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ShowDialog() (Custom Dialog)

Example usage:

// addNewFeed - triggered by "Add..." item in feed list and invokes the AddDialog
// Assistant defined above.
//
FeedListAssistant.prototype.addNewFeed = function() {
  this.controller.showDialog({
    template: 'feedList/addFeed-dialog',
    assistant: new AddDialogAssistant(this)
  });
};

A custom dialog uses a template (HTML file) and an assistant (JavaScript file), similar to a scene.  The HTML file defines what will be displayed in the custom dialog and the JavaScript file defines how the elements will behave.

Template file:

<div>
  <span id="add-feed-title" class="palm-dialog-title">Add News Feed Source</span>
  <div class="palm-group unlabeled">
    <div class="palm-list">
      <div class='palm-row first'>
        <div class="palm-row-wrapper textfield-group" x-mojo-focus-highlight="true">
          <div class="title">
            <div class="label">URL</div>
            <div id="newFeedURL" x-mojo-element="TextField" align="left"></div>
          </div>
        </div>
      </div>
      <div class='palm-row last'>
        <div class="palm-row-wrapper textfield-group" x-mojo-focus-highlight="true">
          <div class="title">
            <div class="label">Title</div>
            <div id="newFeedName" x-mojo-element="TextField" align="left"></div>
          </div>
        </div>
      </div>
    </div>
  </div>
  <div x-mojo-element="Button" id="okButton"></div>
</div>

Here is the assistant for the dialog, which sets up the various widgets as well as the event handlers that will respond to user interaction with the widgets.

Assistant file:

// AddDialogAssistant - simple controller for adding new feeds to the list.
// Invoked by the FeedListAssistant when the "Add..." list item is selected
// on the feed list.
//
// The dialog displays two text fields (URL and Name) and an OK button.
// Either the user enters a feed URL and a name, followed by OK or a
// back swipe to close. If OK, the feed header is checked through an Ajax
// request and if valid, the feed updated and dialog closed. If an error,
// the posted in place of title and dialog remains open.
// Swipe back cancels and returns back to the FeedListAssistant.
//
function AddDialogAssistant(sceneAssistant) {
  this.sceneAssistant = sceneAssistant;
}
AddDialogAssistant.prototype.setup = function(widget) {
  this.widget = widget;
  // Setup text field for the new feed's URL
  //
  this.sceneAssistant.controller.setupWidget("newFeedURL",
    this.urlAttributes = {
      property: "value",
      hintText: "RSS or ATOM feed",
      focus: true,
      limitResize: true,
      textReplacement: false,
      enterSubmits: false
    },
    this.urlModel = {value : ""}
  );
  // Setup text field for the new feed's name
  //
  this.sceneAssistant.controller.setupWidget("newFeedName",
    this.nameAttributes = {
      property: "value",
      hintText: "Optional",
      limitResize: true,
      textReplacement: false,
      enterSubmits: false
    },
    this.nameModel = {value : ""
  });
  // Setup button and event handler
  //
  this.sceneAssistant.controller.setupWidget("okButton",
    this.attributes = {},
    this.model = {
      buttonLabel: "Add Feed",
      buttonClass: "addFeedButton",
      disabled: false
    }
  );
  Mojo.Event.listen($('okButton'), Mojo.Event.tap, this.checkIt.bindAsEventListener(this));
};
// ------------------------------------------------------------------------
// Add Feed Functions
//
// checkIt - called when Add feed OK button is clicked
//
AddDialogAssistant.prototype.checkIt = function() {
  // Check for 'http://' on front or other legal prefix
  // assume any string of 1 to 5 alpha characters followed
  // by ':' is legal, otherwise prepend "http://"
  //
  var url = this.urlModel.value;
  if (/^[a-z]{1,5}:/.test(url) === false) {
    url = url.replace(/^\/{1,2}/,"");
    url = "http://"+url;
  }
  // Update the submitted URL text model
  this.urlModel.value = url;
  this.sceneAssistant.controller.modelChanged(this.urlModel);
  var request = new Ajax.Request(url, {
    method: 'get',
    evalJSON: 'false',
    onSuccess: this.checkOK.bind(this),
    onFailure: this.checkFailure.bind(this)
  });
};
//
// checkOK - called when the Ajax request is successful.
//
AddDialogAssistant.prototype.checkOK = function(transport) {
  // DEBUG - log the result
  //
  var t = new Template("Status #{status} returned from newsfeed request.");
  var success = "Feed Request Success: "+t.evaluate(transport);
  Mojo.Log.info(success);
  // Work around when XML comes back in text response
  if (transport.responseXML === null && transport.responseText !== null) {
    Mojo.Log.info("••••••••","Request not in XML format - manually converting");
    transport.responseXML = new DOMParser().parseFromString (transport.responseText, 'text/xml');
  }
  var feedError = errorNone;
  // Push the entered feed onto feedlist and call processFeed to evaluate it.
  // This is mainly to record the user's TITLE entry before processing
  //
  feedList.push({title:this.nameModel.value, url:this.urlModel.value, type:"", acFreq:0, numUnRead:0, stories:[]});
  feedError = ProcessFeed(transport);
  // If successful processFeed returns errorNone
  //
  if (feedError === errorNone) {
    this.sceneAssistant.feedWgtModel.items = feedList;
    this.sceneAssistant.controller.modelChanged(this.sceneAssistant.feedWgtModel);
    this.widget.mojo.close();
  }
  else {
    feedList.pop();
    if (feedError == errorUnsupportedFeedType) {
      Mojo.Log.info("Feed ", this.urlModel.value," isn't a recognized feed type (#", errorUnsupportedFeedType, ")");
      $("add-feed-title").innerHTML ="Invalid Feed - not a supported feed type";
    }
  }
};
AddDialogAssistant.prototype.checkFailure = function(transport) {
  // Use the Prototype template object to generate a string from the return
  //
  var t = new Template($L("#{status}"));
  var m = t.evaluate(transport);
  // Log error and put message in status
  //
  Mojo.Log.info("Invalid feed (Status ", m, " returned).");
  $("add-feed-title").innerHTML = "Invalid feed - http failure ("+m+")";
};

This example is from the book Palm webOS by Mitch Allen.

 

 

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