Purpose

You want to change the default loading indicator of Design Studio


Technical Background

There are 3 loading indicators caused by Design Studio

  • (1) the initial loading indicator before the application will be started. It is a full screen indicator with dark background.

              /wp-content/uploads/2014/08/initialloading_516343.png

  • (2) the between-loading indicator. it is a full screen indicator with transparent background.

              /wp-content/uploads/2014/08/loading_516341.gif

  • (3) the crosstab loading indicator for scrolling. It is smaller indicator in crosstab component with dark background.

              /wp-content/uploads/2014/08/initialloading_516343.png

What can be changed easily?

The indicators (2) and (3) can be changed by custom CSS. The indicator (1) canot be changed as the initial html page is static and pre-compiled in JAR file which is delivered in the installer.

Example of (2) and (3)

In the attached application (created in DS 1.3 SP1) you can find CSS which will change your loading indicators. The only tricky point is that the image URL needs to be hard coded in CSS, this means you need either to check the URL to the image via developer toolings or use full qualified URL with http://..


Screens after change


    (2) between-loading indicator

          /wp-content/uploads/2014/08/main_loading_516368.png

    (3) crosstab loading indicator (&between-loading indicator)

        /wp-content/uploads/2014/08/main_crosstab_loading_516369.png


The corresponding CSS


    (2) between-loading indicator


.customLoadingIndicatorZenClass {
  background-image:url('/aad/zen/mimes/LOADING_INDICATOR/ajax-loader.gif');
  width: 48px !important;
  height: 48px !important;
  top: 50% !important;
  left:50% !important;
  z-index: 100000099; /* optional */
}
/* optional */
.customGlasspaneZenClass {
  background: #ffffff !important;
  opacity: 0.3 !important;
  width: 100% !important;
  height: 100% !important;
  border: 0px solid !important;
  z-index: 100000098;
}
/* optional */
.zenCursorLoadingIndicator-outerDiv {
  width: 100% !important;
  height: 100% !important;
  border: 0px solid !important;
  z-index: 100000098;
}

    (3) crosstab loading indicator



.sapzencrosstab-loadingAnimation {
  background-image:url('/aad/zen/mimes/LOADING_INDICATOR/ajax-loader.gif');
  width: 48px !important;
  height: 48px !important;
  top: 50% !important;
  left:50% !important;
}

How To Use the Example?

The examples above were created in local mode.

You have to create a folder in local repository “LOADING_INDICATOR” and copy there the attached files. The txt extension needs to be removed.

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  1. Mike Howles

    Great post.

    For those who don’t want to upload a loading image, you can take his CSS and just modify his background-image CSS rule to this (this is a long line, be sure you grab it all):

    background-image:url(‘data:image/gif;base64,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’);

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  2. Karol Kalisz Post author

    indeed a good idea with the encoding.

    For those who have different images, you can make the BASE64 encoding via the web page

    Base64 Image Encoder – there you can upload any image and get the corresponding CSS content.

    from the performance perspective, if you use the base64 version for many images in css try to have only one css class and assign those class to many components – just to avoid sending many bytes again and again to the client.

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  3. Ömer Akgül

    Hi Karol,

    Is there any way to make loading indicator  invisible  ? We have scripts in some button events. when click the button loading idicator appear. One of our customer ask to make idicator invisible.

    Thanks.

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    1. Karol Kalisz Post author

      Hi,

      there is a setting “loading indicator delay” on APPLICATION level, you can try to increase the time to very high value. Also, you can experiment with putting

      display:none!important;

      CSS, perhaps this will hide it as well.

      Karol

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