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SAIL Design System guidance available for Billboard Layout

When you need to get a user's attention, use the billboard layout. Learn how to broadcast the right message and create powerful, visual prominence for sections that shouldn't be ignored.

Function

a!fullOverlay( alignVertical, contents, showWhen, style, padding )

Displays an overlay that covers the entire billboard layout.

See also: Billboard, Billboard layout design guidance

Parameters

Name Keyword Types Description

Vertical Alignment

alignVertical

Text

Determines vertical alignment of all content within the overlay. Valid values: "TOP" (default), "MIDDLE", and "BOTTOM".

Contents

contents

Any Type

The interface to display in the overlay. Accepts layouts and display components. Supported layouts and components: Box, Button, Card, Columns, Image, Link, Milestone, Progress Bar, Rich Text, Section, Side By Side.

Visibility

showWhen

Boolean

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

Style

style

Text

Determines the overlay style. Valid values: "DARK" (default), "SEMI_DARK", "NONE", "SEMI_LIGHT", "LIGHT".

Padding

padding

Text

Determines the space between the overlay's edges and its contents. Valid values: "NONE", "EVEN_LESS", "LESS", "STANDARD"(default), "MORE", "EVEN_MORE".

Examples

Click EXPRESSION to copy and paste an example into the Interface Definition to see it displayed.

Full overlay with intro message

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a!billboardLayout(
  backgroundMedia: a!documentImage(
    document: a!EXAMPLE_BILLBOARD_IMAGE()
  ),
  backgroundcolor: "#073763",
  marginBelow: "STANDARD",
  overlay: a!fullOverlay(
    alignvertical: "MIDDLE",
    contents: {
      a!richTextDisplayField(
        labelPosition: "COLLAPSED",
        value: {
          a!richTextItem(text: {"Hello, " & user(loggedinuser(), "firstName") & "."}, size: "MEDIUM"),
          char(10),
          a!richTextItem(text: {"What do you need help with?"}, size: "LARGE")
        },
        align: "CENTER"
      )
    },
    style: "DARK"
  )
)

Displays the following:

Full Overlay Example

Feature compatibility

The table below lists this SAIL component's compatibility with various features in Appian.
Feature Compatibility Note
Portals Compatible
Offline Mobile Compatible
Sync-Time Custom Record Fields Incompatible
Real-Time Custom Record Fields Incompatible

Custom record fields that evaluate in real time must be configured using one or more Custom Field functions.

Process Reports Incompatible

Cannot be used to configure a process report.

Process Events Incompatible

Cannot be used to configure a process event node, such as a start event or timer event.

Open in Github Built: Fri, Apr 12, 2024 (09:33:24 PM)

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