Choice images in other layouts

Images added to each Choice. Images displayed as scaled down icons. Main image swaps when the Choice is selected.
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dewargreen
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Choice images in other layouts

Post by dewargreen »

Hi

I am using the dynamic choices add-on in a clothes shop website.

I use the add-on to replace the item colour choice radio buttons with a small colour swatch icon and the item size options with a S, M, L, XL icon. This all works really well.

On the product list page before the individual product pages I'd like a compact list of all products in that section. For each item I'd like to show the name, thumbnail image, price and colour swatches. These are not selectable just a visual guide to what colours are available for that item.

I can do the name, thumbnail and price but I can't work out how to insert the colour options into the laylout.

Do you think this is a relatively straightforward task and if so would you be able to point me in the right direction within your layout code to get me started?

Thank you.
norman
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Re: Choice images in other layouts

Post by norman »

Try:

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<actinic:block type="AttributeList">
  <actinic:block type="ChoiceList">
    <actinic:variable name="ChoiceName" /> <actinic:variable name="ChoiceImage" width="50" />
  </actinic:block>
</actinic:block>
If that doesn't help, then considerable extra work may be needed. Email me for a quote.
Norman
dewargreen
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Re: Choice images in other layouts

Post by dewargreen »

Thank you very much, I'll let you know how I get on.
dewargreen
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Re: Choice images in other layouts

Post by dewargreen »

After a quick test nothing was output.

I'll try a little more carefully tomorrow morning but I may well be in touch for some help.

Thanks again.
norman
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Re: Choice images in other layouts

Post by norman »

The code I wrote above will only work with simple Attributes that aren't within Components.

If your Attributes / Choices are within Components (you've not said, nor posted a link to your site) then things are much more complex.

It may be worth asking on community.actinic.com as this is fundamentally an Actinic problem (How can I display a Variable associated with a Products Choice on a Section Link page?).
Norman
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