Animations Layer property

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Enables or disables the Animation Layer (that allows viewing the animation of a point on the map) in a Grid whose Control Type is SD Maps.

Values

False
True

Description

This property allows viewing an animation of a point on the map. It allows, for example, showing the route a vehicle will travel (Taxi, Uber, distributor).

Animation Layer Image

It applies only to Grids whose Control Type property = SD Maps.

When you set the Animations Layer property to True, the following properties will be enabled to set related details:

Another important property related to this kind of Grid whose Control Type property = SD Maps, is the Location Attribute property.

Runtime/Design time

This property applies only at design-time.

Samples

Consider the following transactions:

Car
{
   CarId*
   .....
}

CarLocation
{
   CarId*
   CarLocationId*
   CarLocation (Data Type = GeoPoint)
}

Assume the existence of the following Procedure in order to assign data to the physical tables associated with the previous transactions:

new 
     CarId = 1
endnew
new
     CarId = 1
     CarLocationId = 1
     CarLocation = geopoint.FromString('POINT (-56.088973921240267 -34.883211936027749)')
     CarAnimationDuration = 2
endnew
new        
     CarId = 1
     CarLocationId = 2
     CarLocation = geopoint.FromString('POINT (-56.086742323339877 -34.883211936027749)')
     CarAnimationDuration = 1
endnew
new
     CarId = 1
     CarLocationId = 3
     CarLocation = geopoint.FromString('POINT (-56.083400226489289 -34.883156426543607)')
     CarAnimationDuration = 3
endnew

Next, a Panel object is created, and a Grid is included to which the following properties are configured:

  • Control Type = SD Maps
  • Location Attribute = CarLocation
  • Animation Layer = True
  • Animation Key Attribute = CarId
  • Animation Duration = 2

In the Grid conditions, the following is defined:

       CarLocationId = &CurrentAnimationStep;

In the events section of the Panel for Smart Devices, the following is defined:

Event 'Refresh'
    Composite
        Grid1.Refresh()
        &currentAnimationStep += 1
    EndComposite
Endevent

Event ClientStart
      &currentAnimationStep = 1
Endevent

Note: To fully view the animation, defining a zoom based in a range that reaches the points to animate is recommended. The following Grid properties must be configured for this purpose:

Therefore, the ClientStart event has to be modified to start the &Radio variable:

Event ClientStart
     composite
         &currentAnimationStep = 1
         &Radio = 100
     endcomposite
EndEvent


An alternative to set the duration of the animation

Suppose that attributes are added to the CarLocation transaction in example 1 to store the duration and/or the final behavior of the animation:

CarLocation
{
   CarID*
   CarLocationId*
   CarLocation (Data Type = GeoPoint)
   CarAnimationDuration (Data Type = Numeric)
}

Since an attribute (CarAnimationDuration) contains the number of seconds that the animation lasts, you have to set the Grid property of the SDMaps control type:

  • Animation Duration Attribute = CarAnimationDuration 
     

Availability 

IOS :  Genexus V16 U5 or higher
Android:  Genexus V16U7 or higher 

How to apply changes

To apply changes made by this property, do a Build with this Only of the object.

Scope

Platforms: Smart Devices(IOS)
Controls: Grid (Control Type: SD Maps)

See Also

Maps Control Type
Location Attribute property