Open Season – Workflow

collaborationFeel free to send me an email or message if you have any:

  • Questions
  • Comments
  • Ideas
  • Issues
  • Demo Package Requests
  • Development Projects or Opportunities
  • Etc.

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I’ve had several Workflow newcomers reach out for help to just get started at all, as well as seasoned colleagues looking to discuss ideas or issues.  Either way, I’ll respond as soon as I’m able.

Also, if any experienced Workflow developers want to contribute to the site, contact me to talk it over.

Have a great holiday season.

-andrew

Sending Gmail Email via SMTP

Because I perform nearly all of my Workflow development and labwork locally on my workstation, I do not want to have Exchange and Outlook and all that running in a VM someplace just to handle AD and email testing, nor do I want to maintain some other free, open-source mail server.  I found that with a few dummy Gmail accounts and a Send Email Component Via SMTP component, I could do all the notification/email testing I need without the extra computing resource overhead.

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Mimicking Form Anchors with the scrollto() Method

In response to a forum request at Symantec Connect, I came up with a method of mimicking the functionality of an html anchor tag on a Workflow form.  What this does, functionally, is scrolls a form to a specific position.

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Highlight Element by CheckBox State

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In response to a post on Symantec Connect, I built a quick Workflow demo project to show how to use CSS and Javascript to highlight a required section panel when a CheckBox is checked.

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Input Range Sliders

I had a need for a “Duration” field, and liked the idea of (instead of using a masked textbox or two dates (start and end)) using range sliders to increment the duration parts of the value.

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Workflow Short – pageLoad() and Dynamic Update Panels

A quick note on using DynamicUpdatePanels and body onload events.  The update panels, when updated, do not trigger the body’s onload event.  To get past this, we can use the form’s “Script” section and use the native function pageLoad() to run the actions we want to have happen.

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Workflow Short – Dynamically Size a Workflow Webform

Treat this entry as a proof-of-concept, as I just discovered it today, and haven’t thoroughly tested the potential or outcomes of this method.

Using javascript, we’re able to dynamically resize a form to provide more real-estate when required.

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