My first impression on Designer’s behaviour is not really positive, I believe my 8.5.2 installation is more stable than the 8.5.3 one.
Nevertheless, it rises some Xpages related questions for example the next one:
I am trying to develop more via components, that is custom controls that will be steered via property definitions. I have created a custom control to display a widget component (oneUi). The widget contains a editable area so for each instance of the widget I can add custom content.
What I’ve tried is to create a custom control for a tagcloud, where the tagcloud (control from the ext. library) is steered via the property definition.
This works well AS LONG as the tagcloud does not reside in the editable area of the widget cc. When I place the tagcloud in the widget cc and preview locally the Xpage that contains the tagcloud cc Designer crashes.
I do not understand the cause of it. Maybe you can explain what I am doing wrong???
Image: the tagcloud custom control. It contains the widget custom control and the tagcloud control.
Image: here is how it looks in Designer. The tag control not residing within the widget custom control.
Image: How I want it to be: the tagcloud control residing within the widget custom control.
Distribution of the extension library
Mon, Apr 29th 2013 4:07a Patrick Kwinten I have written a document on the distribution of the extension library. I have compared Upgrade Pack installation option with using an Update Site. You may guess who has become the winner. If there is anything incorrect stated in the document please let me know.
PDF: Distribution Extension Library [read] Keywords:
LotusScript equivalent for @Command TextSetFontColor?
Wed, Apr 24th 2013 9:27a Patrick Kwinten In an form I have an action button:
Unfortunately this TextSetFontColor command only allows these colors:
In the Help file it says:
NotesColor property of LotusScript NotesRichTextStyle class
Is there anyone who has written the LotuScript equivalent to change the color of selected text in a rich text field (with RGB value)? [read] Keywords: lotusscript
jQCloud gone bad (jQuery Tag Cloud plugin in XPages)
Tue, Apr 9th 2013 12:04p Patrick Kwinten I had the idea to make a custom control to make the display of a categorized view more attractive. Quickly you come to tag clouds. While the extension library has an easy to use tagcloud control you probably want to have a result that looks more like this:
jQCloud is a JQuery based plugin that does a bit of the trick for you. Unfortunately it seems the link option can not handle question mark parameters so an .xsp?filter= link does not work. This makes the plugin little of interest. Nevertheles [read] Keywords: ibm
CALENDARIO: A responsive calendar plugin
Mon, Apr 8th 2013 7:07a Patrick Kwinten Calendars can be a very tricky thing when it comes to their layout and responsiveness. Calendrio is a jQuery plugin to display a calendar layout for both, small and big screens and keeping the calendar structure fluid when possible.
Here follows a brief description how you can utilize the plugin in your IBM Notes – XPages application.
Copy the resources to the WebContent folder via the Package Explorer:
Next I created an XPage to display the calendar:
[read] Keywords: ibm
jQuery Mobile 1.3 Panel Widget XPages demo (for download)
Thu, Mar 28th 2013 6:29a Patrick Kwinten The last couple of days I have been ‘playing’ with jQuery Mobile and mostly with the panel widget.
I have made some kind of starter-kit (NSF) to build a great XPages app for tablets/smartphones. I have setup a subset of custom controls which accept properties. A simple form in Notes you can use to setup navigation for header, footer and a vertical menu.
You can download the (zipped) NSF on Dropbox.
Below you can see a sample result:
Please let me know if you experience any problems [read] Keywords: lotus
New job/opportunity wanted
Wed, Mar 27th 2013 4:12a Patrick Kwinten The last year(s) I have followed the Dutch saying:
A rolling stone does not gather moss
But I have come to a point where my current job hinders my creativity and my ambitions too much. Therefor I have decided it is time to make my desire for a new more challenging work environment more clear.
I have added a noticeable image in a widget on the right of this blog that will remain there until the time necessary.
My strengths are:
Understanding of web development and standards.
The IBM Notes platf [read] Keywords: administration
Adding resources that include parameters (xpages tip)
Tue, Mar 26th 2013 6:05a Patrick Kwinten You have several options how to include resources (e.g. css files) that include query parameters. What does not seem to work is to add such a style sheet reference via the Resources Style sheet option.
However if you add the reference as a linked resource things seem to work e.g.
I am not sure if this is the proper or preferred way to add such resource? [read] Keywords: ldd