Use Visualforce in Classic and Lightning Experience

How to design a Visualforce page so that It would be displayed properly in classic as well in Salesforce Lightning Experience

This topic was subset of my presentation in Salesforce Boston World Tour 2017. Sometimes we find our-self in situation where custom Visualforce page should be displayed with Old theme in classic but with Lightning theme in Lightning Experience.

If you can convince client to use same user interface in classic and Lightning, then it would be an ideal approach. Even Salesforce displays classic user interface for many setup pages inside Lightning experience.

If client does not agree, then we simply need to detect that in which context Visualforce is running and then enable or disable the section as per UIThemeDisplayed global variable as shown in below Apex code snippet. Continue reading “Use Visualforce in Classic and Lightning Experience”

Why should I use JSON over XML ?

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Why should I use JSON over XML ? Why JSON is given so importance these days ?

Many questions like these are asked many times by new developers. So, I decided to write this article. However last year I presented same topic and uploaded in SlideShare.

Before Winter12 release, for JSON related stuff we had to depend on external Libraries. However in Winter12, salesforce has added support for JSON natively on force.com plateform.  Also, on every release Salesforce is making required changes in JSON library to make it more stable and more usable. I have shared many topics on JSON in past, on which you can have a look. Continue reading “Why should I use JSON over XML ?”