Sometime earlier, I wrote a blog post demonstrating a Ticker component for ExtJs to which items can be added dynamically (here). The client for whom I originally wrote that Ticker component changed the specification recently, now requesting the ability for the ticker items to stay on screen for a configurable duration of time.
It feels good to be blogging again after a gap, the last couple of months or so have been way too hectic. Although I expect the schedule to remain clogged up for some more time, I will try to squeeze in some blog posts over the next couple of days. So, lets now come to the topic of this blog post, Ext.clone in ExtJs/Touch resulting in stack overflows while trying to clone an object containing circular references.
I yesterday did a very interesting thing, integrating ExtJs with the excellent iScroll 4 script from Matteo Spinelli that would make my ExtJs containers intuitively scrollable on Touch devices (especially iPad) giving them a more native scrolling feel.
Our designer had created a comprehensive custom theme for ExtJs, and we wanted to use it in our ASP.NET app that leverages Ext.Net and ExtJs extensively.
I think all of us would agree that Ext.Net provides too good (and a bit complex) ExtJs and ASP.NET integration. It exposes almost all ExtJs toolkit classes server-side in ASP.NET and many of the popular extensions too. In addition, it provides own custom components that are useful (e.g. MultiCombo, Linkbutton etc).
Tickers used to be an essential part of any website during the earlier days of web, but are no longer considered that much useful today, right? Well I atleast thought so until a few days back, when I received a feature request for a scrolling ticker in a corporate intranet app (which uses ExtJs heavily, in fact with a completely ExtJs based UI). And on some inspection, the request seemed to be reasonable.
In this blog post, I present a complete framework for automatic localization in ASP.NET, ability to customize what is produced by this framework and a completely functional ASP.NET app demonstrating the features and process.
Yesterday night, I had a very interesting scenario. One of our apps has a normal ASP.NET page that is used exclusively for rendering Crystal Reports to the browser. The page provides a comprehensive Ajax framework for rendering Crystal Reports and we normally host that page in an <iframe> as part of the app.