The Layout point is used to display either text or an image within a session to add more information, branding and other supporting material for your project. The values of other points can be dynamically inserted into a text Layout point, using dynamic references . It can be used as a substitute for another point's caption by setting the other point's caption to a space. This point is for display only and does not capture any data during a session. To add photo capture to your session, use the Camera point instead.
When a Layout point is configured to display text, the point can be configured to dynamically reference
other points to display their values in the Layout point. This can be useful for customising the appearance
of your session data with custom font styles, colours and alignment. To add a dynamic reference to another
point you will need to add the point's ID to the Layout point using the following format:
<% PointId %>
. The Layout point can contain as many dynamic references as you desire and can be combined with other text
of your choosing. See the
for an example.
The Layout point can be configured in the Mobile Data Anywhere Designer to customise the behaviour of the point. Below is an example of the properties window for a Layout point, opened in the Mobile Data Anywhere Designer.
The text properties for a Layout point allow you to add text to your sessions with a customised appearance. The text can also contain dynamic references to points to display their values within the Layout point. Formatting options provide a standard editor for customising the font, font style, size and effects as well as alignment and colour.
The image properties tab allows you to import an image into the point, to be displayed on a session. A
thumbnail preview of the image will be displayed on the left. Enabling
will scale the image to a smaller size but a higher quality.
Basic Points Sample
project contains examples of how to use many of the various points that are available. This project also contains a
page that demonstrates some of the ways that this point can be used in your projects.
In the provided sample project, basic_point_samples.ppc there is a page for the Layout point , which demonstrates how a Layout point can be configured to display text or an image in various ways. Open this project in the Mobile Data Anywhere Designer for a closer look at how each point has been customised on each point's properties window.