Whipjangle


Pictures and mashups are on my page > http://www.popfly.ms/users/whipjangle/WhipHomerPage2

1. eugeneMap

a. Preview > Switch to 3D view > Customize
The 3D view does not leave the screen and there is no way to easily get back to Customize view (Fig 1)

b. New components added to existing widget do not appear
Created project with basic functionality
Added to home page
Added User Input to project
User Input does not appear in project on home page (Fig 2)

c. Increasing size of display box in 'Page Editor' view does not increase size of display until page is reloaded (Fig 3)

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2. LookForYahooNewz

a. Changes made in Advanced HTML do not appear in Preview mode, but do appear on page - makes custom HTML editing difficult (Fig 4)

b. Similar to 1. b.: Changes to 'Add Custom HTML' are not reflected in Mashup

Added 'color: green' to HTML after ading Mashup to page because the text in the widget is white and does not show up very well with a white background, but change does not appear (Fig 6)

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3. General

a. Slow...

b. Image and Mashup buttons on Page Editor toolbar don't always work; two or three clicks are required sometimes

c. 'Add Custom HTML' drop down assist menu not as context sensitive as Visual Studio (Fig 5)

d. No hyperlinks in header and footer

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4. Edit Block > User Input + flickr + PhotoTiles
Preview > enter any term > Go
If there is an image where the thumbnail is blank (or black) > error:

Silverlight error message
ErrorCode 3002
ErrorType: ImageError
Message: AG_E_NOT_FOUND

Next:

Choose an image
There is no obvious way to return to the thumbnails

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5. Is there any documentation on how to modify code in Advanced mode It would be nice to have the Intelligent drop down ability here, like in VS, etc...




Re: 3D View - Advanced HTML - flicker/silverlight error - documentation

RealHeartMozart


Dear Whipjangle,

This is great feedback! It will take me a little while to work through it and I'll let you know what I find out.

Yours,

Michael

Popfly Team







Re: 3D View - Advanced HTML - flicker/silverlight error - documentation

RealHeartMozart

I had a chance to go through the first part of your comments and here are the results marked with >>. I'll continue tomorrow. Thanks for the feedback - it's greatly appreciated. --Michael







Re: 3D View - Advanced HTML - flicker/silverlight error - documentation

RealHeartMozart [msft]

Here is the rest of my feedback. Once again thanks for taking the time to do this. Your web page with the Figures was especially helpful for understanding each point.

Warm regards, --Michael

c. Increasing size of display box in 'Page Editor' view does not increase size of display until page is reloaded

(Fig 3)
>> I'm not able to reproduce exactly this problem because my browser (IE7 on XPSP2) crashes when I try to do

this. I've logged a bug. What OS and browser were you using

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2. LookForYahooNewz

a. Changes made in Advanced HTML do not appear in Preview mode, but do appear on page - makes custom HTML

editing difficult (Fig 4)
>> Your changes don't have affect on previewer because something in previewer is controlling styling. I've

filed a bug on this. If you just put in some text like "hi there" in the custom html you will see the text

appear at the top of your preview output.

b. Similar to 1. b.: Changes to 'Add Custom HTML' are not reflected in Mashup
>> See 2a.

Added 'color: green' to HTML after ading Mashup to page because the text in the widget is white and does not

show up very well with a white background, but change does not appear (Fig 6)

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3. General

a. Slow...
>> Yes. We are working on this. I hope you'll notice some improvements in the next release. If there are any

particular pages or activities where slowness is especially bad, please let us know.

b. Image and Mashup buttons on Page Editor toolbar don't always work; two or three clicks are required sometimes
>> I found one case where they don't work: After you save the project (which is required before you can insert

an image) the focus of the cursor in a zone is lost. You have to click on a zone to reactivate the Insert

button. I filed a bug to make this work better.
>> In general, Image and Mashup buttons take a little time because they need to execute queries when pressed.

Would you see if waiting a little longer they always work for you


c. 'Add Custom HTML' drop down assist menu not as context sensitive as Visual Studio (Fig 5)
>> I tried this in an HTML file in Visual Studio and didn't get any drop down at all at that point. Is that

what you'd like A screen shot of what you'd expect from Visual Studio would be helpful.


d. No hyperlinks in header and footer
>> Not at present, but I filed an enhancement request for this.

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4. Edit Block > User Input + flickr + PhotoTiles
Preview > enter any term > Go
If there is an image where the thumbnail is blank (or black) > error:

Silverlight error message
ErrorCode 3002
ErrorType: ImageError
Message: AG_E_NOT_FOUND
>> This has been fixed for the next release.

Next:

Choose an image
There is no obvious way to return to the thumbnails
>> Once you choose an image, click the X icon in the upper right of Phototiles. It returns to the thumbnails.

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5. Is there any documentation on how to modify code in Advanced mode It would be nice to have the Intelligent

drop down ability here, like in VS, etc...
>> We don't have any formal documentation on this yet but when I search for "advanced" in the Popfly forums I find quite a few good posts on things you can do.

Whipjangle wrote:

Pictures and mashups are on my page > http://www.popfly.ms/users/whipjangle/WhipHomerPage2

1. eugeneMap

a. Preview > Switch to 3D view > Customize
The 3D view does not leave the screen and there is no way to easily get back to Customize view (Fig 1)
>> Logged a bug for this.

b. New components added to existing widget do not appear
Created project with basic functionality
Added to home page
Added User Input to project
User Input does not appear in project on home page (Fig 2)
>> Logged a bug. It looks like the problem is with running (not previewing) mashups containing User Input and

Virtual Earth






Re: 3D View - Advanced HTML - flicker/silverlight error - documentation

Whipjangle

Sorry for the delay in responding, I have to kinda work around schedules to do this kind of thing for fun... My current job is regressions only, so I don't get to do a lot of 'attacking' an app for issues. Thanks for carrying through on the issues for me.

Anyway, answers...

I'm using IE7 and XP Home

The slowness is in general and always a concern for web apps, with all the in between stuff going on. I'm on Comcast cable, so that helps with making a slowness call.

The buttons seem to be working OK as long as I remain patient.

The drop down feature in the code section is called IntelliSense. I'll add a pic to my webpage for further clarification.

My UI sense tells me that there ought to be a link on the Phototiles that tells the user how to go back. Clicking an X generally closes the app and is not intuitive for the user IMHO.