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  • Possible to change Xdialog window size depending on the condition?

    Hello all!

    As I have been only working with alpha for about 4 months now, I am curious if it is possible to change the size of the window for Xdialogue boxes depending on the condition?

    It would just been more aesthetic to have the window not show huge blank areas whenever I have a condition that does not fill the previous conditions space.

    Example:

    dlgbox1.PNG

    dlgbox2.PNG

    As you can see there is a big blank area that I would like to hide when the condition changes.

  • #2
    Re: Possible to change XDialogue window size depending on the condition?

    This may help, from xDialog help files.

    https://documentation.alphasoftware....20controls.xml
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    • #3
      Re: Possible to change Xdialog window size depending on the condition?

      Thanks for the fast response Ronald but that is what I am currently doing. The list boxes for "Make" and "Model" and the text fields for "Make" and "Model" are conditionally replacing each other (I just pushed the text fields down a bit to make it look better). I want to actually make the window height smaller when the text fields appear since it does not take up as much room as the list boxes.

      Here is my code if it helps:

      {condition=x}
      {region}
      {text=65,1:heading_string};
      {endregion};
      {region=a}
      Make:| [.40,5vehicle_make^#a_vehicle_make!vehicle_make_killfocus];
      Model:| [.40,5cModel^#a_model]
      {endregion}
      {condition=y}
      {start_pos}
      {region=a}
      {lf=19};
      Make:| [.40cMake2];
      Model:| [.40cModel2]
      {endregion};
      {condition_end}
      {region}
      Year:| [%z%.8nYr]
      {condition=x}
      {region=b}
      {sp=21}
      <8=other_button!other>
      {endregion}
      {condition=y}
      {start_pos}
      {sp=32}
      {region=b}
      <8=list_button!list>
      {endregion};
      {condition_end}
      Color:| [.20cColor];
      Plate:| [.15cPlate];
      State:| [4cState];
      Priority:| [.20,2cPriority^#a_cPriority];
      {endregion};
      {line=1,0};
      {region}
      <15=ok_button_label!OK> <15=cancel_button_label!CANCEL>
      {endregion};

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      • #4
        Re: Possible to change Xdialog window size depending on the condition?

        You can't remove the space but you could replace the controls with a logo or helpful text.

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        • #5
          Re: Possible to change Xdialog window size depending on the condition?

          Darn. Ok thank you!

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          • #6
            Re: Possible to change Xdialog window size depending on the condition?

            Hi,

            Try this code. it is using the "{Include}" to show an xdlg.
            There is another way, using "{Embedded}"

            'condition ===
            vShowBoxType="full" 'show listbox
            vShowBoxType="ddwn"

            '======================

            'conditional xdlg and will apply it with {include}.
            'It is required the condition at initial stage of the open an xdlg
            if vShowBoxType ="full" 'show listbox
            dlgOpt=<<%dlg%
            Make:| [.40,5vehicle_make^#a_vehicle_make!vehicle_make_killfocus];
            Model:| [.40,5cModel^#a_model];
            Year:| [%z%.8nYr] <15 other_button!other> ;
            %dlg%
            else
            'show ddwn box
            dlgOpt=<<%dlg%
            Make:| [.40cMake2];
            Model:| [.40cModel2];
            Year:| [%z%.8nYr] <15 list_button!list>;
            %dlg%
            end if

            heading_string="sample with {include}"

            DLGBODY=<<%DLG%
            {region}
            {text=65,1:heading_string};
            {endregion};

            {region}
            {include=dlgOpt}
            {endregion};




            {region}
            Color:| [.20cColor];
            Plate:| [.15cPlate];
            State:| [4cState];
            Priority:| [.20,2cPriority^#a_cPriority];
            {endregion};
            {line=1,0};
            {region}
            <15=ok_button_label!OK> <15=cancel_button_label!CANCEL>
            {endregion};
            %DLG%

            ui_dlg_box("test",dlgbody)

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            • #7
              Re: Possible to change Xdialog window size depending on the condition?

              Thanks again for the help, but I still don't think what I am looking for is possible. I wanted to the dialogue window size to change as the user clicked "Other" or "list" but would just change the current window size that they were on. Looks like for {include} I would need to know the condition the user wanted before the window is created, which I would not, and {embedded} would just be opening up another window.

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              • #8
                Re: Possible to change Xdialog window size depending on the condition?

                If the list doesn't appear until the LIST button is clicked, then Allen's idea is the best solution (add some Help text), because it is not obvious what the dialog is for.
                Robin

                Discernment is not needed in things that differ, but in those things that appear to be the same. - Miles Sanford

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                • #9
                  Re: Possible to change Xdialog window size depending on the condition?

                  Hi Andy,

                  The End user may not like to change the way you want to do. They want to have the most simple one.

                  I think, the {embedded} is your solution. It will open a child xdialog as you have designed.

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                  • #10
                    Re: Possible to change Xdialog window size depending on the condition?

                    You can do this as a modeless dialog.

                    Here is a simple example using Xdialog as a String from the help file as a basis.

                    Import the attached code to your workspace, run the script xdialogasastring and click the married button on and off.

                    Note the dialog name changes, and the dlg_body is rebuilt based on the logical variable married.

                    xdialogasstring.txt
                    Last edited by Al Buchholz; 10-26-2018, 11:38 AM. Reason: replaced the attached code with Peter's edit included.
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                    • #11
                      Re: Possible to change Xdialog window size depending on the condition?

                      Thank you Al, that will work!

                      Thanks again everyone!

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                      • #12
                        Re: Possible to change Xdialog window size depending on the condition?

                        Modify Al's code as follows:

                        dlg_Header=<<%Header%
                        {position=remember=Header}
                        {can_exit=exit}
                        Married:| (40married!married);
                        %Header%

                        That will provide a less jumpy version of what you are doing.

                        Note that the word "Header" in "{position=remember=Header}" is completely arbitrary.

                        Note: In Al's example he is using "3" xdialogs by concatenating code1 to code2 & 3. So if your case uses just 2 xdialogs put "{position=remember=Header}" in both.
                        Last edited by Peter.Greulich; 10-26-2018, 11:04 AM. Reason: Typo
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