Web controls for Seaside

Markus Gaelli gaelli at emergent.de
Tue Jun 19 22:32:30 UTC 2007

On Jun 19, 2007, at 6:53 PM, J J wrote:

> Wow!  Yes of course this is interesting!  I cant wait to see it.

+1: Please do publish your code as soon as you think it is good  
enough to take off on its own, don't put too many features now and  
make it too heavy.
  Some kind of BSD license would be great.
Can't wait to play with this.

I think this could be a big booster for Seaside, Squeak and all the  



> Date: Fri, 15 Jun 2007 14:59:37 -0300
> From: juan.burella at gmail.com
> To: squeak-dev at lists.squeakfoundation.org;  
> seaside at lists.squeakfoundation.org
> Subject: Web controls for Seaside
> In order to ease the work with our web application  we have added  
> component support for Seaside. It's what is called "AJAX Framework"  
> out there, although we preferred not to call it "framework" nor  
> toolkit by now. Much of the ideas of this package are based on  
> WindowBuilder Pro, a commercial window builder that enables visual  
> programming.
> Right now we have support for most common web controls (TextField,  
> Panel, RadioButton, TextArea, Label, Button, Anchor, CheckBoxGroup,  
> RadioButtonGroup, ListBox, FieldSet) and we are working on a  
> builder tool for generate Seaside components (pages) dinamically.  
> We call it SeasideBuilder.
> Using our package, for example, if you want to specify a ListBox of  
> countries you have to (without the builder):
> >>countryControl
>     "Private - Answer a ListBox with the countries. If panes not  
> includes it then this is added"
>     ^self
>         paneNamed: #countryList
>         ifNonePut: [ (SFListBox new)
>                         printSelector: #viewerString;
>                         styleClass: 'large';
>                         items: self countries;
>                         label: 'País';
>                         layout: self layout;
>                         addItem: nil labelFrom: 'Ninguno';
>                         when: #selectedChanged
>                              send: #selectedItem
>                             to: self;
>                         yourself]
> and it's rendered with:
> >>renderContentOn: html
>     "Private - Render the receiver"
>     html render: self countryControl
> With the builder you'll have to pick the control you want,  
> configure properties, preview if you want it, and finally add to a  
> page layout tree. When the tree is already configured properly,  
> code for the rendering and controls is compiled into the class,  
> along with tree support for future editing with the tool, although  
> this is under heavy developement.
> Maybe this work could be interesting for someone out there. If so,   
> we'd have to ask our institution for permission to release a public  
> version under an appropiate licensing (GPL, LGPL, BSD, etc).
> Juan M. Burella, Hernán Morales and Norberto Manzanos, CAICYT
> http://www.caicyt.gov.ar
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