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Difference between a web, adobe and livecycle javascript

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Are there any difference? or is there any online javascript/formcalc training/tutorial specifically for livecycle coding?

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Hi, there's a difference in the JavaScript you use for web pages, AcroForms (= static PDF forms created with Adobe Acrobat) and XFA forms (static or dynamic forms created with AEM Forms/LiveCycle Designer). 

 

Acrobats scripting API uses a JavaScript subset of ECMAScript 262 5th edition. There's a reference manual available, that explians the Adobe-specific methods of this API. All other methods are explained online.

Acrobat JavaScript Scripting Reference: https://www.adobe.com/content/dam/acom/en/devnet/acrobat/pdfs/AcrobatDC_js_api_reference.pdf

 

LiveCycle in addition has another JavaScript- and also a FormCalc-API. 

 

LiveCycle Scripting Basics: https://helpx.adobe.com/pdf/aem-forms/6-2/scripting-basics.pdf

LiveCylce Scripting Reference: https://helpx.adobe.com/pdf/aem-forms/6-2/scripting-reference.pdf

FormCalc reference: https://helpx.adobe.com/pdf/aem-forms/6-2/formcalc-reference.pdf

 

Hope this helps.

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Hi, there's a difference in the JavaScript you use for web pages, AcroForms (= static PDF forms created with Adobe Acrobat) and XFA forms (static or dynamic forms created with AEM Forms/LiveCycle Designer). 

 

Acrobats scripting API uses a JavaScript subset of ECMAScript 262 5th edition. There's a reference manual available, that explians the Adobe-specific methods of this API. All other methods are explained online.

Acrobat JavaScript Scripting Reference: https://www.adobe.com/content/dam/acom/en/devnet/acrobat/pdfs/AcrobatDC_js_api_reference.pdf

 

LiveCycle in addition has another JavaScript- and also a FormCalc-API. 

 

LiveCycle Scripting Basics: https://helpx.adobe.com/pdf/aem-forms/6-2/scripting-basics.pdf

LiveCylce Scripting Reference: https://helpx.adobe.com/pdf/aem-forms/6-2/scripting-reference.pdf

FormCalc reference: https://helpx.adobe.com/pdf/aem-forms/6-2/formcalc-reference.pdf

 

Hope this helps.