Tuesday, November 15, 2005

Another new CLeO Feature...that's two in a row, look out!

I've had a few ideas for new features just to add to the things CLeO can do. This one isn't anything ground breaking, but it might be handy, especially if you use Outlook/Outlook Express or another program that supports VCalendar (.vcs) files.

Yes, Paul @ PALS, this is the feature I was alluding to in my comments. I added VCalendar exporting to CLeO. If you check out the LCLS CLeO and take a look at any event, like for instance, this one. You should see a new link that says: "Import Into Outlook/Outlook Express or another VCalendar program (What's this?)"

Clicking on that link (might not work from my blog here) will prompt you to open or save a VCS file. If you are using Outlook/Outlook Express or another program that supports VCalendar, it should open up to a new appointment and let you save it.

Like I said, it is nothing groundbreaking, but for our (and your) users who use CLeO and also use Outlook/Outlook Express it is kind of nice.

Note: This will not register the user for the event. They still have to click the register button as well.

If you're an Illinois Library System and using CLeO, I'll be in touch shortly on where to get it and how to use it if you want. This is another addon, just like the RSS, and only requires a few lines of code added in the event_details file.

What is CLeO? CLeO is an online event registration system that was created by the Lewis & Clark Library System. We offer CLeO (as is) free to any libraries or systems that want it. If you're interested in checking it out, let me know. It's written in Microsoft ASP (Active Server Pages) and uses an MS Access database as the backend and it has been tested on Windows NT4 through Windows 2003.


At 11/15/2005 9:25 PM, Blogger Paul Mills said...

Kewl. I'm still waiting for CLeO to make ice cream for me, though, Chris.

Thanks much for all your good work on this!

At 11/16/2005 7:58 AM, Anonymous rita mcgeary said...

Chris, It is good to have you back on the CLeO trail! Two great things in two days. Thanks for your work!

At 11/16/2005 9:45 AM, Anonymous Troy Brown said...

Well done indeed! I look forward to adding this functionality in.


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