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Show Tab Panes Sequentially

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  • Show Tab Panes Sequentially

    In a Tab control I have multiple Panes. All Panes except the first one are initially not shown.

    I want the user to click a button to display a new Pane. I am using {dialog.Object}.setControlDisplay('TAB:TAB_1:PANE:1',true); to display a new pane, but it needs to be passed the correct number for the new Pane.

    What I want to do is open the Panes sequentially by Pane number.

    So if Panes 1 and 2 are open, and the button is clicked, Pane 3 opens. If Panes 1, 2 and 3 are open, Pane 4 opens, etc

    I am looking for a method to detect which Panes are already open.


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    Re: Show Tab Panes Sequentially

    You might take a look at dynamic panels as an alternative, but I guess either way you have to code it.
    Peter
    AlphaBase Solutions, LLC

    [email protected]
    https://www.alphabasesolutions.com


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    • #3
      Re: Show Tab Panes Sequentially

      Here is a solution...

      Create an unbound control named TabCount, date Type = Numeric, and set the default value to "=1" (or the number of Panes that are shown initially).

      The client-side event onTabPaneChanged exposes e.paneCount, providing the number of currently open Panes.

      In the client-side event onTabPaneChanged add:
      Code:
      {dialog.Object}.setValue('TabCount',e.paneCount);

      In the onClick event of the button to add a new Pane, add:
      Code:
      var _tcnt = {dialog.Object}.getValue('TabCount');
      var _tNum = _tcnt.toNumber()+1; //pane numbers are zero based.
      var _tNumStr = _tNum.toString();
      {dialog.Object}.setControlDisplay('TAB:TAB_1:PANE:' + _tcnt,true);
      {dialog.object}.selectTabPane('TAB_1','Tab_' + _tNum);

      In my case the user never needs to close a tab, so I don't need to contend with that.

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