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Use your own Domain Name with your Volt App

You can now specify your own custom Domain Name for your Volt app. Your app can have a friendly URL such as https://myapp.mycompany.com instead of the name Volt assigns it. You’ll need a Volt membership to do this. Notice the … Continue reading

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Making your app fit: ScreenMode

We’ve had a few blog posts discussing how to use Responsive Web Design to make apps which look great on any screen size. But what if that is too much trouble or your app is already done? Are there any … Continue reading

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Using Browser Arrows

Many people use the backward and forward browser arrows to navigate apps. It’s a convenient way to go back to the previous screen. Unless you make special provisions, this will not happen automatically for your app. Starting in AppStudio 6.2.1, … Continue reading

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What does “useStrict” do?

AppStudio 6 introduces a new project property called useStrict. It catches a number of previously non fatal errors in your code and gives error messages. Here’s an example. If you have the following code: a = “george” where a has … Continue reading

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Using appStorage to save App-level Data

Previously, we looked at serverStorage, which allows you to save data from your app on the Volt server instead of on the device. serverStorage is saved for the user of the app – other users cannot look at it. appStorage … Continue reading

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Volt: Accessing serverStorage from the Dashboard

When you use serverStorage, the data is saved on the Volt Server. The Dashboard is your tool to manage the apps you have saved on Volt. One of its features is that you can examine and change the data in … Continue reading

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Using serverStorage to save data on the Volt Server

AppStudio 6.1 brings a new Volt feature: serverStorage. It lets you save and retrieve data on the Volt server. Here are a few uses: As a backup: Keep critical data in the server, so if the phone gets lost or … Continue reading

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Using the Clipboard

ClipboardData lets you access the data on the Clipboard. You can: Use and modify the data cut or copied to the clipboard Use and modify data pasted from the clipboard. It can be used in Input, Textarea and Textbox controls … Continue reading

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The manifestFile property and online apps

In Project Properties, there is a property named ‘manifestFile’. The setting of this property can have a big effect on how your app works, online and offline. The default setting is appcache. This causes AppStudio to collect the names of … Continue reading

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AppStudio 6: Positioning Controls (II)

In our last post on positioning, we discussed the different ways of arranging controls on a form. This time, we’re going to have a closer look at static positioning and how you can get your controls to the proper place … Continue reading

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