Slider (Bootstrap)

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The Slider control allows the input of a range of values between min and max. It can be horizontal or vertical. The result is returned as a string in value..

To add a control to your app, choose the control’s icon in the Toolbar, then position it on the Design Screen. Use the Property Editor to set the properties you need, then add functions to your code to respond to the events that come from the control.

This control uses non-standard event names. AppStudio will generate an event line like

Function Slider1_onchange()  ' BASIC
Slider1_onchange = function() { //JavaScript

The code needs to be modified as follows:

Function Slider1_input_onchange()  'BASIC
Slider1_input.onchange = function() { //JavaScript

This control uses the Bootstrap-slider. Complete documentation is here: Many more options which can be set at runtime are listed there.


Standard properties are supported, plus these, which can be set at Design Time:

colorOfHandle() Color of slider handle. Can be name, #RRGGBB, rgb(R,G,B) or transparent.
colorOfSelection() Color of selected area. Can be name, #RRGGBB, rgb(R,G,B) or transparent.
colorOfTrackHigh() Color of unselected area. Can be name, #RRGGBB, rgb(R,G,B) or transparent.
value The value of the control. Default is 50.
min The minimum value. Integer. Default is 0.
max The maximum value. Integer. Default is 100.
orientation Horizontal or vertical.
step Increment steps between min and max. Integer. Default is 50.


The following options can be set at runtime:

id string set the id of the slider element when it's created
min float 0 minimum possible value
max float 10 maximum possible value
step float 1 increment step
precision float number of digits after the decimal of step value The number of digits shown after the decimal. Defaults to the number of digits after the decimal of step value.
orientation string 'horizontal' set the orientation. Accepts 'vertical' or 'horizontal'
value float,array 5 initial value. Use array to have a range slider.
range bool false make range slider. Optional if initial value is an array. If initial value is scalar, max will be used for second value.
selection string 'before' selection placement. Accepts: 'before', 'after' or 'none'. In case of a range slider, the selection will be placed between the handles
tooltip string 'show' whether to show the tooltip on drag, hide the tooltip, or always show the tooltip. Accepts: 'show', 'hide', or 'always'
tooltip_split bool false if false show one tootip if true show two tooltips one for each handler
tooltip_position string null Position of tooltip, relative to slider. Accepts 'top'/'bottom' for horizontal sliders and 'left'/'right' for vertically orientated sliders. Default positions are 'top' for horizontal and 'right' for vertical slider.
handle string 'round' handle shape. Accepts: 'round', 'square', 'triangle' or 'custom'
reversed bool false whether or not the slider should be reversed
enabled bool true whether or not the slider is initially enabled
formatter function returns the plain value formatter callback. Return the value wanted to be displayed in the tooltip
natural_arrow_keys bool false The natural order is used for the arrow keys. Arrow up select the upper slider value for vertical sliders, arrow right the righter slider value for a horizontal slider - no matter if the slider was reversed or not. By default the arrow keys are oriented by arrow up/right to the higher slider value, arrow down/left to the lower slider value.
ticks array [ ] Used to define the values of ticks. Tick marks are indicators to denote special values in the range. This option overwrites min and max options.
ticks_positions array [ ] Defines the positions of the tick values in percentages. The first value should always be 0, the last value should always be 100 percent.
ticks_labels array [ ] Defines the labels below the tick marks. Accepts HTML input.
ticks_snap_bounds float 0 Used to define the snap bounds of a tick. Snaps to the tick if value is within these bounds.
ticks_tooltip bool false Used to allow for a user to hover over a given tick to see it's value. Useful if custom formatter passed in
scale string 'linear' Set to 'logarithmic' to use a logarithmic scale.
focus bool false Focus the appropriate slider handle after a value change.
labelledby string,array null ARIA labels for the slider handle's, Use array for multiple values in a range slider.
rangeHighlights array [] Defines a range array that you want to highlight, for example: [{'start':val1, 'end': val2}].


The following options can be used at runtime:

getValue() Get the current value from the slider
setValue(newValue, triggerSlideEvent, triggerChangeEvent) Set a new value for the slider. If optional triggerSlideEvent parameter is true, 'slide' events will be triggered. If optional triggerChangeEvent parameter is true, 'change' events will be triggered. This function takes newValue as either a Number, String, Array. If the value is of type String it must be convertable to an integer or it will throw an error.
getElement() Get the div slider element
destroy() Properly clean up and remove the slider instance
disable() Disables the slider and prevents the user from changing the value
enable() Enables the slider
toggle() Toggles the slider between enabled and disabled
isEnabled() Returns true if enabled, false if disabled
setAttribute(attribute, value) Updates the slider's attributes
getAttribute(attribute) Get the slider's attributes
refresh() Refreshes the current slider
on(eventType, callback) When the slider event eventType is triggered, the callback function will be invoked
off(eventType, callback) Removes the callback function from the slider event eventType
relayout() Renders the tooltip again, after initialization. Useful in situations when the slider and tooltip are initially hidden.


Note: Event names are non standard, and normal events do not apply.

Slider1_input.onslide(new) This event fires when the slider is dragged.
Slider1_input.onslideStart(new) This event fires when dragging starts.
Slider1_input.onslideStop(new) This event fires when the dragging stops or has been clicked on
Slider1_input.onchange(old, new) Called when the value of the control changes.
Slider1_input.onslideEnabled() This event fires when the slider is enabled.
Slider1_input.onslideDisabled() This event fires when the slider is disabled.

Example (BASIC)

Change options at runtime:

Slider1.options.tooltip_position = "bottom"
Slider1.options.value = 15
Label1.textContent = Slider1.getValue()

Capture the value as it changes:

'notice the nonstandard event name
Function Slider1_input_onslide()
  Label1.textContent = Slider1.getValue()
End Function

Example (JavaScript)

Change options at runtime:

Slider1.options.tooltip_position = "bottom";
Slider1.options.value = 15;

Label1.textContent = Slider1.getValue();

Capture the value as it changes:

 //notice the nonstandard event name
 Slider1_input.onslide = function() {
     Label1.textContent = Slider1.getValue();