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20th October 2016 at 4:51pm
ActionWidgets Widgets


The action-createtiddler widget is an action widget that creates new tiddlers. ActionWidgets are used within triggering widgets such as the ButtonWidget.

There are several differences from the tm-new-tiddler message:

  • The new tiddler is not automatically displayed in the story river
  • The title of the new tiddler is made available for subsequent operations

Content and Attributes

The action-createtiddler widget is invisible. Any content within it is ignored.

$basetitleThe initial title that will be attempted. If a tiddler with that title already exists, then a numerical counter is added to the title and incremented until it is unique
$savetitleA text reference identifying a field or index into which the title of the newly created tiddler will be stored after it is created
$timestampSpecifies whether the timestamp(s) of the target tiddler will be updated (modified and modifier, plus created and creator for newly created tiddlers). Can be "yes" (the default) or "no"
{any attributes not starting with $}Each attribute name specifies a field to be created in the new tiddler


New button caption: <$edit-text tiddler="$:/state/new-button-caption" tag="input" default=""/>

<$action-createtiddler $basetitle="Homemade Button" tags="$:/tags/PageControls" text={{$:/state/new-button-caption}}/>
Create non-functional page control button

That renders as:

New button caption: