MertSAKA


I was creating a block using JS and XML. As a newbie, I wrote down the code using Visual Studio 2005 and copy/pasted it to popfly block editor. Then I thought popfly explorer would be much easier then copy/paste method.

But I had no idea that it is possible to create projects using C# or VB.NET (the one I prefer) and share my source over popfly. I noticed the project search feature on popfly explorer and took a glimpse of what the others are doing. C# projects are all around and Ií»m a little confused now after spending my weekend trying to create my copy/pasted poor block on VS2005 using only JS and XML.

Now the question is: Isní»t popfly about developing blocks, mashups and sharing/using them on a website, VistaDesktop, etc. Is it possible to make a block using VB.NET If so, what are the necessary files

I'm planning to create a block to read XML file on URL specified by user, and output the nodes which contian values...


Thanks for the replies,


Mert





Re: Isní»t popfly about developing blocks, mashups and sharing/using them?

johnmont [msft]


Blocks are indeed written in HTML, JavaScript, and/or XAML and today you create them directly in the Popfly web site. Popfly Explorer, on the other hand, is a parallel product that's designed to enable you to create, save, and share Visual Studio projects of all kinds through the Popfly web site. For example, you could create a C# class and share it or a Windows Forms application and share it. Today we don't enable you to create blocks using Visual Studio.

John







Re: Isní»t popfly about developing blocks, mashups and sharing/using them?

Prem Raj

Is it possible for me to create a Block that is written in VisualC++

I want to do some image processing on images and video. I have some functions that I have written in C++ that I woud like to use.

I would like to get images from the facebook block and run it through my image processing functions (blocks) and output the processed images to a slide show viewer.

Same for video. I would like to get video from a site, use a C++ block to perform video processing, and then send the results to another block.

I would also like to keep the code for the C++ block to be hidden, and expose only the API and ability to use the block.

Thanks in advance for your answers.






Re: Isní»t popfly about developing blocks, mashups and sharing/using them?