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New widget with Content that Changes Best Practice

Question asked by krobine on Feb 10, 2017
Latest reply on Feb 13, 2017 by krobine

I've setup 2 widgets (Web AppBuilder Developer Edition) that need to communicate with each other (ie. Widget1 and Widget2). I only want 1 open at a time.  Widget1 is set to openAtStart.  Then, when I select a point on the map, I want Widget1 to close, and Widget2 to open. Then, when I close Widget2, I want Widget1 to reopen. I pretty much have this concept working now, except I have a button for Widget2, so you can basically open it, separately  from Widget1 (which I don't want).  So what I want to do is have only 1 button to control all of this flow.. I'm trying to figure out the best way to do this. So some options I've come up with are as follows:


1. Option1:  Place all code in 1 widget and control the showing and hiding of the content using code. I'm not a huge fan of this, as it ends up placing separation of functionality within 1 widget... But I can use multiple dijits here to handle the code and separate the code that way.. So maybe option 1 is a good way to handle this.


2. Option2:  Figure out how to not display my second button associated with Widget2.  I'm not sure how to do this, and maybe it's not good practice?


3. Option3: Is there possibly a theme out there that supports what I'm trying to accomplish, or should I build a new theme for this? 


Thoughts on how to best handle this? Thanks.