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NextUI Digital panel

, 23 Oct 2007
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a simple digital panel
Screenshot - digitaldemo.jpg

Introduction

Presentation layer is always the important aspect of a software , NextUI provides a list of unique controls
in hope that it is useful to anyone .

Background

This control provides a digital panel that is easy to use and configured .

Using the code

This Control has few property to be configured
Name Description
Public property Alignment
Set the alignment , it can be left , right or center or Fill
Public property BackGrdColor
Set the background color of the control, the color is used to paint the back ground as a linear gradient brush
. To fill a solid color , consider using a image
Public property BackGroundImage
Use this to set the background , for
example , you can set the background to solid color by setting this
image to solid color image
Public property EnableGlare
Enable a kind of glowing effect for the digital display
Public property FontColor
Set the color of the display character
Public property Number
The Value to be displayed . It can be
floating point or negative number as well . if the number exceeded the
value that can be supported by the control, a ------ will be displayed
Public property PanelColor
The color of each digital panel, where each panel hold 1 numerical value
Public property PanelNumber
The number of panel that can be displayed . the more the panel ,the larger value will be supported

Example 1:

The Code snippet below is extracted from the sample code , and will generated a control that looks like the one below .
The Alignment has set to left , so the panel has been leaned towards left.

this.digitalDisplay1.Alignment = NextUI.Display.DigitalDisplay.location.LEFT;

this.digitalDisplay1.BackGrdColor = System.Drawing.Color.Maroon;

this.digitalDisplay1.BackGroundImage = global::DigitalDisplayDemo.Properties.Resources.digital2;

this.digitalDisplay1.EnableGlare = false;

this.digitalDisplay1.FontColor = System.Drawing.Color.Ivory;

this.digitalDisplay1.Number = 0F;

this.digitalDisplay1.PanelColor = System.Drawing.Color.DarkRed;

this.digitalDisplay1.PanelNumber = 7;

Example 2:

The Code snippet below is extracted from the sample code , the alignment has set to center .
It also set EnableGlare to true . As you can see , there is a glare effect on the panel.

this.digitalDisplay2.Alignment = NextUI.Display.DigitalDisplay.location.CENTER;

this.digitalDisplay2.BackGrdColor = System.Drawing.Color.DarkRed;

this.digitalDisplay2.BackGroundImage = global::DigitalDisplayDemo.Properties.Resources.digital1;

this.digitalDisplay2.EnableGlare = true;

this.digitalDisplay2.FontColor = System.Drawing.Color.Azure;

this.digitalDisplay2.Number = 0F;

this.digitalDisplay2.PanelColor = System.Drawing.Color.Black;

this.digitalDisplay2.PanelNumber = 6;

Example 3:

The Code snippet below is extracted from the sample code , the alignment has set to Fill .
The Panelnumber has set to 6 , so you can only see 6 panels on the control

this.digitalDisplay3.Alignment = NextUI.Display.DigitalDisplay.location.FILL;

this.digitalDisplay3.BackGrdColor = System.Drawing.Color.Black;

this.digitalDisplay3.BackGroundImage = null;

this.digitalDisplay3.EnableGlare = true;

this.digitalDisplay3.FontColor = System.Drawing.Color.DarkTurquoise;

this.digitalDisplay3.Number = 0F;

this.digitalDisplay3.PanelColor = System.Drawing.Color.Black;

this.digitalDisplay3.PanelNumber = 6;

Points of Interest

This control is still in development , if you have any cool enhancement that you like to suggest ,
send me an email at sllow@nextwavesoft.com

History

Initial beta release 0.9

License

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About the Author

Steve-Low-NextwaveSoft
Software Developer (Senior) www.nextwavesoft.com
United States United States
Senior Software Developer at nextwavesoft

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