In this update, we’ve introduced many new thrilling features that will allow you to do more with your designer applications that are even more flexible than ever. One of the biggest changes in this version is that you can now include the designer charts and maps in print processes. The visualizations you’ve created in the user interface can be connected to their Word document counterparts using image stubs.

To add visualizations, all you need to do is add an equal number of images (pictures of your puppies are fair game, any image will do) into the Word document that is going to be used in the print process. You can choose any image for this task, because the only thing that is important is that the images are sized proportionately to their user interface counterparts. Adding an alt text into images will let you choose from those names when mapping the images with the UI visualizations.

print process

When you export this application, you will get a PDF like below.

print process

With this version, we’ve also introduced a runtime text editor which allows customizing the messages that are displayed during the runtime of a designer application. This feature perfectly complements our existing localization tool for the control panel, and allows you to fully modify the texts and labels that are displayed throughout the system. For example, you can now change the splash screen texts like below.

text editor

The UI and database elements in designer applications use named ranges that reference a set of cells to connect to your workbook. A possible issue with this approach was that some cells in Excel could have different properties than what is appropriate for the modules they are intended for in the user interface. For example, a blank cell in Excel might be intended for a data picker, which only accepts date fields. In this version, we’ve introduced the name (metadata) editor to help you modify the type, format, default value, or the reference of a named range directly from the designer interface. This way, you can modify the properties of a named range without going back-and-forth between your spreadsheet and the designer.

With this update, we focused on providing a unique platform that is fully customizable, and we hope that you’ll like these new features as much as we do. For a full list of changes, fixes, and new features, please see our user guide.

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