Terra Tutorial

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Click to enlargeThis tutorial shows you how to build a simple interface in Widget Designer that includes the most important commands for a Terra system so that everybody can control it intuitively, even an end customer without technical knowledge.

First we will create and configure the Terra device in Widget Designer. Then we build buttons to apply and clear layouts and buttons to switch single sources from A to B. Afterwards we will do a bit more complex programming to react on system events and update our interface accordingly.

Click to enlargeWe assume that the Terra system is set up already and is running. This example is based on a very simple Terra network with a Terra controller, four Terra transmitters (which are connected to a Pandoras Box Server with four outputs) and four Terra receivers that are connected to LCD displays in a 2x2 matrix. With the Terra manager, one display array was created and two layouts were programmed. But of course, you can adopt this tutorial to any Terra system.

There are also two video tutorials available this tutorial is based on:
- Widget Designer control for Terra - Commands and examples: https://youtu.be/0k-KsdsKKkU
- Widget Designer control for Terra - EventListener and Automation: https://youtu.be/N0zNmB1AK6A

Creating a Terra Device

Configuring a Terra Device

Creating an ApplyLayout Button

Creating a ClearDisplay Button

Creating an XY-Switch Button

Creating an ApplyVideoSource Button

Creating an Event Listener to Update a Label

Creating a Layout Selection with a DropDown List

Creating a flexible XY-switch

Aligning and Grouping Controls