Month: August 2009

liteGrid’s RowSortModule

Aside from a slew of bug fixes and minor changes, the biggest thing to happen to liteGrid this week is the addition of the RowSortModule.  This module enables client-side sorting and works on both regular and tree-grid tables.  You can check it out on the updated demo.  As usual, everything in liteGrid just bolts on,…

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liteGrid’s new provider model for layout

I just committed a major change to liteGrid.  Prior to this change, liteGrid’s core was responsible for most of the table rendering.  It would render a basic table with a header and no rich-UI functionality.  All the niceties (resizable columns, jQuery UI integration, fixed header row) were added by the LayoutManager module.  This worked, but…

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liteGrid Prototype Demo

I have created a simple prototype to show off some of the basic features of liteGrid.  The demo is available on SVN, or you can access it online here.  As liteGrid uses a data provider model, I had to implement a fake provider (see demoProvider.js).  It maintains a pseudo-random in-memory database of widgets on the…

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liteGrid code now available!

The source code for liteGrid is now available on Google Code!  Note that this is *NOT* a release, it’s just an announcement that the code is now available, as promised.  I still have several things I want to do to the code base before I consider it release-worthy.  If you are interested in helping out,…

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What’s up with liteGrid?

Tons of progress has happened with liteGrid since my last in-depth post.  At this point, I think I’ve met all the goals I defined, and I’m very happy with it, in terms of both functionality and design.  Here’s what the current set of modules provides (remember all of this is mix-and-match, so you can tailor…

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Standardizing JSON Responses in ASP.NET MVC

ASP.NET MVC provides very nice support for returning JSON data, but my chief complaint with it is that it’s too flexible.  You can basically cram anything you want in it and trust that it will make it to the client script, which has lead to a complete lack of coherence among the various controllers in…

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Internet Explorer 8 table-layout bug

If you’ve been following me on Twitter, you no doubt know that I’m fighting rendering problems with Internet Explorer 8.  Today, I have finally tracked down one very elusive bug.  The problem occurs in liteGrid when a user clicks on a cell to edit it.  The contents of the cell are placed with an input…

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Integrating jEditable with liteGrid

Work continues on liteGrid (I believe that’s the name I’m going to stick with), and in fact so much has changed that I really don’t even know where to start when talking about it.  The core has been changed around a bit (for the better), many new modules have been added, an AJAX data provider…

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Using web.config files in ASP.NET MVC unit tests

TestDriven.NET (and apparently the Resharper test runner) will automatically pick up app.config files, making the contents available to unit tests, but they do not pick up web.config files in web projects.  After some Googling, I found this post that describes the solution.  To paraphrase, just add a post-build event that copies the web.config file to…

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