Tabbed Buttons & Cards Question

Jan Schenkel janschenkel at
Fri Apr 18 14:26:01 CDT 2003

Hi Jim,

An alternative is to only store the data in the
substack, and have the 'next' and 'previous' buttons
retrieve and store the data from the substack (or a
database for that matter [*]), and display it in your
main stack.
That way you don't have to go to another stack, and
you can use your 'tabbed' approach.

Hope this helped,

Jan Schenkel.

[*] Serendipity Database Binary by Rob Cozens is a
good choice if you want to keep everything in stacks.

--- Jim Biancolo <webmaster at> wrote:
> Hi again folks,
> I've been playing with this more, and I'm still a
> bit stumped.  I thought 
> the answer might be to have a stack ("ParentStack")
> that contains my tabbed 
> buttons, and then whenever the user clicks a tab
> this code fires (the 
> substacks have the same name as the tabs):
>    go stack currItem in window "ParentStack"
> So if the user clicks "Tab 1" a substack named "Tab
> 1" is loaded.  This 
> kinda works, except the "Tab 1" substack completely
> replaces 
> "ParentStack."  This is not a surprise, but the
> undesired effect is that 
> the tabbed buttons are now hidden from the user
> (since they are on 
> "ParentStack", not the "Tab 1" stack).
>  From my prototyping so far it looks like I could
> make this work by copying 
> the tabbed buttons onto each stack, but this seems
> inefficient to me and a 
> bit of a maintenance headache.  Is there a way to
> have all the stacks 
> "share" the tabbed button navigation element I want
> to use?
> Thanks!
> Jim
> At 08:13 PM 4/17/2003 -0400, Jim Biancolo wrote:
> >Hi folks,
> >
> >I could use some help figuring this out:
> >
> >I'd like to create an interface with two tabbed
> buttons.  Clicking Tab A 
> >should bring up a data entry form where the user
> can create multiple 
> >records (I've prototyped this using the
> backgroundBehavior such that each 
> >"record" is a card) .  Clicking Tab B should bring
> up a different data 
> >entry form where the user can create a single
> record.  The thing that I 
> >can't figure out is how to have a "many cards"
> group in one tab, and a 
> >"single card" group on another tab.  Is such a
> thing possible?
> >
> >Thanks in advance!
> >
> >Jim
> >
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