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Connect.Koi 1.1 and 1.2 with new Features

Just released Connect.Koi 1.1 and 1.2 with two new features, which we found helpful implementing multi-CSS Framework solutions. 


With the previous Koi.Css you could always get the name-tag of the current CSS framework. It would return "bs3", "bs4", "fnd5" or "unk" depending on the situation. Now for situations where you want to have prepared exactly 2-3 frameworks but not others, you would like to include a css-file like [css-tag].css - but only for the 2-3 frameworks you support. So an unsupported framework (like fnd6.css) would cause a problem. For this, we created PickCss. The syntax:

  • @Koi.PickCss(list-of-supported-frameworks, alternative)

So you can now create a tag like

  • <link rel="stylesheet" href="@App.Path/dist/@(Koi.PickCss("bs3,bs4", "other")).css" />

This will result in "bs3.css", "bs4.css" if one of these is the supported, and "other.css" if it's anything else.

Class with Multiple Select

Koi introduced the simple @Koi.Class helper to build class-attributes like this:

  • <div @Koi.Class("bs3,bs4='xyz' fnd6='abc'") >

This is nice and compact, but quickly saw many cases where a lot of the classes were repeated, resulting in fairly long expressions. This is because each framework name was only allowed once. So we introduced this syntax:

  • <div @Koi.Class("bs3,bs4='...', bs3='...' bs4='...'") >

Now, all cases of the desired class are picked out and added together. This makes for much shorter expressions in many scenarios. 

Have fun

You can find the latest release on github:

Love from Switzerland, 

Daniel Mettler grew up in the jungles of Indonesia and is founder and CEO of 2sic internet solutions in Switzerland and Liechtenstein, an 20-head web specialist with over 800 DNN projects since 1999. He is also chief architect of 2sxc (see github), an open source module for creating attractive content and DNN Apps.

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