In the previous post, we looked at using the standard (button-click) way to create a new child record using Publisher Actions. Pretty basic stuff. Using Visualforce to create a custom action is a bit harder. Let's start with the documentation. The PDF provided by clicking on the link in the Actions screen (Account action is an example) has nothing about Visualforce. Searching in the Help & Training section yields a page Creating Visualforce Pages to Use as Custom Publisher Actions, but I can't see where that page is found in the help tree on the left side of the page. Interestingly, to find correct code (because the item above has a misprint) I had to go to Customizing Case Feed with Visualforce (PDF). Let's set up our use-case and see what we can do with a Visualforce publisher. As before, we want to create a Task from a Case. The […]
With Dreamforce 2010 behind us and Dreamforce 2011 fast approaching, the first ever crowdsourced conference application is publicly available! Chatter BINGO has been released as an unmanaged package, meaning that all the source code is open and ready for customizing to your hearts’ content. Chatter BINGO was conceived by Chris Shackelford and Brad Gross (@imperialstout) while chattering in the Dreamforce org, and they asked me to build it. Within two weeks, it had passed QA and was deployed to the org. One of my favorite moments from Dreamforce was at the Tweetup (#df10tu – see you at #df11tu) when someone walked up to me with a printout of the PDF BINGO card she had generated, asking me to mark myself on the page. It always feels good to see people enjoying one’s work! The listing is at http://www.x2od.com/getchatterbingo. Enjoy!
The salesforce.com Developer Force Challenge has concluded, and the team of Force Squared and The Enforcer won a mention! Our Daily Shinro site was listed “for sheer exuberance!” I’m really proud of the site, though the lion’s share of the kudos go to John for the concept and site design. I just coded whatever he told me to code; he’s the creative one! So if anyone is looking for a custom Force.com Site or website integration to Salesforce, contact us and let’s discuss your needs!