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  • #16
    Re: Scaling image in freeform List control

    I see. I realized I'm probably doing it wrong with an overkill when you said that the list has it's own data operations. I knew they're there but wasn't sure how built-in they are and if I needed to add it to the UX's server side events. I guess it'll be easier to start from scratch or a template. Thanks David!

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    • #17
      Re: Scaling image in freeform List control

      If you start with a new UX, add a List Control and just walk through it's Quick Setup Genie... including the Detail View... you'll see that's all you need as a basic, updateable List.

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      • #18
        Re: Scaling image in freeform List control

        I'll try that. I started that way but veered off when wanted to use the File path of the image to store in a folder, not base64 and for some reason had troubles to seek for some of the records/pictures. Necessarily went to the server events and came up with the spaghetti code :) Add to it scaling the pictures in the list itself, using the freeform. You're right, it'll be easier to start from the beginning than fixing a bad component.

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        • #19
          Re: Scaling image in freeform List control

          David and others that might be interested in this small find,
          Got on my laptop and started with the genie. The previous setup was still bothering me as why it wasn't working. Had to look for any solution, if possible, before going to bed (00:35 here in Syracuse, NY).

          Again, the gist was to show an image in the freeform list:

          - Does not work:
          <img style="width:70%;" src="{image}" />
          <img style="width:70%;" src="{image}" >
          combinations without quotes, with @ in front of the curly bracket.

          - Works:
          // exactly like the image field in my table
          <img style="width:90%;" src="{images.dialog.listNav}" />

          <img style="width:70%;" src="https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-VuJYohRz1pU/VN_2K1ZgPAI/AAAAAAAADCk/iZOYCyLGM5M/s800-Ic42/autorooper_02.jpg">

          {image} , later changed into {imageph}, is the varchar 150 field in mysql which holds the path and filename of the image.

          -----------------------------------------------------

          Found out (in inspecting the element and the rendered source in the web browser) why it wasn't working. As David said, the image had its own span, properties and span. Still didn't know if there's any workaround. Then in the video for amazonlistlayout.swf there was something similar, and after applying the same parameters the picture didn't spill out of the borders anymore. The syntax is

          <div style="float: left;"> <img src="{data:imageph}" style="width: 200px;" /> </div>

          I'm yet to see why replacing 200px with 70% didn't work (it seems to consider 70% as 70px) but I'll be happy with limiting the border in pixels too. Will check that tomorrow.

          I know many people probably already knew about the div structures inside freeform when image is used. I hope this will help someone else like me.
          David, thanks again!

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