Desktop look for Web 2.0 apps

This article was originally published in VSJ, which is now part of Developer Fusion.
Developer Utility’s MDI Browser allows developers to reproduce in the browser exactly what desktop applications have had for a long time: dropdown menus with moveable/resizable child windows.

Its methods and properties are accessible from JavaScript – for example, an event is triggered on clicking to close the window. You also have access to properties like, oWindow.content and, and can change them using browser DOM. Using the XML/XSL model to render the menu bar output on the server, user and group security can also be implemented.

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