Note: Some aspects of this feature are version dependant.
You can imagine the wall view as a blank canvas, allowing you to drag and drop items anywhere on the canvas that suits your requirements.
Wall Views are also fantastic for creating dashboards/landing pages using annotations (example below). Because wall views have no required structure or axis, you can easily filter out all items and have a canvas for a landing page to be created on.
Note: Wall View Attributes are available in SharpCloud v9.2.0215 and later.
For each wall view you create, your story must have a Wall View attribute (a specific type of attribute that is only required and used on the wall view). If a wall view is created with no wall view attributes in the story, a prompt will appear with the option to create a wall view attribute automatically. Without a wall view attribute, the story cannot have a wall view.
To create a new Wall View Attribute, simply go to Story Setup > Items > Attributes (as shown below) and create a new attribute with the type of Wall.
Alternatively, in the View Setup, there is a “Add new/copy existing attribute” button for ease of use when using the wall view.
This will generate a new dialog box to choose to either copy the existing attribute or create an entirely new wall attribute as shown below.
For each wall attribute you create, SharpCloud will remember the location of items you place on any wall views which use that attribute. This means you can apply the same item layout to multiple wall views by choosing the same wall attribute, effectively synchronizing your items’ locations across multiple wall views where the same wall attribute is applied.
If you plan to create multiple wall views that do not show any items, you could use the same wall attribute for these views as item location does not matter (such as for dashboards).
Note: Scrollable wall views are available in SharpCloud v9.3.0611 and later
The wall view has a scrollable feature which allows an infinite canvas space, allowing users to zoom out and increase the canvas available to them. The canvas can then be zoomed back in on a specific section of the wall view, or simply panning across the canvas to different areas of the wall view. This feature can be activated in the View Setup as shown in the image above.
Navigating a scrollable wall view can be performed by using Shift + Left Mouse Click, and to zoom out, Shift + mouse-wheel. (drag for track pads). On touch enabled devices, simply pinching and expanding will increase/decrease the zoom on the view respectively, whilst simply dragging the view will move the focus point of the view. When there are items out of sight on the view, right-clicking (long press on touch) will give you the option to “Zoom to fit”, which will zoom the canvas to the required size for all items to be visible.
The table below summarises options that are specific to the Wall View
Advanced Toggle Active?
This is where the wall view can be chosen. You can have several different wall view attributes if you wish, and they can all be chosen from this menu.
This button will load up a dialog box to allow the attribute to be copied or to create a new wall view attribute.
By activating this toggle, it will allow the canvas to be zoomed out/in to produce an infinite canvas space
By increasing the percentage of the scale, this will increase the canvas space available (maximum of 10,000%).
Reset scale & position
This will reset the view to 100% view scale and to the middle of the canvas.