Monthly Archives: January 2009

Salesforce – Displaying the Required Red Bar for a Control

Many a times Visualforce page uses a number of outputLabels and selectLists to create the functionality below.

Red Bar

<apex:pageBlockSectionItem >
    <apex outputLabel value=”Category 1″ for=”cbxlevel1″/>
    <apex outputPanel styleClass=”requiredInput” layout=”block”>
    <apex outputPanel styleClass=”requiredBlock” layout=”block”/>

    <apex:selectList value=”{!selectedLevel1}” id=”cbxlevel1″ size=”1″ required=”true”>
        <apex:selectOptions value=”{!level1items}”/>
        <apex:actionSupport event=”onchange” rerender=”cbxlevel2″/>
    </apex:selectList>
    </apex outputPanel>

</apex:pageBlockSectionItem>

Setting the selectList’s required attribute makes the select’s value required but does not, by design, display the red bar next to the label. This is perfect is it does not lock developers into Salesforce.com’s look and feel. However, to actually display the required red bar, you have to add some extra code

Ack:- Jeff Douglas

Every Satyam’ite is a Leader

Source : Forward Email

A Satyamite stating his views about Satyam financial turbulence and presenting a note on how good leaders Satyamites are

I(Satyamite) am deputed at client location and came across a very interesting conversation in cafeteria yesterday. One of my co-worker, also deputed with the same client through some lesser known two room company, mustered guts to ask me sarcastically in front of entire team, “So, Satyam is gone! What are you guys planning to do now?” In normal circumstances, I have a habit to not to reply to lose talks, but in front of entire team…. I thought I need to fix this guy’s thought process. I asked him, as my military training has imbibed in me the habit to fight till last breadth, “Who says Satyam is gone when I am very much alive here and committed to create value on behalf of my company?”. He shot back, “Hello Mr., your chairman has resigned, you guys are facing financial turbulence and you still have a face to say that Satyam is not gone!”

At this juncture, I thought of replying to this guy in his own language. I asked him, “Tell me, what will you do and where will you go if our country India was not there?” He was not prepared for this level of thought and asked back, “What a stupid question, How can India be gone, it is a country?” I asked him back, “Country! What makes a country? Land? Economy? Our Prime Minister? Our President? Our Geography? Or the PEOPLE? If our PM resigns, will you say India is gone? If our economy faces a slowdown, will you say India is gone? But yes, if the people of a country are lost for any reason, we will say that country has no meaning. Who cares of vast land of Antarctica today which has just one permanent resident, Father Georgy? Which country does it belongs to? Why does not it has any government? Why does not it has any economy? Or, how many countries were there when humans used to hunt for food in pre-historic times? Countries, Wealth, Infrastructures and booming economies are nothing but creations of efforts of PEOPLE, and they do not have any existance on their own. And the final blow was, “When one man can create Satyam as an organization of 53,000 people, why not 53,000 committed people can rebuild one SATYAM?

By now, I saw my point was well placed and he stood up and shook hands with me and murmured, “Yaar, when I used to hear from my roommate who work in Satyam that EVERY SATYAMITE IS A LEADER, I used to laugh it off. Now, I know why! ”

Help Bubble (Hover Based Tooltip) – Visualforce

helpText : The help text that is displayed next to this field as a hover-based tooltip, similar to the text that is displayed next to standard Salesforce fields if custom help is defined for the field in Setup.

Important thing to have a help bubble near to any of form fields is to use helptext
within <apex:pageblocksectionitem>

Note : Few Closing Tags may be missing due to HTML Code Conversion.

Ack : Visualforce Blogspot

A.R.Rahman won the Golden Globe Award

Mozart of Asia’ A.R.Rahman won the Golden Globe Award for Best Original Score for Slumdog Millionaire!



Golden Globe Awards: List of winners

Here goes list of Golden Globe Award Winners .. There’s 3 names at bottom of the list which makes India on top of the Golden Globe 2009 Awards

# Kate Winslet wins Best Supporting Actress in a motion picture for ‘The Reader’

# Bruce Springsteen wins Best original Song-Motion Picture for ‘The Wrestler’

# Tom Wilkinson wins Best Supporting Actor Mini Series for ‘John Adams’

# Laura Dern wins Best Supporting Actress in Mini Series for ‘Recount’

# Heath Ledger wins Best Supporting Actor in a Motion Picture for ‘The Dark Night’

# Waltz With Bashir (Israel) wins Best Foreign Language Film award

# Wall-E wins Best Animated Feature Film award

# Anna Paquin wins Best Actress in a TV Series – Drama for true Blood

# Simon Beaufoy wins Best Screenplay for Slumdog Millionaire

# A R Rahman wins Best Original Music Score for Slumdog Millionaire

# Danny Boyle wins Best Motion Picture, Best Director for Slumdog Millionaire

Birthday Wishers …

Thanks a ton to alllll my friends for wonderful bday wishes …

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Team Picnic : SaaS day out at Mandwa beach

Ack:- Lav Chawla

The times when people are working hard day & night, the times when market is witnessing a sharp falls & the times when future seems so grim we, the SaaS group decided to go in for some relaxing mantra.

The kind of trip which we will bring in ease & new spirit within the team. There are people coming & going in every team, but it should not affect the spirit of ours & the motto of the organization.

So after thinking over many options, Mandwa beach was finally selected to go in for. The organizing team got into their thinking shoes & the entire action items were prepared.

On 13th December morning the trip started off. Though the journey was of 3.5 hours long but it did not seemed like as they were all cheering & chattering going along the way. There was no TM, no PL, no TL, and no GL; there was the team, the team SaaS.

After having a brief rest & snacks at the resort, the troops marched on to mean their business, to enjoy as a combat unit. We all went to the beach, played water sports, jumped in & out of the floating waves, along was going the photo shoots with the splash of life in the water.

Then we all had a delicious lunch, followed by some interesting games & truth or dare thus shelving some real self’s out.

Then as the time started to shut off all its light, we packed off all our rejuvenated memories to go back to where it all started. And then even while going back after the entire day’s stretched out at the beach, it couldn’t stop us from the last drops of entertainment & we carried on with drum shards & antakshri.

It marked off the emergence of the team as a whole in every bit of its story, right from the coordination team planning out the nitty – gritties of the trip, to the chit chats, to the games & a team cheering to end with.

They say you can never make a family out of a team, they say you can never be personal but only professionals. They may be true, but exceptions & possibilities of life are boundless. And this just may be one of them.