PHPRunner 8.0/ASPRunnerPro 9.0/ASPRunner.NET 8.0

PHPRunner 8.0/ASPRunnerPro 9.0/ASPRunner.NET 8.0 are here. Purchase info and download links.

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Major new features

  1. Dashboards
  2. Multiple database connections (part of Enterprise Edition)
  3. Import page with columns mapping
  4. New Printer page/PDF options (portrait/landscape, fit to page, scale)

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Building a nice looking login page with custom CSS

PHPRunner 7.0 and ASPRunnerPro 8.0 add a new new 'Custom CSS' feature - an easy way to modify the appearance of your pages adding bells and whistles Style Editor doesn't support. Lets see how we can build a custom login page similar to this one:


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PHPRunner 7.0/ASPRunnerPro 8.0

 

Major new features

  1. Add CSS rules manually in Style Editor to build professionally looking pages. Take a look at this customized login page: page background, input controls and Facebook button appearance were adjusted via CSS rules added in Style Editor. Click this image to open sample app in browser.

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Validation in PHPRunner and ASPRunnerPro applications

Data validation is very important in web applications. You do not want your users to enter incorrect data. Our web application builders can help you with this.

In this article we cover different validation type starting with built-in validation and making it all the way through to advanced AJAX-based validation.

Client-side validation

Client side validation (Javascript based) provides instant feedback to the user making it a good usability choice.

Built-in validation types

This validation will work if you need to make sure that all required fields are populated or validate a relatively simple data format like US Social Security Number.

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Preview of new features in PHPRunner 6.2 and ASPRunnerPro 7.2

We plan to release a beta version of new PHPRunner and ASPRunnerPro in August-September 2012. Here are some of new features you can expect in this update.

New file/image upload control

  • select and upload multiple files at once. You only need one database field to store all file names.
  • customizable list of allowed file extensions
  • max number of files
  • file size restriction (for each file individually and total upload size)
  • customizable path to upload folder. May contain PHP variables. No need to write events code if you want to save each user' files to separate folder.┬áSample upload path: $_SESSION["ProjectID"]."/".$_SESSION["UserID"]
  • Drag-n-drop upload - drag files from your desktop right to web page

Upload settings:

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How to troubleshoot Javascript errors

In this article we will be focusing on debugging and troubleshooting the JavaScript errors. We will look at few examples to illustrate the methods used.

For this purpose we will be using developers tools that come with Chrome browser. If you use Firefox – download and install the Firebug. Firebug is an extension to . . . → Read More: How to troubleshoot Javascript errors

Video: connection to remote MySQL, XAMPP installation, FTP upload

This is the second video in educational series that shows how you can create a simple project, connect to your database, build it and view in browser.

Here is the outline:

connection to local or remote MySQL database previewing your application using built-in web server XAMPP installation previewing your application using XAMPP’s web server . . . → Read More: Video: connection to remote MySQL, XAMPP installation, FTP upload

How to add Password Strength Meter to your registration page

In this article we'll show you how to add password strength meter to ASPRunnerPro/PHPRunner registration page. This meter is a handy way to show users how weak or strong their password is. This code requires ASPRunnerPro 7.x or PHPRunner 6.x in order to work properly. Download article code.

For this purpose we are going to use jQuery password strength plugin developed by Olivier Oechsle. Make sure to check plugin page if you are interested in internal workings or fancy to improve it.

See live demo

Password strength meter

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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PHPRunner 6/ASPRunnerPro 7 beta is almost there

For all those who are patiently waiting for a new version to be released - we will have PHPRunner 6/ASPRunnerPro 7 beta available July 12th-15th. We apologize for prolonged wait.

As you remember this new version features Style Editor, Mobile Template and easily customizable layouts. I'd love to present a few examples of interfaces customized in Style Editor (all images are clickable).

Edit page in style editor

Note buttons and panels shape, gradient backgrounds and different border types.

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Best practices: multiple developers working on the same project

Many developers have the need to work collaboratively on the same ASPRunnerPro or PHPRunner project. In this tutorial I’ll show how to make this happen with almost no effort.

We are going to utilize the power of version control system (VCS). Version or revision control systems track and provide control over the changes to . . . → Read More: Best practices: multiple developers working on the same project