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Hidden ControlBar/PanelHeader in Northwind New Sample App Running in PhoneGap Shell

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  • Hidden ControlBar/PanelHeader in Northwind New Sample App Running in PhoneGap Shell

    After downloading & successfully running the new sample Northwind app recently published on Github, I wanted to test it on the PhoneGap Shell to make sure everything works fine before starting on modifying it for potential clients. Everything is working fine except the controlBar in the PanelHeader on the Northwind app is not showing!


    Also, when I try to edit any field, it doesn't do anything, it just selects it!
    This scenario doesn't happen when I run the app on the browser, everything works fine! I think it is related to the phoneGap Shell!

    Has anyone experienced this?
    If you have an idea of what's causing this behavior, please comment below.

    Thank you

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    Re: Hidden ControlBar/PanelHeader in Northwind New Sample App Running in PhoneGap Shell

    The Northwind_AppLauncher App is currently set up as a Web app... to be run in a browser. The only adjustment you need to make is in the UX Properties Client-side data cache.

    Here you'll find that 3 "lookup" tables... their data... are being cached by the browser when the app starts. This needs to be adjusted to operate under PhoneGap Build.

    For each of the 3 Items... do this...

    Check "Delay query until explicit refresh or read"
    Check "Store data on device"
    Select an option for "Store where". I chose FileSystemPreferred.

    Re-publish and the app will allow data edits. In general, the issue was that the app was looking for data... it wasn't there... and resulted in a Javascript error... which stopped everything.

    The issue you're having with the ControlBar I'm not seeing. My ControlBar is showing and is fully functional.

    Now... I've not yet run this in the Shell... just as a full PGP App. If you're still having issues, post again and I'll run it in the Shell.


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      Re: Hidden ControlBar/PanelHeader in Northwind New Sample App Running in PhoneGap Shell

      Thanks David for the swift response, many of us appreciate your valuable input in this forum.

      What I did was that I created a new project and added a new PG shell (version 2) then I added the Northwind_AppLauncher UX, the app works fine on my mobile without any modifications. And after that when I made the adjustments you mentioned in the UX Properties Client-side data cache, the customer list loads but when I click on a row, nothing happens. So I did undo that. The 3 lookup tables in the data cache are: NorthwindProducts, NorthwindCategories, NorthwindEmployees. So it is set up to work on a mobile app as well not just as a web app on a browser.