Multi-Line Text Entry in DataForm

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  1. Robert
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    Posted 27 Jul 2015 Link to this post

    Hey guys,

    I am loving this DataForm beta so far, great addition to the UI for iOS package. However, I wanted to ask if there was a way, or to suggest a new feature for the DataForm. As of right now I am only able to (as I believe) create a cell that allows me to enter text into what appears to be a UITextField embedded inside of a UITableViewCell, this is great if I am asking for a name or such, however it restricts me to one line of text. It would be great if there was support for multi line text entries (for a 'Notes' section or something), and as you enter more and more lines of text the cell height will dynamically resize, please refer to the attached images to see an example. An add-on to this feature request would be to be able to have the ability to set the number of lines of text you would like the cell to resize for, and once that number of lines has been reached the cell will no longer resize it's height but rather the inside of the cell would move similar to the behaviour of a UITextView so the user can continue to add text but it will restrict the cell from becoming obscenely large in the case of a user inputing huge amounts of text in say a 'Notes' section, although an added bonus would be to not specify a line limit and the cell will just continually adjust its height for the amount of lines the user inputs. 

     

    I may be completely oblivious to the fact that the DataForm already has the ability to do this but I thought I would ask/suggest. 

     

     Looking forward to hearing what your guys say. 

     

    Thanks

    Robert

  2. Jack
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    Posted 28 Jul 2015 Link to this post

    Hi Robert,

    Thank you for your feedback. We appreciate it.

    The DataForm is still in beta and we are working on improving the API and introducing new features. Your suggestion seems meaningful and I logged it in our feedback portal. Use this link to track the issue status and vote/comment on it. We will consider implementing it in the official release in September. I updated your Telerik points for this suggestion.

    Should you have other questions, we will be glad to help.

    Regards,
    Jack
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  4. Sal
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    Posted 02 Dec 2015 in reply to Jack Link to this post

    Is there a way to get a possible ETA on when this feature could be added or what release it's scheduled to be a part of? I have a redesigned app that will use the Form in two areas but like the OP I need a "Note" section that can fit more than one line of text and don't want to hold off on the release for too long if this update isn't going to happen for a while. Thanks. 
  5. Adrian
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    Posted 03 Dec 2015 Link to this post

    Hello, Sal,

    The multi line text entry feature in TKDataForm is scheduled for our Q1 release in the middle of January.
    Do not hesitate to contact us in case you have any questions.

    Regards,
    Adrian
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  6. Sal
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    Posted 13 Jan in reply to Adrian Link to this post

    I see the January release came out today, but I don't see any notes about the Multi line editor being part of the new release. Was it included or is it going to be part of a different release later? Thanks. 
  7. Sal
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    Posted 13 Jan in reply to Sal Link to this post

    Never mind, looks like I found it in the header file and it's called TKDataFormMultilineTextEditor. Weird thing is that when I first used the terminal installer command it installed the previous version I had instead of the new one. I had to manually copy and paste the new frameworks into the Xcode Framework folder and then it worked out. 
  8. Gelu
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    Posted 13 Jan Link to this post

    Hi,

    Is the 'Multiline' implemented in Telerik.Xamarin.iOS?

    on the other hand, the API (http://docs.telerik.com/devtools/ios/api/Classes/TKDataFormTextFieldEditor.html) help mention that TKDataFormTextFieldEditor is using in 'essence' the UITextView but I cannot see how to use it.

    Thanks,

    Gelu

  9. Adrian
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    Posted 14 Jan Link to this post

    Hi, Gelu,

    Currently the Xamarin.iOS wrappers does not include TKDataFormMultilineTextEditor. The wrappers will be updated next week and the multiline text editor will be available. TKDataFormTextFieldEdtior is using UITextField subclass and has textField property. There is an issue in our documentation and it will be addressed in our next release. I updated your Telerik points for reporting it.

    Regards,
    Adrian
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  10. Gelu
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    Posted 24 Jan in reply to Adrian Link to this post

    Hi Adrian,

    Do you have an update on the Xamarin,iOS release that includes the Multiline Editor?

    Thank you,

    Gelu

  11. Adrian
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    Posted 25 Jan Link to this post

    Hello, Gelu,

    The Xamarin.iOS wrappers release is scheduled for the beginning of next week. I will let you know when the updated wrappers are available for download.

    I hope this helps.

    Regards,
    Adrian
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  12. jon
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    Posted 05 Feb in reply to Adrian Link to this post

    Did these wrappers release?
  13. Tsvyatko
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    Posted 08 Feb Link to this post

    Hello Jon,

    We have issued new build earlier today. Give it a try and let us know if this fits in your scenario.

    Regards,
    Tsvyatko
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  14. Robert
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    Posted 09 May in reply to Tsvyatko Link to this post

    In the past I have been rewarded with points for meaningful posts.

    Would this merit some? 

    It looks like this post helped a lot of people out.

    Anything helps, can't blame me for trying. :)

    - Robert

  15. Adrian
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    Posted 11 May Link to this post

    Hello, Robert,

    As I see you have already been awarded with Telerik points regarding the feature request in this thread. Rewarding with points is our discretion. You can read more about awarding with Telerik points here.

    Regards,
    Adrian
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