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Lyle Luppes has been developing applications for over 25 years now, starting on mainframes and AS/400’s, then moving to client-server and Windows applications, and then on to web development. After working at very large companies and very small consulting firms, he started his own business in 2000, doing just about everything from building servers to wiring networks to being the Database Administrator. He enjoys doing a wide variety of tasks, but likes pure creative development the best. Lyle has taught classes at corporations and at the college level and has mentored many developers along the way, and now that his kids are grown and out of the house, he’s looking for new opportunities to share what he has learned.

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  1. Hi Lyle

    Your COMMENTS page for the Mobile MVC4 book results in “Error.
    An error occurred while processing your request.”

    Maybe the Blog feedback form works?

    On pg 48 you allude to querying Model.GetType() to determine the type of Model is being passed to the page and therefore what page you are on and which button should be highlighted – but unfortunately, you don’t provide an example of how this could be done – making it obtuse for a clueless newbie like me.

    I’m surprised jQuery Mobile still doesn’t cater for highlighting the nav button of the current page (like     @Html.ActionLink(“Home”, “Index”, “Home”) does for example in normal views).

    Could you possibly provide example code so that even dumb newbies can get their current pages’ Nav buttons highlighted without wasting hours struggling to figure out how to get it to work, please, Lyle?

    I’d really appreciate your kind help with this essential usability feature – and I’m sure many other readers that aren’t yet at your level of expertise would also appreciate a more detailed explanation, “for Dummies”.

    But, in general, the book is GR8! Thanks for your effort in producing it.

    Regards

    Alan

    • @Html.ActivePages – The code got dropped from the example I provided.

    • I’m glad you enjoyed the book, Alan! I’m not entirely sure what you are alluding to for highlighting just the Nav button. Unfortunately, I don’t have any code available off hand for that. I’ve actually had a lot more demand from my clients for responsive sites (i.e. Twitter Bootstrap) than for customized mobile ones using jQuery Mobile, so I haven’t been doing a lot of this in 2014.

  2. OK – Thanks for responding, Lyle. Have read a bit about Twitter Bootstrap but haven’t got around to trying it out yet. Does it perhaps cater for highlighting the current page in the navigation buttons on mobile devices? I’m not trying to create a customised mobile site – just a responsive site – but using MVC to take advantage of only serving the relevant code for the device used with the separate views.


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