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TabbedUI: Dynamically change button/link text...

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    TabbedUI: Dynamically change button/link text...

    In my application, I use the TabbedUI. Within the tabbedui, I have a set of links that open reports in the tabbedui main page. This is what it looks like:


    What I want to be able to do is dynamically changed the text for the button/links based upon session variables. For instance, if they select a different date range, I would then automatically update the text in the controls to show the new date ranges for the different reports.

    For instance: "2013/2014" would be "2014/2015"

    I have tried putting alpha script in the button text, but it doesn't run the alpha script.

    I also love the new tree control that has been release in V12, but I see no way of "embedding" it into the tabbed ui menu structure.

    Any idea's?

    Re: TabbedUI: Dynamically change button/link text...


    I think you could name the links with some unique code for example #123abc# then use the tabbed ui's other properties to change the property .precalc.ControlHTML with a search & replace of #123abc# into whatever you'd like to display. The "other properties" property of components are extremely powerful; just select the xbasic tab bottom left of a component and see the xbasic magic behind your component, then decide how to alter the xbasic code to your needs.

    Tell me and I'll forget; show me and I may remember; involve me and I'll understand


      Re: TabbedUI: Dynamically change button/link text...

      Cool. Will check it out!!!


        Re: TabbedUI: Dynamically change button/link text...

        Quick follow up. I have not found much documentation on how to use this capability. It looks like it will fit the bill. Do you have any other links (or examples) on how this works. Thanks in advance!


          Re: TabbedUI: Dynamically change button/link text...


          It tuns out it is another property you have to strtran. So in "Other properties" of your tabbed ui component put this code:

          (I put "#cust#" as button text in the component builder when I created the tabbed UI, "#cust#" probably is unique in my sample project but you can use anything as long as it is unique in your application)

          tmpl.precalc.buttonPanel.HTML = strtran (tmpl.precalc.buttonPanel.HTML,"#cust#",session.yourvariable)

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            Re: TabbedUI: Dynamically change button/link text...

            Thank you so much. That was a HUGE help.



              Re: TabbedUI: Dynamically change button/link text...

              I must have something off. I am going to abuse your hospitality with a follow up question. Enclosed is the xbasic for the dialog. I have added the "#cust#" to the specific control. It might be the control type, but it is not substituting the information. Here is the "Other Properties" that I added.

              tmpl.precalc.ControlHTML = strtran (tmpl.precalc.buttonPanel.HTML,"#cust#","hello")

              Again, enclosed is the xbasic code for the dialog that shows the specific control the #cust# is located at.

              dialog xbasic

              Thanks in advance!


                Re: TabbedUI: Dynamically change button/link text...


                You're mixing my first suggestion (which was incorrect because I did not test that) with my second suggestion (which I did test).

                You need: tmpl.precalc.buttonPanel.HTML = strtran (tmpl.precalc.buttonPanel.HTML,"#cust#","hello")

                Basically you are replacing the "unique" string "#cust#" in tmpl.precalc.buttonPanel.HTML with "hello"

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                  Re: TabbedUI: Dynamically change button/link text...

                  Quick update. I ran the problem by Selwyn and he had a simple solution. The trick is that the following only works when the buttons are NOT in a tree control. Selwyn will be adding a fix for this to an upcoming build.
                  Thanks for your amazing support frank! Hope this is helpful.