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VisionX 5.6 bugfix update release

Yesterday, we released VisionX 5.6.548. It's a bugfix version with 3 changes:

  • Application search

    The application search bar will be shown if you have more than 5 applications in the list. Sometimes the search result was not correct.

  • E-Mail Default Sender

    We had a problem with old email configurations. If the old tag defaultsender was used, it wasn't possible to change the email settings. This was the case with installed Workflow AddOn.

  • Deployment Exception

    It wasn't possible to use the deployment wizard. It had an error, if you didn't use the VisionX cloud AddOn.

Simply get VisionX from your download area or register for a trial version.

VisionX 5.6 is available

I'm happy to announce that VisionX 5.6.457 is available.
It's one of this magic moments where everything is perfect.

VisionX 5.6 is the biggest update after 5.5. It contains many bugfixes but even more new features. The new features are described here. We still have so many ideas to improve the development process and to help people creating own (enterprise) applications, so be curious what else is to come.

After a release is before the next release, so our next release will focus on UX and Smart Bricks. A smart brick is a small unit with big features. Think about user management. Sounds simple, but can be complex if you think about user and roles. Such simple thing can be a smart brick in VisionX. Simply use the user management smart brick and get full support for user and roles management without additional thinking.

We're going to do a little update to our UI designer to save mouse clicks and make simple things even easier.

If you have a question or want to know more details, just leave a message.

The download area already contains links to the latest version of VisionX.
Have fun, creating your own applications.

EPlug 1.2.43 is out

We are happy to announce that our EPlug 1.2.43 is out.

EPlug is our Eclipse plugin for JVx applications and also for our low-code platform VisionX.

The main improvements were a complete redesign and a big performance tuning.
For sure, we have some great new features like:

  • Support for ColumnViews
  • Support for MasterReferences
  • Support for SortDefinitions
  • Support for new Var(...)
  • Metadata cache improvements
  • Avoid compile Errors when columns cannot be checked
  • Show element in tree (one click)
  • Bugfixes

Feel free to try out our new version and send us your feedback.

-> Eclipse Marketplace

VisionX 5.6 - New quick design mode

With VisionX 5.6 it will be possible to open the design mode a little bit faster. Simply start an application, press Shift + Ctrl and click the element with left or right mouse. The left mouse key will start the design mode and automatically selects the element. The right mouse key will open the customizer as well.

The quick design mode also shows the name of the element, if you need the information for css customization.

And this is how it looks like:

Quick design

Quick design

VisionX 5.6 - New hidden feature for developers

Upcoming version 5.6 has two hidden features. More interesting for Java developers than for Citizen developers. The first feature makes it possible to include external application directories.

Usually, you start creating a new application with VisionX. The location is <visionx_install_folder>/rad/apps/<appname>. This is not the best place if you have your own directory structure or if you want to use a VCS like git or subversion. In this case, no worries. Simply copy the application folder to the right place and drag the folder back into VisionX. An information message will be shown and everything is done. If you delete such "linked" application, only the link will be removed. This hidden feature replaces manual usage of apps.xml in your rad directory. It was a manual task which is not necessary anymore.

The second hidden feature is in the main screen of VisionX. If you press Shift + Alt, two new icons will appear for every application:

New options for an application

New options for an application

A click on the first icon will open the application directory in system explorer and the second icon will import or open the application in a running Eclipse installation, if EPlug is installed.

Both features are a big help in your daily work with VisionX.

Screencasts with VisionX 5.6

VisionX 5.6 will have awesome new features like

  • VisionX Cloud support
  • Dashboard support
  • Chart support
  • Scheduler
  • AuditLog (optional)
  • REST action calls

The new release will be available by the end of this week!

And another new big feature is our Video recorder:

VisionX Recorder

VisionX Recorder

The recorder is a small bar under VisionX, if enabled:

VisionX with recorder

VisionX with recorder

To enable this bar, press Shift + Alt (MacOS: Shift + Option). It makes it possible to record a video of the whole screen or just the application. It's also possible to take a screenshot instead of a Video. The videos are compressed with Techsmith Screen Capture Codec. So it's required to install this codec in your OS to playback recorded videos. It's also possible to use VLC as video player. On macOS the elmedia Player is a good option.

If you want a standard video format, it's possible to automatic convert the videos. Simply download the Videoconverter archive and extract its content into the lib directory of your VisionX installation folder. If converter is available, all recorded videos will be converted automatically into the converted folder of your recordings directory. The format is AVI with MPEG4 codec. This should playback well under most OS'.

The recorder should be used especially if you talk to our support. It's easier to find problems if you record them.