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EXOdesk UI Developer Preview with Download Link

By
Ash
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Mar 8, 2012

 
EXOdesk UI Developer Preview, provided below, is aimed to help developers to create and test applications for the EXOdesk.

Later this month, the publication tool will be made available to allow the participants of the EXOdesk Development Challenge to submit their applications.
 


 
EXOdesk UI is built on the HTML5 apps runtime EXOengine. An application can be built either with HTML tags or with HTML5 canvas. In all situations, hardware acceleration is enabled.
 

 
The debug mode shows the collision color map for each application and some of the metrics provided for up to 256 point of touch: pressure, angles, distances.
 

 
Independent access to pressure, speed and angle of movement for up to 256 simultaneous points of touch, enabling advanced behaviors and collaborative applications.
 

 
Custom HTML5 keyboards and virtual input devices are easy to create with access from JavaScript to functions enabling keyboard and mouse emulations.
 

 
The full title and position of the active application is accessible,
enabling contextual customization of the application behavior.
 

 
Instant testing: Edit the HTML5 code source and resource files of your application, then click on EXOdesk Dev to test it.

The main group of functions available from JavaScript are:
  • exo.app provides an access to the current object properties
  • exo.array provides useful functions to manipulate standard JavaScript arrays.
  • exo.monitors provides an access to all the monitors connected to the current device
  • exo.collisionMap provides functions to manipulate the appearance or your application in the collision map, used to detect when the user or an object touch the application.
  • exo.mouse provides an access to the mouse position in all the screens
  • exo.touch provides an access to up to 256 points of touch with pressure sensitive (depending on hardware).
To edit your application, open the folder My Document/My Apps/EXODEV/EXOdeskDev/
In this folder, you can edit the file exomain.htm. You will find examples of code from the EXOdesk: open the debug mode, then select an example and press the red switch button.
When your application is ready, just click on the application name "EXOdesk Dev" on the EXOdesk debug mode to run it. The application will be reloaded each time you will click on the application name.

Download EXO UI PH Developers Preview

By clicking “Download EXO UI PH Developers Preview” below and installing or using this software, you are agreeing to be bound by the terms of this License. If you do not or cannot agree to the terms of this License Agreement please click 'I refuse' below and do not install or use the Software. IF YOU ACCEPT, THE FOLLOWING WILL CONSTITUTE A BINDING AGREEMENT BETWEEN YOU, THE USER (You), AND EXOPC AND YOU WILL BE GRANTED THE FOLLOWING LIMITED RIGHTS:

LIMITED LICENSE RIGHTS TO USE:
The following downloadable software (including but not limited to the software development Kit) is provided strictly for the purpose of developing applications for the EXOdesk AND SHALL NOT BE USED IN ANY other manner  than the specific contest as described above. The participant understands the limited license of the downloadable software for the period of the contest and limited to the scope of the development of applications for the EXOdesk.

INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY:
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> Download EXOdesk Developer Preview v0.1

37 Mb - Executable for Windows 7 or 8

Requirements
Internet Explorer 9, a decent graphic card (Intel GMA 2000 or more), an HD display (1920x1080 pixels) to emulate an EXOdesk.Installation
Copy the executable file on your desktop then double click on it. You will be requested to allow the application to have an admin access.

Support
Please reply to this post for assistance.

Mouse Emulation

Mouse support was added to emulate the touch to test the application without an EXOdesk. When you are not able to click on an icon, click twice, but only when required. Double click should not be used otherwise for a correct behavior.

.exo object reference

exo.app.left

Left position of the application in the container.

exo.app.top

Top position of the application in the container.

exo.app.width

Application width

exo.app.height

Application height

exo.app.processId

Returns the unique application process ID. The process ID is unique within the application container.

exo.array.insert(array, elementIndex, stringToInsert, mustBeUnique)

Insert an item in an array.

exo.array.remove(array, itemIndex)

Remove an item in an array.

exo.array.indexOf(array, string)

Returns the index of the item egual to string.

exo.close()

Closes the application container, for example EXO UI or EXO UI physics.
All other applications runing in the same container are closed.

exo.collisionMap.setAsRect()

Set the shape of the application in the global collision map as a rectangle.

exo.collisionMap.setAsElliptic()

Set the shape of the application in the global collision map as an ellipse.

exo.collisionMap.indexToColor(value)

Converts an index into a color to be used for a collision map.
Each index from 0 to 510 matches with an unique color.

exo.createUniqueId()

Returns a 16 charaters unique ID, containing letters and numbers.
id = exo.createUniqueId()

exo.ellipsis(string, length)

Returns a string ending with ellipsis if the string is too long.

exo.monitors.height

Total height of all monitors connected to the computer.

exo.monitors.left

Left position of the first monitor connected to the computer.

exo.monitors.top

Top position of the first monitor connected to the computer.

exo.monitors.width

Total width of all monitors connected to the computer.

exo.monitors.isLandscape()

Returns true if the monitor is in landscape mode, false otherwise.
orientation = exo.monitors[ID].isLandscape()

exo.monitors.count

Number of monitors connected to the computer.

exo.mouse.x

Returns the horizontal position of the mouse on the screen.
The value can be negative in case of multiple monitors configuration.

exo.mouse.y

Vertical position of the mouse in pixels.
In case of multiple monitors, the value can be negative.

exo.mouse.move(x, y)

Move the mouse cursor relatively to the actual mouse position.

exo.mouse.moveTo(x, y)

Moves the mouse cursor to the specified position (in pixels)

exo.openURL(URL)

Opens the specified URL using the default web browser.

exo.random(min, max)

Returns a random number.

exo.replace(source, toReplace, replaceBy)

Replaces all instances of a string by another one.

exo.sendKey

Send a key to the operating system as if the user pressed a key on the keyboard.
The key can be any character code, character, or one of the following values:
ENTER
TAB
BACKSPACE
SPACE
LEFT
DOWN
UP
BOTTOM
HOME
END
PGUP
PGDOWN
CLICK
RCLICK
The syntax is as follow:
exo.sendKey(keyString,shiftPressed, ctrlPressed)

exo.sendKeys(string)

Emulates the keyboard input of a complete string.

exo.toHex(integer)

Returns the hexadecimal value of an integer.
This function can be used to convert colors for example.

exo.touch.onStart

Function to be called when a finger touch the panel.

exo.touch.onMove

Function to be called when a finger move over the panel.

exo.touch.onEnd

Function to be called when a finger is released from the panel.

exo.touch.points.count

Returns the total number of points of touch recorded from the moment the finger touched the panel.
exo.touch[touchID].points.count

exo.touch.points.x

Returns the horizontal position of the specified point of touch.
exo.touch[touchID].points[index].x
To get the point just before the last position of the finger, do as follow:
previousTouch = exo.touch[touchID].points[exo.touch[touchID].points.count - 1]
alert(previousTouch.x)

exo.touch.points.y

Vertical position of the given point of touch.
exo.touch[touchID].points[index].y

exo.touch.x

Returns the last position of the finger specified with touchID.
exo.touch[touchID].x

exo.touch.y

Last vertical position of the given touch ID.
exo.touch[touchID].y

exo.touch.minID

Minimum touch ID managed during the session.
This can be useful to browse all possible points of touch as follow:
for(ptr = exo.touch.minID; ptr <= exo.touch.maxID; ptr++) {
...
}

exo.touch.maxID

Maximum value for a registered touch point. At any time, an higher touch ID can be received from the touch panel.
This value is useful to loop on each possible point of touch.

exo.trim(string)

Returns the string without spaces at the begining and at the end of the string.

 

Source EXOPC lab

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