Visuals

You can create a reusable rendering logic, which can be used by all controls, by using DALi visuals. Visuals are the main building block for controls. The Dali::Toolkit::Visual instance (in mobile and wearable applications) is used to display renderer content.

Overview

DALi provides the following visuals:

The controls can provide properties that allow you to specify the visual type (visualType). You set visual properties through a property map. The visualType field in the property map specifies the visual to use or create. The visual type is required to avoid ambiguity as multiple visuals can be capable of rendering the same content.

The Control::Property::BACKGROUND is an example of a property which takes in a property map to create a visual.

Existing controls can be supplied with Visuals, and the visuals are defined with a Property Map and this map passes to the control.
The control parses this Property Map and creates the actual Visual.

The Dali::Toolit::ImageView control is a good example of this.
The image can be set with a property map or an url.

ImageView imageView = ImageView:New();

imageView.SetProperty( ImageView::Property::IMAGE,
                       Property::Map().Add( ImageVisual::Property::URL, "./images/apple.svg" )
                                      .Add( ImageVisual::Property::ATLASING, false  ) );

or

ImageView imageView = ImageView:New();

imageView.SetProperty( ImageView::Property::IMAGE, "./images/apple.svg" );

Visuals have common properties and specific ones.
Using the Property Map, Properties can be applied to the Image (ImageVisual).
In the second example with the url being passed in directly, the ImageView will internally create a Visual.

Visual Depth Index

The ‘depth index’ is the draw order for visuals within a control.
Depth index increases automatically for each added visual.
The last registered visual is always on top.

Color Visual

The color visual renders a solid color to the visual’s quad geometry.

Figure: Color visual

Color visual

The following table lists the supported properties. The visual type is Visual::COLOR or "COLOR".

Table: Image visual properties

Property String Type Required Description
ColorVisual::Property::MIX_COLOR mixColor VECTOR4 Yes The solid color is required.

Usage:

Dali::Toolkit::Control control = Dali::Toolkit::Control::New();
PropertyMap colorVisualMap;
colorVisualMap.Add( Visual::Property::TYPE,  Visual::Color ))
              .Add( ColorVisual::Property::MIX_COLOR, Color::RED );
control.SetProperty( Control::Property::BACKGROUND, colorVisualMap );

Gradient Visual

The gradient visual renders a smooth transition of colors to the visual’s quad. Both linear (left in the following figure) and radial (right in the following figure) gradients are supported.

Figure: Gradient visual

Gradient visual linear Gradient visual radial

The following table lists the supported properties. The visual type is Visual::GRADIENT or "GRADIENT".

Table: Gradient visual properties

Property String Type Required Description
GradientVisual::Property::START_POSITION startPosition VECTOR2 For linear only The start position of the linear gradient.
GradientVisual::Property::END_POSITION endPosition VECTOR2 For linear only The end position of the linear gradient.
GradientVisual::Property::CENTER center VECTOR2 For radial only The center point of the radial gradient.
GradientVisual::Property::RADIUS radius FLOAT For radial only The size of the radius.
GradientVisual::Property::STOP_OFFSET stopOffset ARRAY of FLOAT No All the stop offsets. If not supplied, the default is 0.0 and 1.0.
GradientVisual::Property::STOP_COLOR stopColor ARRAY of FLOAT Yes The color at the stop offsets. At least 2 are required to show a gradient.
GradientVisual::Property::UNITS units INTEGER or STRING No The coordinate system.
GradientVisual::Property::SPREAD_METHOD spreadMethod INTEGER or STRING No Indicates what happens if a gradient starts or ends inside bounds.

If the GradientVisual::Property::STOP_OFFSET and GradientVisual::Property::STOP_COLOR arrays do not have the same number of elements, the minimum of the 2 is used as the stop points.

Units

The GradientVisual::Property::UNITS are used to define the coordinate system for the attributes:

  • Start (x1, y1) and end (x2 and y2) points of a line, if using a linear gradient.
  • Center point (cx, cy) and radius ® of a circle, if using a radial gradient.

Table: Unit values

Enumeration String Description
GradientVisual::Units::OBJECT_BOUNDING_BOX OBJECT_BOUNDING_BOX Default. Uses the normals for the start, end, and center points, so that the top-left is (-0.5, -0.5) and bottom-right is (0.5, 0.5).
GradientVisual::Units::USER_SPACE USER_SPACE Uses the user coordinates for the start, end, and center points, so that in a 200 by 200 control, top-left is (0, 0) and bottom-right is (200, 200).

Spread Method

The GradientVisual::Property::SPREAD_METHOD indicates what happens if the gradient starts or ends inside the bounds of the target rectangle.

Table: Spread method values

Enumeration String Description
GradientVisual::SpreadMethod::PAD PAD Default. Uses the terminal colors of the gradient to fill the remainder of the quad.
GradientVisual::SpreadMethod::REFLECT REFLECT Reflects the gradient pattern start-to-end, end-to-start, start-to-end, and so on, until the quad is filled.
GradientVisual::SpreadMethod::REPEAT REPEAT Repeats the gradient pattern start-to-end, start-to-end, start-to-end, and so on, until the quad is filled.

The gradient type is determined by the properties specified in the property map; for example, if both START_POSITION and END_POSITION are given, a linear gradient is shown, and if both CENTER and RADIUS are given, a radial gradient is shown.

Usage:

// Linear
Dali::Toolkit::Control control = Dali::Toolkit::Control::New();
Dali::Property::Map map;
map[Visual::Property::TYPE] = Dali::Toolkit::Visual::GRADIENT;
map[GradientVisual::Property::START_POSITION] = Vector2( 0.5f, 0.5f );
map[GradientVisual::Property::END_POSITION] = Vector2( -0.5f, -0.5f );
Dali::Property::Array stopOffsets;
stopOffsets.PushBack( 0.0f );
stopOffsets.PushBack( 0.3f );
stopOffsets.PushBack( 0.6f );
stopOffsets.PushBack( 0.8f );
stopOffsets.PushBack( 1.f );
map[GradientVisual::Property::STOP_OFFSET] = stopOffsets;

Dali::Property::Array stopColors;
stopColors.PushBack( Vector4( 129.f, 198.f, 193.f, 255.f )/255.f );
stopColors.PushBack( Vector4( 196.f, 198.f, 71.f, 122.f )/255.f );
stopColors.PushBack( Vector4( 214.f, 37.f, 139.f, 191.f )/255.f );
stopColors.PushBack( Vector4( 129.f, 198.f, 193.f, 150.f )/255.f );
stopColors.PushBack( Color::YELLOW );
map[GradientVisual::Property::STOP_COLOR] = stopColors;

control.SetProperty( Control::Property::BACKGROUND, map );
// Radial
Dali::Toolkit::Control control = Dali::Toolkit::Control::New();
Dali::Property::Map map;
map[Visual::Property::TYPE] = Dali::Toolkit::Visual::GRADIENT;
map[GradientVisual::Property::CENTER] = Vector2( 0.5f, 0.5f );
map[GradientVisual::Property::RADIUS] = 1.414f;
Dali::Property::Array stopOffsets;
stopOffsets.PushBack( 0.0f );
stopOffsets.PushBack( 0.3f );
stopOffsets.PushBack( 0.6f );
stopOffsets.PushBack( 0.8f );
stopOffsets.PushBack( 1.f );
map[GradientVisual::Property::STOP_OFFSET] = stopOffsets;

Dali::Property::Array stopColors;
stopColors.PushBack( Vector4( 129.f, 198.f, 193.f, 255.f )/255.f );
stopColors.PushBack( Vector4( 196.f, 198.f, 71.f, 122.f )/255.f );
stopColors.PushBack( Vector4( 214.f, 37.f, 139.f, 191.f )/255.f );
stopColors.PushBack( Vector4( 129.f, 198.f, 193.f, 150.f )/255.f );
stopColors.PushBack( Color::YELLOW );
map[GradientVisual::Property::STOP_COLOR] = stopColors;

control.SetProperty( Control::Property::BACKGROUND, map );

Image Visual

The image visual renders an image into the visual’s geometry. Depending on the extension of the image, a different visual is provided to render the image onto the screen:

  • Normal (Quad)
  • N-Patch
  • SVG
  • Animated Image

Normal Image

The normal image visual renders a raster image (.jpg, .png etc.) into the visual’s quad geometry.

Figure: Normal image visual

Normal image visual

The following table lists the supported properties. The visual type is Visual::IMAGE or "IMAGE".

Table: Normal image visual properties

Property String Type Required Description
ImageVisual::Property::URL url STRING Yes The URL of the image.
ImageVisual::Property::FITTING_MODE fittingMode INTEGER or STRING No Fitting options, used when resizing images to fit the desired dimensions.
ImageVisual::Property::SAMPLING_MODE samplingMode INTEGER or STRING No Filtering options, used when resizing images to the sample original pixels.
ImageVisual::Property::DESIRED_WIDTH desiredWidth INTEGER No The desired image width. Actual image width is used, if not specified.
ImageVisual::Property::DESIRED_HEIGHT desiredHeight INTEGER No The desired image height. Actual image height is used, if not specified.
ImageVisual::Property::PIXEL_AREA pixelArea VECTOR4 No The image area to be displayed, default value is [0.0, 0.0, 1.0, 1.0]
ImageVisual::Property::WRAP_MODE_U wrapModeU INTEGER or STRING No Wrap mode for u coordinate.
ImageVisual::Property::WRAP_MODE_V wrapModeV INTEGER or STRING No Wrap mode for v coordinate.
ImageVisual::Property::ATLASING atlasing BOOLEAN No Whether to use the texture Atlas, Default TRUE.
ImageVisual::Property::ALPHA_MASK_URL alphaMaskUrl STRING No URL of image to apply as a mask after image loading.
ImageVisual::Property::MASK_CONTENT_SCALE maskContentScale FLOAT No The scale factor to apply to the content before masking.
ImageVisual::Property::CROP_TO_MASK cropToMask BOOLEAN No If the image should be cropped to match the mask size.

Usage:

Dali::Toolkit::Control control = Dali::Toolkit::Control::New();
Dali::Property::Map map;
map[Visual::Property::TYPE] = Dali::Toolkit::Visual::IMAGE;
map[ImageVisual::Property::URL] = "path-to-image.jpg";
control.SetProperty( Control::Property::BACKGROUND, map );

N-Patch Image

The n-patch image visual renders an n-patch or a 9-patch image. Uses non-quad geometry.
Both geometry and texture are cached to reduce memory consumption if the same n-patch image is used elsewhere.

Figure: N-patch image visual

N-patch image visual

The following table lists the supported properties. The visual type is Visual::N_PATCH.

Table: N-patch image visual properties

Property String Type Required Description
ImageVisual::Property::URL url STRING Yes The URL of the n-patch image.
ImageVisual::Property::BORDER border VECTOR4 No The border of the image in the order : left, right, bottom, top
ImageVisual::Property::BORDER_ONLY borderOnly BOOLEAN No If true, only draws the borders.

Usage:

Dali::Toolkit::Control control = Dali::Toolkit::Control::New();
Dali::Property::Map map;
map[Visual::Property::TYPE] = Dali::Toolkit::Visual::N_PATCH;
map[Dali::Toolkit::ImageVisual::Property::URL] = "path-to-image.9.png";
map[Dali::Toolkit::ImageVisual::Property::BORDER_ONLY] = true;
map[Dali::Toolkit::ImageVisual::Property::BORDER] = Vector4( 1.0f, 1.0f, 1.0f, 1.0f );
control.SetProperty( Control::Property::BACKGROUND, map );

SVG Image

The SVG image visual renders a SVG image into the visual’s quad geometry. It supports the following features from the SVG Tiny 1.2 Specification:

  • Basic shapes
  • Paths
  • Solid color fill
  • Gradient color fill
  • Solid color stroke

The following features are not supported:

  • Gradient color stroke
  • Dash array stroke
  • View box
  • Text
  • Clip path

Figure: SVG image visual

SVG image visual

The following table lists the supported properties. The visual type is Visual::SVG.

Table: SVG image visual properties

Property String Type Required Description
ImageVisual::Property::URL url STRING Yes The URL of the image.

Usage:

Dali::Toolkit::Control control = Dali::Toolkit::Control::New();
Dali::Property::Map map;
map[Visual::Property::TYPE] = Dali::Toolkit::Visual::SVG;
map[Dali::Toolkit::ImageVisual::Property::URL] = "path-to-image.svg";
control.SetProperty( Control::Property::BACKGROUND, map );

Animated Image Visual

The Animated image visual renders an animated image into the visual’s quad geometry.

Figure: Animated image visual

Animated image visual

The following table lists the supported properties. The visual type is Visual::ANIMATED_IMAGE.

Table: Animated image visual properties

Property String Type Required Description
ImageVisual::Property::BATCH_SIZE batchSize INTEGER No Number of images to pre-load before starting to play. Default value: 1
ImageVisual::Property::CACHE_SIZE cacheSize INTEGER No Number of images to keep cached ahead during playback. Default value: 1
ImageVisual::Property::FRAME_DELAY frameDelay INTEGER No The number of milliseconds between each frame.

Usage:

Dali::Toolkit::Control control = Dali::Toolkit::Control::New();
Dali::Property::Map map;
map[Visual::Property::TYPE] = Dali::Toolkit::Visual::ANIMATED_IMAGE;
map[Dali::Toolkit::ImageVisual::Property::URL] = "animated-image-visual.gif";
map[Dali::Toolkit::ImageVisual::Property::BATCH_SIZE] = 4;
map[Dali::Toolkit::ImageVisual::Property::CACHE_SIZE] = 8;
map[Dali::Toolkit::ImageVisual::Property::FRAME_DELAY] = 100;
control.SetProperty( Control::Property::BACKGROUND, map );

Mesh Visual

The mesh visual renders a mesh using a .obj file, optionally with textures provided by a .mtl file. The mesh is scaled to fit the control.

Figure: Mesh visual

Mesh visual

The following table lists the supported properties. The visual type is Visual::MESH or "MESH".

Table: Mesh visual properties

Property String Type Required Description
MeshVisual::Property::OBJECT_URL objectUrl STRING Yes The location of the .obj file.
MeshVisual::Property::MATERIAL_URL materialUrl STRING No The location of the .mtl file. Leave blank for a textureless object.
MeshVisual::Property::TEXTURES_PATH texturesPath STRING If using material The path to the directory the textures (including gloss and normal) are stored in.
MeshVisual::Property::SHADING_MODE shadingMode INTEGER or STRING No The type of the shading mode that the mesh uses.
MeshVisual::Property::USE_MIPMAPPING useMipmapping BOOLEAN No Whether to use mipmaps for textures. By default, true.
MeshVisual::Property::USE_SOFT_NORMALS useSoftNormals BOOLEAN No Whether to average normals at each point to smooth textures. By default, true.
MeshVisual::Property::LIGHT_POSITION lightPosition VECTOR3 No The position, in stage space, of the point light that applies lighting to the model.

Shading Mode

When specifying the MeshVisual::Property::SHADING_MODE, if anything the mode requires is missing, a simpler mode that can be handled with what has been supplied is used instead.

Enumeration String Description
MeshVisual::ShaderType::TEXTURELESS_WITH_DIFFUSE_LIGHTING TEXTURELESS_WITH_DIFFUSE_LIGHTING Simplest. One color that is lit by ambient and diffuse lighting.
MeshVisual::ShaderType::TEXTURED_WITH_SPECULAR_LIGHTING TEXTURED_WITH_SPECULAR_LIGHTING Uses only the visual image textures provided with specular lighting in addition to ambient and diffuse lighting.
MeshVisual::ShaderType::TEXTURED_WITH_DETAILED_SPECULAR_LIGHTING TEXTURED_WITH_DETAILED_SPECULAR_LIGHTING Uses all textures provided including a gloss, normal, and texture map along with specular, ambient, and diffuse lighting.

Usage:

Dali::Toolkit::Control control = Dali::Toolkit::Control::New();
Dali::Property::Map map;
map[Visual::Property::TYPE] = Dali::Toolkit::Visual::MESH;
map[Visual::Property::MIX_COLOR] = Color::BLUE;
map[MeshVisual::Property::OBJECT_URL] = "home/models/Dino.obj";
map[MeshVisual::Property::MATERIAL_URL] = "home/models/Dino.mtl";
map[MeshVisual::Property::TEXTURES_PATH] = "home/images/";
map[MeshVisual::Property::SHADING_MODE] = Dali::Toolkit::MeshVisual::ShadingMode::TEXTURELESS_WITH_DIFFUSE_LIGHTING;
map[MeshVisual::Property::LIGHT_POSITION] = Vector3( 5.0f, 10.0f, 15.0f );
control.SetProperty( Control::Property::BACKGROUND, map );

Primitive Visual

The primitive visual renders a simple 3D shape, such as a cube or sphere. The shape is scaled to fit the control. The shapes are generated with clockwise winding and back-face culling on by default.

Figure: Primitive visual

Primitive visual

The following table lists the supported properties. The visual type is Visual::PRIMITIVE or "PRIMITIVE".

Table: Primitive visual properties

Property String Type Description Default Value Range
PrimitiveVisual::Property::SHAPE shape INTEGER or STRING The specific shape to render. PrimitiveVisual::Shape::SPHERE or "SPHERE" See the Shape values table.
PrimitiveVisual::Property::MIX_COLOR mixColor VECTOR4 The color of the shape. (0.5, 0.5, 0.5, 1.0) 0.0 - 1.0 for each
PrimitiveVisual::Property::SLICES slices INTEGER The number of slices as you go around the shape. 128 1 - 255
PrimitiveVisual::Property::STACKS stacks INTEGER The number of stacks as you go down the shape. 128 1 - 255
PrimitiveVisual::Property::SCALE_TOP_RADIUS scaleTopRadius FLOAT The scale of the radius of the top circle of a conical frustrum. 1.0 >= 0.0
PrimitiveVisual::Property::SCALE_BOTTOM_RADIUS scaleBottomRadius FLOAT The scale of the radius of the bottom circle of a conical frustrum. 1.5 >= 0.0
PrimitiveVisual::Property::SCALE_HEIGHT scaleHeight FLOAT The scale of the height of a conic. 3.0 > 0.0
PrimitiveVisual::Property::SCALE_RADIUS scaleRadius FLOAT The scale of the radius of a cylinder. 1.0 > 0.0
PrimitiveVisual::Property::SCALE_DIMENSIONS scaleDimension VECTOR3 The dimensions of a cuboid. Scales in the same fashion as a 9-patch image. Vector3::ONE > 0.0 for each
PrimitiveVisual::Property::BEVEL_PERCENTAGE bevelPercentage FLOAT Defines how beveled the cuboid must be, based on the smallest dimension. 0.0 (no bevel) 0.0 - 1.0
PrimitiveVisual::Property::BEVEL_SMOOTHNESS bevelSmoothness FLOAT Defines how smooth the beveled edges must be. 0.0 (sharp edges) 0.0 - 1.0
PrimitiveVisual::Property::LIGHT_POSITION lightPosition VECTOR3 The position, in stage space, of the point light that applies lighting to the model. (Offset outwards from the center of the screen.) Unlimited

Shapes

There are six shapes that you can choose from PrimitiveVisual::Property::SHAPE, some of which are simplified specializations of another.

Enumeration String Description Parameters
PrimitiveVisual::Shape::SPHERE SPHERE Default color, slices, stacks
PrimitiveVisual::Shape::CONICAL_FRUSTRUM CONICAL_FRUSTRUM The area bound between 2 circles (basically, a cone with the tip removed) color, scaleTopRadius, scaleBottomRadius, scaleHeight, slices
PrimitiveVisual::Shape::CONE CONE Equivalent to a conical frustrum with the top radius of zero. color, scaleBottomRadius, scaleHeight, slices
PrimitiveVisual::Shape::CYLINDER CYLINDER Equivalent to a conical frustrum with equal radii for the top and bottom circles. color, scaleRadius, scaleHeight, slices
PrimitiveVisual::Shape::CUBE CUBE Equivalent to a beveled cube with a bevel percentage of zero. color, scaleDimensions
PrimitiveVisual::Shape::OCTAHEDRON OCTAHEDRON Equivalent to a beveled cube with a bevel percentage of 1. color, scaleDimensions
PrimitiveVisual::Shape::BEVELLED_CUBE BEVELLED_CUBE A cube/cuboid with all edges flattened to some degree. color, scaleDimensions, bevelPercentage, bevelSmoothness

Usage:

// Sphere
Dali::Toolkit::Control control = Dali::Toolkit::Control::New();
Dali::Property::Map map;
map[Visual::Property::TYPE] = Dali::Toolkit::Visual::PRIMITIVE;
map[PrimitiveVisual::Property::SHAPE] = PrimitiveVisual::Shape::SPHERE;
map[PrimitiveVisual::Property::MIX_COLOR] = Vector4( 1.0f, 0.5f, 0.0f, 1.0f );
control.SetProperty( Control::Property::BACKGROUND, map );

// Conical frustrum
Dali::Toolkit::Control control = Dali::Toolkit::Control::New();
Dali::Property::Map map;
map[Visual::Property::TYPE] = Dali::Toolkit::Visual::PRIMITIVE;
map[PrimitiveVisual::Property::SHAPE] = PrimitiveVisual::Shape::CONICAL_FRUSTRUM;
map[PrimitiveVisual::Property::MIX_COLOR] = Vector4( 1.0f, 0.5f, 0.0f, 1.0f );
map[PrimitiveVisual::Property::SCALE_TOP_RADIUS] = 1.0f;
map[PrimitiveVisual::Property::SCALE_BOTTOM_RADIUS] = 1.5f;
map[PrimitiveVisual::Property::SCALE_HEIGHT] = 3.0f;
control.SetProperty( Control::Property::BACKGROUND, map );

// Beveled cube
Dali::Toolkit::Control control = Dali::Toolkit::Control::New();
Dali::Property::Map map;
map[Visual::Property::TYPE] = Dali::Toolkit::Visual::PRIMITIVE;
map[PrimitiveVisual::Property::SHAPE] = PrimitiveVisual::Shape::BEVELLED_CUBE;
map[PrimitiveVisual::Property::MIX_COLOR] = Vector4( 1.0f, 0.5f, 0.0f, 1.0f );
map[PrimitiveVisual::Property::BEVEL_PERCENTAGE] = 0.4f;
map[PrimitiveVisual::Property::BEVEL_SMOOTHNESS] = 0.0f;
map[PrimitiveVisual::Property::SCALE_DIMENSIONS] = Vector3( 1.0f, 1.0f, 0.3f );
control.SetProperty( Control::Property::BACKGROUND, map );

Primitive Visual Examples

Sphere:

Sphere

Conics:

Frustrum Cone Cylinder
Frustrum Cone Cylinder

Bevel:
Bevel percentage ranges from 0.0 to 1.0. It affects the ratio of the outer face widths to the width of the overall cube.

0.0 (cube) 0.3 0.7 1.0 (octahedron)
Bevel1 Bevel2 Bevel3 Bevel4

Slices:
For spheres and conical frustrums, “slices” determine how many divisions there are as you go around the object.

Slices

Stacks:
For spheres, “stacks” determines how many layers there are as you go down the object.

Stacks

Text Visual

The text visual renders text within a control.

Figure: Text visual

Border visual

The following table lists the supported properties. The visual type is Visual::TEXT.

Table: Text visual properties

Property String Type Required Description
TextVisual::Property::TEXT text STRING Yes The text to display in UTF-8 format.
TextVisual::Property::FONT_FAMILY fontFamily STRING No The requested font family to use.
TextVisual::Property::FONT_STYLE fontStyle MAP No The requested font style to use.
TextVisual::Property::POINT_SIZE pointSize FLOAT Yes The size of font in points.
TextVisual::Property::MULTI_LINE multiLine BOOLEAN No The single-line or multi-line layout option.
TextVisual::Property::HORIZONTAL_ALIGNMENT horizontalAlignment STRING No The line horizontal alignment: “BEGIN”, “CENTER”, “END”
TextVisual::Property::VERTICAL_ALIGNMENT verticalAlignment STRING No The line vertical alignment: “TOP”, “CENTER”, “BOTTOM”
TextVisual::Property::TEXT_COLOR textColor VECTOR4 No The color of the text.
TextVisual::Property::ENABLE_MARKUP enableMarkup BOOLEAN No If mark up should be enabled.
TextVisual::Property::SHADOW shadow MAP No Shadow effect for all text.
TextVisual::Property::UNDERLINE underline MAP No Underline effect for all text.

Usage:

Dali::Toolkit::Control control = Dali::Toolkit::Control::New();
Dali::Property::Map map;
map[Visual::Property::TYPE] = Dali::Toolkit::Visual::TEXT;
map[TextVisual::Property::TEXT] = "hello world";
map[TextVisual::Property::TEXT_COLOR] = Color::WHITE;
map[TextVisual::Property::POINT_SIZE] = 7.0f;
map[TextVisual::Property::HORIZONTAL_ALIGNMENT] = HorizontalAlignment::CENTER;
map[TextVisual::Property::VERTICAL_ALIGNMENT] = VerticalAlignment::CENTER;
control.SetProperty( Control::Property::BACKGROUND, map );

Border Visual

The border visual renders a solid color as an internal border to the control’s quad.

Figure: Border visual

Border visual

The following table lists the supported properties. The visual type is Visual::BORDER or "BORDER".

Table: Border visual properties

Property String Type Required Description
BorderVisual::Property::COLOR borderColor VECTOR4 Yes The color of the border.
BorderVisual::Property::SIZE borderSize FLOAT Yes The width of the border (in pixels).
BorderVisual::Property::ANTI_ALIASING antiAliasing BOOLEAN No Whether anti-aliasing of the border is required.

Usage:

Dali::Toolkit::Control control = Dali::Toolkit::Control::New();
Dali::Property::Map map;
map[Visual::Property::TYPE] = Dali::Toolkit::Visual::BORDER;
map[BorderVisual::Property::COLOR] = Color::BLUE;
map[BorderVisual::Property::SIZE] = 5.0f;
control.SetProperty( Control::Property::BACKGROUND, map );

Wireframe Visual

The wireframe visual renders a wireframe around a control’s quad. It is mainly used for debugging and is the visual that replaces all other visuals when Visual Debug Rendering is switched on. To switch Visual Debug Rendering on, set the DALI_DEBUG_RENDERING environment variable to 1 before launching the DALi application.

Figure: Wireframe visual

Wireframe visual

The visual type is Visual::WIREFRAME or "WIREFRAME".

Usage:

Dali::Toolkit::Control control = Dali::Toolkit::Control::New();
Dali::Property::Map map;
map[Visual::Property::TYPE] = Dali::Toolkit::Visual::WIREFRAME;
control.SetProperty( Control::Property::BACKGROUND, map );
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    • Tizen 3.0 and Higher for Mobile
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