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... like tiny red circles with numbers on them. RAP 3.0M1 (to be published this Friday) consists mainly of internal changes, like getting rid of old API and IE8 support. However, we did have time to add this nifty little feature for the TabItem widget. Called "badges", these small icons let the user know that there was activity in a view or window that is not...

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Maybe you're familiar with Ralf Sternberg's d3 widget for RAP (it's part of the RAP Examples Demo). Like the name implies, it's a charting widget based on the d3 library, which uses SVG to render its elements. I was interested in doing the same with the other popular method used to draw freely in a modern browser, the HTML5 canvas element. The most promising project I...

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On March 10th we released Tabris 1.3 and it was a huge success. After 3 months of hard work we are ready to ship Tabris 1.4 today. The 1.4 release marks our biggest release so far. We have plenty of new features and several improvements. With this post we want to show you the highlights. UI Tracking One of the Killer-Features is a tracking API for the Tabris UI framework....

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Yes, the rumors are true, you can finally download RAP 2.3.0 from our website, from Maven Central, or conveniently bundled with the Eclipse 4.4 IDE as "Eclipse for RCP and RAP Developers". Highlights include file-upload by Drag & Drop, the DropDown widget (migrated from the Incubator), improved Row Templates, support for root-path ("/" URL) entry points and improved Combo-widget performance. If you upgrade directly from Kepler...

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In RAP 2.2 we introduced the Row Templates feature, which allows you to layout the cells of table rows in different ways than just in columns. In RAP 2.3 we improve on this a bit by allowing not just absolute (pixel) but also percentage values for positioning. However, another cool feature that isn't documented (because it's considered experimental) is that you can now style your...

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We are working at full steam on the new features for Tabris 1.4 which we will release on June 26th. One of those features is Pull to Refresh. The mechanics of this feature are simple and have already become a standard for mobile users: Pull the user interface down to force the app to refresh its current view. In Tabris you can enable this for a Tree/Table with...

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As I mentioned in my previous post about RAP and Selenium, EclipseSource offers a commercial Add-On that adds WAI-ARIA support to RAP. While we use it mainly for UI-Tests, that's not really the purpose of ARIA. ARIA stands for Accessible Rich Internet Applications, and is a W3C recommendation created by the Web Accessibility Initiative group. It defines a set of HTML attributes intended to provide Assistive Technologies (AT,...

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In the post in which we introduced e4 on RAP we promised to give you some technical background information how we managed to get e4 applications running on RAP - if you are interested in the background, read on. [ Editor's note: See also Tom Schindl's post on update for Luna M7. ] Preface There are 2 important concepts in e4 which we make use of: Renderers are plugable...

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