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RaggieSoft.com Website

This website is built by hand using the several different technologies.

Website Technologies

  • HTML
  • CSS
  • JavaScript
  • PHP

Website Libraries

  • Bootstrap
  • Bootswatch
  • jQuery

RaggieSoft Book Reader & Book Collection

Description

I like to write works of fiction. To keep my skills sharpened, they are converted from Microsoft Word® documents to web pages using RaggieSoft Story Maker (an internal tool I wrote, see desktop development) in preparation for their transfer to the web.

A C♯ application is written using Visual Studio 2019 and Microsoft .NET Framework 4.8 using the Microsoft WebView2 control to allow effortless book reading by the end-user. WebView2 is used in place of the legacy WebBrowser control to allow the application to use modern Chromium standards instead of defaulting to legacy Interner Explorer 7 non-standards (this is not a typo). While it was possible to get the WebBrowser control to use Internet Explorer 11's rendering engine, this process may not always be available on the user's computer, if an administrator has locked down the Registry (even the HKEY_CURRENT_USER hive). Even then, the Internet Explorer browser no longer receives security updates and should not be used.

This allows the Book Reader software to detect which books, if any, are installed and update the welcome page as necessary by using the C♯ language to inject jQuery into the page to modify it as needed.

Finally, this is all packaged up using the MSIcode language using InstallAware to present an easy to follow installation wizard that takes all the guesswork out. InstallAware takes care of downloading and installing the .NET Framework and WebView2 on an as-needed basis.

Technology Used

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