I have made a recommendation to Telerik on this one and I need support for this new control idea. If you do find it useful, please submit it as a feature request for the cause.
Thanks in advance.
I think a Digital Signature control would be a great add-on to the existing Telerik ASP.net library.
Some of the main properties would include:
- Integrated Authentication(Active Directory) vs. Anonymous mode
- Background image
- the existing skin options
- and others
- When the Integrated Authentication is selected (during
the development), the Current Context User ID is populated in the
signature box along with DateTime
- When the Anonymous mode is selected (during the
development), the user will be able to enter Full Name inside a popup
window and then control would be populated with the full name along
soon as the control populated by the user, the signature can not be
changed. (When the control renders on the client side, the signature
would automatically be converted into a binary image which would be
stored at a temporary folder.)
Server Side Capturing / Reading
Then the developer could use the usual binary conversion
methods to send it to a database. As soon as the Image is consumed it
would be discraded from the temporary storage.
This is obviously a high level description on how I perceived it would
work. However, regardless of how it gets built or works from the
developer perspective, if the main functionality I have mentioned here
existed today it would definetely be one more thing for me to brag
about Telerik to my colleges.