HTML5 Data Bindings

So you want to build dynamic web apps and interactive pages? Empower solutions like single page apps and Ajax driven websites? This is all possible with the new HTML5 Data Bindings Dreamweaver extension. The extension is powered by a stunning jQuery based template engine that helps you populate your data super-fast on the page. Your data is represented fully visual in a tree so you can bind it directly on your page in Dreamweaver design mode. Also, you can add smart repeat regions, detail regions, nested repeat regions and even repeat regions within a detail region.

This amazing tool lets you to choose from many supplied standard feeds as well as custom ones, or from a local JSON file. For each chosen feed an interface with feed specific options is shown, so you can directly enter the needed feed parameters.

The extension is fully controllable by behaviors and also when you are loading various HTML5 Data Sources on your page you can fire up actions to show and hide regions or loading messages, when the data is loaded successfully or not from the DMXzone Behavior connector.

The Database source functionality is already available for PHP and ASP!

Features
  • Full Support for HTML5 Data Bindings Formatter extension - now you can have all kind of conditional formatting, expressions, date and time formatting, currency and much more!


  • Global objects $URL and $FORM are now available directly in the HTML5 Data Bindings floating panel


  • Use HTML5 Data Bindings without any Data Sources - If you wish you can bind to the Global objects only, like $URL and $FORM and use them as bindings on a page without any data sources!


  • Global $FORM collection is now automatically generated based on all form field that your page contains


  • Fully automated data bindings refreshing - Now dependent data bindings on form fields are automatically detected and refreshed when the form fields change!


  • Option to prevent automatic loading of a Data Source - This is very useful for dependent data sources that needs to be loaded later.


  • Data binding to set initial value of form fields - Now you can set the initial value, or checked and selected value of radios, check boxes and select lists based on a data binding! Just use the new data binding attributes for data.checked, data.selected and data.value on checkboxes, radios or list HTML controls.


  • Allow nesting repeat regions for grouped data - This way you can create nested regions with the group by filter from HTML5 Data Bindings Formatter.




  • Insert Show and Hide Regions - Now you can choose any repeating element and insert conditional show or hide regions based on if the element has data or not. Very useful for showing " No records found"  messages or other conditional areas.


  • Show /and Hide region have a nice blue border in Dreamweaver design view so they can be easily distinguished.


  • Bindings attribute - data.hide to hide regions when data is available. Works opposite of data.show which shows the HTML region only when data is available.


  • Option for Max Results / Per Page for all Database Sources on HTML5 Data Bindings


  • HTML5 Data Bindings floater can now bind and unbind attributes.
  • Options for page navigation in the Control HTML5 Data Bindings - Set page is extended with page jumping options for Database Sources


  • Support for global collections like {{$URL.xx}} for url parameters and {{$FORM.xx}} for {{$COOKIE.xx}} for cookie variables.


General Features

  • Display your data structure fully visual in Dreamweaver with the HTML5 Data Bindings floating panel - When you choose to add a HTML5 Data Source, its data and structure is fetched directly and it is displayed in a nice tree view control within the special HTML5 Data Bindings Floating panel available from the Window Menu. You can dock the floating panel on any side of Dreamweaver, but the left side is preferable for the best view as you will also need it quite often to be able to insert the data bindings from it.


  • Build fully dynamic client side pages - It's all done, fully visual within Dreamweaver! Now with the HTML5 Data Bindings, you can connect to any JSON data source and use it to populate any data on your pages.


Feeds

  • Many standard feeds supplied - Choose from the many feed such as: Flickr, YouTube, Facebook,Twitter, Last.FM and WordPress.


  • Fully parameterized feeds - For each chosen feed an interface with feed specific options is shown, so you can directly enter the needed feed parameters! When you want to display the Picasa photos for a specific album, you can just enter the album ID in the appropriate field.


  • Custom feeds – If your feed is not on the list you can always enter your feed URL directly. You can access all the feed data in the data bindings panel.




  • Local file as data source - Choose a local JSON file as data source. 

 


Dynamic data bindings

  • Super fast jQuery based Template Engine included - You want your page to be populated with the data as it arrives and you want that to happen fast. This is why the DMXzone team worked  hard to make a lighting fast template engine that powers the HTML5 Data Bindings!


  • Add any Data Binding fully visual in Dreamweaver - Just select the data from the HTML5 Data Binding Floating Panel use the Smart Insert Panel . You will see a nice curly braced notation as placeholder for your data with the full data path in it.


  • Inspect easily any dynamic data binding inserted - As you select a highlighted data binding on your page in Dreamweaver Design view - the associated data element is automatically selected in the Data Bindings tree view!


Regions

  • Add Smart Repeat Regions  - Is your data repeatable? Then you can create directly a repeat region that repeats as many time as there are records available. Just select the repeating element from the HTML5 Data Bindings list and choose to insert Repeat Region or Repeat Children.


  • Detail Regions - Do you want to display detailed data in a separate view, next to your repeat region list? Then just choose to make a detailed region from the same repeating element in your HTML5 Data Bindings list. You can control which record is displayed in the Detail Region by the special Control HTML5 Data Bindings behavior to select the Active Record.


  • Support for Nested Repeat Regions - As your data can be structured in various hierarchical levels, you want to be able to nest your repeat regions. That is fully possible with the HTML5 Data Bindings! You can have another child repeat region within a main repeat region and go as deep as you wish.

  • Support for Repeat Regions within a Detail Region - You can also have as much Repeat Regions as you want within a Detail Region to show related data. Those can be nested also.


  • Fully jQuery based - The template engine, as well the AJAX fetching of the data are fully jQuery powered, so naturally lighting fast and cross browser compatible.
  • Support for hierarchical datasets - The HTML5 Data Sources that you bind to, can return any data that is well formatted in JSON and can be with any hierarchical structure you want.


  • Smart Insert Panel - depending on your selection of the nodes in your HTML5 Data Bindings tree and your page selection you get automatically the right controls to insert or bind data! When you selected a repeating element in your feed tree, you can choose to insert a repeat or detail region, when you select a regular node you can select to insert its value as text binding or as a ready to go image element, but if you have already selected an element on your page you can bind to any of its attributes!


Control behaviors and Behavior connector

  • Select active record control behavior - Add a behavior to the chosen element in order to select the active item, which will be displayed in the detailed region.


  • Refresh data control behavior - If you have a search field that you want to use as a filter, once it gets a new value typed in, it refreshes the data automatically.
 
  • Support for global loading events through the DMXzone Behavior Connector - When you are loading various HTML5 Data Sources on your page you can fire up actions to show and hide regions or loading messages, when the data is loaded successfully or not.
 
This extension can be combined with:
HTML5 3D Flipping Gallery 2
Photo & Video – Custom, polaroid-like stunning galleries
DMXzone Google Maps 2
Design – Empower full featured Google Maps in Dreamweaver
DMXzone Supersized 2
Design – Amazing fullscreen background slideshows
CSS Image Gallery 2
Photo & Video – Pure CSS galleries and slideshows
DMXzone Database Connector PHP
Databases – Connect to your database
DMXzone Database Connector ASP
Databases – Connect to your database
HTML5 Data Bindings Browser Properties
Databases – Rich information about the browser and device your visitor is using
HTML5 Data Bindings SEO ASP
Databases – Search Engine Optimization for Ajax Apps
HTML5 Data Bindings SEO PHP
Databases – Search Engine Optimization for AJAX Apps
DMXzone Security Provider ASP
Databases – Define and connect your security provider
Videos


  • Building Dynamic, Database Driven Mobile Apps
    Databases – Learn how to build dynamic, database driven apps
  • Building Mobile Apps with HTML5 Data Bindings and DMXzone Database Connector
    Databases – Build dynamic, database-driven mobile apps
  • Dynamic HTML5 3D Flipping Gallery
    Databases – Learn how to create your gallery from a dynamic source
  • Dynamic DMXzone Supersized 2
    Databases – Learn how to create a dynamic background slideshow
  • Dynamic HTML5 Slideshow 2
    Databases – Dynamic, database driven HTML5 Slideshow 2
  • Inserting Dates into a Database
    Databases – Format and insert dates into your database
Requirements
Type: Behavior
Product: Dreamweaver CS5/CS5.5 and CS6, Dreamweaver CC
Used Technologies: jQuery
Screen Shot: External link
Tags: html5 data bindings dreamweaver extension


History

Version 1.7.2

  • Improved integration with Dreamweaver CC 2015
  • Improved Control behavior to allow feed sorting
  • Implemented Behavior Connector event complete for Data Bindings
  • Added new YouTube v3 Video search feed, that complies to the new Google YouTube API v3, as V2 is now deprecated. Note you will need a Google API key to access this functionality. Get it for free at: https://console.developers.google.com/
  • The rest of the old YouTube feeds as deprecated

Version 1.7.1

  • Greatly improved rendering speed of all repeat regions
  • Lots of speed improvements and bug fixes
  • Improved support for regular expressions
  • Improved repeater paging

Version 1.7.0

  • Support for new events on Behavior Connector and the Extended Repeat Region
  • Cross site support for connecting mobile apps with dynamic database sites as data sources
  • Improved mobile data bindings support for building dynamic apps with PhoneGap or Cordova
  • Improved public feeds with data bindings pickers
  • New feeds for Panoramio with Geo location
  • Redesigned UI look

Version 1.6.6

Version 1.6.5

Version 1.6.4

  • Improved Data Bindings Field Picker for easy data bindings selection in other DMXzone extensions
  • Full Integration with new HTML5 Data Bindings Extended Repeater
  • Added support for the Extended Repeater extra index and paging fields in the Data Bindings tree

Version 1.6.3

  • Improved Pagination
  • Improved compatibility with DMXzone Ajax Form
  • Included the latest jQuery 1.11.1
  • Improved for DMXzone Extension Manager
  • Improved for Dreamweaver CC 2014

Version 1.6.2

  • Added full compatibility with the new HTML5 Animate CSS extension. Now the items of repeat regions can be nicely animated! Also conditional regions can receive special animations to notify the user of their changes in more visual way.

Version 1.6.1

  • Fixed a specific issue with nested Repeat Children Regions
  • Fixed parsing of specific expressions

Version 1.6.0

  • Improved History API support for SEO optimization
  • Improved $FORM dependencies support so local related drop downs can be implemented easily
  • Made repeat region fully ready for the upcoming HTML5 Animate CSS extension
  • Improved render and parser
  • Much Faster loading of the Data Bindings tree

Version 1.5.1

  • Added compatibility with the new HTML5 Data Bindings SEO extension
  • Improved Data Bindings Floating panel
  • Improved IE8 compatibility

Version 1.5.0

  • NEW support for "Compact" Google Feed types, like from YouTube and Picasa. With this Compact JSON-C feed type the received feeds data is much smaller and logically organized!
  • Added support for paging of public Google feeds
  • Greatly improved the Control HTML5 Data Bindings. Now page navigation is a separate option.
  • Improved server side paging to work with deeply nested repeat regions.
  • Improved creating of repeat regions on the $value when used with grouped by data.
  • Improved selection and inserting of repeat regions in Dreamweaver.
  • Improved source code minification for smaller files.
  • Various smaller bug fixes.

Version 1.4.1

  • New Data Bindings Field Pickup dialog for easy selection of data bindings fields from other extensions.
  • Greatly improved binding of select tags with repeat regions on their options. Now you can choose option2 binding for a select drop down control with a second repeating element and a static first one.
  • Fixed data bindings with the data-binding-html tag
  • Fixed paging navigation
  • Fixed data-binding-value on select tags
  • Improved data binding with other DMXzone extensions like Advanced HTML Editor 3
  • Improved data-binding-value tag binding and synchronization for textareas
  • Dreamweaver integration, data bindings selection and inspection speed improvements

Version 1.4.0

  • Fully rewritten HTML5 Data Bindings template engine! Now parsing and populating data bindings is mighty fast and powerful!
  • Added full support for the new DMXzone Security Provider PHP/ASP for secure database queries.
  • Data Sources dependent on security are now automatically refreshed when the user logs in or out.
  • Improved Data Sources Manageability - now you can add/copy and delete data sources from the HTML5 Data Sources dialog, together with new Apply button.
  • Improved Control HTML5 Data Bindings behavior to do a smart refresh of the data. So data is reloaded with the same parameters if they haven't been changed.
  • Improved the Control HTML5 Data Bindings behavior with select current record when used on a select tag (drop down)
  • Simplified code, generated by the Control HTML5 Data Bindings, so it only adds the changed parameters. Note that you will need to reapply all Control behaviors again.
  • Implemented ‘between’ functionality for date comparisons when using in combination with the DMXzone Database Connector PHP/ASP & Updater PHP/ASP
  • Improved insertion and selection of the repeat regions current selection properties like $index, $name
  • Added new data.value bindings for all selects, inputs and textarea field for better binding of data values.
  • Improved Dreamweaver design view rendering of input fields with data-binding-value attributes.
  • New Behavior Connector Events for integration with DMXzone Security Provider PHP/ASP to allows you to react when the users is not logged in or does not have enough permissions.
  • Compatibility and preparation for the upcoming HTML5 Data Bindings Pro.
  • Improved the test source option from the data source dialog when using database sources, to call the test source dialog.
  • Default data source type to database if you have the DMXzone Database Connector PHP/ASP installed
  • Latest jQuery 1.10.2 included

Version 1.3.0

  • NEW: Data Bindings now fully allowed everywhere on your page! Finally you can have data bindings in the head, like in the TITLE tag or in the META tags! Hell you can even have data bindings in your inline CSS styles in the page head! Welcome the Dynamic CSS generation!
  • NEW: Greatly improved the extensibility of the data bindings, so those can work great with extensions like the DMXzone Database Connector PHP/ASP, DMXzone Database Updater PHP/ASP and future data bindings add-ons.
  • NEW: Show instances of additional extensions like the DMXzone Database Updater PHP/ASP in the Data Bindings tree. This makes them fully manageable as well use their data bindings.
  • NEW: Overview of the Repeat Regions and their properties directly in the Data Bindings tree! No more confusing repeater properties - now you can see all the repeaters and their properties directly in the bindings tree!
  • Changed the icons for the $URL and $FORM elements in the data bindings tree to comply the rest.
  • Greatly improved rendering performance of detailed regions.
  • Made detail regions compatible with other jQuery components and DMXzone extensions.
  • Improved cooperation with DMXzone Database Connector so that its files are automatically updated.
  • Do not perform data bindings evaluations in SCRIPT blocks.
  • Improved data bindings on attributes on Firefox.
  • Always use JSONP to prevent IE caching and also allow cross domain data fetch for DMXzone Database Connector PHP/ASP.

Version 1.2.0

  • NEW: Full Support for the new HTML5 Data Bindings Formatter extension - now you can have all kind of conditional formatting, expressions, date and time formatting, currency and much more!
  • NEW: Global objects $URL and $FORM are now available directly in the HTML5 Data Bindings floating panel
  • NEW: Use HTML5 Data Bindings without any Data Sources! If you wish you can bind to the Global objects only, like $URL and $FORM and use them as bindings on a page without any data sources!
  • NEW: Global $FORM collection is now automatically generated based on all form field that your page contains
  • NEW - Fully automated data bindings refreshing! Now dependent data bindings on form fields are automatically detected and refreshed when the form fields change!
  • NEW: Option to prevent automatic loading of a Data Source. This is very useful for dependent data sources that needs to be loaded later.
  • NEW: Data binding to set initial value of form fields! Now you can set the initial value, or checked and selected value of radios, check boxes and select lists based on a data binding! Just use the new data binding attributes for data.checked, data.selected and data.value on checkboxes, radios or list HTML controls.
  • NEW: Allow nesting repeat regions for grouped data. This way you can create nested regions with the group by filter from HTML5 Data Bindings Formatter.
  • Greatly improved and optimized repeat and detail regions rendering speed! Now your web apps will be mighty fast in showing all the data.
  • Allows dynamic expressions and filters is all data bindings! To access the various formats and filters you need the new HTML5 Data Bindings Formatter extension.
  • Great improvements in working with Data Bindings in code view!
  • New kind of binding insert as 'Html', this will allow you to add a div tag that receives its inner html content directly from a data binding. Very useful to render html preformatted content.
  • Allows you to bind attributes more to SPAN and DIV tags, even special data bindings region attributes.
  • Allows you to insert a collection data binding as a regular text binding, so you can perform actions on it like counting with the new HTML5 Data Binding Formatter extension.
  • Improved data binding on TABLE and TR tags as well as UL/OL/DL
  • Improved selection detection and bindings
  • Control HTML5 Data Bindings behavior improved
  • Improved selection of repeat region attributes

Version 1.1.0

  • NEW Full Support for DMXzone Database Connector ASP/PHP – Now you can choose any Database Source for usage as data bindings!
  • NEW Insert Show and Hide Regions - Now you can choose any repeating element and insert conditional show or hide regions based on if the element has data or not. Very useful for showing " No records found"  messages or other conditional areas.
  • Show /and Hide region have a nice blue border in Dreamweaver design view so they can be easily distinguished
  • NEW bindings attribute - data.hide to hide regions when data is available. Works opposite of data.show which shows the HTML region only when data is available.
  • NEW option for Max Results / Per Page for all Database Sources on HTML5 Data Bindings
  • HTML5 Data Bindings floater can now bind and unbind attributes.
  • NEW options for page navigation in the Control HTML5 Data Bindings - now Refresh data is extended with page jumping options for Database Sources
  • NEW Support for global collections like {{$URL.xx}} for url parameters and {{$FORM.xx}} for {{$COOKIE.xx}} for cookie variables

Version 1.0.1

  • Improved rendering of the normal repeat regions
  • Improved compatibility with the latest DMXzone Bootstrap 1.1.0
  • Added icon for collapsed view of the HTML5 Data Bindings floating panel
  • Updated DMXzone Head Include global component to support full paths from CDN
  • Included latest jQuery 1.10.1
  • Improved Dreamweaver CC installation support

 

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