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"Double Quotes" In A List Template Item Click Event

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  • "Double Quotes" In A List Template Item Click Event

    I've been struggling with what I think is a very useful list template method of displaying fields with an OnClick event in a defined item that calls the function.
    For illustration the method is set up like this: The CITY field has a defined template item called ShowCity. The OnClick event for the template item calls the A5.msgBoxShow() javascript event to display the contents of the city field in a popup window.

    List Layout Template.jpg Item Definition.jpg

    You can display the contents of a list field by clicking on it. The usefulness of this is for fields that contain more data than can be easily shown on the list itself, and unlike pop-up bubble help it doesn't disappear until you close the window. The problem I am having is where any text that follows a double-quote (") is not displayed.

    In case this is not very clear, I have attached a basic test case. The component is simple a list control based on static data. The city field is deliberately narrow such that not all of the text can be viewed. I've added a pop-up bubble help in the list onItemDraw event so if you hover over the city field you can see which fields have double-quotes. Now if you click any city field, you get the pop-up window. It will display the data correctly unless a double-quote is encountered.

    2. Bubble Help.jpg 3. Item Method Double Quotes.jpg

    If anyone wants to take a stab at it, I could use the help. I don't know if there is a way to javascript escape the double-quotes but I haven't had much luck yet. Its a pretty cool method.
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    Alpha Anywhere v12. Build 8245-5650 IIS v10.0 on Windows Server 2019 Std in Hyper-V

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    Re: "Double Quotes" In A List Template Item Click Event

    Unless I misunderstand, I think you're trying to solve a problem that you don't have. I'm not sure why you're using ia in your message.

    Using ia, the full City data is never getting through to the a5-item.

    If you use data.City you won't have an issue.

    Code:'CITY','<div style="color: #f0f1f8 ;background-color: #4e5254; width: 5in; height: auto; padding: 15pt;">'+ data.City +'</div>',[{html: 'OK', value: 'ok'}],function(button) {if(button == 'ok') {
    setTimeout(function() {},10)


    • #3
      Re: &quot;Double Quotes&quot; In A List Template Item Click Event

      David, it's me who misunderstands, not you. I thought I had to use item arguments in the a5-item method.

      That works perfectly and is exactly what I am looking to do!

      Thanks once again for your assistance.
      Alpha Anywhere v12. Build 8245-5650 IIS v10.0 on Windows Server 2019 Std in Hyper-V