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HOW TO DISPLAY NOTIFICATIONS WHEN USER HAS UNREAD MESSAGES  (Mono Support )

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ZaeVega

ZaeVega

8/1/2014 7:00:34 PM
Hello everyone, I´m building a social plattform and my client wants to have visually displayed notifications when the users have unread messages, like facebook style, How can this be accomplished? 

Regards!
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8/2/2014 11:07:20 AM

I'd vote for that too ;-)

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khorvat

khorvat

8/4/2014 9:56:23 AM
Hi,

we can provide you with few lines of code to get the counts and then you can display message counts on some control or page. Let us know if this is an option for you ?

BTW - we are working on new notification mechanism (Facebook like) that will have the counts displayed somewhere in the page, I hope this will be done for the v5.x release.

Regards
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ZaeVega

ZaeVega

8/4/2014 3:54:55 PM
Hi Khorvat,
 I will really appreciate if you can provide me the code you talk about, certainly that could be an option for me.
Thanks and regards
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imarusic

imarusic

8/8/2014 8:05:00 AM
Hi Zaevega,

sorry for a delay, some one from our support team will get back to you today with code samples.

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imarusic

imarusic

8/8/2014 9:32:15 AM
Hi,

you can add this code to your markup:

<asp:PlaceHolder runat="server" ID="plhNumber">
         <span class='number'><%= this.NumberOfUnreadMessages%></span>
</asp:PlaceHolder>
and create a property in your code behind:

/// <summary>
/// Gets Number of unread messages.
/// </summary>
public  string NumberOfUnreadMessages
{
    get
    {
            return MonoSoftware.MonoX.Repositories.MessageRepository.GetInstance().GetNumberOfUnreadMessages(SecurityUtility.GetUserId());
    }
}
Also, you will need to add some styling to your markup in order to style your count icon. Below is an example of css snippet:

.login-status-register .message-box .active-message .number {
    background-color: Red;
    font-size: 10px;
    font-weight: bold;
    height: 12px;
    line-height: 12px;
    margin: 0;
    padding: 0;
    position: absolute;
    right: 2px;
    text-align: center;
    top: 2px;
    vertical-align: middle;
    width: auto;
}
Regards.
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8/19/2014 1:24:19 PM
can you post a screenshot of how this looks on the UI?



also, instead of touching the codebehind, couldn't one do the following?
<asp:PlaceHolder runat="server" ID="plhNumber">
         <span class='number'><%= MonoSoftware.MonoX.Repositories.MessageRepository.GetInstance().GetNumberOfUnreadMessages(SecurityUtility.GetUserId()); %></span>
</asp:PlaceHolder>
in that case, what's the namespace where SecurityUtility class is?
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imarusic

imarusic

8/20/2014 8:00:41 AM
Hi, 

yes, you can do it in markup without need to change the code behind. SecurityUtility is in the following namespace:

MonoSoftware.MonoX.Utilities
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8/25/2014 9:17:56 AM
thanks, so it should be:



<asp:PlaceHolder runat="server" ID="plhNumber">
<span class='number'><%= MonoSoftware.MonoX.Repositories.MessageRepository.GetInstance().
GetNumberOfUnreadMessages(MonoSoftware.MonoX.Utilities.SecurityUtility.GetUserId()); %></
span>
</asp:PlaceHolder>

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imarusic

imarusic

8/25/2014 7:04:41 AM
Yes,

Regards.
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