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xDialog Possibilities v12

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    xDialog Possibilities v12

    Is it possible to create an xDialog with the following characteristics:

    • x% of the left side of the dialog is a container that holds a menu or series of buttons.
    • The left container is followed by a vertical line with an icon in the center that allows you to collapse the section leaving the vertical line and icon for later expansion.
    • I am familiar with vertical and horizontal sliders but what I am looking for is different.

    If anyone has any examples on how to accomplish this, it would be appreciated.

    Re: xDialog Possibilities v12

    Check out frames for the buttons and embedded dialogs and conditional objects in Learning Xdialog. I would start with several test xd's for each of the elements before trying to put them together... Are you trying to make a menu?

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


      Re: xDialog Possibilities v12

      Robin, thanks for the reply. My standard procedure for making a UI for my desktop applications is to use the tabbed UI builder in web components and convert this to xDialog. What I get is an application shell with a collapsible menu bar on the left. I am trying to duplicate this functionality without using any type of web component as a starting point. My main issue that resulted in my original question was how to design this using only xDialog. I am leaning towards creating an xDialog that utilizes conditional objects and embedded dialogs to create the same effect. The collapsible menu section on the left would be designed in javascript and will control the dialog that appears on the section to the right.

      I can't imagine this has not been done before by someone else. As such, if anyone has an example of this "application shell" that I can use as a starting point, that would be great. If there is another way to accomplish this using only xDialog, I welcome any suggestions.


        Re: xDialog Possibilities v12

        I must be missing something - you don't want a web component but you do expect to use javascript to control a non-web component? I have no idea how that would work, sorry. Maybe someone else will have an idea for you.

        Do you have a screenshot of what the XD produced with the web component looks like?

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


          Re: xDialog Possibilities v12

          Hi all,
          Robin, I believe it was you that gave me the coolest roll-up-roll down dialog for table-fields-indexes, etc., which is now a mainstay of my development scripts. I don't see that what is being asked for here is nothing more than the same scripting with the only difference being that other than being a roll-up event action it is a conditional close of "left" panel and positioning the dialog where needed. It seems very doable with the same code process, don't you think?
          Mike W
          "I rebel in at least small things to express to the world that I have not completely surrendered"


            Re: xDialog Possibilities v12

            I thought so too, but wanted to see what exactly he had in mind first. Perhaps he will come back...

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