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Storyboard Tutorial: User Interface Table Variables

By jwarren on Sep 24, 2014 3:59:36 PM

Sometimes the best way to display data in Storyboard is with tables and table variables. Tables, as well as cells within the table, are able to contain several render extensions aka user interface table variables. This allows them to behave dynamically and perform a wide variety of tasks. In our last tutorial, we walked through a simple introduction to creating tables in Storyboard Suite. In this tutorial, we are going to go a little deeper and venture into table variables.

Prerequisite

Before getting started, download the example that we've started for you and import it into Storyboard. You should see something that looks like this:

 

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Storyboard - Adding Tables to your Application User Interface (UI)

By jwarren on Sep 12, 2014 2:44:22 PM

Today, we are going back to basics in this Storyboard user interface (UI) tutorial. Table basics. Tables are a special control in Storyboard. While most controls are individual, tables are more like containers that organize several controls inside them. This tutorial will walk you through how to create a very simple table, add background colour, adjust basic settings, and add render extensions. Before we get started building our table, create a new application in Storyboard Designer.

Add a background colour for the application's UI

First we're going to add a background to our application.

  1. Right-click on Screen1
  2. Select Add
  3. Select Control
  4. Give your new control a name
  5. In the Render Extensions list, select Fill
  6. Select Finish

You will be asked to select a colour for your background. For the purposes of this tutorial, let's select white.

 

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Automotive UI Development using Storyboard Suite at Car HMi 2014

By Jennie on Jun 20, 2014 3:12:52 PM


Cars driving by themselves. In-car gaming and entertainment while avoiding distraction. Voice recognition to allow us to have conversations with our cars about route navigation and weather. Mobile device integration with car systems.

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Storyboard Suite showcased at event on UI for Automotive

By Jennie on Jun 4, 2014 1:02:27 PM

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Start your Embedded Engine with Storyboard Suite 3.2.1

By Jennie on Jun 2, 2014 9:55:22 AM

Our Storyboard Suite 3.2 release last year was packed full of new features for the design, embedded engine and browser. Now that it has been "in the wild" for 6 months and customers have been using it to create user interfaces (UI) for their embedded applications, we've been getting great feedback about which features users love, which ones could benefit from a little refinement, and which new features would be helpful to respond to embedded UI design pain points. We value the comments and questions we get from our customers, because it provides us an opportunity to make Storyboard better and to constantly fine tune the experience of building UIs for embedded applications.

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