Control Types for Smart Devices

Want to show an ImageGallery and browse thru it in a very intuitive way? Want to have a natural view of locations using a Map? Want to rate a product using a StarRating control instead of typing a value?

GeneXus X Evolution 2 provides these kind of controls and more so you can build flexible and intuitive applications for Smart Devices. Besides, you will be able to create your own custom controls! These controls are called "User Controls for Smart Devices". User controls will make it easy to create flexible and intuitive applications by taking advantage of most of the features available currently in smart devices.

User Controls like these ones can be included in GeneXus applications

HowTo: Using SD Image Gallery Control SD Maps Control Rating Control SD Scanner Control
SD ImageGallery User Control picture2 SD Map User Control picture2 SD StarRating User Control picture1 SD Scanner User Control picture 1


Probably, you've already imagined more such as various controls that differ in functionality and complexity. For this reason, we are developing an extensible control platform to let you integrate a broad set of controls.

There are two types of user control for smart devices: Item and List.

The items user controls apply for single valued items, such as:

The list ones applied for complex data types such as a collection, Structured Data Type or Data Provider object. Samples of this kind are:

Control Type Description Example
SD Paged Grid It shows one register of a list per page. This enables you to show more information and navigate through the list in a nicer way. Also by double tapping you can acces the detailed view of the Item. See more... SD Paged Grid - Decano example
SD Leaves Lets you have a similar experience of turning a page of a book. Each grid item is show in a single page. See more... SD Leaves - runtime example iOS compressed
SD Horizontal Grid Lets us show the elements horizontaly, instead of the usual vertical way for a Grid. Also it lets us control the way the elements are shown, letting us choose the amount of columns and rows we want to display by page. See more... SD Horizontal Grid - example
SD Magazine Viewer It allows to having an experience similar to reading a newspaper, magazine or catalog. Each page shows many articles (parts of them), that could be  zooming in with a touch (the equivalent of “continued on page X” of a printed newspaper version).  The amount of items shown could vary among columns. See more... sd magazine viewer - iOS example
SD Image Gallery Lets you display the grid items as an image gallery. For that, there must be at least one attribute having an Image data type. See more... SD Image Gallerty - example iOS SD Image Gallerty - example iOS 2
SD Maps Provides a way for displaying locations using a map and interacting with them. For that the grid needs to have a geolocation value for each item. See more... SD Maps - example compressed
SD Image Map lets you display a background image with regions identified by its coordinates {x, y} and a size. Each defined region can have an image to display on the coordinates defined to it with the defined size. Each region corresponds to one item of the list. See more... SD Image Map - car example
SD Charts Lets you display numeric information of a grid as a chart (pie or timeline). See more... SD Charts - examples
SD Spark Line It is often used to show high densitiy series of numbers. See more...  
SD Matrix Grid To display data in two-dimensional grids (as of GeneXus X evolution 3). See more... Matrix Grid Control - The programming of a television channel

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