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Multiscreen apps

DronaHQ offers an intuitive platform that empowers you to effortlessly create multiscreen applications. With its extensive range of screen options, including sidebars, trays, menus, popups, and Headers screen, you have the flexibility to design applications that are not only visually appealing but also highly dynamic and interactive. This article will explain to you in detail, about all the screens and their properties and how to use them.

Adding new screen popup
Adding new screen popup

Sections in screens

Each screen type is categorized into three sub-sections, excluding the header type screen. These three sections further specify and delineate the screen's functionality and purpose.

Depending upon the screen type these properties are preconfigured, for example in a popup screen, the header is hidden by default and for all types of screen, the footer is hidden by default. Each section of the screen has its own configuration properties.

Header configuration

AttributesDescription
VisibilityToggles screen header visibility
Classic headerToggles between, classic DronaHQ header and custom header created by user using controls.
Background colorConfigures Background color for header.
Border colorConfigures bottom bottom color of header
Dark themeMakes the classic header icons white

Classic Header Icon Configuration

AttributesDescription
Icon enabledToggles classic header icon visibility
Icon colorConfigures the icon color.
Choose iconConfigures icon for the header.
Hide forConfigures for which screen resolution icon should be hidden.
ActionConfigures which action to perform on the action icon click.

Classic Header Main and Sub-Heading Configuration

AttributesDescription
TextConfigures the text to display in the heading.
Font sizeConfigures font size of the heading.
Font weightConfigures font-weight of heading.
Font colorConfigures font color of heading.
AlignmentConfigures alignment of heading.

Body configuration

AttributesDescription
Control spacingConfigures space between two different controls only applicable for advance editor screen.
Paddingconfigures screen body padding, only applicable for advanced editor screens.
Background colorConfigures Background color for the body section of the screen.
AttributesDescription
VisibilityToggles Footer visibility of screen
Border visibilityToggle border-top visibility of footer
Border colorConfigures Border-top color for footer
Control spacingConfigures space between two different controls only applicable for advance editor screen.
PaddingConfigures screen body padding, only applicable for advanced editor screens.
Background colorConfigures Background color for the body section of the screen.

Types of screen

DronaHQ offers multiple types of screen each with its own properties and use case, following are the list of all the different types of screens:

Screen / Page

Screen/Page is The Primary Screen type in DronaHQ. All Other screens are either overlaid over Screen/Page or either stick to it. Following are the configuration provided by the Screens/Page.

AttributeDescription
NameConfigures display name of the screen
idDisplays the navigation Id of the screen, it is non-editable and autogenerated by the DronaHQ
Routing UrlDisplays the Public link URL for the current screen of the app. only visible if routing is configured and the public link is enabled in the app
Screen typeAllows you to change screen type, only available in the Advance Editor mode
Sticky menu screenConfigures the Sticky header for the screen, you can choose any header type screen in the value to be displayed as a sticky header.
Sticky menu screenConfigures the Sticky menu for the screen, you can choose any menu type screen in the value to be displayed as a sticky Menu.
Info

Only Screen/Page can be made as the home screen any other screen as the home screen will result in an error in the application.

This Screen type allows user to configure their own popup screen with their custom layout and UI. following are the different configurations available in the popup type screen.

AttributeDescription
NameConfigures display name of the screen
idDisplays the navigation Id of the screen, it is non-editable and autogenerated by the DronaHQ
Routing UrlDisplays the Public link URL for the current screen of the app. only visible if routing is configured and the public link is enabled in the app
Screen typeAllows you to change screen type, only available in the Advance Editor mode
Click outside to closeConfigures if the popup screen should close after the user clicks / taps outside the popup.
Max widthConfigures the maximum width of the popup screen.
Info

The height for the popup screen is derived from the controls placed inside the popup screen, its maximum height is 80% of the screen

Menu Screen type allows users to configure menu screens for their application, only menu screen can be used as a sticky menu for screen/page type screens. Following are the configurations provided by the menu type screen.

AttributeDescription
NameConfigures display name of the screen
idDisplays the navigation Id of the screen, it is non-editable and autogenerated by the DronaHQ
Screen typeAllows you to change screen type, only available in the Advance Editor mode
Open fromConfigures weather menu will open from left or from right, even if made sticky menu direction will remain same.
Width on desktopConfigures the width of the menu sidebar if the app is displayed on the desktop. the default width is 90% for the other devices

Tray

Try-type screens allow you to create sidebars in your application, tray-type screens are displayed as an overlay on all the other screens. Following are the configurations available in the tray-type screen.

AttributeDescription
NameConfigures display name of the screen
idDisplays the navigation Id of the screen, it is non-editable and autogenerated by the DronaHQ
Routing UrlDisplays the Public link URL for the current screen of the app. only visible if routing is configured and the public link is enabled in the app
Screen typeAllows you to change screen type, only available in the Advance Editor mode
Open fromConfigures weather tray will open from left/right / top/bottom
Click outside to closeConfigures if the tray should close after the user clicks / taps outside the tray.
WidthConfigures width for the tray if opening from the left or right direction.
Max widthConfigures max width for the tray if opening from the left or right direction.
HeightConfigures height for the tray if opening from the top or bottom direction.
Max heightConfigures max height for the tray if opening from the top or bottom direction.

Header type screen is used in a very special use case in which if you want to use a single header screen throughout the application then create a header screen and use it as a sticky header in all the screen/page type screens.

AttributeDescription
NameConfigures display name of the screen
idDisplays the navigation Id of the screen, it is non-editable and autogenerated by the DronaHQ
Info

You can inherit header configuration to all the newly created screens if you configure a screen header as the default header in settings -> style -> default screen header.