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Display Sets

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Please note that this is the help site for SmartBuilder version 3.

The SmartBuilder version 4 Documentation and Video Tutorials can be found in the Help menu in the tool, or view the v4 Help site.

It is often useful to show or hide a number of objects at the same time.  For instance, you might want to show feedback for a question that includes a text object, a graphic, a background shape, and an audio clip.  Rather than creating four separate actions to show these objects, you can group these objects and then create a single action to simply show the entire group.

Display sets control when each subset is shown or hidden.  Here, the term "subset" refers to a display in the set.

Group of objects = display = subset

Set = group of subsets

The image below shows that "Display Set 1" contains three displays, and "Display 1" contains three objects.

Sets can save you time in the following ways:

  • You can show and hide multiple objects with one action method (eg. show Display 1 will show all the elements inside the set).
  • When you show a subset, you don't have to bother hiding the other subsets (you con't need to tell the system to hide Q1 when Q2 is shown).
  • You can move ALL the subsets in a set with just one move
  • You can apply transitions to ALL the subsets in a set in one step.
  • You can easily/visually create conditional branching by linking subsets to the Flow Chart.

The Display toolbar can be used to navigate, add or remove displays from the set.