What's New in JSuite

JSuite 7.x includes:

New set of charting components, for both client-side and server-side charting. Because both share a common charting engine, all APIs and object models are identical for both environments, meaning often it’s as simple as cutting and pasting code from a client-side application to the server-side version of the same application (or vise versa).Rich client-side APIs give the server-based chart the same rich look, feel and interaction as the client-based component. Make your applications come alive with rich charting.

New in Version 6.1:

  • Source Code
  • Compatible with Java 1.4.1
  • Compatible with Borland JBuilder 7
  • BEA WebLogic Workshop 7.0

New in Version 6.0:

  • JSuite now contains JFCSuite functionality
  • Compatible with Java 1.4
  • JSuite now contains Swing classes and AWT classes

JSuite includes 4 sets of component libraries located in following packages:

  • pv.awt - can be used with any Java VM starting from jdk1.1 (base class is Component or Container)
  • pv.awt10 - can be used with any Java VM starting from jdk1.04 (base class is Canvas or Panel)
  • pv.jfcx - designed for swing and can be used with any Java VM starting from jdk1.1.8 (base class is javax.swing.JComponent)
  • pv.jfc - designed for "old" swing libraries such as swingall.jar and can be used with any Java VM starting from jdk1.1.4 (base class is com.sun.java.swing.JComponent)

New Components

  • pv.jfcx.JPVScrollBar/pv.awt.PVScrollBar - New class designed to implement the behavior of scrollbar. It has wide variety of properties and methods that allow you to customize its appearance and behavior
  • pv.jfcx.JPVGantt - New class designed to display hierarchical data . It includes two major UI components. The tree is located on the left side and the data that belong to nodes are represented by horizontal rectangles painted on the right side
  • pv.jfcx.JPVWeek/pv.awt.PVWeek - New class designed to display and edit appointments for multiple days. It includes array of PVDay components, date selector and scrollbars
  • pv.util.PVBar - New class. It stores various member variables and paints a rectangle using particular colors, borders, text, image, etc. It is used by the JPVGantt.
    pv.util.PVModel

New Server Components

ACL

The Access Control List component is used to give various roles to users of a system where each role consists of a set of one or more attributes. A client can use the ACL component by finding the user name and the corresponding role and check before any functionality is used that the client has the proper level of authority. A client can further check whether a role has the required attributes.

The ACL consists of 3 parts: Attributes, Roles, Users
Attributes are the functions in a system in which users have a role. For example: a user can have the facility to delete (id 7)
Roles are specified by a congregation of one or more attributes. For example: an administrator, whose attribute ids may be 7,6 and 2.
Users are all the people / other systems which have a role id in a system.

ConnectionPool

The Connection Pooling component maintains a specified pool of connections at start up.

Whenever a client makes a call to get connection, if a connection is available then the connection is returned. If a connection is not available and the maximum connections are already in use the component will keep trying until the specified time out is reached. If the maximum connections are not in use then a new connection will be created and added to the pool and returned. The main advantage of using this connection pool is that a client does not have to explicitly write any time dependant code to wait until a connection is available. Instead a client just sets the time a client should wait for the pool to return a connection. As soon as the connection is available the pool returns the connection or if the timeout set is over it throws an exception.

Password

The Password component implements an authentication mechanism to validate User Id and Password against a directory server or database. It facilitates the ability to add a new user profile or manage existing user profiles. Features include:

  • Password authentication on directory servers including Active Directory Server, and Netscape (iPlanet) Directory Server
  • Password authentication on database; encryption mechanism implemented
  • Change password on the directory server
  • Change password on database
  • Add new entries (user id & password) to the directory server
  • Delete authorized entries on the directory server
  • Modify the attributes of entries authorized on the directory server

Current Components also enhanced.

New in Version 5.0:

  • New DataExplorerJ provides a familiar interface and drill-down capabilities
  • New CalculatorJ - Graphical calculator component can be used alone or as an in-cell drop-down in our grid, numeric or currency component. Advanced features include complete user-interface customization, allowing maximum flexibility. Buttons can display custom images or text, and respond to mouse or keyboard events. Custom functions can be substituted to accomplish industry-specific calculations or tasks
  • New Applet Wrappers - We've supplied our JSuite components with wrapper files for value-added convenience. Now our JSuite components can be utilized in a web page without writing any Java code at all. The wrappers allow you to manipulate the appearance and/or data associated with each component using JavaScript or VBScript