Integrating Generated Web Pages into Existing Applications

You can easily integrate applications generated by Iron Speed Designer with your existing applications and web pages.  Because of the state-less nature of web programming, your existing application and an Iron Speed Designer generated application can operate as separate, independent applications, even though one may call into another via the URL mechanism inherent in all web applications.

Referencing existing web pages from an application generated by Iron Speed Designer

An existing web application typically contains HTML, ASP, and JSP pages.  You can reference or “call” these existing pages from within your Iron Speed Designer application by adding URL’s to these pages within your Iron Speed Designer application.  A simple URL might be:

<a href=”http://www.ironspeed.com/product_list.html”>See our fabulous products!</a>

A more complex reference might include parameters in the URL, e.g.:

<a href=”http://www.ironspeed.com/product_list.html?ID=Enterprise”>Enterprise Edition</a>

Place URL’s to existing applications in your HTML layout page files via the Design tab, the HTML tab, or your favorite HTML editor.  When generating your application, Iron Speed Designer passes through to the generated ASPX page all content in your HTML layout page file, so these URL’s will be present in the final generated ASPX pages.

Referencing pages generated Iron Speed Designer from within an existing application

Your existing applications can reference, or “call”, the ASPX pages generated by Iron Speed Designer by adding URL’s to your existing application pages.  A simple URL might be:

<a href=”http://www.ironspeed.com/ShowProductsTable.aspx”>See our fabulous products!</a>

A more complex reference might include parameters in the URL, e.g.:

<a href=”http://www.ironspeed.com/ShowProductsRecordPage.aspx?ID=Enterprise”>Enterprise Edition</a>

See Also

Customizing Web Page Layout

Adding New Web Pages to Your Application

Modifying Web Page Layout and Style

Using and Modifying Style Sheets

Using Design Themes for Global Layout Changes

Linking Add, Edit, Show Record, and Show Table Pages

Integrating Generated Web Pages into Existing Applications

Incorporate Existing ASPX Pages into Iron Speed Designer Applications

Using Frames in Layout Pages

Placing ASP.NET Directives in Layout Pages

Adding Site-Wide Meta Tags

Automatically Refresh Page on Periodic Basis

Capturing the Enter Key in Layout Pages