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Simulating Pebble GPath in Rocky.js

By , 08/17/2016 3:56 PM

RockyJS is a black magic voodoo from Pebble Dev team. It allows you to run your JavaScript code on the actual smartwatch (unlike PebbleJS that runs on the phone). When RockyJS debuted it ran as a simulation in a browser, but since then it matured and now runs in Pebble emulators and on actual hardware.

RockyJS changed drastically since that web release. It resembles C code less and takes more standardized JavaScript approach. During that transition some features were lost. One of them is Pebble GPath concept – a graphical object that consist of set of coordinates that you can freely move and rotate. In particular missing commands gpath_move_to, gpath_rotate_to and gpath_draw_outline that move, rotate and draw the GPath. When I was porting my first Pebble watchface to Rocky I used those extensively. You can read about that implementation complete with the source code here. But now the commands are gone and I needed a substitution. Continue reading 'Simulating Pebble GPath in Rocky.js'»

Full control of your Limitless LED/Milight bulbs from Amazon Echo

By , 05/12/2016 11:34 AM

Limitless LED Limitless LED offers full color RGBW light bulbs that you can control over Wi-Fi/4G from your computer, phone or smartwatch. They’re an inexpensive alternative to Philips Hue and they look really cool.
But I, being lazy ass that I am, was wondering if you can control the lights from Amazon Echo by voice commands alone. Out of the box Echo and Limitless LED don’t recognize each other. Amazon can see and control Hue, but not Limitless LED. Fortunately geniuses of BWS Systems came up with a really cool piece of software – home automation bridge “HA-Bridge”. It’s free and written in Java so it can run pretty much in any environment under any OS. What it does – it emulates Philips Hue API so other devices on your network – like Echo – can see and interact with it. Continue reading 'Full control of your Limitless LED/Milight bulbs from Amazon Echo'»

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By , 07/10/2012 1:49 PM

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UltraWebGridExcelExporter: Export more than 65536 rows

By , 05/14/2012 12:37 PM

When exporting data from Infragistics UltraWebGrid into Excel using UltraWebGridExcelExporter ordinary a very basic code similar to this is used:

'
' define Exporter "xMyExporter"
' define UltraWebGrid "xMyGrid" and load grid with data, then:
'
xMyExporter.ExportMode = UltraWebGrid.ExcelExport.ExportMode.Download
xMyExporter.Export(xMyGrid)

That’s it. But, if your data exceed 65536 rows you will get an error:

System.InvalidOperationException: The maximum number of rows in an excel worksheet with the current format is: 65536

This is not Excel Exporter limitation. Continue reading 'UltraWebGridExcelExporter: Export more than 65536 rows'»

CheckListBox to comma-separated string

By , 08/11/2011 4:35 PM

Today I needed to do a simple thing: Combine selected values of .NET CheckListBox control into a comma separated string. I am lazy, so I decided to Google for a ready-to-use piece of code. Sure enough there’re tons of those. But all of them involve looping through control items, checking IF item is selected, then adding values.. Boring, routine stuff.

People! We live in the 21st century, age of inspiration! Uhm.. sorry, got carried away. Bottom line: I didn’t like any of those solutions and being a fan of LINQ I put together one of my own. Continue reading 'CheckListBox to comma-separated string'»

WebHierarchicalDataGrid: Helpful client functions for row selection

By , 03/01/2011 2:26 PM

Working with row selection in Infragistics WebHierarchicalDataGrid can be complicated since it maintains independent row selection collection for each row island and basic operations (select/unselect) aren’t that obvious. I put together a few functions to make it a little bit easier.

This first function is very basic, it returns total count of selected rows across all expanded row islands, no matter what depth. The key here is get_selectedRowsResolved() method of Selection behavior which returns an array of all selected rows:

// Returns number of selected rows from all rowislands in WebHiearchicalDataGrid
// i_oGrid: Infragistics WebHiearchicalDataGrid object
function selRowsCount(i_oGrid) {
    return  i_oGrid.get_gridView().get_behaviors().get_selection().get_selectedRowsResolved().length 
}

The following function loops thru all selected rows, collecting values from specific column (useful for example for collecting IDs of selected rows). It accepts 3 parameters – WebHiearchicalDataGrid object, column key and separator character and returns a string in which selected values are separated by that character (if nothing is passed – default separator is comma). Continue reading 'WebHierarchicalDataGrid: Helpful client functions for row selection'»

Improved Auto-size columns for Infragistics WebHierarchicalDataGrid

By , 02/15/2011 11:04 AM

In the previous post I described a method to automatically resize columns for Infragistics grid control. It works (most of the times) for flat WebDataGrid, but if you try same approach with WebHierarchicalDataGrid – it will fail for child bands.

Lets review what we’re trying to accomplish. A grid column should automatically resize to whichever is wider: either size of widest data in a column cell, or size of column header’s caption.

First is accomplished by not setting column width explicitly and by setting white-space attribute of cell’s style to nowrap. It can be done by either opening grid CSS class file located at ~/ig_res/[Your Style Name]/ig_dataGrid.css, locate tbody.igg_[Your Style Name]Item>tr>td class and add one more line at the end: white-space:nowrap. Here is an example with Office 2007 Style:

tbody.igg_Office2007BlueItem>tr>td
{
	background-color:White;
	border-right:solid 1px #D0D7E5;
	border-bottom:solid 1px #D0D7E5;
	padding:2px 5px 2px 5px;
	height: 18px;
	overflow: hidden;
	text-align:left;
	vertical-align:middle;
	white-space:nowrap;
}

Or (if you don’t want to touch original style) same can be achieved by *CssClass properties exposed by the grid.

Second (resizing column to header’s caption width, if it is wider then cells’ data) is a bit tricker. Continue reading 'Improved Auto-size columns for Infragistics WebHierarchicalDataGrid'»

WebDataGrid: Custom drag and drop columns when Colum Moving behavior is enabled

By , 10/30/2010 9:16 AM

Infragistics Aikido WebDataGrid offers a nice built-in ColumnMoving behavior. When enabled – it allows user to drag columns to change their order:

WebDataGrid with ColumnMoving behavior enabled

But what if you want to keep this behavior and add your own custom column drag-and-drop? For example to create your own column grouping, since WebHierarchicalDataGrid doesn’t handle grouping well.

In this post I will describe a simple technique how to both keep behavior shown above and implement custom column drag-and-drop:

WebDataGrid with custom column drag-and-drop
Continue reading 'WebDataGrid: Custom drag and drop columns when Colum Moving behavior is enabled'»

Custom grouping in classic Infragistics UltraWebGrid

By , 08/24/2010 3:54 PM

Infragistics UltraWebGrid offers a nice grouping feature: when the grid is in OutlookGroupBy mode, you can group similar data with very little coding required, you can go from this view:
Before Grouping
to this:
After Grouping
by just dragging columns to designated area.

But what if you want to group by first letter of a name or a year of a date? New WebHierarchicalDataGrid control offers this functionality after 10.2 release of Infragistics NetAdvantage, but if you invested years of work in classic UltraWebGrid – it’s not easy to move to a brand new control cold turkey. There’re other methods that offer custom grouping for UltraWebGrid, but the ones I found were pretty convoluted (like create a hidden column, populate it with data to group by etc.) Here is a simpler approach. Continue reading 'Custom grouping in classic Infragistics UltraWebGrid'»

Create enhanced pager for Infragistics UltraWebGrid

By , 04/27/2010 4:51 PM

Infragistics UltraWebGrid offers rich set of features, among which paging of large sets of data. ┬áBut if your total-number-of-records/records-per-page ratio is too high you will end up with way too many page links. And it doesn’t look pretty:

Too many pages

UltraWebGrid offers some out-of-the-box solutions for this problem. Continue reading 'Create enhanced pager for Infragistics UltraWebGrid'»

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