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Web Server - Ask For Help / Re: NT12.40 Browse EIP Drop css no longer works.
« Last post by Bruce on June 19, 2022, 11:25:01 PM »
you might want to use more imaginative naming than xxx2

Cheers
Bruce
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Web Server - Ask For Help / Re: Open File Question
« Last post by Bruce on June 19, 2022, 11:24:30 PM »
I'm not sure what you mean by "old code"?

The NetTalk templates generate calls to p_wem.OpenFile etc, and that in turn uses Access: methods if the program is ABC and regular Clarion calls for Legacy.

Cheers
Bruce
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Web Server - Ask For Help / Re: Open File Question
« Last post by osquiabro on June 19, 2022, 04:06:24 AM »
ok this post is old but again another question about this

Quote
"there is a slight performance gain when using the ABC file methods over the p_web methods."

why NT use a old code for this??
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Update:

Issue: Browse EIP Drop List, custom CSS not working after NT12.40 update from NT12.39.

I had my custom CSS set on EDIT tab - CSS Class set to ' orderqtyentry'

.orderqtyentry {
max-width: 85px ;
background-color: #B8C838 ;
}


Bruce has fixed this issue:
Now my custom CSS is set on CSS tab - Column set to Custom and Contents set to ' xxx2' 

.xxx2>.ui-selectmenu-button.ui-button{
min-width: 85px;
max-width: 85px;
background-color: #B8C838 ;
}

Working great. Just in case anyone else comes across this issue when updating Nettalk versions.
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Hi Wolfgang,

There are two ways to learn. The first is "task based". You need to complete a task, so you focus on the answer for that (ignoring all else). This is effective, but often results in asking a question, and getting an answer. That's why forums like this, and the user group webinars exist.

The other way is to work through the templates learning what everything does. This takes a lot more work, but allows you to discover things you didn't even think to ask for. For this reason there's the template documentation, along with all the other docs. I always recommend this approach because, although it takes more time and effort, results in you being a "better developer" (for some definition of better.)

This is true though not just for NetTalk. I think curiosity, and the willingness to find out, about the IDE, classes, templates and whatever else you encounter will ultimately make you a better developer. So when you see a setting, or button, or method, then I encourage developers to explore that curiosity and read up. If I see a template option, or language word then I try and stop what I've doing and investigate.

But naturally not everyone works that way, and for those who don't like exploring there are forums and webinars where you can ask the people who do. We aim to please all comers.

And, I suspect, you won't easily forget now what Private does :)

cheers
Bruce





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Web Server - Ask For Help / Re: Access Session Value
« Last post by Bruce on June 17, 2022, 03:54:19 AM »
A session value is a session value, so accessible from anywhere (on the server).
I think you will need to give more information on what you are doing, and what you are seeing, in order for me to give you more specific answers.

Bear in mind that if a user changes a field, and then clicks the next button, two events are triggered (one completing the field, one triggering the next button) and those two events might be being processed in "random" order.

Cheers
Bruce
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Web Server - Share Knowledge / SVG-CSS Utility
« Last post by DonRidley on June 16, 2022, 02:33:23 PM »
Hello Everyone,

Bruce demonstrated a long time ago a way to use CSS to reference embedded images in an SVG file.  Then use the CSS to display icons in a NetTalk web application.

Instead of manually creating the CSS file, I put together a small app to assist in creating the file.

It's nothing spectacular but maybe someone can find it useful.

Have a great day!

https://github.com/donridley1972/SVG-CSS-Utility
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Hi Wolfgang,

I've tweaked the template to say

"Private (feel free to read the docs to see what this does)"

:)


Great idea!  ;D

Seriously though - I prefer to keep templates prompts as concise as is practical because there are so many of them. Trying to "document" each setting in the template leads to a very cluttered, and misunderstood interface.

yeeeees, but...!

I knew of your opinion about template prompts. On the other hand please understand our situation. We wade through these masses of template options, search for "something" of which we do not even know its name. Then I find "Private". 'Hmm, what is Private? What does it mean? Dunno. I have no time now to learn what this option is! I do not need Private,  I need to solve my problem. So where is that damned setting? I know it was there once! I know for sure!! Did Bruce remove because nobody ever used it? WHERE is that friggin' option? What can even be its name? Oh my, I better ask in the forum..."

You are right again, RTFM!

But what should I search for in the manual if I do not exactly know what to search for?
I know I want to exlude my method from the publicly visible documentaion.

Search for "documentation nettalk site:capesoft.com" returns a plethora of results.

And keep in mind many of us are non-native english speakers. Some with less, others with more accent...

I try to make my UI as verbose for users as possible. To help them in their daily work. And template dialogs are the (Clarion-)programmers daily UI.

That said, I have a slightly dofferent approach on template settings.

OTOH I do not write so many templates, so its much easier for me then for you.

But that's what my task is. Making your life difficult.....

 8)
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Web Server - Ask For Help / Access Session Value
« Last post by rupertvz on June 15, 2022, 01:41:06 AM »
Hi Guys,

I was trying to access a session value on the "ChangeTab" embed of a NWF.
The result value is blank, although it was completed by the user on the previous tab of the NWF.

Is this possible to do?
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Hi Wolfgang,

I've tweaked the template to say

"Private (feel free to read the docs to see what this does)"

:)

Seriously though - I prefer to keep templates prompts as concise as is practical because there are so many of them. Trying to "document" each setting in the template leads to a very cluttered, and misunderstood interface.

But yes, you are right, there are a lot of settings, and knowing how to do everything, and what settings to use, takes time. And that's why this forum exists to help us all pool our knowledge to help each other.

cheers
Bruce
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