I am refactoring my app after migrating it from Legacy Designer - so far all the components’ layout seems to work as expected, but I have a big issue in one of the screens where I have a rather simple structure:
Rectangle (as container) with two child elements:
- a List of TextFields
- an icon (link)
Initially, everything looks fine, I can modify it, drag it move it, resize it, etc.
After I played the preview of the app (either from the smartphone or from the Designer top menu) and went back to the designer, as soon as I try to edit this component, the designer UI suddenly freezes and after a few seconds…
making this component essentially untouchable.
I noticed that the issues starts when I add the list into the rectangle and I connect it to the DB…
Is anyone else experiencing this issue?
Thanks in advance,
I am constantly experiencing this issue on all screens where I use a list in combination with other components (i.e. rectangles as containers or groups).
Even when I try to delete the screen completely and rebuild it from scratch, at some point this issue starts to happen and I am stuck on that screen.
Tried also using the browser in Incognito mode after clearing the cache and history, with no luck.
This starts becoming a stopper for the ResponsiveApp designer.
Anyone else having this issue?
Thanks in advance
Tried to replicate this - I don’t see the same issue… Here is my sample screen:
I’m using latest Chrome (114) on MacOS Ventura 13.4.
Did you try using other browser?
Best regards, Victor.
Yes, of course, I tried both Chrome and Edge with the same results. But concerning your essay, I have some doubts:
- you’re on a web application, I am on a mobile app, migrated from Legacy designer.
- how did you set the “Layout properties” of these objects? I noticed that if you limit the visibility to mobile only, the defect is worse - but allowing all platform is not a solution anyway.
- is your list connected to a DB or just defined it as a list? It makes a lot of difference in the behavior.
- Your screen seems not to be connected to any other.
The issue, as I tried to explain, is not to be able to create it, but to be able to edit it after you’ve created it and previewed it at least once.
Hi @Victor thanks for the reply
2.Initially I was setting all the items as visible only on mobile, as my target is only mobile native app, but this seems to worsen the situation and so I got back in leaving essentially everything to default.
4.no, it happens also on stand-alone screens with no connections - I asked just to have a clearer understanding of your test.
I can share a preview of the app if you would have a look into it
@enricomilani ok, here is the experiment which I just did:
- Created a fresh Legacy Mobile app. Here is the screenshot:
Obviously, everything works just fine.
Made a copy of the Legacy Mobile app as Responsive app. Here is how it looks right after cloning:
I’ve rearranged the items in the mobile app so that they are “inside” the rectangle (moved them away and back in). Now it looks like this:
I tried also to change the layouts (hide/show elements), move elements, etc. Still wasn’t able to reproduce the issue you have
As I’m still on a legacy plan I wasn’t able to publish the app - the only thing which I couldn’t test.
It might be something specific related to your app copy - so it might be better to submit a support ticket: Submit a Support Ticket. Maybe someone else will also chime in and share their experience.
Hi @Victor I already submitted a support ticket.
Thanks anyway for your support
@Victor As an update:
if I remove the LIST from the screen, keeping the objects, the issue disappears…
I will do some more research on this side… but I don’t understand why on all the other screens this issue is not present
Interesting. Is it just this one screen with this list? Or all screens with a list have an issue?
@Victor I have many lists on several screens across the app, but only this screen is causing those issues.
I was finally able to solve this annoying issue that blocked me for days…
In one screen (the “hover” I used in this post) I had to delete completely the screen and recreate it using the “modal” template, then removed the template’s object I don’t need and added the list and the text fields - I guess the conversion from the legacy designer to the responsive app one brought some properties or attributes not compatible…
In the other screen, the more complex one with a list including text, image, title, etc, I noticed that this new designer is more fragile handling overlapping components (I had the top header and the main list overlapping by 8 pixels).
I had to redesing the screen using the list as main container, in which I then added the image, the top header, the hovering icons, etc…
Note: It appears that layout properties in the case of grouped items work well when inherited from the parent, while I had some strange behavior trying to set a child element with specific properties… Need to look deeper into this, but at least I’ve been able to overcome the blocker.
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