Saw a great book/magazine

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  1. Ben Hayat
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    Posted 15 Dec 2009 Link to this post

    Team check out this book/magazine. I'll go over the features that I see:
    a) As you enter the site, the corner lifts up to indicate it's a book (we need that).
    b) The Left/Right arrows not only let you flip the page it provids "Preview" of the next two pages.
    c)  As you can see, all the left and right pages are counted as two pages but the content (not only images) spreads between the two pages.
    d) The book provides "Table of Contents" that you can jump to showing previews. How can we do this?
    e) Allows exporting to PDF. This is very needed.
    f) As my previous post indicated, we need to know total of pages, like this magazine does.
    g) Allow to zoom in on a page to make it bigger to read it. It would be great to add this feature.

    Please add your input...
    ..Ben
  2. Tyrin-J
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    Posted 16 Dec 2009 Link to this post

    I have been to the site pointed out by Ben (book/magazine) and it is what I pictured in my mind when I first read about the RadBook. Truth is that I have not fully explored the RadBook but I know you know your product. You should try as much as possible to provide similar features and even more. Unfortunately, this is not what most developers want to do (we are creative and original people) but I think they have done a marvelous job. And just like I have stated before, enable direct or indirect import of existing documents in standard formats like .doc, .docx, .pdf, .txt, .rtf, .xps etc.


    Tyrin-J


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    Kiril Stanoev
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    Posted 18 Dec 2009 Link to this post

    Thank you guys for your valuable feedback.
    a) As you enter the site, the corner lifts up to indicate it's a book (we need that).
    This feature is in our to-do list and will be implemented as soon as possible.
    b) The Left/Right arrows not only let you flip the page it provids "Preview" of the next two pages.
    Please find attached a sample project that provides this functionality. The code can be further refactored and improved, but you get the basic idea.
    c)  As you can see, all the left and right pages are counted as two pages but the content (not only images) spreads between the two pages.
    At first sight it appears so, but I am not 100% sure.
    d) The book provides "Table of Contents" that you can jump to showing previews. How can we do this?
    Using the RightPageIndex of RadBook you can easily construct a table of contents. Have a look at the attached sample. This is just rough implementation so it might need future improvement.
    e) Allows exporting to PDF. This is very needed.
    Once the Silverlight plugin supports that, RadBook will automatically inherit this functionality as well.
    g) Allow to zoom in on a page to make it bigger to read it. It would be great to add this feature.
    I haven't tested it yet, but I believe this functionality can be achieved by using MultiScaleImage and DeepZoom. I'll let you know if we create such example.

    @Tyrin-J
    As I previously mentioned, the Silverlight plugin does not support import/export of the file types you mentioned. Once it does, we will make sure RadBook handles these scenarios properly.

    Let me know if you have additional questions or comments.

    Kind regards,
    Kiril Stanoev
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  5. Ben Hayat
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    Posted 18 Dec 2009 Link to this post

    Kiril, thanks for the reply and sample. I'll look at it over the weekend.

    As far as # C question, I further investigated and your are correct. Firstly (in this case) all the pages are all jpeg of the original printed magazine and each page of the book holds one image and does not run across two pages. But since they originally scanned both pages of the magazine as "one" image first and then split it into two images (for the two pages of the book) it gives the illusion that the background was spread.

    Secondly, since these are images, flash offers a zoom feature on images.

    Kiril, I'll send you a PM on the zooming thing.
    Thanks!
    ..Ben
  6. Tariq H
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    Posted 11 Jan 2010 Link to this post

    Hi Kiril

    Apart from the example attached in your reply, Is there any other way to add a "Table of Contents" at the beginning of a large book(exceeding 200 pages), which redirects the user to specific pages.
    Here the location of the page is also judged dynamically at runtime depending on a fixed number of items being displayed on a single page, thereby getting the exact number of pages for each chapter.
    My question is specifically to the manner in which how each chapter title within the "Table of Contents" on a single or two pages at the beginning of a book can be linked to a specific page number within it.

    Thanks
    Tariq
  7. Valentin.Stoychev
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    Posted 11 Jan 2010 Link to this post

    Hello Tariq H,

    You can navigate to any page of the book, byt givin the index of the page. Just set the RightPageIndex to the page index and the book will be opened at the specified page. Automatic table of contents is not support, however a simple enumeration over the collection of pages will generate the needed list of pages.

    Sincerely yours,
    Valentin.Stoychev
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  8. Diane
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    Posted 22 Aug 2011 Link to this post

    Hi, I got the full book for free when I asked here
    - made my day :-)
  9. Petar Mladenov
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    Posted 24 Aug 2011 Link to this post

    Hi Diane,

     Is this the right forum you wanted to use? Please let us know if we are missing something,maybe your link is wrong ?

    All the best,
    Petar Mladenov
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