This post is going to be the last one covering CWS (for now). We’ve created an API that lets us view the current system settings, now we just need a way to update them. In this part, I’ll go over how to take in and… Read More
Today I was asked if it is possible to recover a VTZ (compiled touchpanel layout) from a physical panel and use it on a replacement panel. In this particular case, they want to take the layout off a TST-902 panel and use it on a… Read More
In this part, we’ll build out a system configuration page that uses CWS to make changing system settings easier.
In this part, I’m going to look at adding route handlers to our CWS server. I’ll continue adding to the program we wrote in CWS: Part 1, so grab those files from GitHub if you’d like to follow along.
One thing that always seems to come up during the C# labs at Masters is Crestron Web Scripting (CWS). I never think about adding this to my own projects, but it is a good way to provide some level of advanced configuration (or even remote… Read More
Like most mornings, I started today by reading through the Crestron Groups.io daily digest. It’s the spiritual successor to the old Yahoo message group. Reading through those posts really helped me out when I first started programming Crestron in SIMPL. I was already familiar with… Read More
The first version of my web console bastardized the Control Concepts module. Since we’re targeting the VC-4, we have unrestricted access to standard libraries that fall outside the Crestron sandbox. In this part, I’ll swap out WebsocketServer.dll for a NuGet package containing a WebsocketServer class… Read More
This post picks up right where the last one left off. I got VC-4 running on an RHEL instance, but now we’re back to some of the challenges that VC-4 brings… like printing to a console window.
The last time I wrote about VC-4, it was still based on Ubuntu 16.04. Crestron released an update around December 2020 that switched to Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) 8. I cut my teeth on Red Hat Linux 5, and once we had faster DSL… Read More
Webpack is the build system for your CH5 project. Think of it like a compiler for web apps. It’s a really flexible tool, so there’s a lot of complexity to it. I was having some difficulty separating out only the pieces I needed to make… Read More