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How to: show/hide a text hint

I've created a Powerapp with survey questions.

Each question has additional information/hints but in order to keep things clean I want to hide this text by default and give the user a button to open the hint.


Currently I've done this by making a new card and setting the onselect feature of the question text to set the visability of the card with the text to true. But this is a lot of work for multiple questions. Also the hints tend to show up all the way down.


Is there a more simple way to show\hide text hints per question? (Tooltip isn't an option because that doesn't work on the phones)

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Re: How to: show/hide a text hint



I understand your question but really clear.

In order to set something visible / invisible, you need to set the:

- TextBox.Text.Visible = vis (or any context variable name, up to you)

- Button.OnSelect = UpdateContext({vis: true}); UpdateContext({vis: false}) (this action is always in PAIR)


If you wish to Toggle the Hint Text, then write:

- UpdateContext({vis: !vis})


You may also have all the Hint Text hidden when navigate the the screen, by setting the UpdateContext during

- Screen.OnVisible


If you have multiple hints, and wish to show at different time / action, then, you have to set the Context Variable for each of them.


Hope this helps.


Have a nice day.

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Re: How to: show/hide a text hint

Where should I write:


UpdateContext({vis: !vis})

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Re: How to: show/hide a text hint

You should probably include that code

UpdateContext({vis: !vis})

on the OnSelect property of the text boxes. Then use the vis context variable to control the Visible property of the cards. I think that's what you did before.


As for your first question, I don't think there's an easier way of doing it. I'm assuming you're using a Canvas/Edit Form object since you're adding cards and stuff. If you're displaying each hint on its own card, you have to make multiple cards, a card for each question. 


You've also mentioned that all the hints tend to expand when you open one hint. Have you tried using multiple context variables (more work, I know)?

Something like this:

OnSelect property for Question 1 Label:
    UpdateContext({ VisibleHint_Qn1: !VisibleHint_Qn1 })

Visible property for Hint 1 Card:

OnSelect property for Question 2 Label:
    UpdateContext({ VisibleHint_Qn2: !VisibleHint_Qn2 })

Visible property for Hint 2 Card:

... and so on.
You should also initialize the context variables before the screen is made. 
I usually do it in OnVisible property of the screen where the objects are. Something like this: UpdateContext({
VisibleHint_Qn1: false,
VisibleHint_Qn2: false


EDIT: Formatting fixes. 

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