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  • Show Hide button in frame using Alpha Style

    I am using the Alpha style for my UX controls. When I do, it seems to ignore show/hide icons in frames.

    Attempted built in images, SVG images, images in the project folder....nothing works.

    Switching away from the Alpha Style fixes the issue.

    Suggestions? Thanks

  • #2
    Re: Show Hide button in frame using Alpha Style

    One problem I have had in the Alpha style is "color: white; "

    By that, I mean that often the default style places White on White.

    Trying doing something to test like color: red;

    Not sure this will help if not build us a page that is static and I will get one of the boys to look at it.


    • #3
      Re: Show Hide button in frame using Alpha Style

      I'm assuming you're using the "Modern" option of the Frame type... you've not said.

      I'm not sure that this is a color issue. The Alpha style uses an svg icon... which is initially set up as a "src" and then interpreted when rendered. However, an error is produced. Are you getting errors on the page when you click the frame title Bar?

      Further, I'm not sure that the full svg element is being produced. I've sent a test UX to Alpha.


      • #4
        Re: Show Hide button in frame using Alpha Style

        Hi David and Michael,

        Thank you for taking the time to look at this.

        Yes...I should have mentioned that I was using the modern option for the frame. I am able to get an icon and label to appear if I put the following code in for the label of the frame

        HTML Code:
        <img id="frm01" src="svgIcon=#alpha-icon-addSquare:icon,24" /><span id="fm001">Test</span>
        However, that hard codes the image and of course won't show the on off variation of the icon. Placing any variation of that code in the icon definition does not work.

        David, thank you for submitting the sample to Alpha....hopefully they can address it in the future. Not a deal breaker but it is nice to have the icon for users...otherwise it is a bit cryptic for novice users (which I work with a lot)

        Michael, I have tried css variations of the frame color to see if that solves the white issue you mentioned, but I did not figure out a way to make it work.

        Thanks again



        • #5
          Re: Show Hide button in frame using Alpha Style

          Greg, here's a workaround that uses the default icons that Alpha uses... although it does hard code them... a bit.

          Let's say that your Frame Control ID is "FRAME_1" - this is the Frame Begin Properties Frame ID.

          In the onRenderComplete event of your UX...

          $ss('{dialog.ComponentName}.SHOWHIDEPANELIMG.FRAME_1.R1',{display: ''});
          Create a Javascript Function...

          function frameShowIcon(){
          	$ss('{dialog.ComponentName}.SHOWHIDEPANELIMG.FRAME_1.R1',{display: ''});
          For your Open icon...

          For your Closed icon...

          For the onOpen Function AND onClose Function...

          Now... my LivePreview CSS folder is uppercase. Case matters for this stuff... so check the case on your CSS folder sitting under the A5Webroot/LivePreview folder.

          Under LivePreview/CSS I have Alpha/icons which holds the svg icons. For whatever reason, my published css folder is lowercase.

          Attached is a sample UX.
          Attached Files


          • #6
            Re: Show Hide button in frame using Alpha Style


            Wow...your help is over the top (as usual) in its completeness.....THANK YOU so much for taking the time to solve this for me! I always appreciate you breaking things down to help out a newbie like me! It gives me a chance to study the code to hopefully prevent me from having to ask similar questions in the future! I appreciate your willingness to help!

            Best regards,