How to create custom close button for maximized asset


#1

Hi. I need to know how to create a custom close button for an asset. The situation:

I have PDF documents within asset flow that pop into a maximized state when touched.

Our presentation is displayed on a large wall-mounted monitor and the default close button, in the upper right corner, is difficult for even our tallest people to reach. I would like to create a custom button that I can place near the bottom of the screen.

Ideally, this close button would only appear when each document is in its maximized state.

I am having a difficult time figuring out what combo of triggers or actions would accomplish this; there is no action that will simply close a maximized document that I can find! Any help would be appreciated.


#2

Hi Kim,

For what you’re trying to achieve, the trick would be not to use the “tap item to open” property from your collection because there are not way to target a newly created instance in your scene.

The way to go is:

  • disable “tap to open” on your collection
  • create a group containing:
    • an empty document asset
    • a button that hides this group
  • on each element of your collection, set a trigger/action that will:
    • change the source of the empty document from the group with the one of the tapped element of the collection
    • show the group

It’s only a few minutes to set up and if you’re using an Excel file as data feed for your documents, it’s even faster. I just made a quick sample, feel free to dig in.

http://deposit.intuilab.com/deposit/Community/Community-CloseCollectionItem.zip (20Mb)

Regards,

Alex.


#3

This was exactly what I needed! Many thanks for the detailed information. I have not tried using Excel as a data feed but I will review this as an option for future needs.