Using Sencha ExtJS 4.2 and Sencha Architect 2.2, Build a Simple REST client (to feed WebAPI server)

Three Part Series (Part 2)   Building a Simple REST Controller with Microsoft Visual Studio 2012 and WebAPI Using Sencha ExtJS 4.2 and Sencha Architect 2.2, Build a Simple REST client (to feed WebAPI server) Add CRUD to REST client for calling Microsoft WebAPI server   Our goal here is to create a very simple ExtJS grid panel that works with the Microsoft Visual Studio 2012 WebAPI project build in the previous post. So, first thing to do is fire up Sencha Architect 2.2 (SA 2.2).  Choose for the project type ExtJS 4.2 and you will get a blank canvas.  Drag a Viewport on to the canvas, then, in the Viewport drag a Grid Panel out.  You should have something … Continue Reading

What Makes Sencha’s ExtJS Library So Powerful

For those that don’t know much about Sencha’s ExtJS JavaScript library, let me just simply describe it as a toolkit that helps you design applications that run on the web with minimal HTML knowledge (though a reasonable amount of JavaScript knowledge is important). What is inspiring me to write this post right now is just how darn clever those guys are who architected the toolkit.  I have not much used the forms part of ExtJS until now, I’ve primarily used the data grid and all the layout panels. So, as I’m learning the form tools I keep running into things they have built in that just make so much sense.  Let me describe just a few by example.  Below, I’m going to paste my current form which I’m working on which is just a … Continue Reading

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