You can use the Counter UI Pattern to display numerical information as a notification. For example, the Badge UI pattern is frequently used to notify users about the number of unread emails, unopened messages, or new tasks they may have.
How to use the Counter UI Pattern
The following example demonstrates how you can display the number of registered users on your platform.
In Service Studio, in the Toolbox, search for
The Counter widget is displayed.
From the Toolbox, drag the Counter widget into the Main Content area of your application's screen.
By default, the Counter widget contains a Content placeholder.
To create an aggregate (in this example to retrieve all the users on the platform), right-click the screen name and select Fetch Data from Database.
To add a database entity, click the screen, and from the Select Source pop-up, select the relevant entity and click OK. In this example, we select the User entity.
The aggregate GetUsers is created.
To reopen your screen, select the Interface tab, and double-click on your screen.
From the Toolbox, drag an Expression widget into the Content placeholder, and in the Expression Editor enter the following expression and click Done.
You have now created an expression that displays the Count property of the Aggregate you created earlier, which gets and displays the number of users on your platform.
On the Properties tab, you can customize the Counter's look and feel by setting any of the optional properties, for example, the height and orientation.
After following these steps and publishing the module, you can test the pattern in your app.
|BackgroundColor (Color Identifier): Optional||The counter's background color. Red, orange, yellow, lime, green, blue, violet, and pink are just some of predefined colors available for the badge.
|IsVertical (Boolean): Optional||If True, the content is displayed vertically. If False, the content is displayed horizontally. This is the default.|
|Height (Text): Optional||The counter's height (in pixels units). By default the counter height is 100 (pixel units).|
|ExtendedClass (Text): Optional||Add custom style classes to the Counter UI Pattern. You define your custom style classes in your application using CSS.