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  • iFrame Panelcards - scrolling difficulties

    I have spent the greater part of the day messing around with the same problem, trying to assimilate advice/videos from all over these forums and the web. I can't seem to find a definitive solution to what must surely be something very straight forward.

    I am populating an iFrame Panelcard with varying urls/pdfs that are in a List. The list's OnClick event triggers a JavaScript function that populates the src control of the Panelcard and then sets my focus to that panel. So far so good.

    The panel has a header with Back button, and this also is working good. However, the web sites are of varying sizes, and so are the PDFs. Sometimes Alpha get's it right and allows me to scroll all the way to the right and bottom of a site, other times, I cannot scroll to the right or bottom of a page (especially with iPAD).

    What am I doing wrong? Do I need to do anything extra with the onSize event?

  • #2
    Re: iFrame Panelcards - scrolling difficulties

    The iPad will not let you scroll the iFrame.

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    • #3
      Re: iFrame Panelcards - scrolling difficulties

      I should have said the iPad will not let you scroll the URL in an iFrame. It will work OK with a5w pages.

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      • #4
        Re: iFrame Panelcards - scrolling difficulties

        Correct, everything else worked out ok. It's just the iPad that is giving me grief with scrolling.

        Is there a trick to make iPad work as well, i.e. somehow inserting the url programmatically into an embedded a5w element on a panelcard?

        This would be sweet as I definitely want scrolling to work properly on an iPad.

        Thanks responders and readers!

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        • #5
          Re: iFrame Panelcards - scrolling difficulties

          // I also have been unsuccessfult making the iFrame on the iPad scrolll URLs properly like you are trying to do.
          // See how this might work for you..in the List Properties-Javascript-Run Time - OnDblClick event
          // This line below may be different in your setup but this might give you some ideas.
          var fn = this.selectionData[0].Panelcard_a5w_page ;
          if (fn == "first URL value in your list")
          {
          window.open(fn,'_blank');
          }

          if (fn == "second URL value in your list")
          {
          window.open(fn,'_blank');
          }

          Surely, if you have many of these you may want to use something other than the if statements.

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          • #6
            Re: iFrame Panelcards - scrolling difficulties

            Thanks for the responses. As I continue to look at this, I wonder if a better approach would be either:
            #1. In my UX, add an embedded object: external page (how would I reference the url field within an embedded object via javascript? I know how to reference iFrame src as it was in the panelcard_5, 'body').
            #2. I got a TabbedUI to do what I need. How would I go about embedding this into my UX? I read I need to use embedded object: a5w page, but I couldn't get it to work.
            Thinking it may be better to avoid iFrame altogether. Hummmm... Don't know if embedded object will present the same difficulties with scrolling. I am interested in testing it out.

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            • #7
              Re: iFrame Panelcards - scrolling difficulties

              Update on #2 - I needed to be using Live Preview. However, in both #1 and #2's approach, my embedded object is not coming through full panelcard size, even though I have 'Fill Panel Card Container' checked? This is a must. I suspect I will prefer #1 approach if someone can help me with referencing the embedded object url field from a javascript function. Thanks.

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              • #8
                Re: iFrame Panelcards - scrolling difficulties

                Unless you have access to the web page source code you are trying to scroll you will not be able to make the web page be able to scroll in an iFrame on an iPad.
                Respectfully, you are doing GREAT!
                The problem you are experiencing with the iFrames is not the fault of Alpha, but rather Apple. It is well annotated in Google.
                You have concluded correctly that you should avoid the iFrames and look for another way.
                Very Good, sir.

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                • #9
                  Re: iFrame Panelcards - scrolling difficulties

                  Thanks for the positivity, Frank. I am still looking for help/advice on the embedded object approach... and am wondering if there is any way to ensure either an external url or a TabbedUI is full panel. I am checking this option but the embedded object still comes through as a smaller, fixed size on my panelcard. External url would be the easiest way to go, but I also am still at a loss on how to reference the field: panelcard.embeddedobject.url Thanks for all the help everyone.

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