Connect input-modules

The core functionality of Bluepic Studio is not just classic graphic design, but the ability to link properties of elements to input modules to create a template that can be edited by the user in a controlled form.

Usually you first create all the elements you need for your template, then design the template statically, and finally you link input modules, making your template dynamic.

Creating and connecting an input module

You can create and connect an input module by clicking the "+" button on any property.

In the following example, the property we want to connect to an input module is the Content of the text element:

When you click on the "+" button, you will be shown all types of input fields that are compatible with the selected property. In the case of the Content property, you will almost always use the input field of type "Text".

Once an input module type is selected, it is created and all other options for configuring the input module are displayed.

More about the individual types of input modules can be found under "Types of input modules".

To configure the input form further, preview the functionality of our template, and manage all the existing variables, you need to switch to the inputs view.

In the Inputs view, the input modules you create are displayed as color-coded cards. You can expand the cards to access exactly the same configuration options that you saw when you created the input module.

Inputs view

Input Fields:

The Input Fields tab shows the same information for each input module as the pop-up menu of the Properties view. However, here you can see all the existing input modules at once. You can change the order of your input modules drag and drop.

You can also create new input modules at the bottom of the Fields tab. The input modules you create here are not initially connected to any property and you can use these unconnected modules to create non-linear property controls (more on this later)

Preview:

The preview displays your template just like the Bluepic Social app does. You can use this tab to test your template.

Variables:

The Variables tab gives you an overview of all existing variables and their current values.

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