There are five mutually exclusive MapGuide Viewer situations and corresponding dialogs when the user starts to view a map. The user gets one of these four dialogs or goes directly to the map.
These screen snapshots are from Internet Explorer. Java Edition Viewer users don't see any dialogs. Netscape 4.x users see different dialogs directing them to get the plugin as needed.
The INTERNET EXPLORER (64-BIT) case:
The user is using "Internet Explorer (64-bit)" which does not support 32-bit ActiveX controls, including the MapGuide Viewer AcitveX control.
There is no option to display the map using the Java Edition of the MapGuide Viewer as the user has the capability to use a much better solution with the ActiveX control and 32-bit Internet Explorer. (64-bit versions of Windows ship with both 32-bit and 64-bit versions of Internet Explorer.)
This case was added in the 11/3/2009 Wrapper release.
The NOT FOUND case:
There is no version of the MapGuide Viewer installed.
|The SHOULD UPGRADE case:
An older version of the MapGuide Viewer was found that will work with the current map. The user is encouraged to upgrade to the latest version.
(You won't be able to see this dialog using our site since our Wrapper installation is configured to require the latest Viewer version and there is no lower version that will display our maps.)
The MUST UPGRADE case:
An older version of the MapGuide Viewer was found that does not work with the current map. The user must upgrade to the latest version.
|No user dialog||
The NO INSTALL NEEDED case:
The user has the MapGuide Viewer version required for the current map. The MapGuide site is not recommending any upgrades and the Wrapper does not display any dialogs besides the disclaimer popup.
|If the user selected "Cancel" for the "SHOULD UPGRADE" case, then they get this dialog. Since the user doesn't have to upgrade to see the map, the Wrapper gives them the option to delay being prompted again to upgrade. The Wrapper doesn't force a user to upgrade when they might not have the time. Since it's a good idea to upgrade, the user cannot block all future upgrade prompts.|
Once the user has decided to install or upgrade, this dialog
explains what to expect.
Only Windows 7, Windows Vista, and Windows XP users see the additional information for Windows security features.
|Lastly, the user sees the standard Internet Explorer security warning. Next, they will see the map.|