Author: Tim Buschtöns

As of version 2.0 (Beta 2), Windows 10 officially belongs to the family of platforms supported by Tabris.js, the cross-platform Mobile App development framework. This means the Tabris.js 2 Windows Developer App and Cordova Platform are now available to download and will be updated with each new Tabris.js Release. Our Tabris Build Service also has been updated and lets you create appxbundle packages suitable for...

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The goal of Tabris.js is to enable you to write an app once and run it on any mobile platform you need, always using 100% native UI components. By now Windows 10 Mobile has a respectable market share in Europe, and its x86 counterpart is running on millions of tablets and laptop/tablet hybrids everywhere. Therefore Tabris.js will deliver for those devices as well. Today we can...

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The built-in, node compatible module system of Tabris.js makes it pretty easy to find and load JavaScript files within your project. NPM modules aside, all paths are relative. So even if your current module is "subProject/modules/dialogs/foo.js", you can open "subProject/modules/dialogs/bar.js" simply by calling "require("./bar");" However, aside from .js files, your Tabris.js project may also consist of images, json, xml and/or text files that you need to access. JSON is...

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If there is a theme for RAP 3.0, it is to bring the current incarnation of the framework to its fullest potential. On the one hand this meant cleaning up API and code and raising the minimum requirements to take advantage of current HTML5/CSS3 features. For example this allowed us to add clipping support, modern ScrollBars and some other theming enhancements. On the other hand, it...

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Tabris.js implements a module system as outlined by Common.js and supported by npm. Modules are a great way to organize your application code into isolated units. Unlike conventional scripts they keep the global namespace clean and are automatically loaded in the right order. Script modules The most common way to create a module is to use a single JavaScript file. There are some important differences to conventional...

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Last Friday, 14 November 2014, we published another milestone build for RAP: RAP 3.0 M3. It is available for download from https://www.eclipse.org/rap/downloads/. This milestone is mostly about theming improvements. What's included? Modernized ScrollBars In the default theme, ScrollBars now have a more modern look and feel. They are invisible until they are "activated" by the user, which is when the indicators fade-in to a semi-transparent state. This is achieved...

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