[ALOY-714] Shorthand for some proxy properties (i.e., <RightNavButton>)

GitHub Issuen/a
TypeNew Feature
Resolution Date2014-02-26T19:39:40.000+0000
Affected Version/sn/a
Fix Version/sAlloy 1.4.0, 2014 Sprint 04
Labelsnotable, qe-testadded
ReporterTony Lukasavage
AssigneeTim Poulsen


Currently to use certain proxy properties in markup, like , the element itself is used only as a container for the actual element to be rendered. For example, to show a button, you'd need to do this:
    <Button title="press me"/>
but it would be easier to render it as a button if you don't have any child elements:
<RightNavButton title="press me"/>
This is just one example. We need to investigate the current list of proxy properties and see which can also be treated in a similar manner.


  1. Tim Poulsen 2014-01-24 Components with leftNavButton / rightNavButton proxy properties that accept arbitrary Views: * leftNavButton / rightNavButton -- Window, SplitWindow, Popover Map annotations have leftButton and leftView properties (and corresponding right button/view), which serve a similar purpose though they're not implemented with a single proxy property in the same way. Though, those properties are mutually exclusive -- you have have a button or view, not both. So perhaps Alloy shorthands could be applied to them in the same way.
  2. Tim Poulsen 2014-02-12 PR: https://github.com/appcelerator/alloy/pull/336 Test app: test/apps/testing/ALOY-714 Functional test: 1. Build the app for iOS 2. The navigation bar in the resulting app should have left & right navigation buttons. The left was created with standard markup, the right with the shorthand notation 3. Click both buttons, each should display an alert box.
  3. Federico Casali 2014-04-30 Verified working as expected on iPhone 5 7.1 TiSDK 3.3.0.v20140429122517 Alloy 1.4.0-dev CLI 1.4.0-dev Appcelerator Studio Closing

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