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The Meter creator

When you first start up the Meter Creation application you will see the screen on the left has a number of tabs each of which contributes to the appearance of the Meter and gauge style widgets created by the application. Some of these are specific to the creation of Meter widgets and are covered in this document. Others are common to a number of the applications and are covered in other places. The tabs in the Meter creator application are listed below - follow the links to find out more about each of these tabs and how they can help you create the meter or gauge widget that you want.

The Meter details panel

The details panel is responsible for setting those parameters specifically relating to meters and allows you to adjust the following parameters -

When you are finished editing these details you can save them by clicking the save changes button and the meter in the illustrative panel will be updated to reflect the changes.

The Segments panel

The segments panel allows you to create coloured segments that can be displayed on the surface of your widget. Segments can be of a pie type or a rim type (see examples below).

At the top of the panel is a list which shows a summary of the segments that you have added and two buttons to edit and delete these items in the list. Below this is a panel which allows you to set the details for each segment. Pressing the edit button on the list will place the details of the selected item in the list into this panel. Pressing the add button on this panel will replace the entry in the list.

  • Segments list - Summary list of segments entered
  • Edit button - Edit details of selected item in list
  • Delete Button - Delete details of selected item in list
  • Type (pie or rim) - pie segments are filled arcs which extend out from the centre of the widget, rim segments are filled arcs
  • Start Angle - the start angle of the segment
  • End Angle - the end angle of the segment
  • Inset - the number of pixels in from the edge of the widget that the segment starts at.
  • Width - the width of the segment (rim style segments only)
  • Colour - the Colour of the segment

Note that the 'Remove rim' button will not actually get rid of your work on the tick rim. You can put the rim back on the illustrative display (and into the generated code) simply by pressing the 'Save Changes' button again.


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