This blog briefly talks about the main features used to build the vertical menu which will horizontall expand and collapse. A copy of the MSAPP has been attached for you to download and explorer.
Following are the three main ingredients which provides the UI look and feel.
1 - Global variables
- Six of them whose default values are set on Screen1's Onstart - These variables dictate when the timer control should run and how smooth the animation of the text control should appear - The variables also decided when the group of Text control and Rectangle Icon should expand and collapse
2 - Controls - There are two controls used, Timer and Text control - The timer control is used to give the animated feeling of the Text control with Rectangle Icon expand and collapse - In this case a Text control is used as an example to prove that controls can be grouped together to give the same animation
3- Formulas - IF function is the main formula used to dictate how and when the group should expand and collapse - We've also used the '+' function to sort the locations of the buttons and the groups.
This no-code solution which utlizes the combination of variables, controls and simple formulas produces an amazing user experience!