Monday 26 November 2007

Name Picker - Todays notes

I had to do two quick changes on Name Picker today (Monday)

Change 1 (version 1.0.1)
Added a type ahead lookup that behaves similarly to the google seach tool bar suggestions
so in V1.0.1 you get :

Change 2 (version 1.0.2)
Had to do a bug fix forgot to put in some URL smoothing for when the document is opened
from one of those hideous Domino 1235434564565678/2342346346454564?opendocument
links. Feel a tad stupid for not seeing or testing for this.

Surprise surprise not only has the thing been downloaded 37 times and not once by me but someone has given it 5 stars! If you are reading this.. THANK YOU!!!!! Much appreciated :-)

Version 1.2.0 is well underway. The main change being the MULTIPLE Select which is working
but looks crap for the moment. The To List for tomorrow is

  1. To put some form of abort on the (T)ypeahead, perhaps a click outside the select
  2. How to display multiline in a span-span tag when a hidden field is updated.
  3. When does domino change an input to a textarea and why doesn't it change back?
  4. How will I pick up on the what the field is?
  5. Can i dynamically change an input to a textarea and back to an input?
all things are possible :-)

More tomorrow.

Sunday 25 November 2007

My First OpenNtf Project!

Well it has been a while since I last posted. I got sort of distracted by a million and one other things that demanded my time. ~sigh~ c'est la vie as our French cousins would say.

Anyway I have published my first bit of open source code on ... a hardly startling AJAX name picker using the YAHOO UI framework.

Not the most earth shattering bit of code it has to be said but I think it is quite good and it filled a requirement I needed at work for a web enabled work flow app I was writing. Which does beg the question why does the Domino Server not have something that provides Name Picker functionality on the web without having to open a vein and sacrifice a virgin on the third Tuesday of the month?

If anyone is interested you can find it at the link below, please post a comment or rate it..

Click here for the OpenNTF project

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