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Dropdownbox in Web Application Running on Mobile Device

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  • Dropdownbox in Web Application Running on Mobile Device

    I have a dropdownbox along with other controls in a panelcard in a UX control. I am testing this UX in Safari on an iphone. When I click on the dropdownbox to make a selection, the margins of the UX obviously expand. It appears that the text size may even increase. Whether I make a selection or not, when I leave the dropdown box the margins are still adjusted. This usually means that a very small part of the text at the margins is no longer visible. When I return to the parent UX, the layout is also affected (width of the layout increased as it was in the child UX). These controls in general have widths of 100% to fill the width of the mobile device.

    Is there any way to keep this from happening or to restore the margins as they were prior to activating the dropdownbox? I have noted that even a soft refresh maintains the distortions caused by the expanded margins.
    Thanks for any advice.

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    Yes use a Viewbox - you will have total control because the Viewbox really shines in Mobile.
    Insanity: doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results.
    Albert Einstein, (attributed)
    US (German-born) physicist (1879 - 1955)

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    • #3
      I found out today that Safari IOS will zoom when you tap on a control where the font-size is less than 16px. Even if you use em or % size on your font, if it resolves to a size less than 16px, the mobile device will zoom in making the text larger when tapped. It doesn't seem to un-zoom so it plays havoc with screen layout. I just thought someone else might like to have that information. Thanks for the viewbox suggestion. I'm sure that could be used to resolve layout issues on mobile. The font-size change was just easier to implement.

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