Some web applications like forum or Q&A website may benefit from the list of active users displayed somewhere on the page. In this article we'll show how to add such functionality to PHPRunner application. ASPRunnerPro/ASPRunner.NET code to follow.
We need to remember that sometimes in web application we can not determine if user is still active or left his computer or even closed his browser. What we actually going to do is to find the list of users that performed some action on the website in last 10 minutes.
We assume that login table is named users and username field is username. We are going to add one more datetime field to the login table named lastaccess.
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Fairly often we want to split long forms into several steps letting users fill a few fields on each step. Besides making a long form easier to fill out for your users you can also save partial results between pages.
Here is how this can be done in PHPRunner, ASPRunnerPro and ASPRunner.NET.
Lets assume we have Cars table with about 20 fields and we want to split Add/Edit pages into three steps.
1. Create two custom views
Create two custom views (Cars1 and Cars2) based on Cars table
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Most popular websites like Facebook, Twitter, Dropbox, LinkedIn etc provide an API that allows to retrieve or post data programmatically. API examples come in many programming languages and PHP is usually one of them. In this article we'll show how easy is to add API calls to your PHPRunner project.
Lets start by adding Twitter posting functionality. We'll be using a lightweight twitter-php library for this purpose. Similar libraries exist for other languages as well.
1. Setup a developer account with Twitter.
A quote from twitter-php usage page:
Sign in to the http://twitter.com and register an application from the http://dev.twitter.com/apps page. Remember to never reveal your consumer secrets. Click on My Access Token link from the sidebar and retrieve your own access token. Now you have consumer key, consumer secret, access token and access token secret.
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When copying and pasting code from this article to your application replace table name (mytable) and field names (posted, dob).
SELECT DATE_FORMAT(NOW(), '%Y') - DATE_FORMAT(dob, '%Y') -
(DATE_FORMAT(NOW(), '00-%m-%d') < DATE_FORMAT(dob, '00-%m-%d'))
from mytable AS age
30 days before date
select posted, DATE_SUB(posted, INTERVAL 30 DAY) from mytable
Date plus 30 days
select posted, DATE_ADD(posted, INTERVAL 30 DAY) from mytable
Difference between two dates in days
select posted, DATEDIFF(now(), posted) from mytable
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Happy Halloween everyone!
Just a little Halloween fun project. To make your website more interesting you can choose to display a random background image for each visitor. Here is how it’s going to look:
Check this live demo. Logon as test/test then logout to . . . → Read More: Random page background: Halloween edition
This is a just for fun PHPRunner project for all soccer fans out there. Check this live demo first.
This project uses live World Cup 2014 data provided by http://worldcup.sfg.io/ in JSON. PHPRunner project makes the use of this data and if will not work if they website is down for any reason.
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PHPRunner 8.0/ASPRunnerPro 9.0/ASPRunner.NET 8.0 are here. Purchase info and download links.
Click any image to see the full size screenshot.
Major new features
- Multiple database connections (part of Enterprise Edition)
- Import page with columns mapping
- New Printer page/PDF options (portrait/landscape, fit to page, scale)
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Some large forms would benefit from having auto-save functionality. We have built a simple auto-save script that your can add to any Edit page in your PHPRunner/ASPRunnerPro/ASPRunner.NET application.
Here is how it looks right after record was saved:
uploaded files are not saved . . . → Read More: How to implement auto-save feature
We are working on the next version of all our code generation products. We plan to release all three products at the same time and expect all of them to carry the same set of functionality.
Download PHPRunner 7.1 preview
Starting with this update we will offer both 32-bit and 64-bit versions of our software. 64-bit version will solve out of memory issue that may occur while working with large projects having hundreds of tables and thousands of fields.
Continue reading New features in PHPRunner 7.1, ASPRunnerPro 8.1 and ASPRunner.NET 7.0 »
These CSS snippets are designed to be pasted to Custom CSS section on Style Editor in PHPRunner/ASPRunnerPro.
Making page background fully transparent
.function-list .rnr-c > *,
.function-list .rnr-s-undermenu > *,
.function-list .rnr-b-vmenu > *,
.function-list .rnr-s-2 > *,
.function-list .rnr-row > *,
.function-list .rnr-toprow > *
background-color : transparent !important;
background : transparent !important;
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