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J2ME Polish 2.4 Documentation
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Visual Guide to Item Views

Each UI component has its own default visualization in J2ME Polish. You can, however, specify additional view-types for changing the visualization. You can even create your own view-type.

Item View Types

Following view-types can be used for all items.

fade-in view-type

The fade-in view-type increases the opacity of an item to the specified amount.

fade-out view-type

The fade-out view-type increases the translucency of an item to the specified amount.

particle view-type

The particle view-type scales an item in an explosion like manner.

size-decrease view-type

The size-decrease view-type decreases the height of an item.

size-increase view-type

The size-increase view-type increases the height of an item.

View Types for Container based UI Components

You can apply the following view-types for all Container based UI components - basically these are all components that can contain a number of items. Examples include ChoiceGroup, List, Form, HtmlBrowser and commands menu.

The carousel view-type aligns items in a circle.

dropping view-type

The dropping view-type let items fall from the top of the screen.

fisheye view-type

The fisheye view-type smoothly scales all items and aligns them horizontally.

grayout view-type

The grayout view-type smoothly scales all items and aligns them horizontally.

midp2 view-type

The midp2 view-type The midp2 view-type adds items so a maxmimum number fits into the given space.

numbered view-type

The numbered view-type The numbered view-type adds the position of each item as it's label.

shuffle view-type

The shuffle view-type moves in items from both the left and right edges of a screen.

slide view-type

The slide view-type moves the item in the specified direction.

ChoiceGroup View Types

Next to all Container View Types there are some specific to ChoiceGroups:

exclusive-choice view-type

The exclusive-choice view-type The exclusive-choice view-type shows one option of a ChoiceGroup at a time.

horizontal-choice view-type

The horizontal-choice view-type The horizontal-choice view-type shows all options of a ChoiceGroup in a row.

Gauge View Types

You can use a Gauge for selecting an entry from a numerical range or to indicate progress. Here are some alternative visualizations:

gauge-horizontal-icons view-type

The gauge-horizontal-icons view-type displays several images in sequence while viewing one image at a time.

gauge-horizontal-spheres view-type

The gauge-horizontal-spheres view-type displays several filled circles in a row while exchanging the color of one of them.

gauge-cycling-icons view-type

The gauge-cycling-icons view-type displays several images in a cycle while exchanging one of them.

gauge-cycling-spheres view-type

The gauge-cycling-spheres view-type displays several filled circles in a cycle while exchanging the color of one of them.

ChartItem View Types

You can use different visualizations for the ChartItem:

chart-pie view-type

A ChartItem with a pie visualization The chart-pie view-type visualizes the data in a pie chart.

chart-vertical-bars view-type

A ChartItem with vertical bars The chart-vertical-bars view-type visualizes the data in bars.

Your Own View-Type

Create Your Own View-Type Realize your own View-Type.
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