Drawing Canvas

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Drawing Canvas

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The Drawing Canvas lets you draw with the mouse. It can be used as creative item on the WD interface on the one hand. But the more interesting feature is to use it as live input in Pandoras Box, so that you will be able to paint on screen from within Widget Designer.

Please note that a Direct Show capture device like the coolux DVI capture card needs to be installed on the Pandoras Box Server/Player in order to use it as live picture / mask.

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To create a Drawing Canvas widget choose "Widgets > Panels > DrawingCanvas". The mouse cursor changes to a crosshair icon, indicating the create mode. With a left-click anywhere on the empty main background window you add the selected widget to the current page. Left-click again if you like to add one more. To quit the create mode, you can switch to the run mode with [F8], where you can use all widgets. Most widgets however need to be set up first.

Item Properties:
To design the Pen and Background colors simply right-click on the Drawing Canvas control and choose the menu entry "Item Properties", press [ALT+P] whilst the mouse is hovering above it or double-click on it when being in the edit / move mode ([F9]).The item property dialog opens up.

ID:
The Panel’s ID may be changed by entering a new one in the text field top left.

Fix:
When the option “Fix” is checked, the Drawing Canvas will be available on every page.

Pen Size:
Choose here a different pen size by entering it or by using the arrows up and down.

Pen Colour:
You may change the pen colour by clicking in the small colored box. A new window opens where fixed colors or user defined ones are available.

BG:
You may change the background colour by clicking in the small colored box. A new window opens where fixed colors or user defined ones are available.

Clearing the drawing Canvas interface

To remote control the Drawing Canvas with commands e.g. in a Custom Script Button, these ones are available: