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Action Text

Use text to trigger actions in your app

Glide’s Action Text component triggers a specific action when users tap it. An Action Text component uses the data from your app’s table and is highly customizable.

How to add an Action Text component

  1. Make sure you are on a Details screen.
  2. Select the plus symbol in the Screen panel on the left side of the Layout Editor.
  3. Under Insert Component, select Action Text.
    Add an Action Text component
    Add an Action Text component

Configure an Action Text component

There are several aspects to an Action Text component that you can configure and customize. Glide lets you preview the configuration as you make selections.

Configuration options for an Action Text component
Configuration options for an Action Text component

Data

On the right side of the Layout Editor in General > Data > Text, use the menu to select the value that will be displayed for the user. This can be custom text or the data from a selected column.

Select the data for the Action Text
Select the data for the Action Text

Design

Title

Glide uses the column title from the data you select for the Action Text component. You can change the displayed title for the component in the Title property, located on the right side of the Layout Editor.

You can select another title from the menu, enter a custom title in the field, or choose to leave the title empty.

Select the Action Text title
Select the Action Text title

Icon

You can display an icon with your Action Text component. The default setting for an icon is None.

In General > Design > Icon, select None to view the icon menu. Select an icon, and Glide will add it to the design of your Action Text component.

Add an icon to the Action Text component
Add an icon to the Action Text component

Options

You can limit the amount of text that is displayed for your Action Text component by selecting this option in General > Options.

Users can tap more to view the full content.

Limit the amount of text shown in the component
Limit the amount of text shown in the component

Action

This is the behavior that will be triggered when users tap on the text. You can choose from any of the actions available in Glide, or you can create a new action.

  1. In General > Action, select the menu arrows.
  2. In Configure Action, select the dropdown menu to view action options.
  3. Select the action to be triggered when users tap your Action Text component.
  4. If prompted, apply any additional settings in Configure Action.
Select and configure the action
Select and configure the action

Glide presents different configuration options tailored to each action. For detailed information about all of the actions available in Glide, check out Actions.

Updated 2 weeks ago
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