Refresh template with setInterval

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  1. David
    David avatar
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    Member since:
    Jun 2014

    Posted 07 Jul 2014 Link to this post

    I have a couple of Kendo templates in my .aspx page. The entire page is created with just templates, with some of those templates being nested. The first template creates the <ul> and <li> tags for a Kendo tabstrip. The following template creates the content of the first tab. This template has a nested template that in turn that template has two other templates nested. The problem I am having is with refreshing the content of the first tab every 30 seconds. I tried using setInterval but I doesn't pull up any more information. The first tab only displays a few tables that should be refreshed with the given interval. I need to get this done since the content of the other tabs will sort of depend on getting this one done. Here are the templates I am using. 

    <script id="divTabTemplate" type="text/x-kendo-template">
            <div id="firstTab">
            <%--Call the template that will render the info for the first tab--%>
            #= kendo.render(kendo.template($("\\#firstTabTemplate").html()), [(firstTableHeaders, secondTableHeaders)]) #

            # for (var j = 2; j <= 8; ++j) { #
                <div id="#= j #Tab">
                    <p>This is the information for tab\# #= j #.</p>
            # } #

    <script id="firstTabTemplate" type="text/x-kendo-template">
            # for (var x = 1; x <= 7; ++x) { #
                <div class="boxes">
                <h4>Box #= x #</h4>
                <div id="box#= x #Section" class="boxSection">
                    <%--Call a function here--%>
                    # makeTables(x) #
                    #= kendo.render(kendo.template($("\\#firstTableTemplate").html()), [(firstTableHeaders, firstTableData)]) #
                    #= kendo.render(kendo.template($("\\#secondTableTemplate").html()), [(secondTableHeaders, secondTableData)]) #
            # } #

    <script id="firstTableTemplate" type="text/x-kendo-template">
            <div class="tableWrappers firstTableWrappers">
            # if(firstTableData[0] != "false") { #
                <b>First Table:</b> #= firstTableData[0] #
                <table class="firstTables">
                # for(var i = 0; i < (firstTableData.length / 4); ++i) { #
                    # for(var j = 0; j < firstTableHeaders.length; ++j) { #
                        # if(i === 0) { #
                            <th>#= firstTableHeaders[j] #</th>
                        # }else if(i !== 0) { #
                            <td>#= firstTableData[(i * 4) + j - 3] #</td>
                        # } #
                    # } #
                # } #
            # }else if(firstTableData[0] == "false") { #
                <b>First Table:</b> No information to display
            # } #

    The template for the second table is similar to the template of the first table. The information for the tables gets pulled from a database. The function makeTables uses the current index to pull up information. This function calls a WebMethod on codebehind to pull up the necessary information. The makeTables function uses ajax to call those codebehind methods. 

    Just to reiterate my problem, I need to refresh the content of the first tab every 30 seconds. I could use a <meta> tag but that will refresh the entire page and go back to the default tab, which is not an ideal solution. Any ideas?
  2. Petyo
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    2444 posts

    Posted 09 Jul 2014 Link to this post

    Hello David,

    From what I see, most likely the problem is related to the makeTables call - it is most probably an asynchronous one, so the rest of the template can't rely on the data being already present. In general, fetching data from the template itself is not a standard practice. You may try removing the makeTables from there and render the template once the data from it has been received.

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