Thanks Jacque You’re adding to my gloom about widgets being offered as native controls - the only reason they were produced AFAIKS was to produce a superior result to whatever else was on offer, and if they don’t, why bother? I have a feeling not many people are trying to use them - you don’t for example, and so far nobody on this list has come to their defence. Perhaps LC’s widget factory is right to put their energies elsewhere.
Graham > On 25 Apr 2020, at 00:03, J. Landman Gay via use-livecode > <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote: > > My suggestion was just to see what properties are available in the widget. > But when I just tried it, I see that it doesn't respond in the IDE, what you > see is just a placeholder. You can search for "ios native button" in the > dictionary, where I see only two available properties: enabled and label. > > If the widget author doesn't support the rest of them, they don't exist. I do > see that you can resize the rectangle, but since I don't use the native > buttons I'm not sure if the size will be retained on an iPhone or whether it > just defaults to the standard native size. > > Typically only the properties that the author has supported will appear in > the property inspector. > > > On 4/24/20 3:35 PM, Graham Samuel via use-livecode wrote: >> Thanks Jacque - info safely stored in my “how to make a mobile app look like >> one” archive! >> Thanks for the other info about properties - how would you then refer to a >> property that isn’t shown in the Property Inspector for a widget, such as >> fontColor (or whatever)? I assume the array is just a way of accessing the >> whole collection and not the route to setting an individual property - but >> I’m probably wrong. >> Graham >>> On 24 Apr 2020, at 20:26, J. Landman Gay via use-livecode >>> <email@example.com> wrote: >>> >>> On 4/24/20 3:37 AM, Graham Samuel via use-livecode wrote: >>>> As my app took shape, I noticed how unlike a typical iPhone app it looked, >>>> mostly because I was using the controls I was familiar with, such as radio >>>> buttons and ordinary fields. I wondered if my users might find its >>>> interface unfamiliar. Therefore I have been seeking to make my app’s user >>>> interface look and feel more like other iPhone apps. I have already had a >>>> lot of help from this list, but it seems there is no one packaged solution >>>> to getting an ‘iPhone look and feel’. >>> >>> You mentioned the iOS native button doesn't look right. If it makes you >>> feel better, the Android one doesn't either. So what I did was use a >>> round-rect graphic as a button. Set the linesize to 1 and the round radius >>> to 8. You can set the border color and the text color. >>> >>> I use the same graphic for Android. Sometimes Android buttons have a fill >>> color, sometimes they are just borderless text. I adjust those properties >>> based on platform. IOS buttons use sentence capitalization, Android buttons >>> use all-caps. The label can be adjusted the same way based on platform. >>> >>> It's an easy fix and looks native. >>> >>> -- >>> Jacqueline Landman Gay | jac...@hyperactivesw.com >>> HyperActive Software | http://www.hyperactivesw.com >>> >>> >>> _______________________________________________ >>> use-livecode mailing list >>> firstname.lastname@example.org >>> Please visit this url to subscribe, unsubscribe and manage your >>> subscription preferences: >>> http://lists.runrev.com/mailman/listinfo/use-livecode >> _______________________________________________ >> use-livecode mailing list >> email@example.com >> Please visit this url to subscribe, unsubscribe and manage your subscription >> preferences: >> http://lists.runrev.com/mailman/listinfo/use-livecode > > > -- > Jacqueline Landman Gay | jac...@hyperactivesw.com > HyperActive Software | http://www.hyperactivesw.com > > > _______________________________________________ > use-livecode mailing list > firstname.lastname@example.org > Please visit this url to subscribe, unsubscribe and manage your subscription > preferences: > http://lists.runrev.com/mailman/listinfo/use-livecode _______________________________________________ use-livecode mailing list email@example.com Please visit this url to subscribe, unsubscribe and manage your subscription preferences: http://lists.runrev.com/mailman/listinfo/use-livecode