Clickable Image

Hi all,

I want to place an image onto the dash board and make the image clickable, so that it makes you go to the next tab.

Any suggestions on how to do this?

I tried making a background image then floating a transparent button over the image but its not working. The inbuilt dashboard button will not do it, so I have tried using a dasbhoard UI_Template. I placed an image into the background. I borrowed some code from scargill (https://tech.scargill.net/node-red-dashboard-template-buttons-updated/) and made the button transparent using opacity function.

I was hoping the button would float over the image that you could see behind. But it is not working as expected. I think there must be a better way to do this, is there a way to just make an image clickable? Any help appreciated. Thanks!

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One possible way is by using HTML image maps.

https://www.w3schools.com/html/html_images_imagemap.asp

You will use angular ng-click directive inside the html code, to send a message from the front end to the runtime. Something like below (not working example though - just a pointer).

ng-click="send({topic: 'command', payload: 'tabchange'})"

Hi

I have used https://github.com/bartbutenaers/node-red-contrib-ui-svg. You are able to have clickable images and menus etc. There are examples to get you going also great support

Thanks guys. Just closing this out to help others.

The HTML image map link given gave me some ideas and I managed to solve the issue.

<button ng-click="send({payload:'tabxx'})">
<img src="../xxxx.jpeg"/>
</button>

Where tabxx is the name of the tab (or you can use the tab number) and xxx.jpeg is the image file name. Need to place the ui_control node after the ui_template node with above code in it. You need to play around with a bunch of CSS to get the borders and background colors correct.

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