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PhoneGap Shell Menu Panel Card Watchout

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  • PhoneGap Shell Menu Panel Card Watchout

    Hey Everyone,

    Thought I would pass along my experience with this, might save someone some time in the future and maybe something Alpha can check if I am correct.

    I am using the PhoneGap Shell and it works great for the most part, but I have found one area where it doesn't seem to work. If you have a menu button where the docked menu will fly out from the left side of the screen, clicking/tapping in a locked area will not cause the menu to slide back. If your panel setup is such that you can still view the menu button when the menu panel card is visible, you can click the button to hide the menu. So that still works. But clicking in a locked area will not slide the menu back in.

    When you upload the same app to PhoneGap as a standalone app this functionality works fine. It could be that because the app is running in a shall, the concept of locked areas gets a little fuzzy.

    I tried this with an extremely basic setup and still did not work - but I could be missing something.

    Anyone else come across this?

    Thanks,

    Scott

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    Re: PhoneGap Shell Menu Panel Card Watchout

    I love using the shell. It is fantastic for testing fast and I appreciate what it does. I find that I can break it with a fairly complex UX. And if my UX uses embedded objects then I think things really get confused.

    I generally use the shell initially and then switch to my main UX. Even if my main UX is not using embedded components I'll tend to segment a logical portion of the UX and build a separate component to test with outside of PhoneGap Build... and then as an embedded component with my main UX. This ensures that my main UX doesn't encounter issues when I bring the embedded component into the main UX permanently.

    Report your findings to Bob Moore and send along a sample.

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      Re: PhoneGap Shell Menu Panel Card Watchout

      Hi David,

      Thanks for the input, agree the shell is an incredible time saver. I highly recommend it to anyone looking to do rapid build/testing cycles.

      Good to know there might be the occasional glitch with the shell, especially with complex apps. - I won't worry about small issues and will just plan to test them with the main build.

      Cheers,

      Soctt

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