Wednesday, 25 December 2013

Announcing: MapGuide Maestro 5.1

Here's a new release of Maestro just in time for Christmas!

Here's an overview of the goodies in this release.

XML Editor element completion

The XML editor now supports completion of valid XML elements

Map Definition Editor improvements

The Map Definition editor now uses a PropertyGrid for editing common properties. This allows us to enable selection of multiple layers and/or groups and be able to batch edit properties of these selected layers/groups.

Also for a single selected layer, we've added a shortcut to open the referenced Layer Definition in an editor.

SDK Changes

If you build applications using the Maestro API and use the LocalNative connection provider, we've now included the Maestro API test runner in the SDK so you can do basic validation and verification of the connection provider.

Also we've added support in the ProviderTemplate tool to build your connection provider in debug mode

If you don't know what this tool does. Stay tuned for a blog post where I explain what this tool does.

Other Changes

The Resource ID address bar now has an XML editor option. Useful for viewing and editing session-based resources.

The Create Package dialog now has a button to read resource ids from a text file

Upward and downward references in the Resource Properties dialog can now be opened in an editor

And of course, this release includes plenty of bug fixes since the 5.0.1 release.


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