Description

Creates a panel in a ColdFusion accordion layout.

Function syntax

ColdFusion.Layout.createAccordionPanel(layoutname, layoutareaname, title, URL [, config])

See also

cflayoutColdFusion.Layout.collapseAccordionColdFusion.Layout.expandAccordion

ColdFusion.Layout.getAccordionLayoutColdFusion.Layout.hideAccordionColdFusion.Layout.selectAccordion

ColdFusion.Layout.showAccordion, Using layouts in the Developing ColdFusion Applications

History

ColdFusion 9: Added this function

Parameters

Parameter

Description

{{layout}}name

The name attribute of the accordion layout in which to add the panel.

{{layoutarea}}name

The name to assign for the new accordion panel. Must be unique on the accordion.

title

The text to display on the panel. You can use HTML mark-up to control the title appearance.

URL

The URL from which to get the panel area contents. This attribute can use URL parameters to pass data to the page. ColdFusion uses standard page path resolution rules to locate the page.

config

An object containing configuration parameters. For details, see "Usage".

Returns

This function does not return a value.

Usage

This function dynamically creates panels in an accordion layout; it is equivalent to putting a cflayoutarea tag inside a cflayout tag with a type attribute of accordion. The configuration parameter defines panel characteristics; it can have any or all the following entries:

Entry

Default

Description

align

The cflayout tag align attribute value

Specifies how to align child controls within the panel area. The following values are valid:

  • center
  • justify
  • left
  • right

callbackHandler

��

A function that is called when the layout accordion body has loaded. This function must not take any arguments.

errorHandler

��

A function that is called if an error occurs in loading the tab body. This function must take two arguments:

  • The HTTP status code, or -1 if the error is not an HTTP error
  • An error message

overflow

auto

Specifies how to display child content whose size would cause the tab layout area to overflow the window boundaries. The following values are valid:

  • auto: Show scroll bars when necessary.
  • hidden: Do not allow access to overflowing content.
  • scroll: Always show horizontal and vertical scroll bars, even if they are not needed.
  • visible: Content can display outside the bounds of the layout area.
    Note: In Internet Explorer, layout areas with the visible setting expand to fit the size of the contents, rather than having the contents extend beyond the layout area.

selected

false

A Boolean value specifying whether this tab is initially selected so that its contents appears in the layout.

style

��

A CSS style specification that controls the appearance of the layout area.

titleicon

��

Specifies the location of the icon to display with the title.

Example

The following example creates an accordion layout with one panel. When you click the button it creates a second panel that is immediately visible and selected.The main page looks as follows:

<html>
<head>
</head>
<body>
<cfform name="panels">
<cfinput type="button" name="CreateAccordionPanel"
onClick="ColdFusion.Layout.createAccordionPanel('AccordionPanel','panel2',
'Panel 2','_panelUrl.cfm',{inithide:false,selected:true})"
value="Create Panel">
</cfform>

<cflayout type="panel" name="AccordionPanel">
<cflayoutarea name="panel1" title="Panel 1" align="left">
Default Panel
</cflayoutarea>
</cflayout>
</body>
</html>

The _tabURL.cfm page looks as follows:

<h3>Panel 2</h3>
This is an accordion panel

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