I got help from Dobien Cortez and discovered the problem was a rather hidden “feature” of the Dropdown component:
I now notice that if I select a dropdown and type, I get another list
of dropdown choices. If I select from the new popup list, the change
occurs. Therefore, the dropdown itself isn’t working but by typing
the first letter I get a new list that includes selections that start
with that letter, and I can then make a change. That is not what I
want to happen
Got it. Inside the Dropdown Component, there is a member called “enabled” under the “search” property. Try setting this value to false. This will disable the keyboard and hopefully give you the only option to select what’s already shown from the Dropdown.
As for the QR code, there isn’t one in v8. Dobien said:
In terms of the QR Code, Ignition 8 actually doesn’t have the QR codes on the Gateway page. You can generate them using your Perspective Project’s URL on other websites like mentioned in the form post. There’s actually a feature request for the Gateway to auto-generate QR codes for Projects and Gateways. Hopefully, this feature will be implemented soon.
I consider this topic now closed