I know i know...long time no update...sorry for that... :)
In the meantime i released some versions of the SteelSeries library but most of the changes have been related to issues so i did not blog about it.
Now in the 3.9.23 release i have something that might be interesting for one or the other of you.
I gave some love to the DisplaySingle component (LCD) because we needed some features in our software at Quintiq.
First of all i've changed the digital font to a more light version and this is how it looks like...
As you could see the font is not as bold as before and also not italic.
In addition i've added a bargraph to the lcd that shows the current value in relation to the min and max value of the component.
That means if you set the min value to 0 and the max value to 100 and have a current value of 50 the bargraph will be half filled.
Here you get an impression:
If you add sections to the DisplaySingle component the bargraph will use the colors of the sections to visualize the current value. This might be usefull to visualize the quality of the current value.
In this case one could choose between a plain color or a radial gradient as painter for the bargraph leds by using the method setPlainBargraphSegments(true/false).
You could see the difference on the next screenshot...
Without sections the bargraph leds will have the same color as the lcd text (top), with plainBargraphSegments set to true and with sections applied to the DisplaySingle component the bargraph leds will be filled with the color of the currently active section (middle). If you set the plainBargraphElements to false the bargraph leds will be filled with a radial gradient using the color of the currently active section.
And that's all what is new in the current SteelSeries release.
One more thing...
As you might know i started porting the SteelSeries library to JavaFX 2.x and i would like to tell you that there won't be a seperate SteelSeriesFX library in the future because i've decided to make the gauges part of the JFXtras project. I won't go into detail now but believe me when i say that this project will rock (again)...so stay tuned...
...and keep coding... :)
Binary release : steelseries-3.9.23.jar
Maven central : link