Image Component

Function

a!imageField( label, labelPosition, instructions, helpTooltip, images, showWhen, size, isThumbnail, style, align, accessibilityText )

Displays an image from document management or the web.

See also:

Parameters

Name Keyword Types Description

Label

label

Text

Text to display as the field label.

Label Position

labelPosition

Text

Determines where the label appears. Valid values:

  • "ABOVE" (default) Displays the label above the component.
  • "ADJACENT" Displays the label to the left of the component.
  • "COLLAPSED" Hides the label. The label will still be read by screen readers; see accessibility considerations for more information.
  • "JUSTIFIED" Aligns the label alongside the component starting at the edge of the page.

Instructions

instructions

Text

Supplemental text about this field.

Help Tooltip

helpTooltip

Text

Displays a help icon with the specified text as a tooltip. The tooltip displays a maximum of 500 characters. The help icon does not show when the label position is "COLLAPSED".

Images

images

Any Type

Array of images to display, created with a!webImage(), a!userImage(), or a!documentImage().

Visibility

showWhen

Boolean

Determines whether the component is displayed on the interface. When set to false, the component is hidden and is not evaluated. Default: true.

Size

size

Text

Determines how the images are sized. Valid values: "ICON", "GALLERY", "TINY", "SMALL", "MEDIUM" (default), "LARGE", "FIT". See the documentation for guidance on how to use different image sizes effectively.

Image is a thumbnail

isThumbnail

Boolean

Determines whether the images can be viewed at a larger size when clicked. Multiple images will be visible in a slideshow. Default: false.

Style

style

Text

Determines how the images are rendered. Valid values: "STANDARD" (default), "AVATAR".

Alignment

align

Text

Determines alignment of the image(s). Valid values: "START", "CENTER", "END". Image fields in grids are center-aligned by default. Image fields outside of grids are start-aligned by default.

Accessibility Text

accessibilityText

Text

Additional text to be announced by screen readers. Used only for accessibility; produces no visible change.

The maximum display dimensions for each Size are listed below:

  • "ICON": 20x20 pixels
  • "TINY": 60x120 pixels
  • "GALLERY": 240x80 pixels
  • "SMALL": 100x200 pixels
  • "MEDIUM": 200x400 pixels
  • "LARGE": 400x600 pixels
  • "FIT": natural dimensions

Usage considerations

Using the style parameter

  • If style is set to "STANDARD", images are scaled down as necessary to fit the size limit, preserving their natural aspect ratio. Images will never be scaled up with this configuration, so they'll display at their natural size if they are smaller than the configured size.
  • If style is set to "AVATAR", images are scaled down or up as necessary to fit the size limit, preserving their natural aspect ratio, and cropped in a circle.

Using the size parameter

  • If size is set to "FIT", images display at either their natural width or the width of the container, whichever is smaller.
  • Images look best with the ICON size if they are 40 x 40 pixels and have a transparent background. The images display at 20 x 20 pixels but an original size of 40 x 40 pixels is recommend if any users view the images on high-definition screens, like an iPhone, iPad, or Mac.

Examples

Copy and paste an example into the INTERFACE DEFINITION in EXPRESSION MODE to see it displayed.

Display a series of document images

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a!imageField(
  label: "Image Field Example",
  images: {
    a!documentImage(
      document: a!iconNewsEvent(icon: "HAMMER", color: "BLUE")
    ),
    a!documentImage(
      document: a!iconNewsEvent(icon: "GEARS", color: "GREY")
    ),
    a!documentImage(
      document: a!iconNewsEvent(icon: "BRIEFCASE", color: "GREEN")
    )
  }
)

Displays the following:

screenshot of three icon images

Display a series of user images with looping

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a!imageField(
  label: "Images",
  size: "MEDIUM",
  style: "AVATAR",
  images: a!forEach(
    /* 
    * Usernames of users in your environment. 
    * Please adjust usernames appropriately.
    */
    items: { "james.baker", "karen.anderson", "maria.lopez" },
    expression: a!userImage(
      user: fv!item
    )
  )
)

Displays the following:

screenshot of three user images

Old Versions

There are older versions of this Interface Component. You can identify older versions by looking at the name to see if there is a version suffix. If you are using an old version, be sure to refer to the corresponding documentation from the list below.

Old Versions Reason for Update
a!imageField_17r3

Now supports a style parameter, a separate configuration for thumbnail functionality, and more sizes.

To learn more about how Appian handles this kind of versioning, see the Function and Component Versions page.

The following patterns include usage of the Image Component.

  • Call to Action Pattern (Formatting): Use the call to action pattern as a landing page when your users have a single action to take.

  • Display Processes by Process Model with Status Icons (Grids, Images, Reports): Use an interface to display information about instances of a specific process model.

  • Event Timeline (Timeline, Events): Use the event timeline pattern to display a dated list of events and actions in chronological order. This pattern uses a combination of cards, rich text, and user images to show an easy to navigate list of dated events.

  • Leaderboard (Looping): Use the leaderboard pattern to show a selection of your data in an easy to read ranked display.

  • Save a User's Report Filters to a Data Store Entity (Grids, Smart Services, Filtering, Reports): Allow a user to save their preferred filter on a report and automatically load it when they revisit the report later.

  • Track Adds and Deletes in Inline Editable Grid (Grids): In an inline editable grid, track the employees that are added for further processing in the next process steps.

  • User List Pattern (Looping): The user list pattern retrieves all the users in a specified group and displays them in a single column.

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