Widgets

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Description

A widget is a small "application" with limited functionality that can be easily included into an Elementi project - for instance to display a clock, a scrolling RSS feed, some tweets, Instagram images, the content of a spreadsheet, some interactive buttons, to send a command to the screen etc. It offers different parameters / properties that the user can change from the interface, thus allowing for further customization of the widget functionality without having to modify the code behind. A widget is typically made of a single SVG file.

To use a widget, simply drag & drop it inside your project from the Elementi Library or from Windows Explorer.

Elementi built-in widgets

Elementi software comes with a lot of free resources to be used inside your projects; these resources are accessible using the "Widgets" / "Library" tab within the Browse panel. The content inside varies depending on the Elementi version in use - for more details see the following dedicated pages:


New widgets in Elementi 2017

New widgets in Elementi 2016

New widgets in Elementi 2015


How to modify the built-in widgets

The original widgets included into the built-in library cannot be modified by the user - they can however be used as a base for new widgets. To create a modified version of a widget, follow these steps:

  1. Open the "Widgets" / "Library" tab and select the widget to modify.
  2. Copy it to the clipboard (CTRL+C, or using the toolbar icons) and paste it into the current project.
  3. Edit the widget according to your needs.
  4. Save the changes.

More widgets

Downloadable widgets

The following widgets are available as a separate download from the Wiki:

Create new widgets

More details about how to create new widgets can be found on the following pages:

This page was last modified on 10 August 2017, at 21:49.