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Change background for Chalk Widget

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Change background for Chalk Widget

I've been trying to change the background of my chalk widget depending on if my model has loaded. I've been able to write the css to put my icon in instead of the default. However I can't get the json code to change it. 

CSS:

.twxChalkIcon {

background: url(#{$resources}/Uploaded/Support32x.svg);

}

.gray{

filter: grayscale(100%);

}

JSON:

$scope.modelTarget_acquired = function(){

$scope.view.wdg["image-3"].class = 'buttons gray';

$scope.view.wdg["chalk-1"].class = 'twxChalkIcon gray';

}

 

Change the class on the "image-3" widget (an image) works just fine, however the chalk widget will not change. If I enter twxChalkIcon gray into the Class property manually it changes to gray no problem.

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Re: Change background for Chalk Widget

after further check I think I found a way how to set it.

Currently it seems that the default css definition in the system-wdiget-extension.css could be overriden only on load time when we use the default name for the definitons in the  Application (app.css) :

...
.twxChalk {
  display: inline-block;
  text-decoration: none;
  color: #6dbd52; }
  .twxChalk a {
    text-decoration: none;
    color: #6dbd52; }
  .twxChalk.horizontal .twxChalkText {
    display: block;
    float: left;
    line-height: 48px;
    padding-left: 10px; }
  .twxChalk.horizontal .twxChalkIcon {
    float: left; }
  .twxChalk.vertical {
    text-align: center; }
    .twxChalk.vertical .twxChalkText {
      display: block;
      line-height: 18px;
      padding-top: 5px; }
    .twxChalk.vertical .twxChalkIcon {
      margin: 0 auto; }

.twxChalkIcon {
  background: url("../extensions/images/Chalk.svg");
  background-repeat: no-repeat;
  background-color: #6dbd52;
  background-position: center center;
  display: block;
  height: 48px;
  width: 48px; }
...

 

So means when we define in the Applicaiton (app.css)  classes with the name twxChalkIcon or twxChalk this will override the current default properties. Setting a class property of the chalk widget will set/override  at most the twxChalk but will do not have any effect for  the Icon properties.

The only way I found is to ovrride particularly this defintion (.twxChalkIcon) on a runtime.

 

So, I created 2 files with the names:

style1.css

.twxChalkIcon {
  background: url('../Default/vu_lightbulb.svg');    
  background-color: green; 
  background-position: center center;
  display: block;
  height: 150px;
  width: 150px; }
}

and :

style2.css

.twxChalkIcon {
  background: url('../Default/vu_fuel-pump.svg');          
  background-color: red;  
  background-position: center center;
  display: block;
  height: 150px;
  width: 150px; }
}

 

Then copied the both files /uploaded them (style#.css)  to the Upload resource folder (app/resources/Uploaded)

Then I  used the following code for a  definition of function which should be called from a button. The function will change the apperance of the widget Icon according to the definition of style#.css

$scope.ChalkButtonStatus=1
//--------------------------------------------------------
// call this function from button
//--------------------------------------------------------
$scope.testChalk= function()
{
if($scope.ChalkButtonStatus==1)
$scope.ChalkButtonStatus=2
else $scope.ChalkButtonStatus=1

  $scope.loadjscssfile("app/resources/Uploaded/style"+$scope.ChalkButtonStatus+".css", "css")
}
//--------------------------------------------------------
//this is utility function to load the style or javaScript
//--------------------------------------------------------
$scope.loadjscssfile= function(filename, filetype){
    if (filetype=="js"){ //if filename is a external JavaScript file
        var fileref=document.createElement('script')
        fileref.setAttribute("type","text/javascript")
        fileref.setAttribute("src", filename)
    }
    else if (filetype=="css"){ //if filename is an external CSS file
        var fileref=document.createElement("link")
        fileref.setAttribute("rel", "stylesheet")
        fileref.setAttribute("type", "text/css")
        fileref.setAttribute("href", filename)
    }
    if (typeof fileref!="undefined")
        document.getElementsByTagName("head")[0].appendChild(fileref)
}

 

so when we can test it in a demo project:

 

2019-10-24_14-06-57.jpg

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3 REPLIES 3

Re: Change background for Chalk Widget

Hi @jlbrenneke ,

 

I check the behavior of the chalk widget and it seems that setting of  the class does not change the appearance of the chalk symbol.  

Currently it read on Studio start /a Vuforia View the setting of the style named “"twxChalkIcon” and will not override it later by the class property setting. When we check  it in the debugging console in preview mode we can still see that the used class is not changed / the class property is set ok :

 

2019-10-23_16-59-35.jpg
 
I will try to request  more info to PTC R&D , Thanks!

Re: Change background for Chalk Widget

after further check I think I found a way how to set it.

Currently it seems that the default css definition in the system-wdiget-extension.css could be overriden only on load time when we use the default name for the definitons in the  Application (app.css) :

...
.twxChalk {
  display: inline-block;
  text-decoration: none;
  color: #6dbd52; }
  .twxChalk a {
    text-decoration: none;
    color: #6dbd52; }
  .twxChalk.horizontal .twxChalkText {
    display: block;
    float: left;
    line-height: 48px;
    padding-left: 10px; }
  .twxChalk.horizontal .twxChalkIcon {
    float: left; }
  .twxChalk.vertical {
    text-align: center; }
    .twxChalk.vertical .twxChalkText {
      display: block;
      line-height: 18px;
      padding-top: 5px; }
    .twxChalk.vertical .twxChalkIcon {
      margin: 0 auto; }

.twxChalkIcon {
  background: url("../extensions/images/Chalk.svg");
  background-repeat: no-repeat;
  background-color: #6dbd52;
  background-position: center center;
  display: block;
  height: 48px;
  width: 48px; }
...

 

So means when we define in the Applicaiton (app.css)  classes with the name twxChalkIcon or twxChalk this will override the current default properties. Setting a class property of the chalk widget will set/override  at most the twxChalk but will do not have any effect for  the Icon properties.

The only way I found is to ovrride particularly this defintion (.twxChalkIcon) on a runtime.

 

So, I created 2 files with the names:

style1.css

.twxChalkIcon {
  background: url('../Default/vu_lightbulb.svg');    
  background-color: green; 
  background-position: center center;
  display: block;
  height: 150px;
  width: 150px; }
}

and :

style2.css

.twxChalkIcon {
  background: url('../Default/vu_fuel-pump.svg');          
  background-color: red;  
  background-position: center center;
  display: block;
  height: 150px;
  width: 150px; }
}

 

Then copied the both files /uploaded them (style#.css)  to the Upload resource folder (app/resources/Uploaded)

Then I  used the following code for a  definition of function which should be called from a button. The function will change the apperance of the widget Icon according to the definition of style#.css

$scope.ChalkButtonStatus=1
//--------------------------------------------------------
// call this function from button
//--------------------------------------------------------
$scope.testChalk= function()
{
if($scope.ChalkButtonStatus==1)
$scope.ChalkButtonStatus=2
else $scope.ChalkButtonStatus=1

  $scope.loadjscssfile("app/resources/Uploaded/style"+$scope.ChalkButtonStatus+".css", "css")
}
//--------------------------------------------------------
//this is utility function to load the style or javaScript
//--------------------------------------------------------
$scope.loadjscssfile= function(filename, filetype){
    if (filetype=="js"){ //if filename is a external JavaScript file
        var fileref=document.createElement('script')
        fileref.setAttribute("type","text/javascript")
        fileref.setAttribute("src", filename)
    }
    else if (filetype=="css"){ //if filename is an external CSS file
        var fileref=document.createElement("link")
        fileref.setAttribute("rel", "stylesheet")
        fileref.setAttribute("type", "text/css")
        fileref.setAttribute("href", filename)
    }
    if (typeof fileref!="undefined")
        document.getElementsByTagName("head")[0].appendChild(fileref)
}

 

so when we can test it in a demo project:

 

2019-10-24_14-06-57.jpg

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Re: Change background for Chalk Widget

Thanks, that worked great! Not the cleanest way to do it, but it gets the job done.

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