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JavaScript Editor Enhancements Xbasic Function Library, Xbasic Modules



 

 


















Miscellaneous Javascript File Editor When you edit a Javascript File from the Web Projects Control Panel, the editor used to edit the file was previously a modal editor. It has now been rewritten to use a MDI window, which means you can leave the editor open while you work on other files. Also, the editor has an integrated Interactive Window that allows you to test Javascript code.

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Date added: 2014-11-30
UX and Grid Component Xbasic Function Library When a component makes an Ajax callback, an Xbasic function that you define handles the callback. This function is typically defined within the component (in the Xbasic Function Declarations section). This means that the function definition cannot be used in some other component.

By defining the function in an Xbasic Function Library that is linked into the component, you can now easily define Xbasic functions that can be shared among multiple components.

NOTE: Xbasic Function Libraries are an alternative to compiling your functions into an .aex file.

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Date added: 2014-11-30
Miscellaneous Xbasic Modules An Xbasic Module is a file that contains Xbasic function and class definitions. The code defined in a module can be made available to other Xbasic code by using the require() function.

This video demonstrates how Xbasic Modules can be used.

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Date added: 2014-11-30


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Richard Rabins
Richard Rabins

Co-founder of Alpha Software, Richard Rabins focuses on strategy, sales, and marketing. Richard also served as CEO of SoftQuad International from 1997 to 2001, when it owned Alpha. In addition to his 30 years with the company, Richard played a key role as co-founder, and served as president and chairman of the Massachusetts Software Council (now the Massachusetts Technology Leadership Council), the largest technology trade organization in Massachusetts. Prior to founding Alpha, Richard was a project leader and consultant with Information Resources, Inc. (IRI), and a management consultant with Management Decision Systems, Inc. Richard holds a master's degree in system dynamics from the Sloan School at MIT, and a bachelor's degree in electrical engineering and master's degree in control engineering from University of the Witwatersrand in Johannesburg, South Africa. He has served on the boards of Silent Systems, Legacy Technology and O3B Networks, and is co-founder of Tubifi www.tubifi.com.


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