vendredi 20 mars 2009

Poshboard installation guide available for W2K8 - IIS7

The installation guide of Poshboard on a Windows 2008 - IIS 7 server is available here on

jeudi 12 mars 2009

PoshBoard Community website is open !

After a bit of work and a dive in the CMS Matrix :

PoshBoard Website is now Open !

Forum, News, Videos, Tutorials, development survey... Everything related to PoshBoard will be there !

Have a visit and share with us !

Note : Site is multilingual English/French, Click on the proper icon above the main menu to select your favorite language.

jeudi 5 mars 2009

PoshBoard 0.4.2 update (bugfix)

I've just updated PoshBoard to 0.4.2 (bugfix release)

Bugs Fixed :

* modification of visifire.ps1 to handles long xAxis
* Source code lacked proper dll reference to several silverlight librairies

Source are now properly set up and you can build the project right after download
Project downsized (delete of unused debug in folders)

In order to use the AgDatagrid project, you need to download the source from DevExpress website.

Then, simply copy the file "C:\Program Files\Developer Express\Free Controls for Silverlight\Sources\DevExpress.Dll\DevExpress.AgDataGrid.v8.2.dll" to the "Components" folder of the solution

mardi 3 mars 2009

Some infos on PoshBoard 0.4

Edit : release has been updated (0.4.1) to add correction of Christopher. Thank you ! 

After several discussions with early poshboarders, here is some infos.

How to install the PoshBoard website

a Thread is open on this subject with usefull info on installation. The user guide will be updated soon, you can take the previous version here.


The two refreshers (the one on the Header and the widget) don’t have the same behavior.

Header Refresher


The Header refresher adds an URL parameter : /Default.aspx?Refresh=true

This parameter is checked in each widgets at Postback. If Refresh is true, scripts are launched. The “refresh enabled” button activate this parameter, the other button changes it to false.

edit : a bug is identified when you switch pages, this will be corrected soon.

The Refresher widget

Like a pack of beer, this widget is a simple thing, but it do it's job. This will be much improved in the V1. For now, it takes a small strings in CSV format :


This one create a session variable. As for the header, this session variable is checked when the widgets are reloaded on postback.

if the variable contains something, the widget try to change the the first arg with the second (yes, a basic replace). If nothing is found, nothing changes.


Put this script in the PowerShellOutput widget :

gwmi Win32_logicalDisk –Filter “DriveType = 3” -ComputerName @MachineName@

In the Refresher widget, put :


Important point : the original script (saved in the widget) isn’t modified. This permit to keep the original script and update the page with other parameters without changing sourceArg.

After the Page load, the Session variable is discarded brutally.

The final version of the Refresher will let you define more advanced refresher webforms / silverlight forms, more infos in the near future.


This conclude the first post about PoshBoard 0.4, more to come !

(like the fun story behind these strange variables generated for BlackLight/Flip book widget, filled with £,µ, ¤ or even §…)

lundi 2 mars 2009

PoshBoard 0.4 is out !

I'm pleased to tell you that you can now download the last version of PoshBoard 0.4

Another good news : this is the last 0.x version of PoshBoard. Now we target the V1 !

Now that things are clear, there'll be a massive refactoring of the code to meet the objectives. A lot of things will be simplified/optimized in order to gives you an enjoyable experience.

But let's talk about this released version :

In this "0.4", you'll be able to test the new widgets based on Blacklight and Silverlight book control

It reintroduce the refresher widgets, and a new refresh feature in the header, to refresh (or not) all your script with a single click.

This is of course still beta and a lot of things aren't as smart as they could be, but you'll be able to see what V1 will be like and the way things are getting together.

I'll post several tutorial on this version and how to use it. You have sample scripts available on codeplex.

Enjoy !

fell free to comment this new release