Web controls for Seaside
siler at cidr.washington.edu
Thu Jun 21 21:37:35 UTC 2007
I'm very very interested in seeing this happen. Do you have any idea
how long before we might see it?
On Jun 15, 2007, at 10:59 AM, Burella Juan M. wrote:
> 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
> 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):
> "Private - Answer a ListBox with the countries. If panes not
> includes it then this is added"
> 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;
> 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
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