Bug 124562 - IDE: Dialogs: Simulating tabbed dialog boxes using Page/Step property is not documented
Summary: IDE: Dialogs: Simulating tabbed dialog boxes using Page/Step property is not ...
Status: NEW
Alias: None
Product: LibreOffice
Classification: Unclassified
Component: Documentation (show other bugs)
(earliest affected)
3.3.0 release
Hardware: All All
: medium minor
Assignee: Not Assigned
Depends on:
Blocks: Help-Changes-Features
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Reported: 2019-04-05 08:54 UTC by LibreOfficiant
Modified: 2020-01-22 12:47 UTC (History)
2 users (show)

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Tabbed UI dialog example using Python (3.67 KB, text/plain)
2020-01-22 12:47 UTC, LibreOfficiant

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Description LibreOfficiant 2019-04-05 08:54:17 UTC
B.Marcelly's "Programmation (Open/Libre)Office.." french book mentions two features I fear may be missing in Online/local help ..  

1. Simulating tabbed dialog boxes using the Page/Step property of a dialog
2. Localising/Xlating UI messages to end-user (e.g. MsgBox Print..) using hidden controls/dialogs 

Note: <Access2Base>L10N> module exhibits an alternative to:

- current dialogs localisation help page 
- the above feature #2
that are worth mentioning/documenting

Actual Results:
documantation issue

Expected Results:
documentation produced

Reproducible: Always

User Profile Reset: No

Additional Info:
Comment 1 LibreOfficiant 2019-05-16 14:39:51 UTC
About feature #1

Dialogs do not propose "tabs UX". "Page (step)" property allows to mimic such similarly to a wizard UI that guide the end-user thru a stepped process.

Dialogs (Model.Step) and controls all have that "Page(step)" property. Controls can be hidden are shown according to dialogs Step value: 

o  Controls with Step=0 are always shown
o  When dialog Step=zero all controls are shown
o  When dialog Step equals n, all controls with step=n and controls with Step=0 are visible.
Comment 2 LibreOfficiant 2020-01-22 12:45:15 UTC
Some resources beloe that'll assist update help content for feature #1.

0  Dialog Step property:
How to combine Labels into Group Box

o  css.awt API alternative:
How to get Active Tab/Page ID from a python dialog box?
+ tabs.py file
Comment 3 LibreOfficiant 2020-01-22 12:47:03 UTC
Created attachment 157320 [details]
Tabbed UI dialog example using Python