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GROUPED DASHES - ADVANCED

VDash allows you to create Dashes that have multiple feature groups. For example, you can create a dash that can display time information and position and force information. This is particularly useful when creating a complete Dash from scratch with common elements between the groups because it allows you to share elements across groups, like in this example below put together by Keithb23

  • Showing time configuation

  • Showing tyre/brake information

  • Showing brake force and temparature information

WHAT

This is acheived through VDash's View Group and Page concepts. A Page is something you see, and a View Group is a collection views.

  • A view can be part of none or some View Groups
  • A Page consists of at least one View Group
  • The currently showing Page can be changed by tapping on the background, or by an event from ther server

HOW

The following example is purposefully simple. However, this can be expanded into as many Pages as you want.

To begin with, I have unlocked the aspect ratio, removed all views from the base Dash, and added an Image View from the Set Views category. The image I'm using is the background from the R500 dash.


Making a background group

Next, I'm going to add a local time view. I want the image and the time view to be part of the background, so I will add them to a background View Group

  • 1. Adding a local time view

  • 2. Editing the local time view - edit its grouping

  • 3. Create a new group

  • 4. Add the background and local time view to the new background View Group

  • 5. Accept the new groupings


Making a foreground group

For one of the View Groups I'm going to use the Bulb Bar from the Radical dash. Again, add it to a view group (or in this case, make a new one). You can see that the view is already added to the new View Group.

  • 6. Addign an RPM bar

  • 7. Creating a new View Group for it


Creating the first Page

Once I have a set of View Groups I want to display, join them in a Page. I am joining the background group and a foreground group to make a Page

  • 8. Page menu

  • 9. Create a new Page

  • 10. Add Page details, and add the View Groups to the Page

  • 11. Single Page created

To make things easier, its a good idea to make a temporary Page using only the background View Group. This will give you the ability to hide all other views (apart from the background views) when placing a new view for a new View Group. You can change the currently visible Page using the 'Previous Page' and 'Next Page' menu items. This temporary Page can easily be deleted or disabled later.


Create the last foreground group and Page

For the final example View Group I will add a Text / Bar View to display the water temparature. As before, create a new View Group for it, and a new Page to hold the background and the new View Group

  • 12. Adding new view and making a new View Group for it

  • 13. Creating a new Page from the new View Group and the background group

  • 14. All Pages and the disabled background group.



DONE

You can cycle through all enabled Pages with the menu items.

  • RPM Page

  • Water Temp Page

Remember, this demo is supposed to be simple. The View Groups can be as complex as you want. A View can be in many View Groups, and a View Group can contain many Views. Use Pages to display layers of View Groups.