Monthly Archives: August 2013

M&P BXaml Styles and Themes

Posted on August 22, 2013 by Herman Dolder
 
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BXaml implements Styles (Explicit and Implicit) and Themes.

BXaml introduces the BStyle BLOCK to support the styling of BLOCKS, HTML elements and SVG elements.

The BStyle BLOCK

The BStyle BLOCKS enables you to set properties values of all kinds of visual and non-visual BXaml objects.

An BStyle BLOCK encapsulates a BXML Markup Extension (BME) expression which contains a set of property-value pairs.

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M&P TBW Plug-and-Play Plugins

Posted on August 19, 2013 by Herman Dolder
 
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Dynamically Loading BLOCKS

In an M&P application some (as many as appropriate) BLOCKS can be loaded and integrated dinamically to an application, usually on demand.

M&P Plugins

An M&P Plugin is a BLOCK or BLOCKTree that is loaded dynamically.

The BLOCKS in a Plugin are normal M&P BLOCKS.

The use of plugins allows the configuration of an application at run-time.

A dynamically loaded Plugin can load other Plugins on demand.

M&P Plugins can be of two types: XPlugins and XViews.

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M&P – The BUS

Posted on August 15, 2013 by Herman Dolder
 
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The BUS is a global Dictionary provided by the M&P Runtime to store object references under string keys.

The BUS is specially useful in the Plug-and-Play architecture of M&P to facilitate the interoperation of dynamically loaded Plugins with the rest of the system.

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