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Broadcasting Message to Users

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Broadcasting Message to Users


Hello,


I would like to broadcast a message to all our Windchill users. Previously I used the banner functionality, but with Windchill 10 it is not so aesthetic because of the Naviagator and the split header. Is it possible to display the message as a jsp page or html page when they reach their home page. Once they read the message they click continue and move on. Any help on this is greatly appreciated.


Regards,

Rajesh Balasundaram

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Broadcasting Message to Users

I actually got this working 90% to function the way the old legacy banner
did (see attached images), but in the new UI without causing (too many)
issues. Some of the upper right hand components are now positioned wrong due
to the way they designed the CSS layout and positioning. I stopped working
on it last August. The key was getting the ExtJS layout manager to manage
the additional panel in its layout manager - think Java Swing, etc.



However, popping up a panel one time with a notice and having them close it
is not bad either. I thought about that, but it seemed more annoying.
Also using the fading banner at the top isn't too difficult.



You have to know how to use Sencha's ExtJS API so you're not obstructive to
the new design of the UI. It is documented a little bit by PTC, but their
documentation of the API on their site is much more useful.



If I ever get this working, I hope to submit to PTC and go.what the heck
guys??? You kept the JSP page to "insert" a banner, but lost the legacy
banner functionality. I'm quite disappointed I had to figure all this out
on my own. In my eyes, a big oversight since many use the banner to inform
users of service interruptions or demarcate test/training from say
production.



I would hope via a technical committee R&D incorporates the logic in a
future MOR.



The blurred part of images is where the company logo appears. If anyone is
interested in helping me try to finish this, I might consider if you can
demonstrate your JavaScript skills.



Regards,

Dave DeMay






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