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Flyingfishnm
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Helper III

Making a dialog visible

Hi

I've created a modal dialog screen by grouping a number of controls. I have a global variable for the dialog which is set to false in the OnStart section of the app. The main screen has the dialog within it's code tree. In the main screen there is a gallery and if the user clicks on the button for a record in the gallery the modal dialog is to display itself and allow the user to see more details.

That's the theory! what happens is partial display of the modal , i.e. the controls and labels appear but not the dialog background.

 

What am i doing wrong? The global variable is set with the correct Boolean and the Visible attribute for grouped controls making up the dialog is set to the global variable, yet some controls are made visible and the backgrounds are not, mostly. Is there an order in which 'child' controls are made visible? Is there an order to the layout of controls in a screen?

 

Thanks for any insights/help/examples offered! 😊

 

cheers!

dj

 

 

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Ashwin7104
Solution Specialist
Solution Specialist

Hey @Flyingfishnm ,

 

Can you please share some form and control screenshots.

 

Thanks.

Hi Ashwin7104

 

thanks for your response!

I've uploaded 5 images (in two  bites!), i've photoshopped the number on the image. the details are:

image 1 - is the home page. You will see 2 gallery lists, both lists allows the user to view details about the item they click on.

image 2 - this is what happens when i click the view button on the event list. Variables, labels and gallery are displayed but the blur and 'dialog' back ground does not, although they are all grouped together as a control.

image 3 - this shows what should appear with the data populated of course.

image 4 - this shows the grouped control in the home screen code tree

image 5 - shows the setting of the global variable which controls the visibility of the dialog.

 

Any clues as to why this is happening? the same issue occurs with the todo list on the home screen as well.

 

Cheers!

dj

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