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  • WEB on the Desktop

    I have heard about WEB on the desktop and decided it was time to explore this option. The attached zip file has a table, a couple of forms and 2 WEB components. Unzip into a folder and run the application. This was created using Version 11. It needs some work yet and I was hoping that by sharing this, others may add to this.

    Thanks
    Attached Files
    Alpha 5 Version 11
    AA Build 2999, Build 4269, Current Build
    DBF's and MySql
    Desktop, Web on the Desktop and WEB

    Ron Anusiewicz

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    Re: WEB on the Desktop

    For those who may not know: from the control panel, in the tool bar, you need to click on the Web Projects to see the web components. Then select the choice, Web Components from the list on the left of the screen. It appears to me that the web components I have made act just like xDialogs and so far are much easier to build. The down side, while xbasic is used in the server side events, javascript is used in the client side events. My purpose for going this route is I'm building hybrid applications where the original is a desktop application and I now have some small web applications connected to the desktop app. If I can build one component that works in both the desktop and the web, I'll save a lot of time.
    Alpha 5 Version 11
    AA Build 2999, Build 4269, Current Build
    DBF's and MySql
    Desktop, Web on the Desktop and WEB

    Ron Anusiewicz

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    • #3
      Re: WEB on the Desktop

      Ron, the "attachment" Playing Around.zip comes down as a PHP file, not a zip file.
      See our Hybrid Option here;
      https://hybridapps.example-software.com/

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      • #4
        Re: WEB on the Desktop

        Originally posted by Ted Giles View Post
        Ron, the "attachment" Playing Around.zip comes down as a PHP file, not a zip file.
        Hmm - worked correctly for me. downloaded and unzipped. FireFox 52.0.1 and Chrome 56.0.2924.87

        musta drown crossing the pond...
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        • #5
          Re: WEB on the Desktop

          It's all down to Brexit!
          I'll try on a different browser

          Edit
          Worked on IE11
          The problem was Win10 updating and also ITunes on the Ltop

          Edit 2
          But then again, I was getting odd messages from the Forum panels.
          Anyway, well done Ron! I have been experimenting with Tabbed Views Grids and Dialogs and it certainly expands the options available.
          Last edited by Ted Giles; 03-30-2017, 03:43 AM.
          See our Hybrid Option here;
          https://hybridapps.example-software.com/

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          • #6
            Re: WEB on the Desktop

            You can also use Alpha DT as a launch pad for any other Web applications.
            Ron got me thinking about it with his post. I have used static sites before - like Google Maps, but the sites can be interactive.
            In fact complete applications can be accessed and used, not just websites. Modesty prevents me including any.
            Attached Files
            See our Hybrid Option here;
            https://hybridapps.example-software.com/

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            • #7
              Re: WEB on the Desktop

              Originally posted by Ted Giles View Post
              It's all down to Brexit!
              Now we focus on Lex-it!

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              • #8
                Re: WEB on the Desktop

                Originally posted by Ronald Anusiewicz View Post
                If I can build one component that works in both the desktop and the web, I'll save a lot of time.
                How you handle the security?

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                • #9
                  Re: WEB on the Desktop

                  I suspect that what Ron means is tgat DT will enable access to the web app. Then, DT security should work.
                  I'm not sure Web to DT will work, but I've been wrong before so my wife says.
                  See our Hybrid Option here;
                  https://hybridapps.example-software.com/

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                  • #10
                    Re: WEB on the Desktop

                    The problem with security using WCD is that web application use AA server security and desktop can not use it directly. This may lead to situation that you can not share same component in web and desktop.

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                    • #11
                      Re: WEB on the Desktop

                      Actually, I have very large and very mature DBF based applications running both on a network and using RDP. The need has come about that some mobile connectivity is required. Additionally, we are still adding features to the desktop side of the application. There is some unwanted redundancy as for the desktop I'm making xDialogs and then for the WEB I'm making UX components. With what little I know, UX components seem very similar to xDialogs in how they behave.

                      I'm hoping to make one component that can be used for both the desktop and the WEB.

                      Never thought about security as I am using security for the DT and the WEB.
                      Alpha 5 Version 11
                      AA Build 2999, Build 4269, Current Build
                      DBF's and MySql
                      Desktop, Web on the Desktop and WEB

                      Ron Anusiewicz

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