Dictionary page type    
This topic is assigned to Victor

Feb 29, 2012 06:46 AM
The dictionary page type can be used to create native-looking dynamic lists/tables. Tapping on an item can open another list or perform an action (playback video, dial a phone number, display location on map). Lists support sections (groups of items), index and search.

Editing is performed in Edit Dictionary Page. Content can be previewed on device only.

By default the page includes several lists. Each list can include one or more sections. Each section can include one or more items. Items can be dragged to place in the required order within section.

Items from one list can interact with other lists or trigger actions.
For instance the "root" list contains the items called "Contacts", "Dictionary", etc.
Tapping on these items will display content of the lists called "Contracts", "Dictionary", etc, respectively.

Lists can be added, edited, removed.

NB : The list with id 'root' must be preserved (this is the list that is displayed on page launch).

List parameters include:
Id - identify the list.
Style - (plain /grouped) display list items as plain list or group them.
Section index – if enabled, adds the index bar on the right side of the page.
Section index allows fast scrolling to particular section.
Text search – if enabled, adds a search bar to the top of page.
Text search allow to search by first letter/ word contained in the list item.

Sections can have individual titles.
List items are contained within the section.

Item parameters include:

Text:  item title (main text)
Detail text:  detailed text of the item
Detail text lines:  number of lines to display the detail text of item (0 = unlimited lines, 3 = 3 lines of text maximum)
Action:  set an action to be performed when item list is tapped

   List – open another list (in the field “Action param” specify the name of that list)
   Tel – dial a phone number (in the field “Action param” specify the phone number)
   Mailto – launch Mail app (in the field “Action param” specify the email of the adressee) 
   Open – open a webpage (in the field “Action param” specify the URL)
   Map – launch Map app and displays a location (in the field “Action param” specify address)
   Video – plays a video file (in the field “Action param” specify the link to the video file) 

Action param:  is a parameter specified depending on the type of action set for the list item.
Style:  (default, subtitle, style1, style2) allows to chose the text layout. 

Specimen of styles can be viewed in the lists Plain styles and Grouped styles.

Mar 06, 2012 04:06 PM
Thanks. I think I've got the hang of it.  But I was referring to last night when half the time the root folder wasn't even appearing.

Side note: is there a way to open another page within the app?  Or can you only open a website?

Mar 07, 2012 01:09 AM
the possibility to open an "in app" page from inside the Dictionary page will be implemented soon. For the time being action "open" works for websites only.

Mar 07, 2012 08:53 AM
Thanks!  I'll be on the look for it.  The potential for this Dictionary page is huge.  Super easy to set up (once you figure it out)... nice and clean look... has that definitive "app feel"

Jun 16, 2012 03:00 PM

Hello Vadim,

Can the dictionary be populated with rss/json?

Kind regards,

Jul 08, 2012 04:44 AM

can you link to internal pages within your app

how do you do that


Mario Tijssen

Aug 21, 2012 11:34 PM

I'm trying to get an alphabetical list as a glossary of terms. Each word will have a definition, formula, and example as subcategories off of each term........How do I do this? Also, what style do I pick?

Aug 24, 2012 05:55 AM
Hi, Amanda

Since you have a technical issue, please take advantage of our support ticketing system and create a ticket when you have an issue related to our service: http://seattleclouds.com/ticketcreate.aspx

Please note: For creating a support ticket (technical issues) you need to have an active subscription with us or a Paid Application (one-time fee).

Best regards,

Aug 26, 2012 06:43 AM

When will "open in-app page from inside the Dictionary page" feature be released?

I also really need this function....


Aug 28, 2012 03:49 AM
Hi Alvian,

We will let you when this feature will be available.

Thank You

Sep 04, 2012 12:34 PM
Can the user add new items to the list or modify the detail in the list to fit their own needs?

Dec 02, 2012 07:06 AM
Where can I find this Dictionary page?

Dec 04, 2012 07:40 AM

In order to add a new Dictionary page to your app, go to Edit Pages menu then click the "+" (Add New Page) button. From the list of the page types available select Dictionary and click the "Create" button.

best regards,

Dec 17, 2012 03:05 PM
When will "open in-app page from inside the Dictionary page" feature be released?

I also really need this function....

Dec 21, 2012 06:38 AM
Hi Seb,

This feature was implemented a while ago.

Best regards,

Jan 18, 2013 07:05 AM
Hi Victor,
I've tinkered with these lists and I've managed to make links between different lists of the app without any problem but how can I link to another page in another tab of the app ? Can I use the Open function of the lists and link it to a tab1.html inside the app ? Or is there a way to do it that I am missing out ?

Thank you very much,


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