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Flowcode V4 Custom Images

Custom images:
Custom images can be used to change the appearance of the Switch, LED, ADC, and Keypad components. Individual images can range from photographic representations of real components to hand drawn sketches and clipart. High quality images can be used to help to develop a project into a finished product by producing a true representation of the appearance and interaction of the control panel components. Alternatively, lower quality images can be used to symbolize system inputs and outputs in a way that might convey greater meaning than the default led and switch images. The most commonly used file format for the custom images is .png, as these images are compatible with the components' ability to handle transparency. Many other image file formats (bitmap, jpeg, etc.) are also supported. Large image files can cause simulation to run at a reduced speed. Where possible, the size and/or resolution of large images should be reduced to prevent this problem.

images: Importing images:
Custom images are imported via the property page of the component. Each of the components supporting this feature offers a custom type, or shape, in addition to the default options. When the custom option is selected, the property page creates a box for each of the images required by the component. Images are imported by dragging their file icons from an explorer window into the component image boxes. They are displayed immediately on the property page and transferred to the main simulation panel by the OK or Apply button.

Image size:
The 'Keep image size' checkbox is used to determine how the image is displayed in the simulation panel. If it is unchecked, the size of the component is determined by the slider control, and the image is scaled to fit. If it is checked, the images are displayed full size, and the size of the component is determined by the largest height and width dimensions of the images.

Switch & LED:
The Switch and LED components can import custom images to represent their active and inactive states

and only pointers and indicators are included in the foreground image. Each form of the component consists of a static background image and a moveable foreground image. and blank key templates have been provided. and saving the result as a . Three default arrangements are provided. an image of a keycap can be imported into each key location. The keypad component has been designed to display a scaleable matrix of fixed keys (from 1x1 to 4x4) with key press animation. ADC: ADC: The ADC component can have images imported in both its rotary and slider form.An additional centre image for the switch component is provided to improve the animation of a latching switch. but if the custom option is selected. most of the component can be displayed as the background image. It momentarily displays an intermediate image to simulate the movement of the component. The fader ADC images are supplied as a static background scale and a coloured.png file. The rotary ADC images are supplied as a static black or white Knob and a range of moveable pointers. A range of additional keycaps. moveable. The keycaps folder contains complete keycaps that are ready to import. New keycaps can be created by overlaying legends from the 'Black Legends' or 'White Legends' folders onto one of the supplied KEYPAD Background <colour> images in a suitable graphics editing program. Usually. some with additional coloured caps. Keypad: Keypad: The Keypad and ADC components also allow custom images to be imported. it can be loaded with either the ON or OFF image. If an intermediate image is not available. legends. slider .