Please note: Interactive Actions are currently supported on Xibo for Windows R3 R300 and Xibo for Android R3 R300.
Actions can be attached to an entire Layout a particular Region or specific Widget and can be used to effect changes to the Layout. These can be triggered by Touch or Click or programmatically by webhook.
Scenario: A Product display has a product that the customer can pick up. An 'internet of things' device, such as a light sensor could be used to trigger a webhook to Xibo which loads that particular products information into a Region to be shown.
More information on webhooks can be found in our Developer documentation here
Take a look at our guide on Using Webhooks to trigger a Layout!
Interactive Actions are accessed from the Layout Designer and created and managed from the Actions tab on a Layout, Region or Widget Edit form.
Actions are created and configured in the Layout Designer using the Actions tab for a Layout, Region and Widget:
From the selected Actions tab, click on the Add Action button to create a new action.
Use the Trigger Type drop down to select how this Action should be triggered:
Touch / Click
Trigger by touching or clicking anywhere on a Layout, a particular Region or a particular Widget
When using Android, ensure that Touch capabilities are enabled for the device from Display Settings using the Advanced tab!
Include a Trigger Code, which must be present in the URL
Use the Action Type drop down to determine what will happen when triggered:
Next / Previous item in the Schedule
This option is available for selection when adding an Action to an entire Layout.
Next / Previous Widget in the Timeline
This option is available for selection when adding an Action to a Region or Widget.
Navigate to Layout
On selecting this option a further field will be presented to select the Layout Code to identify the Layout to be used from the drop down menu.
Layouts need to have a Code Identifier assigned in order to be included in this list for selection. Codes can be assigned when adding new or by using the edit form for a Layout!
Navigate to Widget
To use this option, Widgets first need to be added to the Interactive Drawer from the Layout Designer and a Target Region needs to be set.
Ensure you click to Save!
Once added to the drawer, Widgets will show for selection using the drop down menu.
Next select the Target:
This option can only be selected if your Widget is a Shell Command, which will run the command without affecting any Regions.
Select for all other Widgets.
The Target Region set for the Widget in the Interactive Drawer will be shown!
- Once all relevant fields have been completed, click the Save button.
Saved Actions can be further edited or deleted using the Row Menu.
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