Text > Email Address

Capturing an Email Address

The Email Address control enables you to capture actionable text that will invoke the mobile device’s native email capabilities. To capture, select “Email Address” from the “Text” menu in Simplify mode.




Click on the email address in the web application to capture it. You can use the - and + keys to expand or contract your selection.




If the text you wish to capture is not automatically detected as an email address by Capriza, you can force capture by holding down the Alt key and then clicking.




The email address will appear in the mobile preview as a text link with an envelope icon.




Clicking the the email address will bring up a modal explaining how the control will trigger email functionality on the user’s phone.




Styling Options

You can choose to have the address appear either as a text link or a button. To change the control type, open the In-Line Editor (ILE)  using the pencil icon.




Click the arrow next to the control type name, and choose the desired type.




You can then style the address like any other text or button control. Please see Text & Label Styling Options and Button Styling Options for more information.



You can also use JavaScript to override your email address’s value if, for example, it is contained in a longer string of text. To add an override, open the Web Properties dialog using the wrench icon.




Navigate to the “Properties” tab and scroll to the “Retrieve email address” control.




Under “Email address retrieval method,” select “Override.”




Enter your code in the box. The display text will remain the same, but the value returned by your code will be passed to the email application. In order to change the display text, include an override under “dynamic display text.” Please refer to the Overrides article for more information.




Mobile User Experience

Please see the Mobile First Features article for an overview of the mobile end user experience. In addition, a demo and additional details are available in the below video.




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