Caution

This is the documentation for the current development branch of the CometVisu. It is possible that some of the described features are not yet available in the current release.

Also there might be lots of errors in this documentation as some parts of the content have been translated by an online translation service.

The UrlTrigger widget

Available since version: 2012
Author: Christian Mayer

Description

The UrlTrigger widget adds a button to the visualization that queries data from a URL in the background.

Settings

For a general understanding of how the configuration files are structured and what elements and attributes are it is recommended to read this section first: visu-config-details.

The behaviour and appearance of the UrlTrigger widget can be influenced by using certain attributes and elements. The following tables show the allowed attributes and elements and their possible values. The screenshots show, how both can be edited in the editor.

Attributes underlined by ..... are mandatory, all the others are optional and be omitted.

Allowed attributes in the UrlTrigger-element

Element Attribute
  Name Content Description
urltrigger value string  
mapping string Map the bus value to a different value for displaying.
styling string  
align left, right or center  
url URI  
params string  
flavour string Selection of a display variant. See also flavour.
bind_click_to_widget true or false use the whole widget area to react on click events

Allowed child-elements und their attributes

Element Attribute
Structure Name Content Description
urltrigger
  • layout
colspan decimal Amount of coloumns this widget sould be wide.
colspan-m decimal Overrules the amount of coloumns on a medium screen.
colspan-s decimal Overrules the amount of coloumns on a small screen.
rowspan decimal Amount of rows this widget should be high.
x string Horizontal position of the widget for 2D pages.
y string Vertical position of the widget for 2D pages.
z string Reserved for future use.
width string Width for the widget for 2D pages.
Element Attribute
Structure Name Content Description
urltrigger
  • label
  • icon
name string  
type string  
flavour string Selection of a display variant. See also flavour.
color string  
styling string  
class string Add this value to the CSS class so that it can be formated by a user provided style sheet.
urltrigger
  • label
  • #text
  string Text to display a label for the widget.

Examples

It is possible to manually edit the visu_config.xml and add an entry for the UrlTrigger widget.

Caution

Make sure that you only use UTF-8 encoded characters by settings the encoding in your XML-editor to UTF-8 mode!

Footnotes

[1]The simple view might not show everything. To see all elements/attributes use the expert view.