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Tooltips on Fields (Add / Edit forms) - Bootstrap Theme

29 January 2016 - 02:25 AM


I'm really new to CI and GC, but I made my first plugin to add tooltips in the fields with Bootstrap theme (it can be extended for use with any of the themes) . For that purpose I have extended the GC library with a library named Tooltip_GCRUD.

You only need to do the following:

1. Add the Tooltip_gcrud.php in the libraries directory

2. Load the library

3. create a crud object with new tooltip_GCRUD (see example) - You must to load first the Grocery Crud library

4. Create a tooltip for a field with: $crud->tooltip('field','tooltip')

5. IMPORTANT!! Load the bootstrap.min.js in the ADD/EDIT php views in order the tooltip have a style

6. You must add one line of code in the add and edit.php views of the theme.



The Examples controller that came with GC I made an examples with customers CRUD:

public function customers_management()
$this->load->library('tooltip_gcrud');  //load the library
$crud = new tooltip_GCRUD(); //create object
$crud->display_as('salesRepEmployeeNumber','from Employeer')
->display_as('contactLastName','Last Name');
$crud->tooltip('customerName','Lorem ipsum dolor ....')->     //create tooltip for one or several fields in the add/edit form
tooltip('phone','Please enter the phone number');

$output = $crud->render();


In the add/edit php views of the bootstrap theme add the following line 

<?php echo $field->tooltip; ?>

After the following line (line 45 aprox. on add.php  and edit.php)

<?php echo $input_fields[$field->field_name]->display_as; ?><?php echo ($input_fields[$field->field_name]->required) ? "<span class='required'>*</span> " : ""; ?>

Thats it!!


The result for that attached on a file (tooltip.png), the library is attached (Tooltip_gcrud.php) 


Hope it helps!!


Any comments are welcome!!

I bought the bootstrap theme but I have an issue

16 November 2015 - 01:06 AM

I'm developing a site with a bootstrap template but in some screen sizes I have a proble with the GC display, for example in my laptop the issue with the display is evident (image attached), the table surpasses the screen border/limit/margin  but when I resize the browser to small size the problem is fixed (attached image).

The problem appear when the size of the screen permits the sidebar/menu appear on screen an the "toggle-menu" button (uuper-right) dissapears.

 Any advice to solve that?


dumb question?

12 November 2015 - 01:02 AM

Maybe it is a dumb question, but I need to get in the callback function (before_delete) the name of the actual table in DB for log purposes, is there any way to get this name into a variable?



Problems with GC integration to existing site (CSS problems)

09 November 2015 - 02:36 PM

Hi everybody,

I have problems when I'm trying to integrate GC with my existing site, many elements of a page are not displayed correctly (bad formatted), I know it is a result of "conflict" with css and elements definition (my existing css and GC ones)

What is the best approach to resolve this? 


Thx in advance!