The software is definitely on the right track, so good work team!
If any of this is currently available to do, someone please inform me otherwise, here it goes:
1) Different selectable colors for each needle width
-Example: The Max Width is currently 5 pixels. If you could choose what the color of each of those pixel lines would be, it would help make the needle look more realistic, as the user could use shading.
2) Triangle Tip at end of Needle with selectable color
-Just to add more realism
3) Choice to overlay a circle around axis point of the gauge with selectable color and radius
-Adds the option for new gauge designs, such as a large radius would leave the center area solid/clear for graphics or other information while the needle sweeps around the perimeter.
Here is an image to help clarify my thoughts:
compare this center to the one above in the first post
I am now reviewing all of the Feature Requests, this will take some time, patience please.
idea for better rendering carried forward
Gauges can be realized via pictures
everything is already posted a FEW times in the Gallery and FeatureRequest forum ...
Gerry Kropf, please keep in mind this particular thread to which you are replying was started
almost a year ago, and remained without an update for 8 months. So my apologies if a thread started, or examples posted, just 16 days ago in a separate thread were missed. The bolding and capitalization of the word FEW, paired with the ellipses at the end of your response comes off a
little hostile, disrespectful, and condescending, and as such, was not needed. Nor is it a good representation of the customer interaction to be expected from the itead forum team when responding to users and supporters of their product. If this was not your intent with the bolding, capitalization, and ellipses then my apologies for this miscommunication created by the multiple possible interpretations of online text.
Patrick, thank you for posting the attachments for clarification as it is very much appreciated.
the thread itself is around 10 month old, but sorry, you didn't reply on a 8 month old posting, you replied on Patricks entry from "Fri, 6 Jan 2017 at 9:19 AM" ...
So, even a 16 days elder posting was alredy available when you post and request today ... "Mon, 9 Jan at 9:17 AM" ...
And as Patrick already showed, there are many threads out for this topic ... not only one, and not only a 16 days old ...
Before we address the age of this thread vs recent videos
Simple 20 step gauge was posted in the Gallery Feb 6 2016 using this technique
Circular gauge with Timer Event was posted in the Gallery Sep 28 2015
I would interpret FEW ... as there are now many many examples.
I was also going to mention this, but didn't as it was already stated.
A deeper understanding of the decision is that the firmware space
needs to be reserved for expanding firmware capabilities, and when
it can be accomplished within user code and capabilities, it doesn't
advance the Nextion to fill firmware with things users can do already.
The Editor will never become a photoshop replacement, such user
programs are also already available and already of high quality. So
most graphical issues are usually accomplished with the users
favourite graphics program. With a little code on the Nextion side
many gauge style effects can be accomplished well beyond what
the gauge component itself is capable of.
Gerry will provide a tutorial on such in 2017
sorry when my professionalism does not fit every customers ideas ... that's also not my duty to proof ...
It is our task to
- give technical help as its best
- keep the forum in an order
To do it seriouse is already a very time-consuming issue.
But it is not our task to
- find postings for users
- read postings for users
Sorry, this is just a bit out of our scope ... we have better things to do ...