Disabled State

May 28, 2014

I'm new to this and a bit confused so can someone explain to me clearly what is a 'disabled' state and why you need to use it with some examples. I know it means the button/object etc is inactive so why would you use it.

5 Replies
Alex O'Byrne

It can be useful for when you want people to revisit a slide, for instance you have a main gateway slide that users have a number of option to visit, once they have visited "door 1" you can then trigger it to be disabled and ensure they can't go there again. Or altternatively you can lock down navigation by ensuring that a user has fufil a certain criteria (i.e. visit door 1 & 2) before the state of door 3 becomes normal (from disabled).

I'm sure there are other uses, but those are the main uses for me.

Laurine Peyrard

Hello Ruth,

I'm pretty new here, but I can give you a simple example.

Let's say you have next/prev buttons on your module.

But you don't want to allow users to go to the next slide, until the sound (or the timeline) has finished.

Then you create next/prev buttons and set them to the Disabled default state.

To finish, you add a trigger to change the buttons state to Normal, at the end of the timeline.

Another example: if you want a content (like a lightbox, or a layer) to be visible only once, you can add a trigger to change the button's state to Disabled when the user first clik on it.

Hope it helped you !

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