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Creating a voting form in the gallery

Thread began 1/18/2010 1:58 pm by mrobben375515 | Last modified 2/09/2010 12:11 pm by mrobben375515 | 1340 views | 5 replies |

mrobben375515

Creating a voting form in the gallery

I have power gallery working on my website, and I would like to create a voting form for each photo. The voting form would have different options (i.e. "cute" "average" "kinda cute"). Is there any way to do that? Here's the link to the site .... gallery.php .... and here's a link to what I want to do... bigpic.php

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Jimmy Wu

Yes, you could do this if you have DataAssist. Each of the photos would have an entry in a votes database. You would have a column for each of the vote options. When you load the page for that photo, you will have to retrieve this information using a recordset. Then when the form is submitted, you will use the DataAssist update functionality to update the row for that picture.

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mrobben375515

Ok, I think I understand that. I have DataAssist. I want to put the voting form under the large image that comes up after you double click one of the small thumbnails. Is that possible, and if so what file should I put the form in and where in the code? I appreciate the help...

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Jimmy Wu

Eric had posted a more detailed explanation of what you would have to do, but deleted it due to having a duplicate post. Please take a look at that explanation and see if that helps.

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mrobben375515

is there any way we can do it with the grid-lightbox gallery instead of the ribbon-fullsize?

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Eric Mittman

You can do something like this but it will be a little custom. The idea is that you add in a form with the radio group and submit button on the index page of the gallery you are working with.

Once you add in the form though you will need to do some customizing of the css to get it looking correctly. When I did this as a test I found that I had to widen the area around the large image to accommodate the form, then I had to alter the margin setting for the large image to get the form to show completely.

Here is the form that I added to the ribbon_fullsize > index.php page in the fullsize div:

html:
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<form name="form1" id="form1" method="post" action="">
<input type="radio" name="radio1" id="radio1_0" value="1" />1<br/>
<input type="radio" name="radio1" id="radio1_1" value="2" />2<br/>
<input type="submit" name="submit1" id="submit1" />
</form>



I then adjusted the width of the large image area with this css:

.pg-rf .fullsize {

width: 782px;
}



I also adjusted the margin-left of the image itself to allow the form to fit:

html:
<img src="http://yoursite/powergallery/images/1/sample01_782p.jpg" alt="" style="visibility: visible; opacity: 1; display: block; margin-top: 0px; margin-left: 31px;"/>



This got the form on the page but it did not look all that good. You will need to do some work with the css to get the form looking nice. Once you have the form on the page you can have it submit to another page with an insert statement on it to store the results into your db.

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