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  • Switch on List Control Shows as a button

    I have a switch in the list control being used as a logout/login modifier for a field technician. Everything is working on the database side of things, it all saves just fine on change. Pic is attached showing the issue.

    Why is it only appearing as a single color changing button, instead of a left to right switch style?

    As a side question to anyone with more experience with switches in there a way to create a label next to, or even within the switch button?

    tech status example.PNG

  • #2
    Re: Switch on List Control Shows as a button

    You'll need to post a sample... use Static Data... because you've changed the css of the List Switch control. That's not its default look.

    There's a bug somewhere using the List Switch control... depending on how you have it set up. Sometimes the right/left button part of the Switch control is rendered outside the control. That may be what's going on there, but a sample is needed to confirm.


    • #3
      Re: Switch on List Control Shows as a button

      The current build has that bug the patch has the fix, but remember tread your own path with pre-releases.
      Insanity: doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results.
      Albert Einstein, (attributed)
      US (German-born) physicist (1879 - 1955)


      • #4
        Re: Switch on List Control Shows as a button

        I downloaded and installed the latest pre-release and still not working as intended.

        I've filled in the same app with static data. Thanks for any time spent looking at this. If there is no remedy, I'll file a bug report..



        • #5
          Re: Switch on List Control Shows as a button

          Using the current pre-release it looks ok. However, it's tough to say where your css files are... etc. Try this... it seems to works fine under the official release 4770.

          Get into your List Control and at the bottom turn on the Optional Tab... CSS. Then, in the CSS tab add this...

          .MobBlueSwitch {
          	white-space: normal;
          If you want the css in a more global area... you can add it to the UX Local CSS Definitions property.


          • #6
            Re: Switch on List Control Shows as a button

            That did it. Thanks David. I guess I need to mess with my project styles, or correct whatever I broke..

            Do you have any idea how to put a label next to each switch so users can identify what means logged in or out?


            • #7
              Re: Switch on List Control Shows as a button

              It's a little tricky because Alpha generates the html for the Switch on the fly - very nice stuff. You can easily put information on the top or bottom of the Switch... but I don't think that's what you want.

              To add info to the right side of the Switch... in the List Layout... for the Tech_status Switch... in the Template property... add this instead of what's there currently.

              <div id="parent">
              	<div id="wide">{Tech_status}</div>
              	<div id="narrow">{data:Tech_status}</div>
              Back into your List CSS tab... add this...

              #parent {
                display: flex;
              #narrow {
                width: 200px;
                margin-top: 7px;
                margin-left: 5px;
              #wide {
                flex: 1;
                /* Grow to rest of container */
              No idea if this will hurt anything else... but it seems to be ok. Thanks to StackOverflow for this one...


              • #8
                Re: Switch on List Control Shows as a button

                Nice work David - thanks.
                Insanity: doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results.
                Albert Einstein, (attributed)
                US (German-born) physicist (1879 - 1955)


                • #9
                  Re: Switch on List Control Shows as a button

                  Awesome! It's tough to put words to the left and right of the switch without screwing up the position, but seems to naturally line up on top of the switch. Thanks for the help today.

                  tech status example2.PNG


                  • #10
                    Re: Switch on List Control Shows as a button

                    I forgot to include... List Layout, Tech_status, Column width... set to 200px or 300px. Make the column wider and the status will show. Looks good on top, however. Why is your Switch css different? You didn't include that in your sample did you?



                    • #11
                      Re: Switch on List Control Shows as a button

                      The switch css is what you gave me. It's the MobBlue style. What style do have in the pic?


                      • #12
                        Re: Switch on List Control Shows as a button

                        So odd. The style is set in the UX... MobBlue. My switch looks like a "normal" switch. Yours is squared off.