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  • Populate ViewBox with value of a single textbox

    This should be easy but I am not having much luck. I want to grab a URL value from a textbox and then populate the View Box with that data. That is the ONLY field ('VideoURL') in the View Box

    //Grab URL from textbox
    var vURL = {dialog.Object}.getValue('VideoURL');
    //Get Pointer to VB
    var vbObj = {dialog.object}.getControl('VID');
    //This is hard coded with the URL. How to I pass in vURL formatted like below?
    var _d = [
    {VideoURL: ''}
    Thanks in advance for any assistance.

  • #2
    What goes wrong?
    Think your code is good, perhaps your viewbox definition not.
    See my quick example in the attachment how I defined the source for the viewbox en it's layout
    And I changed your video so that it reallly played something

    It works stand alone (all hard coded) just press the populate button in preview
    Attached Files
    Ger Kurvers
    Alpha Anywhere / V4.6.1.9- Build 6488
    Development: Mysql, windows 10 64 Applicationserver: standard on Windows server 2012 R2


    • #3
      Thank you for your help. The viewbox works fine if hard coded. What I need to do is NOT hardcode the value....but grab the URL from a textbox field and format it as JSON so I can populate the viewbox from that.


      • #4


        var _d = A5.ajax.buildURLParam('VideoURL',vURL);
        Ger Kurvers
        Alpha Anywhere / V4.6.1.9- Build 6488
        Development: Mysql, windows 10 64 Applicationserver: standard on Windows server 2012 R2


        • #5
          Thank you again for the suggestion.

          Unfortunately that did not give me the result I need.

          I have tried this:

          var _d = '[{VideoURL: ' + "'" + vURL + "'" + '}]'

          That results in _d =

          [{VideoURL: ''}]
          Which I think is the same as the hard coded of:

          var _d = [
          {VideoURL: ''}

          But the viewbox still fails to load the video.

          I must still be missing something. The opening and closing brackets are on different lines in the hard coded...but it looks like the JSON should work?


          • #6
            Watch the Video - the component is attached.


            Attached Files
            Insanity: doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results.
            Albert Einstein, (attributed)
            US (German-born) physicist (1879 - 1955)


            • #7

              Thank you so much for taking the time to make the video and the demo component. Your solution is clean and easy to understand. I am still a novice when it comes to the View Box but I am definitely enjoying the process of learning how to use it.. Thank you again for sharing your expertise on the subject!



              • #8
                Same to Ger.. well done.
                Insanity: doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results.
                Albert Einstein, (attributed)
                US (German-born) physicist (1879 - 1955)


                • #9
                  Yes.....thank you so much Ger! I did not know your name before.

                  I appreciate your willingness to help on this. It is developers like you and Pete who really give back to the developer community and help all of us to be come better developers.

                  I hope you have a nice weekend....cheers!


                  • #10
                    your are welcome, succes!
                    Community is invaluable, got and get many times help here myself!
                    Ger Kurvers
                    Alpha Anywhere / V4.6.1.9- Build 6488
                    Development: Mysql, windows 10 64 Applicationserver: standard on Windows server 2012 R2