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Tuesday, June 12, 2018PrintSubscribe
Many-To-Many, Project Locations and Groups

Release 8.7.3.0 introduces support for user-defined projct locations and project groups. There is also a set of improvements in many-to-many field handling in forms and inline editing mode. The application framework has been refactored to support addons. For example, release 8.8.0.0 will support Offline Sync Add-On.

Many-to-Many Fields

Inline editing of many-to-many fields is fully supported in the release on mobile and desktop devices.

Inline editing of a many-to-many field in a Touch UI app.

The application generator now handles the following implementations of many-to-many tables. Tables EmployeeTerritories, EmployeeTerritories2, and EmloyeeTerritories use compound, identity-based, and GUID –based primary keys.
Various configurations of primary keys for many-to-many field implementation supported in Code On Time and Touch UI.

Here is an exampl of Check Box List presentation of the field. The previous screen shot shows “basket” implementation with Auto Complete.

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Project Locations and Groups

New Project screen of the app generator has changed and allows specifying an arbitrary project name and project location. Developers can change the display name and group directly on the Namespace & Framework page of the Project Wizard. The start of the app generator will group projects and have them displayed alphabetically within a group. There is also a “top 5” or rather “last changed” projects rendered in a dedicated group at the top of the start page. If the number of projects is less than 10 then “top 5” are not presented.

The start page of Code On Time displays groups of projects.

This is the new version of the New Project screen. Note that if the Visual Studio is installed on your development machine then the Location is automatically set to [User Profile]\Source\Repos folder. The new app will also be configured to use Git for source control.

New Project screen in Code On Time app generator of mobile and online apps.

Cloud On Time

The application framework has been changed to support Cloud Identity, the upcoming membership system based on claims.

If you are using Cloud On Time app for development then make sure to install the latest version. If the app is re-generated then it will become incompatible with the prior releases of Cloud On Time.

Summary of the Release

See release details below:

  • Many-To-Many fields are now compatible with inline editing.
  • Many-to-many fields based on tables with identity, guid-based, and comp0und primary keys now work uniformly correctly.
  • Action with command name Navigate and Result.NavigateUrl will now load in iframe embedded in the virtual Touch UI page if URL starts with “http” . Can force behavior with “_internal:” target, or use "_self" to load current tab, or "_blank" for separate tab.
  • Touch hyperlinks will now open in internal iframe if target = "_internal".
  • Touch UI - Read-only checkbox does not overlap the text of the field footer.
  • Classic UI – Data View property  AutoHighlightFirstRow works correctly with hidden child data views.
  • Classic and Touch UI - Corrected processing of NewValue and OldValue in _findKeyValue method, which was previously causing error when uploading binary data.
  • Project Wizard now captures Display Name and Group on the "Namespace and Framework" page. The same page also provides a link to open the project location.
  • The installer now includes folder ~/Library/_Explorer/Images. This folder was missing from the last release.
  • Cloud Identity request handler is now a part of the framework. Learn about this upcoming feature at http://codeontime.com/roadmap.
  • Framework now implements support for addons. This feature makes possible for us to introduce the first new product called Offline Sync Add-on. The upcoming  Code On Time v9 will be delivered as an add-on.
  • Important fixes to NewValue and OldValue processing are delivered in this release.  Value of the read-only fields is calculated as OldValue if not Modified and as NewValue when Modifed property has been assigned explicitly. Otherwise the OldValue is returned for ReadOnly fields. This addresses numerous issues on the forum in the past week.

Tuesday, June 12, 2018PrintSubscribe
Cloud On Time for Windows 7 – Release 1.2.5.0

This new release of Cloud On Time for Windows 7 brings the following features:

  • Automatic update check every time the program is started. Users coming from previous versions will need to install 1.2.5.0+ in order to enable automatic update checks.
  • Support for new Open Authentication token scheme in applications built using app generator 8.7.3.0 or above. This release drops support for applications built using 8.7.2.0 or below.
  • Support for clearing blobs.
  • Enhanced error reporting.
Tuesday, May 29, 2018PrintSubscribe
Release 8.7.2.0 Hot Fix 2

Code On Time release 8.7.2.0 introduces the following enhancements:

  • The values of unmodified fields are available in the business rules. Property “Modified” is not being stripped anymore, which allows access to field values when handling actions in scopes other than the “Form”.
  • Command Arguments with non-alphanumeric characters are not rejected by the framework. This will restore custom arguments processing for Report, Import, and Export action.
  • Inline Editor now handles “Delete” key. The value of the selected field is immediately cleared without causing activation of the editor.
  • Code generation library has been refactored to support the upcoming trial mode of Unlimited Edition.
  • Form field values do not include the “NewValue” property for unmodified fields anymore. The server library correctly uses “OldValue” as the current value of the field.
  • The new installer compatible with the upcoming Free Trial of Unlimited Edition is now a part of the package.
  • The core code generation library is delivered in a single file, which singnificatly increases installation speed.

Inline Editor Enhancements

The new “Delete” keyboard shortcut will switch the row in the “edit” mode if it was not possible to clear the field value on the server. This will happen if the user is clearing up a required field or when the change is rejected by business rules.

Keyboard shortcut DELETE is rejected when clearing the value of a required field in apps based on Touch UI.

New Installer

The brand new installation program works faster and uses a new method of code generation library initialization. If you need to downgrade to the previous releases prior 8.7.2.0. then make sure to explicitly delete [Documents]\Code OnTime\Library folder.

The new installer is compatible with the upcoming Free Trial of Unlimited Edition and Offline Sync Add-On. The former will allow building apps with Code On Time with a full set of features in a trial mode. The latter will enable converting online apps into disconnected/offline native apps without writing a single line of code. The installer also enhances the processing of activation codes.

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