We are still working on upgrading Extnd to fully support Ext JS 4 with all of the features that were available with the previous version of Extnd that extended Ext JS 3. We’re getting close and to show you where we are we’ve created an examples site at http://examples.extnd.com.
We still have more work on converting forms and fields automatically but we have most of the work done to support Domino Views and Outlines. So check out those examples along with our charting examples that show you how to create charts by simply using an existing Domino view as the source.
Just finished some new updates in Extnd to better support remote sorting. We have supported remote sorting for several versions of Extnd but we until now, we didn’t handle the cases where a view column was set to only sort in one direction. Ext JS grids assume that if a grid column can be sorted then it can be sorted in both directions. But we all know that with a Domino view, a developer can set a column to sort in only one direction if desired.
I’m not sure what the percentage of developers do that versus setting the column to sort in both directions but it has long been preached that the more sort options you set the larger the view index is and thus the more time and resources it takes to update the view index. Has that improved in Domino 8.5, I don’t know but just in case, we felt that Extnd needed to make sure it supports whatever the developer has configured for a view column. So now, if only the Ascending or Descending option is selected, then only that option is enabled in the ExtJS column menu. On the todo list is to make it an option to show the sort icons directly in the view column title like a typical Notes view column would show.
Hello Extnd fans. For those of you who don’t know it, Extnd is in the process of being updated to work with Ext JS 4. This work has been on again, off again for the past couple of years but has picked up steam since December of last year. We are getting close to having everything that worked with Ext JS 3.x working with Ext JS 4.x, including some exciting new features and support for Ext JS’ MVC architecture. Oh, and for all of the Domino developers doing or wanting to do HTML5 mobile app development, we will be supporting Sencha Touch soon so stay tuned for news on that front.
In the meantime, you can track our progress at extnd.github.com where you can find the latest API Docs and source code.