A View onto your Data
There are several types of list or grid available in Omnis Studio which means you have complete flexibility in displaying lists of data – this allows the end user to survey their data and make selections. Single columns of data can be displayed simply using the ‘List’ component, and a hierarchical list of data can be displayed in a Tree list. For more complex data sets that need to be laid out in rows and columns, a Data grid or Headed list is provided, and for more sophisticated layouts akin to a spreadsheet the Complex grid is provided. Read more about lists and grids.
Your Data in Graphic Detail
You can display a location or thing in your Omnis web and mobile apps using the Map Control, which is essentially a container for displaying a Google™ map in your web form. By setting the longitude and latitude and other properties, the Map control provides a very rich interface in your apps for providing services based on location. (Note you have to register with Google to obtain an API key.)
Navigation and Application Flow
Navigation is an important factor to consider when designing your web or mobile app – aside from the data entry and display, the effectiveness of the navigation in your app will have an impact on its success or ease of use. Furthermore, effective navigation and “flow” is even more critical if your app is intended for mobile devices since you have limited space and users can ‘only’ touch and slide objects. To this end Omnis Studio provides several components for navigation and providing logical sections or steps in your app.
The Nav bar allows you to present a number of separate panes in a confined space and the end user can simply click or touch to shuffle through the panes. A similar effect can be achieved with a Tab bar which allows the end user to switch back and forth between sections or panes in your app. The Page control can also be used to flip between panes, and the Hyperlink control can be used to navigate through a series of options, or the Tree list can present a number of options arranged in a hierarchy. For a more conventional approach to navigation, the Nav menu provides a cascading menu structure that allows users to select from a hierarchical list of options. Read more about tabs and navigation.
See them All!
Posted by: Omnis Blog Team