Tag: iiziTags

Working with Text tables

Working with Text tables

The Text table organizes your text content into accessible, reusable text entries that are assigned a text-ID. The texts are Strings that allow HTML tags and special iiziTags. Development in iiziGo utilizes four custom iiziTags for working with text content. Your text entries, referenced by an ID, are either plain texts, plain texts with iiziTags, HTML texts, or HTML texts with iiziTags. The iiziTags can be references to other text-IDs, or to a virtualspace, or to an Image Definition or to a hyperlink; most UI components use HTML texts.

Your application’s data providers can update text in the Text table which in turn update the UI through their respective virtualspace. When you create a project with Quickstart a Text table is created for you in the Text tables folder.

A text table with text IDs, iiziTags, HTML and text
The Text Editor and the KString Type

The Text Editor and the KString Type

The string type used directly for text can allow the use of HTML tags, or iiziTags for a text ID, and any combination of these. The Property Editor indicates this option by displaying a ‘TEXT’ and an ‘HTML’ icon in the value field. Clicking either of these icons will open the Text Editor with support for iiziTags, text IDs, HTML tags and links.

The title and tooltip text properties in the property editor

This combination of text, HTML, links, virtualspace references and text references are stored in iiziGo’s KString type which is an extension of Java’s String type. The KString allows a specified list of HTML tags and offers security in making other HTML tags illegal; JavaScript is also prohibited in KStrings. Complete information and functionality can be found in the KString API.

HTML:

TEXT:
The Text Editor and text editor toolbar
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