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FW: [ANN] formsPlayer 1.4 gets animations

From: Mark Birbeck <mark.birbeck@x-port.net>
Date: Thu, 19 Jan 2006 16:46:53 -0000
Message-ID: <B3F201E3-94E0-47EF-AA67-EA81DB1933AF@s15.mail.x-port.net>
To: <www-forms@w3.org>
Cc: "'Forms WG'" <w3c-forms@w3.org>

Hello all,

My colleague has not managed to get the attached email through the W3C
servers, so I'm giving it a try. If at some point his original attempts do
come through then I do apologise for the multiple emails.



Mark Birbeck
x-port.net Ltd.

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-----Original Message-----
From: Alex Sansom [mailto:alex.sansom@x-port.net]
Sent: 19 January 2006 14:29
To: 'www-forms@w3.org'
Subject: [ANN] formsPlayer 1.4 gets animations

Sorry if this is received twice, my original posting seems not to have been
allowed through.

Hi everyone,

Here's some advanced notice of a feature that we think you will enjoy. As
part of the forthcoming formsPlayer 1.4 release we have connected animation
effects to our event and CSS handling. For example, to make all XForms
elements shake from side to side when it becomes invalid, just do this:

    event-xforms-invalid : fx-Effect-Shake();

A fully functioning time-logging application is available that showcases:

  * the now standard 'yellow fade' when a control changes;

  * shaking a control when it goes invalid;

  * sliding in sub-forms as needed;

  * using asynchronous submissions to make the whole experience
    better for your users, for example to populate suggestion lists.

There are a few rough edges still--the opening of the form is a bit
flickery, for example--but if you want to start experimenting, there is
plenty in there to play with.

Note that navigating to the form will automatically start the upgrade
process to install formsPlayer (we now use signed CAB files
rather than MSIs). Please treat this version of formsPlayer as a preview --
the proper release is imminent.

The Timelog application is available here:


Feedback very much appreciated!



Alex Sansom
x-port.net Ltd.

Received on Thursday, 19 January 2006 17:03:12 UTC

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