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One more: Formatting buttons for review page? [tracked]

Post by NeoThe1 » Sun Apr 24, 2005 6:24 am

Instead of entering the formatting tags, wouldn't it be nicer to have buttons to do this for you, just like on the forum?[/code][/i]

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Post by Gambit » Mon Feb 13, 2006 12:47 pm

I agree. Buttons for bold, italic and (quite useful when answering PMs or review-comments) the quote-button.

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Post by exp » Mon Feb 13, 2006 4:03 pm

this is a simple javascript exercise, which I am way to lazy to do.
so if anyone feels like providing some copy&paste ready code for the buttons, hell why not.
although I _never_ use the ones on the forum :P

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Post by fahrenheit » Mon Feb 13, 2006 9:23 pm

exp wrote:this is a simple javascript exercise, which I am way to lazy to do.
so if anyone feels like providing some copy&paste ready code for the buttons, hell why not.
although I _never_ use the ones on the forum :P

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http://factus.home.sapo.pt/int_news_admin.htm

i've done something like what is sugested for a site i have, the code is on the html, although it works, you are free to optimize it at will.

A very usefull optimization would be to give focus back to the text entry box after pressing a button, but as i seldom use my own script i didn't do that :P

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Post by Rar » Tue Feb 14, 2006 12:26 am

Before fluff like this, need to make the darn tags *work* everywhere. At the moment, it's down to exp's capriciousness whether a particular description field enables them or not... you can find producer and ep text fields in the db where I thought it'd work, and it don't, if you look for 'em.

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Post by Gambit » Wed Apr 12, 2006 11:58 am

/me pokes EXP to see whether he noticed fahrenheit`s post on the review-button-subject

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Post by exp » Wed Apr 12, 2006 3:26 pm

they don't seem very usefull.
they should take cursor position and selections into account.

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Post by fahrenheit » Thu Apr 13, 2006 3:20 am

exp wrote:they don't seem very usefull.
they should take cursor position and selections into account.

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http://factus.home.sapo.pt/input.html

a very revised version, taking as base the forum one.
  • added cursor position and selections into account;
  • access key support just like the forum for easy tag editing :P
  • added both html and pseudo-bbcode support;
  • added basic and extended mode, basic mode is just what is needed for reviews.
the css for the code and quote thingies is the same as the forum.

known bugs:
  • selections for quote and code outside of the textarea don't work, i've losted the behaviour somehow between getting the text and put it at work.
  • line breaks in the text are aren't converted to br's in the preview.
so sorry gambit, no direct quote support, still, you can open the tag, paste the text and close the tag, and you can quote text in the textarea direcly, at least where firefox is concerned you can't, it's supposed to work fine in ie/opera 7.5+, but haven't tested either.

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Post by Gambit » Thu Apr 13, 2006 9:07 am

The [B] and [I] code integrated in the buttons would be a very welcome addition by itself already. I can live with a not-so-functional-quote-button for the moment ;)

You should try to improve Firefox support though, since AniDB/EXP tries not to promote IE, afaik ;)
Still, thanks for the code! Now let`s see if EXP wants to add it ... :)

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Post by Der Idiot » Thu Apr 13, 2006 9:12 am

Gambit wrote:You should try to improve Firefox support though, since AniDB/EXP tries not to promote IE, afaik ;)
more like IE is not officially supported. if it works fine if not well tough luck.
Still, thanks for the code! Now let`s see if EXP wants to add it ... :)
you better get your kicking boots ready :P

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Post by fahrenheit » Thu Apr 13, 2006 3:02 pm

okay, new and very much final version:

http://factus.home.sapo.pt/input.html
additions wrote:
  • Auto convert breaks in text area to html br's;
  • Text outside the textarea can now be quoted using the button;
  • Tested and working in: Firefox 1.5.0.1 (Linux), Opera 8.52 (Linux) and IE 6.0sp2 (WinXP);
  • If the browser doesn't support javascript no formatig buttons appear, the downside is that i've made the buttons part of the javascript.
known bugs wrote:
  • Access keys only work ok in firefox, in Opera they don't work and in IE they don't take selection ranges into account.
files:
example html
inputbox.js
inputbox.css

Example usage:

Code: Select all

<!-- Add this to the <head> section of the html -->

<link rel="stylesheet" href="inputbox.css" />
<script language="Javascript" type="text/Javascript" src="inputbox.js"></script>

<!-- Add this to the <body> tag -->

onLoad="init();"

<!-- Add this form and table to the <body> section of the html -->

<form enctype="text/plain" method="post" action="#" name="form_area">
<table style="text-align: left; width: 100%;" border="0" cellpadding="2" cellspacing="2">
  <tbody>
    <tr>
      <td><span id=mode_controls></span></td>
    </tr>
    <tr>
      <td><span id=controls></span></td>
    </tr>
    <tr>
      <td><span id=font_controls class="hidden"></span></td>
    </tr>
    <tr>
      <td><span id="help_line" style="font-size: x-small"></span></td>
    </tr>
    <tr>
      <td><textarea tabindex="1" cols="70" rows="10" id="text_area"></textarea></td>
    </tr>
    <tr>
      <td><input type="button" value="Preview" onclick="preview_output()">
      <input type="reset" value="Clear" onClick="init();"></td>
    </tr>
    <tr><td><span id="preview"></span></td></tr>
  </tbody>
</table>
</form>

<!-- Edit the myArea variable in the init() function inside the .js file to point to the default textarea -->

myArea = document.getElementById('text_area'); // default textarea
That's it, just have to comment on one thing, this thing allowing for selection ranges, cursor position and browser support is far from simple :P

*Edit* Updated script twice since posting this message, made script more generic and corrected some minor bugs
*Edit2* for a bit of an overkill i've added a rich text editor also, works on firefox 0.6+, ie5.0+ and opera 9.0p1+, example here

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Post by fahrenheit » Fri Jun 30, 2006 11:42 pm

*bump*

(ready to use with a few simple modifications :P)

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Post by Der Idiot » Fri Jun 30, 2006 11:47 pm

if then add it for reviewcomments, pm and groupcomments as well :P

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Post by Gambit » Tue Jul 04, 2006 8:23 am

Would be a really nice addition yes :D
So, also from me, another plea to add this :)

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