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  • Dojo and Alpha Five

    Is anyone using an external javascript library like Dojo with Alpha Five? Do we have to use the very limited and not well documented javascript library that ships with Alpha Five?

  • #2
    Re: Dojo and Alpha Five

    Hi Glenroy,

    This is interesting topic : )

    We are actually using dojo in some of our projects, but with PHP under apache, not with Alpha. In my understanding dojo is mostly used to activate ajax technics, and alpha has its own ajax architecture. For ordinary javascript tasks such as checking required fields, etc I think dojo is too heavy.

    Some people on the forum are widely using html editor that can be downloaded from Steve Wood's site: http://www.alphatogo.com/. This editor is javascript driven and can be an example how 3rd-vendor javascript libraries can be used together with A5.

    Would be interesting to know other thoughts regarding this.

    Thanks,
    Olga

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    • #3
      Re: Dojo and Alpha Five

      Thanks Olga,

      Your assessment of Dojo being too heavy for use with A5 is correct but i was hard pressed to find and documentation detailing the methods/functions available in the following A5 Javascript libraries. Can you point me in the right direction? :-)

      javascript/core.js
      javascript/AjaxFormLibrary.js
      javascript/aui.js

      And is there anyway to inspect the code in these libraries? Where are they actually located in my A5 install?

      Thanks

      Glenroy

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      • #4
        Re: Dojo and Alpha Five

        Hi,

        As far as I know these are not open-source libraries, they are hardcoded somewhere in alpha installer. The main purpose of these files is to enable ajax technics and basic javascript components functionality (i.e. javascript validation of dialog component fields).

        Some more info about these files is here: http://msgboard.alphasoftware.com/al...FormLibrary.js

        Regards,
        Olga

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        • #5
          Re: Dojo and Alpha Five

          Hi As OLGA suggests, I to believe those Filess are within some Dll that the application server references. Otherwise they would actully be in each Projects Files.
          Agreed it would be nice to see them, or have them referenced in some help system etc,

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          • #6
            Re: Dojo and Alpha Five

            Thanks guys. You've been a great help!

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            • #7
              Re: Dojo and Alpha Five

              I've done a few tests with Django and Scriptaculous for adding some cool effects. If you code your stuff in xbasic you can do almost anything.
              Bob Moore


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              • #8
                Re: Dojo and Alpha Five

                for people who are actively building ajax apps and who are interested in being part of the beta test team for alpha five v10 - please email [email protected] and please include some background info on yourself and what you are building

                thanks
                Richard Rabins
                Co Chairman
                Alpha Software

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