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Chapter 44. A Calendar Application

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    Re: Chapter 44. A Calendar Application


    After this
    the main ADB file is located at C:\DesktopFlashCalDemo
    , Now I can see your samples.


      Re: Chapter 44. A Calendar Application

      Hi all, John pointed out this discussion

      and the question to me I think is: is alpha calendar pro just for the web?

      well that depends:
      It Does need a WAS (alpha Five web application server) to be running on 1 machine

      If you have that you could easily embed the calendar to a form just as you would embed any other webpage (there is some examples that come with alpha) and you dont need to know anything about HTML.

      Hope this clarifies a little more, you can download the demo version and do some test (it comes with a trial version of flash calendar)


        Re: Chapter 44. A Calendar Application

        Hi Mauricio,

        Thank you for your comment.

        How about Jeff's suggestion?

        I have a routine that generates the XML (for my needs -not necessary made for general do everything for everyone) that I will post. But, I do not want to do so unless Mauricio is ok with me doing so. Mauricio's no coding utility produces the needed xml file and allows for much more configuration with no coding than my UDF. I don't want to post my xml routine(s) unless Mauricio is ok with it since he has spent the time and effort to create a utility that interfaces with Flash Calendar Pro and my routine somewhat infringes on what he has done.


          Re: Chapter 44. A Calendar Application

          Jeff I cant stop some one for coming up with code to make an xml file
          So its ok with me thank you for your considerations

          Alpha Calendar is an all purpose tool for non programmers and I can guess that people will need to tweak your code so they can apply it for their specific needs


            Re: Chapter 44. A Calendar Application

            By the way if someone plans on buying Flash Calendar
            please do it through this link or the ones on my page
            (I get a little commission for marketing services =) )


            The SWF package is the one you need (I get that question all the time)


              Re: Chapter 44. A Calendar Application


              Thank you for a generous suggestion.


                Re: Chapter 44. A Calendar Application

                To All:

                Since Mauricio said it is ok to post a desktop version, here is my flash desktop demo.

                It is set up to run on c:\alpha5v9\bsecalendar.
                I have no clients right now running the app server, so I started making a desktop version and then got busy and just quit working on it.

                There is still work to do to update the category and locations XML files.

                If someone wants to play around with it-feel free.

                If you get things working, just post a copy back so that I can update mine.

                Charlie Crimmel


                  Re: Chapter 44. A Calendar Application

                  Attached please find my sample app with my 2 UDF's implemented and functioning. They first extract the data and then create the events.xml file. It is fairly well documented.

                  You must install to the directory I noted in and earlier post for this to work properly.

                  Hope it helps....



                  Later: I forgot to to mention that if you look at my data extraction UDF I have it set to get data for the past 180 days and then 30 days into the future instead of hard coding the start and end days. It is not really practical to get ALL your days if the table is of any size.
                  Last edited by jkletrovets; 12-22-2009, 10:02 PM. Reason: More Info


                    Re: Chapter 44. A Calendar Application

                    Just as a side note regarding xml creation....there is sample code already present on the messageboard...not all that difficult, but can be tedious to create---especially the testing to make sure it is correct as most software need to have it EXACTLY how they specify otherwise errors (and the error messages when present do not really tell you much so makes it difficult at times to figure out).

                    EDIT__just noticed Charlie's and Jeff's replies.....Thanks guys for the samples--had Charlies a while ago but look forward to finding the time to check out Jeff's now! :)
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                      Re: Chapter 44. A Calendar Application

                      Just as a side note regarding xml creation....there is sample code already present on the messageboard...not all that difficult, but can be tedious to create---especially the testing to make sure it is correct as most software need to have it EXACTLY how they specify otherwise errors
                      Hi Mike,

                      You are right on about that.....not terribly hard....but....tedious is the right word for sure! :D



                        Re: Chapter 44. A Calendar Application

                        I think I got the Build XML files Routines working for Location and Category

                        please test and let me know

                        Charlie Crimmel


                          Re: Chapter 44. A Calendar Application

                          Hi All

                          I am still on this chapter and I could not moved to next.
                          After deleted and re-copied several times on this steps, I finally get the appointments with calendar owner. Now I am on the next step 4 (page 226) and Step 5 which add events to the calendar ...
                          I think there are some missing commands or error. My calendar did not open any of the events dialog at all. The day cell from calendar did not execute the event.

                          I copied the Calendar from Learn alpha5 Web site, this copy is opening the event dialogs.

                          Did anyone find or know why xBasicBook version does not open the events?