Add and remove containers from a Screen

This topic describes how to add a new Container to a Screen (or a Container) and properties common to all Containers.

To add Containers on a Screen, you need to activate Design mode.

Containers are located in the left panel of the Screen design area, under the second tab of the menu.


Adding a Container to a Screen

To add a Container on a Screen, simply drag and drop it on the Screen design area. When the Containers is in the Screen design area, it can be moved and resized as desired.

To add an Object to a Container, select it so its current area is outlined with a light blue trait then drag and drop the desired Object from the toolbox on the Container area. You can also use the Copy/Paste Object feature.

Ensure containers are sized appropriately to minimize the need to scroll or double scroll (horizontally and vertically).
You can add a Container to another Container, in case a Screen has to include many Objects.
Bear in mind the configuration of Objects if screens are printed out. The use of Containers should change accordingly (i.e. secondary tabs in Containers will not show in print outs).


Removing a Container from a Screen

To remove a Container from a Screen, select it so its shape is outlined with a light blue trait. Next, click the recycle bin button located in the Top Menu of the Capsules workspace or press the Delete key. If you delete a Container, all the Objects it contains will be deleted as well.

To remove an Object from a Container, select it and click the recycle bin button located in the Top Menu of the Capsules workspace or press the Delete key.


If a Container includes a large number of Objects or Containers, you can easily select the desired Object or Containers from the "Screen Objects in the active Screen" sub-page in the left panel.

Containers look as a folder in the tree structure displayed in the "Screen Objects in the active Screen" sub-page.


Containers general properties

Apart from settings common to all Screen Objects, Containers have their specific properties that will be covered in the following pages of this manual.

Since Containers can be considered as Screens inside other Screens, they can be used to create ATO management environments: to do so, check the "Activate ATO" option in the Container properties panel on the right.

Screen selections and selections made by the user using Selector Objects (if any) also apply to data displayed in Containers.

Formatting a Container

In the contextual right panel of the Capsules workspace in Design mode, the following formatting options are available for Containers:

  • Comments. Allows the configuration of a custom tooltip and an annotation field specific to that Object. Those information will be visible in Play mode
  • Font. Font configuration: text font family, font size and color
  • Colors. The Object's elements color or background image configuration
  • Border. The Object's border style configuration 
  • Position and size. The configuration of the Object's position on the Screen, its size and a rotation angle
  • Graphic effect. The Object's transparency configuration. In Play mode, the Object will appear opaque until you hover over it. 



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