Text

A text object, unlike a text input object, is designed just to display text on the screen, rather than allow users to input it themselves.

Settings

  • Text: We can change what the text says for the Text object!
  • Load State: When the screen loads, what happens to the control?  Is it clickable?  Then it’s Regular.  Disabled?  It’s there but you can’t use it (it’s greyed-out).  Or, if you prefer, you could make the control Hidden in the live screen.
  • Font Type: This specifies the type of font used for the text object. Currently there are two types: Paragraph and Title. Paragraph is for normal text. Title is for larger text that is used for titles.
  • Format as link: Make the text a link, and then you can format in a number of ways based on link: a phone number, or an email, or even a web address!
  • Text stays on one line: Text stays on one line as opposed to wrapping to the next line if it’s too long. Careful – this means it could go right off the screen!
  • Show Icon: Allows you to add an icon to the text object by choosing from the Method list. Also opens an option to choose the icon alignment (left or right).
  • Width: How wide should your control be in relation to the screen?  Auto means it’ll be the width of the text or icon, Fixed lets you assign a width in pixels, and Full will make it the full width of the section or cell it has been dragged into.

Display/Format

  • Format as: A text object can be a normal word, or a number, or a date. You can format it accordingly.

Style

  • Text size/colors: Determine the size and color of your text from the Method palette.
  • Icon colors: If you have an icon in your text object, choose its color here.
  • Text align: Choose from regular, left, center, right, and justified alignments.
  • Font weight: Choose how thick your text appears from X-light to X-bold.
  • Border size/color/style: Change the size, color and style of your border.

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