changeItemMode - Methods - Author API

Author API Methods


Changes the mode (edit or preview) being used in Item editor view.

You would want to use this method so that you can allow the author to switch between modes using your own custom button, for example.


// Change to the preview mode
var result = authorApp.changeItemMode('preview');

// Change to the edit mode
var result = authorApp.changeItemMode('edit');

// Toggle between edit or preview modes
var result = authorApp.changeItemMode();


  • mode string

    Specifies the mode for changing the Item view.

    If no value is passed, the mode will be toggled from edit to preview and vice-versa.

Return value

Type string

If successful, returns a string containing the new Item mode, which can be "edit" or "preview".

Type boolean

Returns false when unable to change the Item mode.

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