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It's time to dramatically update the Virtual Device


cashe
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Hi, Fibaro developers!

 

This is my cry from the heart.

 

More than a year passed since this post was published:

And it still has no answer as well as any Fibaro reaction.

 

And it is 2019 now, but Virtual Device in Fibaro still has no ability to add such simple ordinary objects like [Image] or [Checkbox] !!!

 

1) A Slider can be much more useful having a customizable range (0-100 between the ends is normal for gates or rollers, but it is absolutely unuseful, for example, for thermostats, where 15 - 40 range is ideal).

 

2) It is madness to use two Buttons + Label instead of one Checkbox...

I have to do this:

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Notifications: Enabled   <-- Label

[Enable] [Disable]  <---- Buttons

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Instead of this:

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[X] Enable Notifications

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3) Image is absolutely vital for displaying Album art (multimedia control), Weather forecast (temperature control) etc. I even not say about Animated (OMG!) GIFs (to displaying some processes). 

Sure, I can use html tag <img src='...'> and put it as Label value, but it will work only in Web version and this is insane at all!

 

These are absolutely elementary things and I don't understand why I am asking to add them since 5+ years of Fibaro's presence on market.

 

I hope you will hear me, Fibaro developers and programmers.

 

Kind regards,

Vasyl

 

 

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This could be another very good topic at the poll section of the forum, if fibaro will ever make use of it

 

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Unfortunatelly is like fibaro has no support for adding new features or improvements! So guys is just loosing of time to ask things! They won't do something for these i think...

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Hello, 

thank you for your suggestions!

 

 

On 4/17/2019 at 11:05 PM, cashe said:

1) A Slider can be much more useful having a customizable range (0-100 between the ends is normal for gates or rollers, but it is absolutely unuseful, for example, for thermostats, where 15 - 40 range is ideal).

When it comes to this feature I have submited your request. 

 

On 4/17/2019 at 11:05 PM, cashe said:

2) It is madness to use two Buttons + Label instead of one Checkbox...

I have to do this:

---------------

Notifications: Enabled   <-- Label

[Enable] [Disable]  <---- Buttons

--------------

Instead of this:

---------------

[X] Enable Notifications

---------------

Could you please elaborate more on this one? I am not entirely sure what you are thinking about. 

 

On 4/17/2019 at 11:05 PM, cashe said:

3) Image is absolutely vital for displaying Album art (multimedia control), Weather forecast (temperature control) etc. I even not say about Animated (OMG!) GIFs (to displaying some processes). 

 Sure, I can use html tag <img src='...'> and put it as Label value, but it will work only in Web version and this is insane at all!

Do you have an idea how to solve this? Where would you like to store images for albums, should that be as icons or do you have something else in mind? I need more information how would you like this feature to work.  

 

 

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  • 17 hours ago, M.Andrzejewska said:

    When it comes to this feature I have submited your request. 

    Thank you, will wait.

     

    17 hours ago, M.Andrzejewska said:

    Could you please elaborate more on this one? I am not entirely sure what you are thinking about.

     

    Take a look on a virtual device (leakage protection, automatically closes water valve as well as sends notifications to inhabitants) on a real object:

     

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    You have also generated a great idea regarding animated icons. They are can be stored in a HC (as well as usual user icons) but they must be just usual animated GIFs 128x128px size.

     

    It would be nice if some devices with moving parts (pumps, fans etc) will use some animated picture when are ON.

     

    Thank you for your feedback. Better late than never. I hope you will use Fibaro community request for further improvements.

     

     

     

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    W dniu 17.04.2019 o 23:05, cashe napisał:

    1) A Slider can be much more useful having a customizable range (0-100 between the ends is normal for gates or rollers, but it is absolutely unuseful, for example, for thermostats, where 15 - 40 range is ideal).

     

     

    Well, it is good to have all possible options ready made, however it is not cosmic science to have customised values for the sliders.

     

    Here is an example of the code to have different range of slider value (start and end values) as well as customised step :

     

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    I like also to see a dropdown control on VD, to select content of enum variable.

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    Instead of checkbox i prefer switch icon. Does the same, but looks better :)

    image.png.fe0f69395c2bbe028ba088b52519233f.png OR image.png.570503c9f5795e02d3d3cda739592f56.png 

     

     

    And i wish there were more main buttons available. Just like it is in predefined/physical devices.

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