Newbie question: use of fields for mobile phone sim
jsilver at qualcomm.com
Wed Jan 26 20:48:03 CST 2005
Now that our company has bought Revolution, I have much more motivation
to use this product! Anyways, I had a question on the best way to set
up text and images in fields. Without further ado...
Since I'm creating a prototype of a mobile phone application in
Revolution, the boss would like it to be "as close as possible" to the
real thing. To give some context, take a look at this picture:
Each line must be 29 pixels high, and the text 42 pixels over from the
left. There may be different icons on each line, which are 7 pixels
over, and vertically centered on each 29 pixel-high line.
Now, I'm wondering the best way to implement this. The text in each
line will be pulled from a stack containing names (imagine a list of
contacts). Is it better to:
A) Create several single-line fields? The problem with this comes into
play when there are more than 8 items...figuring out scrolling could be
B) Create a multi-line field. This seems easier, but how do I put
different images on each line? If the user scrolls up and down, I'd
like the correct image to stay on the correct line.
C) Something I haven't thought of yet?
The thought of different icons (and dealing with the transparency) is
giving me headaches. How do I best approach this as a Revolution
Any help is greatly appreciated.
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