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Disable TableViewRows when overlay present

Hey there. I have a table of selectable items. On occasion, there is an independent window that is OVER this table. It might be an activity indicator or a custom dialog window. When this overlay window is present. I'd like to disable the buttons on the table behind it. I tried to use the following function but it didnt disable the rows. Is there another method I should be trying.



function tableRowsClickable(theTable,v) {
    var sections = theTable.data;
    for (var i = 0; i < sections.length; i++) {
        var section = sections[i];
        for(var j = 0; j < section.rowCount; j++)
            section.rows[j].touchEnabled = v;
            section.rows[j].hasChildren = v;
            if(v) {
            } else {
— asked September 25th 2010 by Dave F
  • button
  • disable
  • tableviewrow

1 Answer

  • Accepted Answer

    I typically create a transparent window the full device screen size to cover the table and then add my activity indicator onto a black view which I add to the transparent window. Since there is a full screen window covering the table it prevents the user from clicking on the table. I also set the currentWindow.touchEnabled = false.

        var winHeight = 90;
        var winWidth = 200;
        if (Titanium.UI.currentWindow != undefined) {
            Titanium.UI.currentWindow.touchEnabled = false;
            Titanium.UI.currentWindow.tabGroup.touchEnabled = false;
            winHeight = Titanium.UI.currentWindow.height;
            winWidth = Titanium.UI.currentWindow.width;
        if (Titanium.Platform.name == 'iPhone OS') {
           var winActivity = Titanium.UI.createWindow({
                height: winHeight,
                width: winWidth,
                touchEnabled: false
            vwBlackBack = Titanium.UI.createView({
                height: 90,
                width: 200,
                backgroundColor: '#000',
                borderRadius: 10,
                opacity: 0.8,
                touchEnabled: false
            //Add some text & an activity indicator to vwBlack
    — answered September 27th 2010 by Mike Robinson
    1 Comment
    • That worked great! Thanks for the tip! Much appreciated!

      — commented October 3rd 2010 by Dave F
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