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darrellmeyer
20 May 2008, 7:20 AM
Here is a preview of the new Ext GWT Documentation Center, which can be found at http://extjs.com/gxt/helpcenter. Take a look and let us know if you have any comments or suggestions.

pongz79
20 May 2008, 9:12 AM
There seems to be a problem with the URL that you've posted. The page just redirects to http://72.52.151.186:8082/help/index.jsp and can't be presented.

Best regards,
Tiago Oliveira

darrellmeyer
20 May 2008, 10:03 AM
Try now.

zaccret
20 May 2008, 11:31 PM
Great. I'm happy to see this documentation center. Thanks.
First comments :
- UML API Reference is not available.
- LayoutContainer -> First line -> "I good understanding is needed" should be "A good understanding is needed"
Ok, I'll tell you when I have REAL comments :">

companioncabinet
21 May 2008, 3:16 AM
Morning,

I just installed your gxt eclipse plugin. How do I access it from within eclipse?

gslender
21 May 2008, 3:24 AM
Help -> Help Contents -> Ext GWT Library

companioncabinet
21 May 2008, 3:27 AM
Thanks! Pretty cool!

cdasher
21 May 2008, 6:08 AM
I cannot access it from behind my companies firewall......

darrellmeyer
21 May 2008, 6:18 AM
This is a preview, the app will be moving to port 80. You can try to install the Eclipse plugin using the update site at http://extjs.com/deploy/gxt-update-site/.


zaccret
These are good comments. I have the writing and spelling skills of a 10 year old. The 2 items are fixed.

htafolla
2 Jun 2008, 11:31 AM
When will this be moved to port 80, so we do not have to open a firewall rule?

gslender
2 Jun 2008, 2:57 PM
Darrell, as previously pointed out - if you embed system requirements into the guide, and they are wrong, people will follow them and it will increase your support issue...

http://extjs.com:8082/help/topic/com.extjs.gxt.help/html/gettingstarted/setup.html

The guide suggests downloading GWT M2 !!

I'd advise you re-word the requirements in the guide and point folk to the download file which should contain the current correct requirements...

Cheers,
Grant

darrellmeyer
2 Jun 2008, 3:25 PM
When will this be moved to port 80, so we do not have to open a firewall rule?
Yes, this will be setup soon.

darrellmeyer
9 Jun 2008, 8:10 PM
The Help Center is now available on port 80. The new URL is:

http://extjs.com/helpcenter/index.jsp

The Mail Demo is available on port 80 as well:

http://extjs.com/mail/

zaccret
10 Jun 2008, 10:32 PM
On the download page, the URL to documentation is wrong [FIXED]

gslender
10 Jun 2008, 11:49 PM
http://extjs.com/helpcenter/topic/com.extjs.gxt.help/html/gettingstarted/setup.html

still has the GWT as being M2 which contradicts the page previous which requires RC1

there is also no mention of increasing VM memory, which with GWT RC1 and GXT you need to increase it or it will not work...

zaccret
17 Jun 2008, 10:06 PM
You're right gslender. By the way, the http://extjs.com/helpcenter/index.jsp?topic=/com.extjs.gxt.help/html/gettingstarted/requirements.html mentions the RC1 but the download link is wrong. It should be http://code.google.com/webtoolkit/download.html or http://code.google.com/p/google-web-toolkit/downloads/list?can=2&q=version:1.5. [FIXED]

sdc
3 Jul 2008, 4:07 AM
On "Helpful Hints" page : http://extjs.com/helpcenter/index.jsp?topic=/com.extjs.gxt.help/html/gettingstarted/helpfulhints.html. You suggest to configure Eclipse to ignore some compiler errors, especially generic related.

I don't think it is a good idea. Why ignore such errors ? If we get warnings, it is because either we (users) or you (gxt developers) make bad usage of generics.

zaccret
7 Jul 2008, 8:50 AM
Warning, this link is broken : http://extjs.com/helpcenter/topic/com.extjs.gxt.help/html/reference/anchorlayout.html [FIXED]

zaccret
7 Jul 2008, 10:26 PM
On the same page (doc for AnchorLayout), the sample code is using the deprecated setData method.

zaccret
9 Jul 2008, 2:05 AM
I think a FAQ page would be really appreciated.

just1nux
11 Jul 2008, 12:50 PM
I was doing fine following the getting started information until I hit this "The GXT module needs to be added to your projects XML config file:"


Put it where?

darrellmeyer
11 Jul 2008, 12:54 PM
Take a look at this http://code.google.com/webtoolkit/documentation/com.google.gwt.doc.DeveloperGuide.Fundamentals.html#Modules.

EvilTed
15 Jul 2008, 12:26 PM
This is a great resource!

What I'd like to see is an article or two on the MVC architecture used and recommended in the samples such as "Mail" and "Explorer".

If "Mail" is going to be the reference example, we need a clearer explanation of the MVC architecture used.

Thanks

ET

gslender
15 Jul 2008, 1:24 PM
+1 re EvilTed's comments...

I think docs on all the architecture type stuff would be great - ie MVC, Data, Store, Binder, most of the non-widget pakcages that are not initially obvious how you use them... whilst the RPC example/tutorial is good, more docs would be nice ;-)

EvilTed
16 Jul 2008, 6:44 AM
Cool, can we have them later today then ;)

Another big help would be the CSS styles for each and every GUI element.
It's somewhat of a pain to go through everything with Firebug and I can never get every style replaced (the title bar and outside border of Dialog being a good example).

ET

EvilTed
16 Jul 2008, 12:55 PM
Cool, can we have them later today then ;)

Another big help would be the CSS styles for each and every GUI element.
It's somewhat of a pain to go through everything with Firebug and I can never get every style replaced (the title bar and outside border of Dialog being a good example).

ET

zaccret
22 Jul 2008, 2:10 AM
+1 for CSS
+1 for MVC documentation

By the way, I will open a topic for FAQ as soon as possible

zaccret
25 Jul 2008, 1:10 AM
I've opened a thread for the FAQ : http://extjs.com/forum/showthread.php?t=41947

zaccret
29 Jul 2008, 12:59 AM
I think it would be helpful to see how to use generics in the samples. In the Explorer demo, a lot of times Proxys, Readers and Loaders are used without generics.

dasnk
9 Oct 2008, 5:01 PM
I have a problem with the getting started instructions, I watched the screencast and followed everything step by step.

Then I get to this point:

"Assign New User Library To Your Project

Bring up your project's properties by right clicking the project name in the Package Explorer and selecting Properties from the context menu."

At no point has the instruction told me to create a new project, And nowhere in the IDE can I see any references to a "Package Explorer".

Cypher
10 Oct 2008, 4:45 AM
+1 for CSS
+1 for MVC documentation

basix
22 Nov 2008, 7:38 PM
+1 MVC docs!

Jeria
24 Nov 2008, 11:57 AM
The "LayoutContainer" section in the Help Center contains errors:
// child 1 should use its natural height
RowData data = new RowData();
data.width = 1; // values of 1 or less are treated as %, so 1 = "100%"
data.height = -1 // values of -1 mean to use the widget calculated height
container.add(new Label("Child 1", data); // specify the layout data when adding
// child 2 should fill both the width and height
Label child2 = new Label("Child 2");
child2.setData(new RowData(1, 1)); // another way to "associate" a layout data
container.add(child2);

2 & 3: width and height are not public, setWidth and setHeight needs to be used.
4: There is no such constructor for the Label class, is this a typo?
5: Label has not setData method. Is this really the correct class to be used here?

haattila
25 Nov 2008, 9:07 AM
Darell!

Your work is o amazing, but learning of this framework must be easier than always digging in source code.

For me is very missing description in help center description for simple CRUD operation with your framework.

Could You put some tips about this theme in documentation center.

Thanks a lot!

Jeria
25 Nov 2008, 9:34 AM
+1 for MVC docs
+1 for CRUD example

sdc
25 Nov 2008, 9:45 AM
Darell!

Your work is o amazing,

+1 !


but learning of this framework must be easier than always digging in source code.+1 also. I think a basic tutorial like Swing's one (http://java.sun.com/docs/books/tutorial/uiswing/) is missing. Especially one like "Using Swing components" (how to use ComboBoxes, how to use Trees, how to use Tables...).
+1 for MVC tutorial (Controller, View, AppEvent)
+1 for CSS reference

sdc
25 Nov 2008, 10:04 AM
I would also add "How to create your custom widgets" (extend Component, override beforeRender or onRender for lazy rendering...)

kolli
25 Nov 2008, 1:42 PM
hye darrell,
is the new help center web page down again. The above link is not working

Jeria
25 Nov 2008, 2:36 PM
is the new help center web page down again. The above link is not working

WFM: http://extjs.com/helpcenter/index.jsp

frostw
12 Feb 2009, 3:00 PM
+1 !

+1 also. I think a basic tutorial like Swing's one (http://java.sun.com/docs/books/tutorial/uiswing/) is missing. Especially one like "Using Swing components" (how to use ComboBoxes, how to use Trees, how to use Tables...).
+1 for MVC tutorial (Controller, View, AppEvent)
+1 for CSS reference

+1 to all those too. A tutorial (along the lines of the excellent GWT tutorial) is badly needed for this excellent framework.

cstdenis
7 Apr 2009, 10:22 AM
The tutorials category is missing from the table of contents tree.

redroses
12 Jul 2009, 11:12 PM
Thanks for the comment bigbird. I couldn’t agree more. A little helpful information never hurt anybody!\:D/
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kanister
12 Jan 2010, 7:45 AM
What plugin is it?