Wide LCD Panel

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Wide LCD Panel Icon.png
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Large Ship / Station
Wide LCD Panel
 
Components
Required

 

 
 
20
 
 
Mass (kg):
444.4
 
Integrity:
1222
 
Build time (seconds):
5
 
Active power consumption (MW):
0.0002
 
Airtight:
No
 
Power Consumer Group:
Utility
 
Dimensions (W x H x D):
2 x 1 x 1
Wide LCD Panel Icon.png
Small Ship Icon.png
Small Ship
Wide LCD Panel
 
Components
Required

 

 
 
 
Mass (kg):
146.6
 
Integrity:
413
 
Build time (seconds):
5
 
Active power consumption (MW):
0.0002
 
Airtight:
Yes - depends on orientation
 
Power Consumer Group:
Utility
 
Dimensions (W x H x D):
6 x 3 x 1

Overview

The Wide LCD Panel is a long thin panel that takes the entire face of two blocks and can display a variety of messages and textures that can be displayed constantly or triggered by the Programmable Block, Sensor, Timer Block, or any other block capable of triggering.

Usage

To access its settings, select it and pressing the 'T' or 'K' key. Selecting it and pressing "K", the "K-menu" is entered. The panel's title and text can be made public, private, or a combination of both. Textures applied can be selected from a list or custom textures can be selected. Textures can be set to rotate on a timer, changing from one to the next. GPS coordinates shown in the GPS format in the text panel will appear in the GPS and can be activated (=shown on HUD).

Settings


  • Public title - Title that will appear on top of the screen. Visible to everyone
  • Public text - Text that appears under title. Visible to everyone
  • Private title - Text title will appear on top of the screen. Isn't shown publicly unless changed
  • Private text - text that appears under title. Isn't shown publicly unless changed
  • Access type - Who has permission to read & write information on the screen
  • Show text on screen - Adjust who can view which text on the screen
  • Font size - Changes the size of all the text on the screen

Colour


  • Font - Changes the colour of the text on the screen
  • Background - Changes the colour behind the text on the screen

Textures


  • Loaded textures - Available textures that can be used on the screen (and downloaded from the workshop) will appear here.
  • Add to selection - Any textures selected from the above can be added using this button. They will then appear below in "Selected".
  • Image change interval - Changes the speed (in seconds) how quickly the textures change.
  • Selected textures - Any textures that were added, will be displayed here. The order in which they are placed effects which image is displayed first (top of the list is displayed first).
  • Remove selected - any selected image in "Selected" can be removed by pressing this button.

Media

Tips

  • The LCD needs to be powered in order to work, otherwise it'll display as "Offline"
  • If you're using a programmable block with the LCD, be sure to check that both are under the same Ownership

Known Issues

Related Items

Programming

The LCD Panel could be accessed with the programmable block as IMyTextPanel. It could work in ´Texture Mode´ in which the selected textures are shown or the ´Text Mode´ in which the text is shown. The following methods are available:[1]

Method Description
bool WritePublicText(String value, bool append = false) Writes value to the public text field. If append is true then the value is appended to the end of the current text.
String GetPublicText() Returns the current content of the public text field.
bool WritePublicTitle(String value, bool append = false) Sets the public title to value. If append is true then the value is appended to the end of the current title.
String GetPublicTitle() Returns the current public title.
void AddImageToSelection(String id) Adds an image/texture to the end of the list of selected textures. If no image/texture with the name id exists the texture ´Offline´ is added instead.
void AddImagesToSelection(List<String> ids) Adds the images/textures to the end of the list of selected textures. If no image/texture with the name id exists the texture ´Offline´ is added instead.
void ShowPublicTextOnScreen() Enables the text to be shown.
void ShowTextureOnScreen() Enables the textures to be shown.

References

  1. http://www.reddit.com/r/spaceengineers/comments/2y8for/call_a_lcd_screen_with_programmable_block/cp77do6

Update History

Update 01.070
  • Wide LCD Panel introduced.