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Add Watch Widgets

Widgets are the building blocks of a screen (form) in a digital application, and each one has a specific purpose, such as user interaction or animation. Quantum Visualizer provides you with built-in widgets that help you achieve your required functionality. You can configure every widget based on your needs.

This topic covers widgets for the Watch channel. For information regarding widgets for the Mobile, Tablet, and Desktop channels, see Populate Screens with Widgets.

Quantum Visualizer provides three types of widgets for the Apple Watch: Container, Basic, and Advanced.

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Access widgets from the Widget Tab

The Three Types of Widgets

Access Widgets from the Widget Tab

The widgets are located on the Widget tab of the Quantum VisualizerLibrary pane. To add widgets to a form, simply drag and drop them into place. As you do so, alignment guides display to guide your positioning of the widget.


Dragging a button widget onto a Watch form.

The Three Types of Widgets

Quantum Visualizer provides you with three types of widgets.

Container Widget

Basic Widgets

Advanced Widgets

Container Widget

The container widget category for the Watch channel consists of a single widget, the Group container widget. You can add any of the Watch widgets directly onto a Watch form without using the Group container. But if you want to structure your form with grouped widgets that align on either a horizontal or vertical axis, you can use the Group container. This widget behaves similarly to HBox and VBox forms, which were the de facto method for adding widgets to a form in Kony Studio 6.0 and earlier. A Group container can orient the widgets it contains either horizontally, or vertically. By nesting one or more vertically-oriented Group containers within a horizontally-oriented Group container, and then adding widgets to those containers, you can create a grid of widgets. Similarly, you can also nest horizontally-oriented Group containers within a vertically -oriented Group container. With the right combination and alignment of horizontal and vertical Group containers, you can position a widget anywhere on the Watch form. For more information about the Group container widget, see Group Widget.


Two vertically-oriented Group containers, each containing four button widgets, nested within a single, horizontally-oriented Group container.

Basic Widgets

Basic Widgets help you build the user interface in your application. Along with designing the application, you can also configure events to these widgets or write code snippets to create functionality.

Widget

Description Image
Button The Button widget provides input to an application or to trigger an event. For example, you can navigate to a form, interact with a dialog box, or confirm an action.
Date

The Date widget can display a date, a time of day, or both. It does not have an Actions tab.

Image2 The Image2 widget is a non-interactive widget that you can use to display a local image file. You can use an Image2 widget in scenarios such as displaying your company's logo, displaying a snapshot, and providing an illustration.
Label The Label widget displays non-editable text on a form and is non-interactive.
Line The Line widget is a non-interactive widget that provides a means of visually separating widgets from one another on the Watch screen.
Slider With the Slider widget, you select a value from a defined range of values by moving the thumb (an indicator) in a horizontal direction.
Timer The Timer widget displays a non-editable countdown on a form and is non-interactive.

 

Advanced Widgets

Advanced widgets provide you the capability to achieve the most commonly used functionality in your application. These Widgets are developed by Quantum Visualizer. Also, the option to configure properties of the widgets is provided.

Widget

Description Image
Map The Map widget displays locations defined by latitude and longitude on an on-screen map.
Segment2 The Segment2 widget consists of multiple segments (rows or records), and each segment (row or record) can have multiple child widgets.
Switch The Switch widget presents two mutually exclusive choices or states.
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