Open search box by default - My Government Services

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11-25-2015 02:13 PM
AllenScully
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Looking for the setting in either html code or js code to have the address search box open by default.  Fairly new to customizing these apps, so I'm guessing this a pretty simple setting if you know where to look.

Alternately, something like the initial map view here would be ideal (probably requires more involved configuration):

mgs_addresssearch.png

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LuciHawkins
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Hi Rickey,

In an older version of My Government Services, ESRI has the following code which would be around Line 73 in the new version of default.htm

div style="width: 75px; margin-top: 7px;" class="customButton" onclick="HideSplashScreenMessage(); ShowLocateContainer();">

It calls the "ShowLocateContainer" function from Utils.js after someone closes the splash screen. I am not sure if the new version has that function in the Utils.js or not.  If it does not, I can post that function also.

Thanks,

Luci

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RickeyFight
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Allen,

What version of the app are you using?

Are you using this one:

http://tryitlive.arcgis.com/MyGovernmentServices/

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AllenScully
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Hi Rickey -

Thanks for the quick response.

Yes - that's the version we are using - is there an older one that is already configured like the screen shot?

We have our own geocoder hooked up, but we're replacing an old flex based app that had the search address open when the map was opened.

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RickeyFight
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Allen,

I would imagine that it is possible.  I have not found a way to do it yet.

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RickeyFight
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Allen,

Luci Hawkins got it to work with Fort Walton Beach here:

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I know that the links are to parks and rec but the search tools are very similar. I would maybe ask a question and see if she will share how it was done. 

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LuciHawkins
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Hi Rickey,

In an older version of My Government Services, ESRI has the following code which would be around Line 73 in the new version of default.htm

div style="width: 75px; margin-top: 7px;" class="customButton" onclick="HideSplashScreenMessage(); ShowLocateContainer();">

It calls the "ShowLocateContainer" function from Utils.js after someone closes the splash screen. I am not sure if the new version has that function in the Utils.js or not.  If it does not, I can post that function also.

Thanks,

Luci

AllenScully
Occasional Contributor II

Hi Luci and Rickey -

Yes indeed the Utils.js file still has the ShowLocateContainer, and adding it as Luci references like the older version works perfectly. 

Really appreciate your looking into this - still getting my feet wet with custom java script, so this is quite helpful. 

Thanks

Allen

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LuciHawkins
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Glad we could help and it is working for you

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