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The iOS Search iBloc can be used to quickly and easily simulate a typical iOS Searchbox.  You can customize the Theme of the Searchbox to iOS6 or iOS7 as well as custom search messages and background colors.

Key Features

An iOS Search iBloc adds the following capabilities to an iRise simulation: 

  • Perform Search functionality within a simulation

Before you start

  • Download the iPhone Content Kit to leverage a wide variety of graphical content in your iPhone simulations (iRise 8.12 required).
  • When building a simulation for an iPhone application, try to get your hands on an actual iPhone to get a feel for how applications work on the physical device. This will help guide the behaviors and interactions you build in your simulation.
  • If you are not familiar with designing iOS applications, do a little research before attempting to build an iPhone simulation.

Usage Tips

  • Size the searchbox to the required width. default width is 239px.
  • Tip text can be changed from the standard 'Search' to hint at what users should search for 'Search Contacts' for example
  • iOS7 fill color can be changed to match your application (not available for the iOS6 Theme)

Basic Usage

  1. Drag the iOS Search iBloc onto a page
  2. Set your Search tip and color (if using iOS7 which is the default option)
  3. User 'Target widget' to select what the searchbox will search
  1. Known Limitations
    • None

iBloc Details

Type: Action
Latest Version: 2.7
Supported By: iRise
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iBloc Version

Minimum Studio Version

Supported Browsers



IE8, IE9 and IE10, Firefox 22, Chrome 30, Safari 5.1.7

Special Properties



Expects / Produces 


Sets the dimensions of a widget

Will accept any positive integer in Studio 


Specifies the Theme for the search box - iOS6 or iOS7

Selection from the available options.

Tip text

Specifies the text to be displayed inteh serchbox during simulation

Text string.

Show search icon

Specifies whether Search icon is displayed during simulation


Target widget

Allows user to specify which widget(s) to apply the search

Selection from the available options.




iOS7 fill color

Allows user to specify a fill color for iOS7 Theme only

Selection from the available options.

Note: To associate a data field with one of the properties listed above, click the small square to the right of the property field. The Set Property dialog will allow you to select a data field currently flowing into the widget.

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