baltner
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Getting to the right panel

Hello.  I have a fairly complex form with many controls grouped in panels.  Although the idea of panels is great I need some advice about manipulating them. Specifically:

  1. Unless I leave a little extra space within a panel to "select it" (e.g., to reposition it) I can't get to it. I've found that the only way to do this is to move one of the controls to the side, which exposes the panel. Isn't there a better way? Sending to forward or back doesn't seem to help.
  2. I have at least 10 panels so finding my way among them is important.  Yet, when I look at the "Controls in Use" (CIU) display, all the panels are simply called "Panel" which doesn't help much, especially since their position in this display changes.  I tried adding a title to the panels, which does indeed identify them in the CIU display...great, just what I wanted, except that now the titles appear on the form too, which messes everything up.  Is there a way to identify the panels so they can be identified in CIU but not show up in the form itself?

Thanks, in advance.

Bruce

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Re: Getting to the right panel

Hi Bruce,

You would be able to hide the Panel legend by using CSS. Follow the steps outlined below:

1. Go to Control Settings > Formatting > CSS Class. Give it a class eg: 'panel-hide-title'

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2. Then go to Form Settings > Custom CSS. Insert the CSS shown below at the bottom( do not delete the other CSS).

.panel-hide-title legend

{

      display:none;

}

    

Refer to screenshot:

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You should be able to hide the Title of your panels. Give it a try and let me know how you go.

Thanks

Jeremy

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baltner
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Re: Getting to the right panel

Hi Jeremy:

That did work, thanks for the hint.  However, for some of the panels I have to apply a background color, which I'm doing via CSS (background-color: #DCE6F1; for example).  When I combine this with display:none; in a CSS class of course it does not display.  So, I'm in a position of wanting my cake and eating too: how to use CSS to add something and subtract something else.  I'll try using a background image but I'm not sure how that will work.

Thanks again.

Bruce

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baltner
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Re: Getting to the right panel

OK, background image worked, with a small (32 x 32) image of a uniform color. Problem solved!

Thanks,

Bruce

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Re: Getting to the right panel

Hi Bruce

Glad it worked out well for you. Kindly mark the reply as answer so it can be a help for someone.

Thanks

Jeremy

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Re: Getting to the right panel

Hi Bruce,

  You would be still able to set the background color using css. The snippet to do both is as shown below

.panel-hide-title

{

     background-color:#d4dbe0;

}

.panel-hide-title legend

{

    display:none;

}

Just for your reference if you need it in the future. So I guess you can have the cake and eat it as well.

Thanks

Jeremy

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