Text View

Text View

A text label view supports displaying simple text on a screen.

General Information

:information_source: A text label view is defined with a percent (%) and the characters TL, followed by the view number. For example: %TL1

:information_source: See MCI for general information on how to use views and common configuration properties available for them.


Property Description
text Sets the text to display on the label. See MCI Formatting for information for advanced formatting.
textStyle Sets the standard (non-focus) text style. See Text Styles in MCI
width Sets the width of a view to display horizontally (default 15)
justify Sets the justification of the text in the view. Options: left (default), right, center
fillChar Specifies a character to fill extra space in the view with. Defaults to an empty space
textOverflow Set overflow characters to display in case the text length is less than the width. See Text Overflow below

Text Overflow

The textOverflow option is used to specify what happens when a text string is too long to fit in the width defined.

:information_source: If textOverflow is not specified at all, a text label can become wider than the width if needed to display the text value.

:information_source: Setting textOverflow to an empty string textOverflow: "" will cause the item to be truncated if necessary without any characters displayed

:information_source: Otherwise, setting textOverflow to one or more characters will truncate the value if necessary and display those characters at the end. i.e. textOverflow: ...



Configuration fragment (expand to view)
TL1: {
  text: Text label