General properties
The general properties of a gadget control overall appearance, such as color scheme, background and border style, and whether animation is enabled. General properties can also define the radius of a cylinder gauge, the needle position of a linear gauge, or the start and end angles of a meter gauge. For example, Figure 17-4 shows how changing the Radius, Height, and Viewing Angle properties affects the view of a cylinder gauge gadget. Radius and Height values are expressed as percentages of the gadget area.
 Figure 17-4 Examining results of setting properties for a cylinder gauge
Figure 17-5 shows examples of setting the Start Angle and End Angle properties to change the shape and orientation of a meter gauge. The examples also show how to use the Outer Radius and Inner Radius properties to set the thickness of the arc in the gauge.
 Figure 17-5 Examining results of setting properties for a meter gadget
Table 17-1 shows all the general properties and lists the gadgets to which they apply. Some properties appear for only one type of gadget. Other properties are common to multiple types of gadgets.
 Table 17-1 General properties
Sets the color scheme of the gauge. You can use either a base color or a preset color scheme. All other selections derive from this selection.
Center X Coordinate
Specifies the x coordinate of the gauge center.
Center Y Coordinate
Specifies the y coordinate of the gauge center.
Cylinder, thermometer
Specifies the color of the contained image within a filled type of gadget, such as a cylinder or thermometer.
Cylinder, thermometer
Selects a preset color scheme for the gauge. You can use either a base color or a preset color scheme. All other selections derive from this selection.
Cylinder, thermometer
Enables or disables the value display on the dial. The dial position can be selected to be above or below the dial.
Set to top to have needles appear on top of the gadget, set to bottom to have them appear on the bottom.
Enables or disables the display of the value at the needle. If enabled, set to Above Needle to display the value above the needle, or set to Below Needle to display the value below the needle.
Cylinder, thermometer
Chooses a starting x coordinate percentage that positions the image within the gadget. Selecting 0 starts the image at the left side of the gadget.
Chooses a starting y coordinate percentage that positions the image within the gadget. Selecting 0 places the starting y coordinate at the top of the gadget, selecting 100 places it at the bottom.
Turn Off All Animations
Specifies the angle at which the gadget is viewed. Valid values are 0 through 50. 0 appears flat, 50 is tilted towards the viewer.

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