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    Default Setting the Editor & Editor Set at Run-Time

    A new option has been added to the FormView for configuring the Editor and Editor Set for a field at run-time. This will allow you to build mobile applications that, for example, present different Editors based on the user's device (a phone versus a tablet) or screen orientation (portrait versus landscape.)

    The calculation for dynamically setting Editor Sets and Editors is done using javascript. The javascript can either be a function that you've created or in-line code written directly in the "Javascript code to specify Editor set/Editor" property. To set the Editor Set and Editor using javascript, select either the "Javascript Code" or "Javascript Function" option from the list of choices for the "Method for specifying Editor set/Editor" property. Your javascript calculation must return an array containing the name of the Editor Set and Editor to use. For example, if you wanted to use the Editor EDITOR_2 in the Editor Set EDITORSET_1 for a control, you would return an array containing 2 elements,'EDITORSET_1' and 'EDITOR_2':

    var editor = ['EDITORSET_1','EDITOR_2'];
    return editor;
    Watch the video to learn more and check out the great resources at the end of this post for more information about Editor Sets and Editors.

    Dynamically Setting the Editor and Editor Set Using Javascript

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    Prerequisite Knowledge Base

    If you're unfamiliar with Editors and Editor Sets or want to know more about them, check out these other discussions. They'll get you up to speed.

    The Basics

    Creating Editors

    Other Types of Editors
    • Switch Editors: Discover how you can use an in-line switch to edit values instead of an editor set for binary and multi-value fields.
    • FormView Image Capture: Learn how easy it is to capture images using the FormView control

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    Last edited by Sarah Mitchell; 04-16-2019 at 03:59 PM.
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