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    Default CCTV viewing?

    Anyone got a simple webcam or CCTV feed working on the joggler?

    Simple image refresh type stream for example. Is this possible in the current build?

    Thanks.

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    I've been trying to get my WVC200 stream wrapped in the <img> tag but no go yet.
    It's an mpg stream, so I just don't think it'll go.

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    Default Alpha?

    Playing with the alpha of a text box -
    The spreadsheet seems (?) to imply that you can set alpha for the textbox itself and separately for the background? Or is that not the case (doesn't seem to work.)

    I was trying to have a semi-transparent textbox but with 1.0 alpha text.

    thanks,

    Paul.

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    The <background> tag within a textbox is only a boolean and can't contan an <alpha> sub tag - it's either show a solid color background or not - so the alpha of a textbox applies to the 'textbox' ie both the background and the text itself. The <alpha> tag within <textbox><background> at cell 073 shows N/A (blank) I think.

    To create solid text on a semi transparent background it would be best to use a page with alpha 1.0 and an inserted background set to the appropriate alpha and then add a separate textbox with 1.0 alpha and background false...

    .... or alternatively a page with appropriate alpha and then an alpha 1.0 background used (which will then be semi transaprent as it will use the page alpha) .. then layer another page with no background and 1.0 alpha containing a textbox with no background - and the text will be solid.

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    Last edited by Kevin; 17th October 2010 at 12:26 AM.

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    That makes sense, thanks Kevin.

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    Could I make a request - when you release the next version of the swf, could you also create a projector (.exe). I find that so much better than running the swf in a browser.

    Thanks,

    Paul.

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    Default Password?

    How does the password tag work?

    I setup a second page and have the following config for it:

    Code:
    		<page NAME="Second">
    		<posX></posX>
    		<posY></posY>
    		<width></width>
    		<height></height>
    		<visible>true</visible>
    		<background></background>
    		<opacity>1</opacity>
    		<password>1234</password>
    But when I go to it, I don't get asked for a password.

    Thanks,

    Paul.

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    Default Parent tag?

    Oh, and Martyn - could you possibly explain the parent tag/structure - I couldn't find it in the docs unless I missed it?

    Thanks.

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    Just a couple more screenshots to show some things that I'm working on.

    The ability to colour match a slider to the three inbuilt styles of red, black and blue will be there, followed by an ability to choose your own slider colours and possibly (in a later beta) button colours too. The colour banding of the left slider is just done by mid alpha text box overlays so you can do that already. Might look better with the other way around with the slider having a mid alpha value and sitting on top of the coloured text boxes.



    The rotating dial counters is just some playing I'm doing with embedded SWF's. They really do rotate like an old style meter - I tried to catch some digits mid turn . The watts to the right are recalculated every pulse, and each pulse represents 1 watt/hr of usage so about every couple of secs. Very realtime :-)

    This one would need you to have the right xAP devices reporting on your network - in this case xAP messages for the meter pulses and a persistent 'xAP' counter endpoint for the actual count - so that the dials match your meter readouts regardless of whether xAP Flash remains running or not. A xAP Netiom and KWHR DIN modules with pulse outputs for example , although I am using OPNMax as it then provides logging and graphing.

    I've still got the various room temp sensors to connect (first screenshot) and the gas and water counters to wire up to the pulse sensors that are already fitted. Interestingly this also works with C-Bus if you use their power monitoring approach (and my xAP C-Bus gateway).




    The embedding of SWF's and an ability to pass values from xAP or call their internal functions (subroutines) is what I'm exploring but as long as you have the FLA available I think it will be very possible. Most of the pre-made widgets seem to include this.... A well documented and flexible SWF might also be useable.

    Sorry for the delay in the wider release of beta 5 but Martyn and I are finding it hard to coordinate our availability coincident with us each having a stable release we can merge. Plus I just have something to sort which is working on the PC but not on the Joggler.... Each new feature means documentation changes ... which are very boring..... real soon though...

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    Last edited by Kevin; 21st October 2010 at 04:19 AM.

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    Looks great Kevin,

    Is it just the standard sliders that can be coloured or will the popup sliders work in the same way? I'm guessing not?

    Must post a pic of the layout I'm working on with my new button styling - soon!

    Paul.

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