Media Control Panel

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Media Control Panel

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The MediaControl is designed to create thumbnail button tables based on the thumbnail downloads of the CITP feature of Pandoras Box.

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To create a MediaControl widget choose "Widgets > Buttons > MediaControl". The mouse cursor changes to a crosshairs 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.

To edit the MediaControl parameters simply right-click on the desired MediaControl widget 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 MediaControl property dialog opens up.

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General Widget Settings

Name

A unique name can be entered to identify the widget via the Object and Member Notation. The default name is based on the widget type and ID.

Page

This drop-down offers all available pages to place the widget on.

ID
The MediaControl’s ID may be changed by entering a new one in the text field top left. If you change it, you will be asked if you also want to adapt the name to the new ID.

Notes

A short note can be added here. It is not displayed outside the widget but can be set and retrieved with the WidgetID.Note property member.

Visible

Uncheck this box to hide the widget.

Fix
When the option “Fix” is checked, the MediaControl will be displayed on every page.

Size

Enter a pixel size for the MediaControl's size.

X and Y

Enter the location of the widget (upper left corner) in pixels

Media Control Settings

The Control Settings section lets you design and set up the MediaControl button

Devices
To assign the media files to one or multiple devices, enter the site and device ID into the device text field.

Example:
To assign the media files to Device1 of Server1 and Device1 of Server2 enter "1.1 2.1" 

Highlight Size and Color
If a thumbnail button is clicked, it is highlighted with a colored line. Here you can define the line width in pixels and the color.

Folder ID, Index, Rows and Columns
The MediaControl is automatically built based on the selected FolderID, the start index of the files as well as the rows and columns count.

Size
The size sets the width of every thumbnail button.

Script

In the Script section you may enter commands to be executed either on mouse down event or mouse up. They will be assigned to all buttons of the MediaControl. This way, you can assign an additional action to every media change, e.g. an opacity fade-in.
You can type directly in the text fields, the Script Assistant will help you finding the expression you search for. The topic Script Language explains this in more detail.
See here a list of all commands.