Web-Client running on iPad and rightclick

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Web-Client running on iPad and rightclick

Postby Harro-DUS » Tue Jan 03, 2012 5:29 pm

I'm developing an Solution.
In that solution the user can call a function onRightClick-Event of specific fields.

RightClick is - as far as I know - not available on an iPad.

Is there an alternative to call a function on an iPad for a field?

One option could be to call that function onAction on the assosiated Label.
But on one Form I have a matrix of 6 x 4 fields. And here I have no labels for those fields but I need to call that Function.

Hope somebody has an idea / solution.

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Re: Web-Client running on iPad and rightclick

Postby robwormald » Sat Feb 09, 2013 1:15 am

I experimented with this a while back:

Have a look at https://github.com/eightmedia/hammer.js

You'd need that and the webclient utils plugin... you'd have to register the listeners at runtime, and then register a callback to listen for that event.

the "Hold" event works sort of like a right click, press and hold for x seconds and then it will fire an event with the x y coordinates of the event


Perhaps as Servoy 7 is mobile focused we could file a feature request to have a long press on a touch device interpreted as a servoy right click?
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Re: Web-Client running on iPad and rightclick

Postby robwormald » Thu Feb 14, 2013 10:15 pm

Update: Here's a code snippet : plop it in an empty text document, and save it somewhere in the application_server/server/webapps/ROOT directory

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var SERVOY_MULTITOUCH = new function(){

   this.HammerTime = null;
   this.Environment = new function(){
//set the root path of where this file lives
      this.basePath = "../innit_app/assets/js/",
      //initialize multitouch
      this.init =  function(){
      //get the hammer.js file
         $.getScript(SERVOY_MULTITOUCH.Environment.basePath + "hammer.js/dist/hammer-latest.js", function(){
//get the hammer.js jquery plugin
            $.getScript(SERVOY_MULTITOUCH.Environment.basePath + "hammer.js/plugins/jquery.hammer.js", function(){
         //log to the client-side console - use chrome web inspector to see this
               console.log('InnitMultitouch Initialized')
         //create a new Hammer for any button elements - you could also use $('body'), etc.
               this.HammerTime = $(':button').hammer();
            //bind to the long-press mulitouch event
               //stop the default event action
               //trigger the context menu (right-click) action on the button element
               return true;

   var INNIT_MT_instance = this;

just fire the plugins.WebClientUtils.executeClientSideJS('path/to/the/file.js') somewhere in your solution onopen method
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