Getting Google Chrome to open notes:// links correctly
Tue, Oct 16th 2012 9:12a Mark Barton If you work at a forward thinking organisation or use Google Chrome yourself you soon come across a slight annoyance where notes:// links do not launch the Notes client to the correct document.
Certainly for me, clicking on a doclink or URL previously would result in nada or chrome would helpfully suggesting searching for it.
My solution is a bit of a hack:
Shut down Chrome and in Windows edit the following file:
You can see this is actually a JSON format [read] Keywords: lotus
Building a Custom Spark Component for Adobe Flex
Thu, Aug 11th 2011 5:00a Mark Barton Its taken me a while but I believe I have started to understand the new skinning architecture in Adobe Flex 4 and this blog article describes how to build a reusable custom component taking advantage of the architecture.
This custom component is simply a useful loading animation along with an optional loading message. I often find myself loading remote data (usually from Domino) into multiple panels within an application and its good UI practice to give feedback to the user that the applicatio [read] Keywords: domino
Adobe Flex & Robotlegs–a simple process flow diagram
Wed, Feb 16th 2011 9:11a Mark Barton Carrying on with previous blog posts about RobotLegs I thought it might be useful to someone to have a simple process flow diagram along with an explanation on how it hangs together.
Initially Robotlegs (or any framework that I can see) can appear a little over the top and there seems to be a lot of bits of code hanging together but this granularity is important as it allows reuse and testability and tries to eliminate close coupling between bits of code this in turn makes it easier to manage ch [read] Keywords: lotus
Mon, Jan 3rd 2011 10:15a Mark Barton For Christmas this year I brought my wife a camera trap to help find out what animals visit the garden at night. The camera trap is a nifty bit of kit which consists of a digital camera, a PIR and lots of IR LEDs – similar to the one pictured here.
The camera can take stills or videos and so far seems to be working well except for the IR illumination being a bit strong – just means you have to position it a bit further back than you think.
So far I have put out a little bit of meat as [read] Keywords: application
Implementing TagDragon in a Domino Application
Mon, Sep 27th 2010 7:25a Mark Barton TagDragon is Ferdy Christant’s excellent JQuery plugin to provide type ahead functionality. The plugin is not free but requires a small donation but is worth it for a stable robust plugin.
My requirements were to autocomplete on the entries in a view column for performance reasons.
The bits you need are:
Plugin from Ferdy
A Holding form in Notes – not used for anything but redirecting
A $$ViewTemplate for ‘holding’ the JSON formatted view.
A J [read] Keywords: agent
Blog Tag – Stickfight has thrown down the gauntlet (well fingerless glove)
Mon, Aug 16th 2010 12:26p Mark Barton As part of our preparation for polishing our Adobe Flex skills Mark Myers has suggested a Blog Tag – where we set each other an Adobe Flex technical challenge in which we have 2 weeks to write a blog explaining how to solve it.
Here is my first challenge to Mark.
Your challenge is to create a custom component which has no external dependencies i.e. a black box which utilises the inbuilt internationalisation features of Adobe Flex to display popup help in the users currently selected language.& [read] Keywords:
Problems Debugging Flex apps in the latest build of Firefox
Mon, Jul 26th 2010 4:14a Mark Barton I use Firefox and firebug to help debug Adobe Flex applications – firebug is a lot cheaper than paying for the advanced version of Flash Builder for the network monitor.
The problem is in the latest version of Firefox they introduced process isolation for plugins – this just causes any flex app to freeze when I am trying to debug it and the only way to kill Firefox is to end the task.
The solution (work around) is here. [read] Keywords: applications
ILOG Elixir – v3 Beta now available
Wed, Apr 28th 2010 7:02a Mark Barton The next version of the excellent interface components produced by ILOG, now owned by IBM, for Adobe Flex is available as a Beta here.
You can tell its now an IBM product as the name has gone from ILOG Elixir to IBM ILOG Elixir Enterprise 3.0
Supports Flex SDK 4.0 & Flash Builder 4.0
New: Diagram services for custom display creation as flowcharts, network topologies, process modelers etc. (Spark)
New: Timeline components (Spark)
Improved: Gantt charts for planning and sch [read] Keywords: ibm