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  • #16
    Send it to me. I'll help.
    Pete
    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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    • #17
      Thanks to help from Pete Conway, I now realize that size does matter (at least for this stuff).
      After reworking the controlbar to set the size of the header and the controlbar to 100%, it's
      giving the results I wanted (see images below).

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      Gregg
      https://paiza.io is a great site to test and share sql code

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      • #18
        Are control bars becoming a general staple of most developers apps? I have dabbled a bit, but have not really pushed my main solution to mobile yet. Curious if many here are now as a matter of form design generally using them for web based desktop applications?

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        • #19
          I use controlbars and viewboxes practically exclusively. Once you understand what you can do with them you just want to keep going

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          • #20
            The worst thing Alpha could have said when panel cards and control bars etc. were introduced was to add the word Mobile - I can't imagine developing in this day and age without the functionality - they make all applications - in all situations, ready for whatever device is going to use your application.

            Pete
            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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            • #21
              On to more fun. I have this thinking that a user should never have to use the mouse wheel to scroll
              through items more than twice. Searchability eliminates that need.
              Sometimes, 2 parameters are needed.
              To do this, I put 2 edit controls on a control bar.

              Is there a method to programmatically get the values from those controls ?
              Is there a method to programmatically set the focus to one edit cotnrol from another ?

              The next obvious question would be is there a way to filter the data using [temp].state.filterA and [temp].state.filterB ?

              Capture.png
              Gregg
              https://paiza.io is a great site to test and share sql code

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              • #22
                I still need to do some testing, but this List of ControlBar Methods should answer my questions and then some.
                Gregg
                https://paiza.io is a great site to test and share sql code

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                • #23
                  Well this post and replies inspired me to look further at controlbars. Watched Dions video on replacing tabbed_ui and I was pretty stunned at the flexibility and possibilities. Will be coding that direction for sure. Feel like the guy still walking around with the Miami vice era Motorola cell phone.

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                  • #24
                    You're saying this to a guy that prefers a desktop phone and pc over a cellphone and a tablet (at least when I'm inside).
                    I'm posting my progress here not only to get help, but it's an easy way to find the problems and solutions I encountered.
                    As an example, my test to set focus to a different control in the controlbar failed miserably using the code below.

                    Code:
                    var disCB = {dialog.Object}.getControl('MASTER_HEADER_CONTROLBAR');
                    var keypressed = event.keyCode
                    // alert(keypressed);
                    if(keypressed===13||keypressed==='Enter'){
                    //alert(this.data);
                    disCB.focus('channelsearch');
                    disCB.refresh();​
                    Gregg
                    https://paiza.io is a great site to test and share sql code

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                    • #25
                      This should be simple.
                      I have a control bar with 2 edit fields (Search For and What Channel).
                      I want to get from Search For to What Channel by pressing a key.
                      I don't care if it's the Enter key or the Tab button, but nothing I've
                      tried seems to do the trick.
                      Has anyone else run into this ?
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                      controlbar_doc.png
                      Code:
                      var disCB = {dialog.Object}.getControl('MASTER_HEADER_CONTROLBAR');
                      var keypressed = event.keyCode
                      // alert(keypressed);
                      if(keypressed===13||keypressed==='Enter'){
                      //alert(keypressed);
                      disCB.focus('channelsearch');
                      //disCB.refresh();
                      }​
                      Gregg
                      https://paiza.io is a great site to test and share sql code

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                      • #26
                        This is something I have meaning to sort out for a while and have only just realised that it works, for me, in working and live preview but not on the server.

                        I have put my search action in the Done Item action of my edit field and as I say it works in the previews, not on the server. Could be time for a bug report!

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                        • #27
                          Try putting it in the keyup event. Use the code below to make it fire.

                          Code:
                          var keypressed = event.keyCode
                          // alert(keypressed);
                          if(keypressed===13||keypressed==='Enter'){
                          //alert(keypressed);
                          <your search code here>
                          //disCB.refresh();
                          }​​
                          Gregg
                          https://paiza.io is a great site to test and share sql code

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                          • #28
                            Hi Gregg,

                            For some reason that works on the server as well, something strange that it works in the Done item action in live and working preview but not on the server.

                            I will try to get focus in another edit box on the controlbar now.

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                            • #29
                              Curious and curiouser!

                              If I put the code to give focus to the second edit control in the keyup item action it works. If I include it in the code to check for the enter key it does not work. If I put my search code inside the enter check the search works but the focus item does not. If I put the focus code on a different button on the UX it works!

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                              • #30
                                Originally posted by Lance Gurd View Post
                                Curious and curiouser!

                                If I put the code to give focus to the second edit control in the keyup item action it works. If I include it in the code to check for the enter key it does not work. If I put my search code inside the enter check the search works but the focus item does not. If I put the focus code on a different button on the UX it works!
                                The only place I have issues with focus is in a controlbar. I got the check for Enter code from Lee Vasic, and as you can tell, I love that option.
                                Your observation just gave me an idea for a wacky work-around. I'll give it a try.

                                Pete Conway and Lee Vasic use when I'm going to call the star-commands(until someone supplies a better term) to filter a viewbox, but my early
                                trials show that either I'm doing something wrong, or that it doesn't work with more than one [temp].state.<variableName>.

                                Gregg
                                https://paiza.io is a great site to test and share sql code

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