Image Slider control

Media control to display images in a slider view

Image Slider is a Media Control that is used to show a group of images in a slider view in which one picture is shown at a time and the pictures keep sliding at a specific interval of time.

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Properties

UI Properties

  • Label : Label is the text that is displayed above the control and helps the user to understand the purpose of the Image Slider Control.

  • Properties : These properties help you customize the Label by changing the text size, weight ( Light, Normal, Bold, Extra Bold, X Extra Bold), alignment (Left, Center, Right, Justified) and color of the label.

  • Type : The Type field is automatically generated depending upon the type of control used. In this case, it is an “image_slider” type.

  • Unique Name : A Unique Name is used to uniquely identify a control in your App. Every control that is added on the screen gets an auto-generated Unique Name on the basis of the Label name given to the control.

  • Tooltip: This allows you to add the Tooltip text that would provide a hint to the user for providing input. The Tooltip icon would be visible if you switch on the Show tooltip icon toggle property available below.

  • Description: Is the description that you can add for your controls. The Description would only be visible if you switch on the Show Description toggle property available below.

  • Show Tooltip Icon: This allows you to toggle switch ON or OFF to show or hide the tooltip icon where the tooltip text would appear.

  • Show Description: This allows you to toggle switch ON or OFF to show or hide the Description text.

  • Hidden : It helps the maker to hide the field from the user. This might help to perform those actions that you do not want the user to see. It can also be used to show certain fields only when a specific condition is met/not met.

  • Caching : When the caching option is selected and if a LOOKUP formula is applied to this control, the state that the LOOKUP returns will be cached and the user will be able to see this state of the field even when he accesses the microapp later with no connectivity. This option is required when you want your app to be accessible in offline mode as well and getting the latest data from the sheets always is not critical.

  • Hide Label : This option hides the label of the control from the view.

  • Trigger dependents: When you Disable Trigger Dependents, it helps you to reduce or optimize the unnecessary evaluation of the dependent control’s formula. For a detailed explanation refer to this article here .
    By default, Trigger dependents is enabled. However, in complex apps by switching it off, you would limit the evaluation in the dependent control and in turn ensure quicker response times.

Properties

  • Visible Images on Web: This option is used to input the number of images that will be present in the Image Slider.

  • Select Image: This allows you to add the images that you want to reflect in the Image slider.

  • Autoplay: This allows you to enable or disable to Autoplay the Image slider.

  • Show Arrows: This allows you to show Arrows that can be used to slide through the Image Slider.

Style

  • Image width: This allows you to set the image width as a percentage of the page or as a few pixels
  • Image max-width: This set the maximum width that you can set for the image.
  • Height: This allows you to set the image height as a percentage of the page or as a few pixels.
  • Border radius: This is the radius of the rounded corners of your image.
  • Fill Type: This specifies how the image would fill the container. It can be either Cover or Contain.
    • Contain: The image is scaled while maintaining the aspect ratio while filling the container box.
    • Cover: The image is clipped to fit the container box while filling the container box.
  • Opacity: This specifies the opacity to be maintained for the images.

How to Use an Image Slider Control?

Start with selecting the Image Slider Control from the Media section of the Controls Menu.

The Image Slider Control will then appear on the screen in the builder, you can then set all the above properties as per your requirements.

You can use the Data option to bind data to Image Slider Control.

There are different ways in which you can bind data to the control.
Bind Data

  1. Static Data: This is the data that does not change over the period of time. Such data is used to assign default values in fields in your application. The static data can be based on the data type i.e. Numeric, Text, and List type data.

  2. Sheets : This allows you to fetch data from a sheet and display it in the fields. Select your sheet from the list and then select the columns to be used. You can also add filters and sort data.

  3. Controls: This allows you to get data from one of the App controls.

  4. Variables: This assigns the value of the variables defined in the app.

  5. LoggedIn User: You can display the properties related to the LoggedIn User like username, usermail, Admin, status, and so on. You can select a single property only . Select column and click Save .

  6. API: This allows you to add an API and select the values returned by the respective API. You can select multiple keys to display values.

  7. Custom Formula: This can be used to apply formulas and store the output of those formulas. You can learn more about formulas here.

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