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AddIns with DotNetBar

Posted by jack.whitehouse on Tuesday, April 2, 2013 - 5:15pm
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It's possible, with a bit of effort, to make add-ins look like they are standard controls within CX instead of ugly WinForms shoe-horned into an otherwise fairly attractive application. Doing so can greatly improve the reception that your add-in receives from the business side of a project. CX is written using a control library called DotNetBar and add-ins using this library can use much of the same functionality and theming that CX uses. There are however a few catches (as usual):

PHP Stub Classes for Connect PHP 1.1 (Updated)

Posted by AW Rowse on Tuesday, March 26, 2013 - 8:31pm
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One of the many wonderful things about IDE"s is the ability for automatic code completion. Many IDE's support this feature by utilizing PHPDoc code commenting, including Netbeans and Eclipse. Oracle Development hasn't been so kind as to offer ConnectPHP class stubs, so up until now code completion for ConnectPHP has been non-existent. This bugged me for a long time, but I finally decided to do something about it; using PHP Reflection, I was able to generate PHP Class stubs for the entire API. By downloading the class stub file and putting it in your IDE project's sources folder, you will magically get code completion for ConnectPHP!

Project Setup on a Mac with NetBeans

Posted by Ben Johns on Tuesday, March 26, 2013 - 8:25pm
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When developing for Customer Portal, it's very handy to have your IDE handle moving files automatically to the server for rapid testing. Here's how to setup NetBeans on a Mac, along with a simple WebDAV mounting script that helps if you have multiple RightNow projects.

Working with Workspace Records

Posted by jack.whitehouse on Monday, March 4, 2013 - 1:05pm
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This tutorial will show how you can use the AddIn Framework to access and modify information on a workspace. In this case I'll be creating a button that assigns the current incident to the logged in agent.

Creating AddIns using Connect Web Services (CWS)

Posted by jack.whitehouse on Saturday, March 2, 2013 - 9:46pm
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While the AddIn Framework provides a decent amount of information about the site you're connected to it often isn't enough to do anything too complicated.

This tutorial will demonstrate how to connect to CWS through the GlobalContext and retrieve account information about the current user. While a slightly contrived example it also provides information not available through the AddIn Framework.


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