[Announce] node-red-contrib-ui-artless-gauge [features]

Version 0.1.9

A little bit of small print added.
Alignment of elements improved to support non square 1X1 widget size




...This node just gets better...

Could you consider enabling users to be able to define the input message format please.
It's not an important request, but just something that you may feel would be helpful.

Many users will be using the gauge to display data from either their own sensors, or via an api, and a common format is by using a json object.

Currently before feeding the value into the artless gauge, the value must be run through a change node to identify & separate the values, like this -
However, if users could change the input format, it would remove the need to use change nodes (in my case lots of them!)
The default value could be payload

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Maybe I'm too oldscool but I'm against laziness in coding. Protocol is the rule to follow. I can't see any reason why the node, meant to deal with graphical representaiton of single numeric value should deal with finding it's input from arbitrary chunk.
But as always, I'm open for discussions.


As I said above, it's not an important request, just a consideration as it would reduce the number of nodes in a flow, make the flow easier to visualise and make the node more transportable within the flow.
The suggestion was based upon nodes that already provide this feature. Core nodes such as switch, range, random, template, just to mention a few.

But no worries, I'm using this node exclusively for graphical elements in my new dashboard, and it's a great addition :+1:

Looks pretty readable to me. As we always say - a node should do it's particular job and do it well rather than try to do everything.

(but yes there are plenty of places where we have been "flexible" :slight_smile:


Next and most probably the last thing this node gets is the runtime configuration of min, max, sectors (with colors), label and unit. And that will be it.


Version 0.1.10
Runtime configuration for:
min, max, sectors, icon, label and unit

And this is it. No more features. :smiley:


Never say never.
Just a little addition. Small dots.
Version 0.1.17