Web application development just got a little easier

ProductivityI have some exciting news: We recently gave m-Painter a complete overhaul, which will make the overall m-Power development process simpler and more intuitive!

For those unfamiliar with m-Painter, it is the WYSIWYG text editor that’s built into m-Power. It lets m-Power users customize and enhance their web applications without any knowledge of HTML, CSS, or javascript. For instance, here are a few ways m-Power users commonly use m-Painter:

  • Add maps, graphs, charts, images, hover boxes, etc…
  • Embed other applications within an application to create CRM apps, order entry apps, dashboards, or other complex applications.
  • Add AJAX helpers, like calendar popups, lookup windows, or dynamic dropdown lists.
  • Easily create drill-downs to other applications
  • And much more…

So, how has m-Painter changed? While you can read all about it in full detail right here, here are a few of the major highlights:

1. Cross-browser, cross-platform, and HTML5 support

m-Painter now gives users even more options. It works across browsers/platforms and lets users include modern HTML5 elements in their web applications.

2. History feature gives users a safety net

We’ve added a new “history” feature that lets users save multiple versions of their presentation layer and revert to a previous version at any time. With the “history” feature, there’s no need to worry about making mistakes or accidentally overwriting your presentation layers…you can always revert back to a previous version.  Here’s a screenshot of this new feature in action:

3. Improved, user-friendly interface

As you can see from the image below, we’ve updated m-Painter with a more intuitive and user-friendly interface, which should improve the development process.

4. Manual cell editing makes editing source code simple

Rather than sorting through hundreds of lines of source code, m-Painter now lets users quickly edit specific sections of the underlying code. Right-clicking any element in WYSIWYG mode will let users view and edit the underlying source code for only that element. The image below illustrates this concept.

Those are just a few of the highlights found in the new m-Painter, but there are many more new features. To start using the new m-Painter, just apply the latest m-Power update from your customer portal.

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