J. Landman Gay
jacque at hyperactivesw.com
Fri Apr 24 18:03:23 EDT 2020
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.
>> On 24 Apr 2020, at 20:26, J. Landman Gay via use-livecode <use-livecode at lists.runrev.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.
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