XForms/Switch and Case

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Motivation[edit]

You want to conditionally display different areas of the screen based on static IDs.

Screen Image[edit]

XForms-switch-case.jpg

As you click on one of the three buttons on the top row, the view displayed below will change.

Link to XForms Application[edit]

Switch and Case

Sample Program[edit]

<html
 xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml"
 xmlns:xf="http://www.w3.org/2002/xforms"
 xmlns:ev="http://www.w3.org/2001/xml-events">
   <head>
      <title>Switch, case and toggle</title>
      <!-- Demonstration of switch/case and toggle -->
      <style type="text/css">
      <![CDATA[
      @namespace xf url("http://www.w3.org/2002/xforms");
      xf|group {
         border: solid black 2px;
         background-color: silver;
         height: 100px;
      }
      xf|group xf|label {
         position: relative;
         font-family: Helvetica, sans-serif;
         font-weight: bold;
         background-color: white;
         padding: 2px;
         top: -10px;
         left: 10px;
      }
      xf|group p {
         position: relative;
         top: -30px;
         padding: 5px;
      }
          ]]>
      </style>
      <xf:model />
   </head>
   <body>
      <xf:trigger>
         <xf:label>View One</xf:label>
         <xf:toggle case="case-1" ev:event="DOMActivate" />
      </xf:trigger>
      <xf:trigger>
         <xf:label>View Two</xf:label>
         <xf:toggle case="case-2" ev:event="DOMActivate" />
      </xf:trigger>
      <xf:trigger>
         <xf:label>View Three</xf:label>
         <xf:toggle case="case-3" ev:event="DOMActivate" />
      </xf:trigger>
      <br />
      <br />
      <!-- only a single group will be displayed at any time -->
      <xf:switch>
         <xf:case id="case-1">
            <xf:group>
               <xf:label>View One</xf:label>
               <p>One One One One One One One One One One One One One One One One One One</p>
            </xf:group>
         </xf:case>
         <xf:case id="case-2">
            <xf:group>
               <xf:label>View Two</xf:label>
               <p>Two Two Two Two Two Two Two Two Two Two Two Two Two Two Two Two Two</p>
            </xf:group>
         </xf:case>
         <xf:case id="case-3">
            <xf:group>
               <xf:label>View Three</xf:label>
               <p>Three Three Three Three Three Three Three Three Three Three Three Three Three Three Three Three Three</p>
            </xf:group>
         </xf:case>
      </xf:switch>
   </body>
</html>

Discussion[edit]

XForms provides an easy ways to swap between views. This also shows how the XForms group and label can be used like the HTML fieldset and legend.

References[edit]

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