The moving part of the bar is the precise part of the bar telling us the current value. I'm not referring to the "maximum" part of the bar here.
I think it would be fun and new cool layouts would be possible if we were able to select the moving part of the bar as an attach point. The goal would be to allow us to add in an Indicator or Text that "follows" the current value of the bar as it depletes or grows.
New UI control: "Follow current value" (checkbox, only visible when a valid bar is chosen in "Attach to")
(It's very possible there is a much better word to describe this for users.)
Where the Text or Indicator is positioned in relation to the "current" part of the bar is still governed by the "Location" drop-down, but we'd want all of the standard anchoring choices in there: Top-Left, Top, Top-Right, Left, Middle, Right, Bottom-Left, Bottom, Bottom-RIght.
The "Position" drop-down is still useful for ordering multiple Texts / Indicators.
It's also probably a good idea to have 2 new 0-100 sliders so we can specify the "Minimum value position" and the "Maximum value postion". For example, in order to avoid multiple texts piling up on each other, we could specify that our Health text only moves between the 100% mark and the 50% mark, leaving the rest of the bar reserved for other texts.
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- Nov 04, 2013
- Jul 18, 2009
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