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Stuart Murray

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Events Message Displays
« on: March 06, 2010, 08:17:33 AM »
Hi Corey,

Quick question as I think the answer is no!

I am trying to have a flashing status message saying the blinds are increasing like this:

**** Blinds Increasing In ****
<clock>

But it only shows the clock time at trigger point.  Is is possible to have the message countdown with the main clock?

Cheers Bud!
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Re: Events Message Displays
« Reply #1 on: March 07, 2010, 09:14:44 PM »
If it's anything like the activating sounds during countdown timer, I believe that yes it would be possible, though I don't know for sure either way, nor have I attempted to do so...
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Re: Events Message Displays
« Reply #2 on: March 08, 2010, 10:28:04 AM »
No, there's not a way to do this.  The Overlay message system is built like a queue, and once a message is dropped into that queue to be displayed, it isn't updated (it's static; non-changing).

But you could do something similar in a number of ways.  For example, you could add another Property Group to the Clock cell that only displays once the clock gets below a certain threshold.  While the normal clock cell just says:

<clock>

The Property Group you create would say:

**** Blinds Increasing In ****

<clock>

So basically the words "**** Blinds Increasing In ****" get added to the screen when the clock hits that threshold.

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Re: Events Message Displays
« Reply #3 on: March 08, 2010, 10:57:14 AM »
yeh I understand.  I thought that was the case just wanted to make sure incase I had missed something.

In the end I settled for a flashing message saying the same but instead of <clock> i put in 2 minutes then a new event with 1 minute.

Thanks for your help Corey.

Stuart
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