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Developing an Application

 

OutSystems

Use Icons

Icons are small pictograms or symbols to help end-users identify functionality or information on screens. OutSystems provides a built-in collection of icons that can be used on the interface of applications. 

To use an Icon.png icon in mobile apps:

  1. Drag the Icon widget from the widgets toolbox
  2. and drop it onto the screen;
  3. Select the icon you want to use and click OK.
  4. Select the icon size.

To use an icon in web apps:

  1. In the Interface tab, go to Rich Widgets and drag an Icon block to the screen;
  2. Expand the dropdown list in the Name property and select the icon to display.

Example in a Mobile App

In GoOut, a mobile application for finding and reviewing places, we want to display icons next to the address and phone number of each place to make it easier for end-users to identify the category of each information.

To add the icons to the information of each place:

  1. Open the PlaceInfo block;
  2. Drag the Icon widget to the left of the expression displaying the address of the place;
  3. Select the home icon;
  4. Drag another Icon widget to the left of the expression displaying the phone number.

Example in a Web App

In the GoOutWeb application, the web version of the GoOut application, we want to display icons next to the phone number and website of a place to help end-users identify the information.

To add the icons to the place details:

  1. Open the PlaceInfoMap block;
  2. In the Interface tab, go to the Rich Widgets, and drag an Icon block to the left of the expression displaying the phone number;
  3. Choose the phone icon from the list in the Name property;
  4. Drag another Icon block to the left of the expression displaying the website;
  5. Expand the dropdown list in the Name property and select the external_link icon.

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