Numpad Point

Learn how the Numpad point can be used and see it in action with the sample projects.

What is the Numpad point?

The Numpad point can be used to quickly collect numeric data with options to specify a valid range of numbers or to set a limit on the number of digits that can be entered.

Key Features

  • Provides a numpad style keyboard to quickly capture numeric data.
  • Can be configured to only allow values within a specified range.
  • Can be configured to set a limit on the number of digits that can be entered.
  • Decimal character can be specified manually or automatically using the device's regional settings.

Numpad point animation

Haven’t installed the Mobile Data Anywhere Designer?
You can get started by downloading the Mobile Data Anywhere Designer below or read through our Quick Start Guide to learn how to get started with Mobile Data Anywhere.

Configuration and Settings

The Numpad 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 Numpad point, opened in the Mobile Data Anywhere Designer.


Numpad point properties

Options

These options can be used to customise the appearance and format of the Numpad point. The display size is used to specify the width of the Numpad point, when display on a mobile device. The decimal character can be set manually or can be set to automatically use the device's regional settings.

Range

A range can be set with a minimum and maximum value. Only values including and between the minimum and maximum will be allowed to be entered into the Numpad point.

Limit

A limit can be set to only a specified number of digits to be entered into the Numpad point.


Sample Projects

The 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.


Sample Projects
You can download the sample project for this tutorial or import the projects directly into your account.

Sample 1: Numpad Point

In the sample project basic_point_samples.ppc there is a Numpad Point page which demonstrates a variety of uses for the Numpad point. Open this project in the Mobile Data Anywhere Designer for a closer at how each point has been customised on each point's properties window.

Numpad point sample