Jumping Sliders - please improve

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Detlef
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Jumping Sliders - please improve

#1 Post by Detlef »

Hello,

you have probably noticed this in AM aircraft instruments with sliders. If you touch the slider handle at its upper boundary it jumps up, likewise if you touch the slider handle at the bottom it jumps down. If you use that as prop or mixture or other function in an aircraft and you just want to do a little change, it does a big change that may even be in the wrong direction from what you intended.

So my big please for the next AM version: provide an API function that reacts correctly to the touch of a slider. If you touch a handle on the upper end for example, it should just stay there and only if you move your finger on the touchscreen or the mouse, then it should move with your touch.

It *is* possible with the current slider_add_ver() function to get a solution for that, but you get crazy just thinking about it and programming it. Unreadable Lua code when looked at after 3 weeks even if you have written it yourself.


Here is an example instrument, both with simply using the slider function as is, and then with my solution, that works but is much too complex to program.
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Detlef

p.s. @Sling, got your A2A Piper 24-250 panels and like them :)

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Corjan
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Re: Jumping Sliders - please improve

#2 Post by Corjan »

Hi,


Will have a look at this issue somewhere this week, Is on my TODO list


Corjan

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Re: Jumping Sliders - please improve

#3 Post by Detlef »

Corjan wrote: Mon Nov 20, 2023 1:55 pm Will have a look at this issue somewhere this week, Is on my TODO list
Corjan
Great! What more can I expect .

Detlef

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Re: Jumping Sliders - please improve

#4 Post by Corjan »

Hi,

Fixed, will be in next BETA.
Nice catch.

Corjan

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Re: Jumping Sliders - please improve

#5 Post by Detlef »

Corjan wrote: Mon Nov 27, 2023 10:26 am Hi,

Fixed, will be in next BETA.
Nice catch.

Corjan
Thank you Corjan for the fast implementation. My quick test shows it works. I don't need my complex slider implentation any more it seems :)

Detlef

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