This manual describes the components for use with the
RADpage Component Editor. The Component Reference contains details
about using the components in your programs or even to program new components.
If you're just looking for an introduction
to components and component editing, we have prepared a complete
example Web site
which demonstrates many aspects of RADpage, as well as step by
step instructions on how to perform many common tasks.
RADpage enables you to create Web pages using components.
Using RADpage (or a text editor, if you prefer),
components can be placed on Web pages and their properties
can be edited.
Components can be used on various levels. At the highest level,
it is not necessary to have any programming knowledge. The closer
you get to the Source Code, however,
the more it becomes necessary to increase your knowledge of
programming concepts, especially as they relate to the underlying
object-oriented concepts of heitml upon which RADpage was created.
- Application Components
implement complete Web applications. You can use RADpage to
insert these applications into your Web pages. Also, multiple
application components can be added to a single page.
No programming skills are required to use RADpage
application components. And since HTML WYSIWYG editors
allow you to create Web pages with no knowledge of HTML,
the quickest and easiest way to develop Web and/or intranet
applications is to use these application components in
conjunction with RADpage. The RADpage Component Editor
helps you configure applications in an intuitive, yet
very flexible manner, at the same time insulating you from
the underlying details of both HTML and heitml.
- Generic Components are more
generic than application components. Applications are normally
built by combining several generic components. This requires a
deeper insight into the kind of components that are available and
how they cooperate, but programming and HTML knowledge are not
required at this level.
- Programming with RADpage
Components. Further customization of RADpage
applications (up to writing complete applications based on the
existing components) requires both HTML and some programming
- Creating your own RADpage
Components. Creating a component means that you want to
write your own reusable components instead of just using existing
components. This requires some knowledge of object-oriented
Once you have created a component, you can use it on as
many pages as desired. You can even sell or distribute
these new components to other RADpage users so that
they too can take advantage of the new tools you create.
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