Newbie question: use of fields for mobile phone sim

Lynch, Jonathan BNZ2 at CDC.GOV
Thu Jan 27 09:13:43 EST 2005


I think you need a scrolling group, containing images and text fields.

You can position the images and text fields exactly like you want them,
and then when you scroll the group, they will all scroll together.
Working with groups can be tricky at first, but once you get the hang of
it, they are very useful.

I never get what I want when I put images inside of text fields. The
positioning is awkward, line height becomes an issue, and you cannot
have multiple lines of text next to a single picture.

Let me know if you would like me to put together a mock up as an
example.

Cheers,

Jonathan



-----Original Message-----
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[mailto:use-revolution-bounces at lists.runrev.com] On Behalf Of Silver,
Jason
Sent: Wednesday, January 26, 2005 9:48 PM
To: use-revolution at lists.runrev.com
Subject: Newbie question: use of fields for mobile phone sim

Hello everyone,

Now that our company has bought Revolution, I have much more motivation
to use this product!  Anyways, I had a question on the best way to set
up text and images in fields.  Without further ado...

Since I'm creating a prototype of a mobile phone application in
Revolution, the boss would like it to be "as close as possible" to the
real thing.  To give some context, take a look at this picture:
http://img93.exs.cx/my.php?loc=img93&image=generic8gy.jpg
Each line must be 29 pixels high, and the text 42 pixels over from the
left.  There may be different icons on each line, which are 7 pixels
over, and vertically centered on each 29 pixel-high line.

Now, I'm wondering the best way to implement this.  The text in each
line will be pulled from a stack containing names (imagine a list of
contacts).  Is it better to:

A) Create several single-line fields?  The problem with this comes into
play when there are more than 8 items...figuring out scrolling could be
awful.
B) Create a multi-line field.  This seems easier, but how do I put
different images on each line?  If the user scrolls up and down, I'd
like the correct image to stay on the correct line.
C) Something I haven't thought of yet?

The thought of different icons (and dealing with the transparency) is
giving me headaches.  How do I best approach this as a Revolution
newbie?

Any help is greatly appreciated.

Thanks,
Jason
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