Mashup Builder > Functions > Navigation
Navigation
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This function replaces the Navigation widget. To create the same functionality, bind the Clicked property of a Button widget to the function.
The Navigation function is a non-visual widget that you can use to navigate between mashups within your application. To open the specified target mashup, bind an event to the Navigate service. You can bind events from other functions, such as the True property of the Validator function. This enables you to define JavaScript expressions that control navigation in your mashup. You can also pass parameter values between mashups if the target mashup contains bindable parameters.
In ThingWorx 9.3 or later, you can use the function to send and retrieve data from a remote server. Connections to a remote server that is hosted on a different domain are often blocked by the web browser for security purposes. However, you can still use the Navigation function to send and retrieve requests to a remote a server when the target window type is set to Popup or ModalPopup. Use the function Result property to retrieve the data from the server and bind it to widgets, functions, or data services in a mashup.
Function Options
You can configure the following options when creating or modifying a navigation function.
Option
Description
Description
Sets a description for the function.
Target Mashup
Specifies the name of the mashup to redirect to.
Target Window Type
Sets the target window type to one of the following options:
New—In a new window.
Replace—In the current window.
Popup—In a pop-up window.
ModalPopup—In a pop-up window that can only be closed from within the pop-up.
Full Screen—In full screen mode.
Missing Mashup Message
Specifies a message to display when the target mashup is not available.
Pop-up Title
Specifies a title for the pop-up window.
Pop-up Width
Sets the width of the pop-up window.
Pop-up Height
Sets the height of the pop-up window.
Reload On Replace
Reloads the browser window when the current mashup is replaced by a new mashup.
Close Button
Displays a close button in the pop-up window.
Click Outside To Close
Closes the pop-up when the user clicks an area outside the window.
Pop-up Scrollbar
Adds scroll bars to the pop-up window.
Redirect to
Sets the type of target to navigate to. You can set the target to Mashup or URL.
URL
The URL to redirect the user to.
URL Target Type
Enables you to specify how the target URL opens. You can open the URL in a new window, the current window, a popup, or a modal popup. To send or retrieve data, you must open the target URL in a popup or a modal popup window.
Display Pop-up Blocked Message
Displays an alert message when the popup window is blocked by the browser.
Pop-up Blocked Message
Sets the message to display when the popup window is blocked.
Creating a Navigation Function
1. On the Functions panel, click . The New Function dialog opens.
2. Select Navigation from the drop down list.
3. Enter a name for the function, and then click Next.
4. Under Target Mashup, enter a mashup to navigate to.
5. Modify the options as required.
6. Click Done.
The Navigation function is added to the Functions panel.
Target Mashup Parameters
The navigation function enables you to pass values from the current mashup to parameters in the target mashup. When you select a target mashup, its parameters are displayed under Mashup Default Values in the options dialog for the Navigation function. You can specify a default value for each parameter:
Mashup Parameter Values
The parameters of the target mashup are also listed under the Navigation function. The default value is overwritten when you bind a property to a mashup parameter.
Mashup Parameters
Function Properties
Property
Description
Base Type
Default Value
Bindable? (Y/N)
Localizable? (Y/N)
Navigate
A service that redirects users to the specified mashup or URL.
n/a
n/a
Y
N
MissingMashupMessage
Sets a message to show when the destination mashup is not available.
STRING
n/a
Y
Y
PopupBlockedMessage
Sets a message to show when the popup window is blocked.
STRING
n/a
Y
Y
PopupTitle
Sets the title of the pop-up window.
STRING
n/a
Y
Y
PopupWidth
Sets a fixed width for the pop-up window.
NUMBER
n/a
Y
N
PopupHeight
Sets a fixed height for the pop-up window.
NUMBER
n/a
Y
N
Result
The data from that is returned from the popup window.
STRING
n/a
Y
Y
URL
STRING
n/a
Y
N
URLTargetType
Controls how the URL target window opens. Supported values are "New", "Replace", "Popup", and "ModalPopup".
You must open URLs that are used to send and retrieve data in a popup or a modal popup window.
STRING
n//a
Y
N
Function Events
Property
Description
Base Type
Default Value
Bindable? (Y/N)
Localizable? (Y/N)
WindowClosed
An event that triggers when the pop-up window is closed.
n/a
n/a
Y
N
PopupDone
An event that triggers when the pop-up window is closed and the data is submitted.
n/a
n/a
Y
n/a
PopupCanceled
An event that triggers when the pop-up window is closed before data is submitted.
n/a
n/a
Y
n/a
PopupBlocked
An event that triggers when the pop-up window is blocked by the browser.
n/a
n/a
Y
n/a
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