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Wednesday, April 27, 2016

DotNetBrowser 1.6.4 — JavaScript - C# Bridge Improvements

DotNetBrowser has been updated to version 1.6.4.

In this minor update we have improved JavaScript – C# bridge to provide a more convenient way to work with objects. Also, we have applied fixes and improvements for the heavyweight control disposal and added default context menu implementation.

See the full list of changes on the DotNetBrowser Release Notes page.

The update is available for download.

We also invite you to ask us questions about the product on Stack Overflow under #dotnetbrowser tag, as we are moving our product forum there.

Tuesday, April 26, 2016

Great news for Java developers: Google Maps can finally be embedded into Java desktop applications, using brand-new JxMaps component, created by TeamDev Ltd.!
JxMaps is a Chromium-based cross-desktop library that provides a MapView Java Swing component, allowing to display Google Maps inside a Java app. You don’t need to learn or use JavaScript to work with maps.
Take a look at the Quick Start Guide and code examples for implementation details.

You are welcome to download the library, and try it out with free 30 days evaluation.

Know someone, who’s been struggling to integrate maps into Java app? Don’t hold it to yourself, share good news: https://goo.gl/ISncMO!

Monday, April 11, 2016

How to Create a Web-based Java Swing Kiosk Application

A new article by the lead developer of JxBrowser Vladimir Ikryanov is out on DZone. We publish the full text for your convenience here: 

Kiosk applications are used in a wide range of industries, such as banking, education, retail, travel, and entertainment, serving as information points, POS, and product promotion tools. Whenever it is possible to augment the human-attended service with automatic transactions, kiosks come in play. It is not uncommon nowadays to purchase a movie ticket, pick an outfit in a large store, or check-in on a flight in a matter of minutes using a specialized kiosk. 
Web-based Java Swing Kiosk Application
When it comes to the development of application software for kiosks, there are certainly tweaks and tricks known to the industry. We’ve come across a frequently asked question of how to enable a browser-based application to be run in kiosk mode. Such an application would be easier to support, maintain, and upgrade compared to an app built on a specialized kiosk development platform.

Wednesday, April 6, 2016

Important Improvements in JxBrowser 6.3

JxBrowser 6.3 is now available for download.

In this update we implemented long awaited features such as mute/unmute audio on the loaded web page, SSL certificate verifier, mouse and keyboard events filters, etc. and fixed several critical issues.
For Windows platform we signed JxBrowser binary files with our valid certificate, so Windows Defender won’t block JxBrowser process from running and end users don’t need to include JxBrowser process into the list of trusted processes. On Mac OS X Java 1.6 support has been restored as well. DOM API has been extended with functionality that allows getting next and previous sibling of a DOM node and more.

For the full list of the features and improvements, please see Release Note record.

DotNetBrowser 1.6.3 is Released

DotNetBrowser has been updated to version 1.6.3.

In this update we have implemented mouse and keyboard events for BrowserView, applied fixes and improvements for scrollbar behavior and text selection for LIGHTWEIGHT mode and added a customizable print handler for PrintToPDF() functionality.

See the full list of changes on the DotNetBrowser Release Notes page.

The update is available for download.
Please feel free to share your feedback or post help requests on DotNetBrowser support forum.