SLK 1.7 - Assignment List Web Part now works on iPads

12 February, 2014 · less than a minute to read

SLK 1.7–Assignment List Web Part now works on iPads

I've just completed some work ensuring that the Assignment List Web Part works on iPads. Before the work it would only show the results pane as below.

ipadALWPPre

And now it displays both panes:

ipadALWPPost

There's 2 minor differences to using it in a PC browser.

  1. You need to tap twice to change the query. This is because the first tap is taken as a hover, before the next tap is taken as a click. After the first time, all the other query links work fine. This is slightly annoying, but still usable and I haven't found a simple way to resolve it.
  2. When there are many assignments returned by a query, e.g. Active above, then the web part expands to show them all rather than adding toolbars as on a PC browser. So on an iPad it is

Whereas on a PC it would be

pcALWP

This is due to how iframes are implemented in iOS. There are some complex ways around it, but at the moment I'll leave it as is to avoid complexity and it at least works for iPads now.

This will be available in SLK 1.7.

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Written by Richard Willis

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Richard started SalamanderSoft in 2007 after a successful career as a software developer. Wanting to start his own company and with experience in integrating school systems he set out to build the best integration system for schools and to exceed customer expectations. He starting out on his own, doing all the coding, support and sales until finally the growing number of customers meant he needed to start growing the team. He is still heavily involved in coding the core Integration Suite product in addition to running the company and being the first point of contact for prospective customers.

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