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Carousel Screen

Carousel Screen

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The carousel screen is designed to be run in office windows or reception areas and will display a continuous selection of properties and advertisements based on your own criteria and design.

 

Carousel Screen Carousel Screen

 

Carousel Screen Ribbon

 

Initially the ribbon bar is shown and the carousel will not be active until started.

 

The buttons on the ribbon bar provide the following functionality:

 

Start Button

Starts the carousel running. The ribbon bar will be hidden so that the carousel will run full screen. To make the ribbon bar visible again move the mouse towards the top of the screen.

 

Notepin It is recommended that this be run on a screen with a large resolution.

Stop Button

Stops a carousel that is running.

Design Button

Opens the carousel designer. Details below.

Statuses to Include

Choose from the status options in the drop down list.

Sale/Rent

Choose from the sale/rent options in the drop down list.

Only Web Enabled

Option to only show properties that are web enabled.

Include Archived

Option to include archived properties.

Branches

By default properties for all branches are displayed. If you only wish specific branches to be displayed you can select them in the drop down list.

 

The settings made on this screen will be automatically saved when this screen is closed.

 

Notepin It is strongly recommended that no other applications are running on the PC being used.

Carousel Designer Carousel Designer

 

 

The Carousel Designer is used to customise the design of the carousel screen.

 

Designer

Any changes made will be automatically saved when this screen is closed.

 

Most of the panels are initially collapsed. They can be expanded by clicking on the btnPanelExpand button in the panel header. Any expanded panel can be collapsed by clicking on the btnPanelCollapse button.

 

Each panel corresponds to an area of the screen. As the left, top, height and width positions are changed in the designer, you will see the changes updated on the screen. Likewise, the position of each component can be changed dynamically on the screen and it will be reflected in the designer.

 

Detailed information on each panel is shown below.

 

Logo Panel

The image to display can be selected by clicking on the button on the right hand side of the logo image placeholder.

 

If you don't want an image displayed set Visible to False. Set Left and Top to the screen position you want the image to be displayed at.

 

The image can either be a logo occupying a small area of the screen or, as in the image shown here, one that covers the entire screen. The centre of this image is transparent.

Carousel Panel

Set Left, Top, Height and Width to the screen position you want the property image to be displayed at. Depth applies to the depth of the image including the mirror reflection if required. Set the Background colour to apply to the whole of the carousel screen. Set Reflect to turn on vertical mirror reflection and Rotate to have the image rotate through a 360° arc.

Address Panel

Set Visible to True if you want an address for the property to be displayed. Set Left, Top, Height and Width to the screen position you want the text to be displayed at. Set the Font, font Size and font Colour you wish to use. Align H refers to the horizontal alignment to use an Align V, the vertical alignment.

 

Select how you want the property address to be displayed from the Type drop down list.

 

Advertisements PanelKey Features PanelPrice Details Panel

Set Visible to True if you want the Advert & Portal text entered for the property to be displayed. Set Left, Top, Height and Width to the screen position you want the text to be displayed at. Set the Font, font Size and font Colour you wish to use. Align H refers to the horizontal alignment to use an Align V, the vertical alignment.

 

The font size is used as a guideline. If the individual text is too big to fit in the area defined, the font size will be reduced until it does fit.

 

The Key Features and Price Details panels are identical in use to the Advertisement panel.

External Adverts Panel

External Adverts applies to any file you wish to load at a predetermined interval whilst the carousel is loading. This could, of course, be one of your own.

 

Set the Frequency to be whatever interval you wish to use. In this example every 2 minutes the carousel will stop and will display the advert which has not been displayed for the longest time. 2 minutes later the other advert will be displayed. If you temporarily don't wish an advert to be displayed uncheck the Inc(lude) column. A different dur(ation) can be applied to each advert.

 

Adverts are displayed full screen, and can be any image type such as jpg, png, bmp, etc. or can be a media file such as an avi, mpeg, etc. DirectShow is used for displaying media files so any file that can be displayed by Microsoft Windows Media Player (on the pc the carousel is running on) can be used.

 

Adverts can be added by clicking on the Add Button button on the navigation panel. See How do I use the navigation buttons? for more information.

News Panel

This is where you can define a news feed to use to be displayed across the bottom of the screen.

 

Set Visible to True if you want to display a news feed. Set the Height  of the panel and set the Font, font Size and font Colour you wish to use. Enter the news Feed you wish to use. Some examples can be selected from the drop down list. Select the Icon you wish to display between items in the news feed. If you enter a Message it will be displayed before the news feed starts again.

 

When running, the carousel defined here looks like this:

 

Running Carousel