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Key Properties - Level 1 (ANSI 2.10)

The following lists each available Key Property. Important notes & limitations for the Key Properties may only be included here.

Units

Currently all measurements in Build-A-Board is in Pixels.

Key Width, Key Height

This specifies the Key Width & Key Height in Units.

Key Type

Supported types are Simple, Regular, & HiRes.

Simple will only convert the displayed Key Label into a Keystroke.

Regular can handle different actions, separate from the Key Label

HiRes uses a high-resolution background for a "Regular" key.

Key Label

This can be up to 11 characters long.

There is an override lable {IMG:*} that will display alternate images. Currently supported images (drawn via internally handled low-level graphic calls) are:

Label Image

{IMG:MIN} Minimize (Windows) bar

{IMG:A_UP} Up Arrow

{IMG:A_DN} Down Arrow

{IMG:A_LT} Left Arrow

{IMG:A_RT} Right Arrow

{IMG:A_DUP} Double Up Arrow

{IMG:A_DDN} Double Down Arrow

{IMG:A_DLT} Double Left Arrow

{IMG:A_DRT} Double Right Arrow

{IMG:BOXFL} Box, Filled

{IMG:BOXOP} Box, Open

{IMG:BOXUL} Box, Upper Left (Filled)

{IMG:BOXUR} Box, Upper Right (Filled)

{IMG:BOXLL} Box, Lower Left (Filled)

{IMG:BOXLR} Box, Lower Right (Filled)

Shifted Key Label

This is the image that will be displayed on the Key when the Shift state is triggered via a Key with a [Shift-Down] Action. If the Shifted Key Label is blank, the regular Key Label will remain when in the Shifted state.

Key Action

For Regular (& HiRes) keys, this is the Macro command to generate Keystrokes. It can be up to 31 characters long. There is the Build-A-Board Macro Builder available by clicking on the Build button (...).

Face Color, Text Color, Highlight Color, Shadow Color

There are 16 basic colors supported.


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