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On Orientation Change Questions

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  • On Orientation Change Questions

    Greetings,

    I've been doing research on some onOrientationChange questions I have and just can't seem to find the answers I need:

    #1: Is it possible to limit the orientation to only landscape for just one panel card?
    For example, I'm working on a survey with sig capture at the end. Throughout the survey I'd like the user to be able view the questions in either landscape or portrait orientations, however once they reach the agreement/signature panel card I'd like the user to be presented with a landscape-only orientation (ie orientation change to portrait would disabled).

    #2: Is it possible to change field label positions using the onOrientationChange event?
    So what I'm after here is basically, while the orientation is portrait and horizontal screen real-estate is limited, I'd like to re-position field labels above their controls. Then when orientation is changed to landscape, again re-position the labels to the left of their controls.

    Thanks much!
    Justin Taylor

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    Re: On Orientation Change Questions

    # 1 - No... unfortunately. Using PhoneGap Build you can lock a entire app... but not just a page. You could have a portrait page that reads "This page can only be used in landscape mode".. and then see # 2.

    # 2 - Have a look in the videos for "Responsive Layout" entries. Here you'd create two panels... one for landscape... one for portrait. Responsive Layout detects orientation and shows the appropriate panel. You'd put that into the javascript of the responsive layout.

    Or... use the client-side onOrientationChange event to detect which orientation you've got... then test which panelcard you're in... and switch to the appropriate panelcard depending on orientation.

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      Re: On Orientation Change Questions

      Originally posted by Davidk View Post
      # 1 - No... unfortunately. Using PhoneGap Build you can lock a entire app... but not just a page. You could have a portrait page that reads "This page can only be used in landscape mode".. and then see # 2.

      # 2 - Have a look in the videos for "Responsive Layout" entries. Here you'd create two panels... one for landscape... one for portrait. Responsive Layout detects orientation and shows the appropriate panel. You'd put that into the javascript of the responsive layout.

      Or... use the client-side onOrientationChange event to detect which orientation you've got... then test which panelcard you're in... and switch to the appropriate panelcard depending on orientation.
      Thank you once again David!

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