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How To Display Image Using Placeholder

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  • How To Display Image Using Placeholder

    I've been racking my brain trying to display an image in a list control using the {placeholder} of the control that contains the image location. I can't get it to work.

    If I specify an absolute location like this,
    <img src="file:///T:/Alpha5/Photos/5V21CP.jpg" height="42" width="42">
    , an image is displayed:
    1. Absolute.jpg
    2. Absolute Preview.jpg

    But, if I try to use the {placeholder} method like this,
    <img src="file:///{PARTPHOTO}" height="42" width="42">
    , it just displays the content of the placeholder field:
    3. Placeholder.jpg
    4. Placeholder Preview.jpg

    Does anyone know what I am doing wrong?
    Alpha Anywhere v12. Build 8000-5628 IIS v10.0 on Windows Server 2019 Std in Hyper-V

  • #2
    Re: How To Display Image Using Placeholder

    I am really stuck on this one guys. It shouldn't be this difficult

    I have a character field called PARTPHOTO. It contains an image file reference. ie) PARTPHOTO = T:\Alpha5\Photos\LM7812.jpg

    In the html code in my list layout properties:

    This works: <img src="file://T:\Alpha5\Photos\LM7812.jpg" height="42" width="42">

    This does not work: <img src="file://{PARTPHOTO}" height="42" width="42">

    Does anyone have any suggestions at how to make this work?
    Alpha Anywhere v12. Build 8000-5628 IIS v10.0 on Windows Server 2019 Std in Hyper-V


    • #3
      Re: How To Display Image Using Placeholder

      Are these Videos any help?

      (Video Finder UXL_V12--11)

      Last edited by Bill Griffin; 07-22-2013, 12:47 PM.
      Bill Griffin
      Parkell, Inc


      • #4
        Re: How To Display Image Using Placeholder


        Initially I passed over these videos because they were discussing binary images. But in video 3, Selwyn DOES talk about how to reference character fields to display images.
        Basically, for anyone else struggling with this, in the List Properties all you need to do is set the Field's Client-Side Control Type to RawData like this:

        Control Property.jpg

        Now this works beautifully using <img src="file://{PARTPHOTO}" height="42" width="42">


        THANK YOU so much Bill !!! If you were here, I'd buy you a beer
        Alpha Anywhere v12. Build 8000-5628 IIS v10.0 on Windows Server 2019 Std in Hyper-V


        • #5
          Re: How To Display Image Using Placeholder

          Glad to be of help. Rain check on the beer....
          Bill Griffin
          Parkell, Inc