Ben Langhinrichs

Photograph of Ben Langhinrichs

E-mail address - Ben Langhinrichs







Recent posts

Thu 17 Sep 2020

Exciton Boost - WYSI(hopefully)WYG



Tue 15 Sep 2020

Exciton Boost - Formula(s) for success



Tue 15 Sep 2020

Pushing harder at the limits of formulas


September, 2020
SMTWTFS
  01 02 03 04 05
06 07 08 09 10 11 12
13 14 15 16 17 18 19
20 21 22 23 24 25 26
27 28 29 30

Search the weblog





























Genii Weblog

CoexEdit 3.0 Step 1 - add magic

Tue 21 Feb 2012, 11:59 AM



by Ben Langhinrichs
CoexEdit has been a slow but steady product for Genii Software. It hasn't had the great success of the Midas Rich Text product line or of CoexLinks, but people have used it for many different projects in many different companies.

Slow and steady isn't good enough, so I asked lots of questions of customers and developers and partners: What does CoexEdit need?

The answer was fairly simple, given how many people know what I do. CoexEdit needed more magic. Developers didn't want to mess with the changes to design elements, no matter how simple. Administrators didn't want to involve developers at all. All of this got worse when the economy collapsed, and many developers were let go.

So, I took a page from the CoexLinks playbook and added a dash of magic. Auto-magic, really. Not easy, but now you can enable CoexEdit in most XPage-enabled databases, and many non-XPage-enabled databases, without a single design change. It just happens. When CoexEdit 3.0 is released, you can use it too, even if you are an Administrator. Even in databases with locked designs.

extmgr_addins=CoexEd
CoexEditRecognizeDiscussion=1

That's enough to turn on XPage recognition for all 8.5.2/8.5.3 Discussion databases.

CoexEditXPageTemplate1=My New Template
CoexEditXPageTemplate2=Your XPage Template

That's enough to enable two additional templates, assuming they use the Body field. But what if Your XPage Template uses different fields?

CoexEditXPageTemplateFields2=Description,LongDescription,Justification

You have a custom database without a template?

CoexEditXPageReplica1=852566F10064AC18
CoexEditXPageReplicaFields1=Inventory

I would have added more magic, but I didn't make it into Hogwarts. Tomorrow, I'll show you some of the functionality that is added auto-magically.

Copyright 2012 Genii Software Ltd.

What has been said:

No documents found