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codebrane
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How to fit large number of options on screen

Are there best practices for displaying many options on a single screen? I have around 10 options which I've constructed like a gallery, so it's a list of options, each with a ">" to take you to that option's screen. I can't use a gallery as there doesn't seem to be a way to customise what each OnSelect does. The problem is there isn't enough room in the designer to fit all options in. I looked at a scrolling screen but the designer doesn't scroll so it's no possible to design using it for more than about 6 options. Are there better ways of designing a multiple option screen in the fixed height designer?

 

thanks,

 

Alistair

 

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Re: How to fit large number of options on screen

Hi,

 

You can absolutely do different things in a OnSelect, if the data is structured so you can decide what to do. Using an If-statement, you can for example go to different screens depending on the values in the currently selected record.

 

For instance, let's pretend you hava a table like this:

 

Id Type Info

0 Text        Name of insect

1 Numeric Number of legs

2 Numeric Life expentancy

 

If the >-OnSelect you can write a formula similar to this:

 

 

If (ThisItem.Type = "Text"; Navigate(scrnTextEntry;ScreenTransition.None); ThisItem.Type = "Numeric"; Navigate(scrnNumreicEntry;ScreenTransition.None), Navigate(scrnOtherStuff;ScreenTransition.None))

I just made this up without testing it, so there might be typos in there.

 

Good luck!

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Super User
Super User

Re: How to fit large number of options on screen

Hi,

 

You can absolutely do different things in a OnSelect, if the data is structured so you can decide what to do. Using an If-statement, you can for example go to different screens depending on the values in the currently selected record.

 

For instance, let's pretend you hava a table like this:

 

Id Type Info

0 Text        Name of insect

1 Numeric Number of legs

2 Numeric Life expentancy

 

If the >-OnSelect you can write a formula similar to this:

 

 

If (ThisItem.Type = "Text"; Navigate(scrnTextEntry;ScreenTransition.None); ThisItem.Type = "Numeric"; Navigate(scrnNumreicEntry;ScreenTransition.None), Navigate(scrnOtherStuff;ScreenTransition.None))

I just made this up without testing it, so there might be typos in there.

 

Good luck!

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codebrane
Level 8

Re: How to fit large number of options on screen

thanks for that, will give it a go

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