Archive for the ‘Tips and Tricks’ Category

Access class definition with one click!

Ctrl+click on the class in your code editor and Morfik will open the framework module where the class is declared and point you to its implementation. To go back to your code, either press Alt+Left or use the Back arrow in the Home Ribbon.

An easy way to track project document dependencies.

Did you know that you can view dependencies between different project documents by simply right-mouse clicking on a document when in project view and opening the properties dialog.

The "dependency" tab in this dialog displays all project documents that are used by this document. But more importantly, it also lists all project items that use this document.

Display Thumbnails option

Did you know you can control the Form and Report thumbnail generation within the IDE using the new "Display Thumbnail" feature in Morfik Options | General. This is particularly useful in saving memory space for large projects.

Drag and drop Image Resources

Did you know image resources could be added to your project (to resources folder) by dragging the image from any source onto a form or the project tab!

Test your Web sites in browsers you don’t have!

Adobe recently released a product in BrowserLab, a hosted service that lets users view and test their Web sites in browsers they don't have, such as IE 6 or Firefox 2.

Just enter your Web page URL and then press enter. It will display the screen capture of the browsers you selected. Make sure you set the Delay parameter to something other than 0 to ensure the dynamic part of your Web page is also captured.

Make your site load faster

Do you have a form with many images on it? Here is a simple way to improve its loading speed: Select all Image controls on your form, and set their Bundled property to True.

This will prompt the Morfik compiler to pack images together so that they can be all downloaded with a single request, resulting in faster page load time and better user experience – all images will appear simultaneously rather than one at a time.

What does Google see when it looks at your website?

Your website looks great when your users open it. Now you have to make sure your website looks great when search engines come to index it. Here is how you can test it: Open browser settings, turn JavaScript support off, and reload the page.

This will show exactly how your website is seen by search engines – browse through different pages to make sure everything is in order.