Here are some useful links to get you started with ISDataSource:
Walkthrough: Binding to data using ISDataSource.NET
Walkthrough: Binding to Hierarchical data using ISDataSource.NET
- Want to keep important information visible in your Grid view? Then freeze it.
Column freezing is always the most wanted feature in every data presentation application. Our experiences with column freezing has started since the DOS era where we used Clipper to build column freezing Grid. We absolutely understand how users expect the column freezing behavior in today’s Web era. The implementation is truly complicated, but we have made it very easy for you to enable it. With some property changes, you can now enjoy column freezing using WebGrid.NET Enterprise 5.0.
Here are some useful links to get you started with Column Freezing feature:
How-to: Enable column freezing and configure initial settings
How-to: Allow user to freeze/unfreeze at runtime
Column Freezing Overview
LiveFreeze™ behaviors and other notes
- Keep your web user interface stylish with our pixel-perfect Office 2007 styles for WebDesktop components.
Many vendors claimed that they supported Office 2007 styles, and yet many developers told us that they were not satisfied with the components they were using before, because the Office 2007 styles that the other vendors provided are still far away from the real Office 2007 styles.
Our Office 2007 UI and styles are different. We have the closest styles and UI implementation to the real Office 2007 styles, because we take care on every single pixel of the appearance — even the smallest factors like padding, margin and border width. The good news is our 2007 styles rendered perfectly and consistently in both IE and Mozilla browsers.
Here are some useful links to get you started with our new Office 2007 styles:
WebDesktopManager Office 2007 Style
The complete WebUI Studio.NET® 2007 components in the fashion of Office 2007 Style
WebTab Office 2007 Style
Using Component Designer 2.0 to apply predefined style
Have a nice day and happy developing with WebUI Studio.NET 2007 R1! Enjoy!