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Version: 8.1

Perspective - View Canvas

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Description

The View Canvas component can display multiple Perspective views, each positioned on a coordinate based system. The component offers smooth transition animations when views are relocated. Familiarity with CSS is helpful in taking full advantage of the this component.

Properties

Most Properties have binding options. For more information on Bindings, see Types of Bindings in Perspective. This section only documents the Props Category of properties. The other Categories are described on the Perspective Component Properties page.

NameDescriptionProperty Type
instancesArray of views to display in the canvas.
  • position: Mode that defines how the element is positioned within the canvas. For position absolute, the view is placed within the canvas based on its top, left, bottom, right positions. Views that are positioned absolute do not participate in the flow of the document. For position relative, the view is placed within the canvas placed in the normal document flow and then offset by its top, left values. This is the same with left and right.Options are relative or absolute. Default is absolute. Value is string.
  • top: The top position of the view. Value is numeric.
  • left: The left position of the view. Value is numeric.
  • bottom: The bottom position of the view. Note: If both top and bottom are set, bottom is respected only if position is set to absolute and height is unspecified. Value is numeric.
  • right: The right position of the view. Note: If both left and right are set, left is respected only if position is set to absolute and width is unspecified. Value is numeric.
  • zIndex: The z-order position of the view. Value is numeric.
  • width: The width of the view. Value is numeric.
  • height: The height of the view. Value is numeric.
  • viewPath: Path to the view you want to display.

      New in 8.1.29
      If a path is present in the viewPath property field, an Open View icon will appear that will navigate directly to the view when clicked. Value is string.
  • viewParams: The parameters of the view.

      New in 8.1.4
      As of 8.1.4 a dropdown list of parameters is available when the user clicks the AddObject Member icon. This makes it easy to add parameters from the rendered view.
  • style: Sets a style for this view. Full menu of style options is available for text, background, margin and padding, border, shape and miscellaneous. You can also specify a style class.
  • array
    transitionSettingsTransition settings on each view. The properties affected by transition settings are top, left, bottom, right, and zIndex.
  • duration: Duration of the transition. Units are seconds or milliseconds. Value is numeric.
  • timingFunction: Mathematical function that defines how fast one-dimensional values change during the transition. The transition can be described as a cubic Bezier or steps function. The presets for cubic Bezier functions are linear, ease, ease-in, ease-in-out, and ease-out. The presets for steps functions are step-start and step-end. Value is string.
  • value: numeric
    enableTransitionsDetermines whether transitions should play when transitions are defined.value: boolean
    defaultStyleSets a style for all views. Full menu of style options is available for text, background, margin and padding, border, shape and miscellaneous. You can also specify a style class.object
    styleSets a style for the canvas. Full menu of style options is available for text, background, margin and padding, border, shape and miscellaneous. You can also specify a style class.object

    Scripting

    See the Perspective - View Canvas Scripting page for the full list of scripting functions available for this component.