It would be great to have customisable sliders for controlling dimmers. You could select min/max values and have the selection returned as a variable (which could be passed to a URL, for example) based on how far along the bar your finger is released.
Custom Sliders are one of the primary features of 1.8.
Do you have an estimated release date for 1.8 yet?
1.8 is still pretty early. Perhaps February.
Any other hints on what else might be coming with 1.8 in February?
Any updates on when 1.8 may be released?
We’re closing in. Final strings went to translators today…
So custom sliders are in, but how do they work?
I’m not finding any documentation on how to make the sliders work, but this is what I’m trying:
Custom Button 1: Lights On - Type = String - Value = http://192.168.1.12/remote/lights.asp?deviceCode=Q4&action=ON
Custom Button 2: Lights Off - Type = String - Value = 192.168.1.12/remote/lights.asp?d … action=OFF
Custom Button 3: Lights Dim - Type = String - Value = 192.168.1.12/remote/lights.asp?d … dimlevel=##
where I want the two ## to be anywhere between 0 and 100.
(The XML is all the way at the bottom)
Ideally, I would be able to adjust the deviceCode (Q4) in Roomie so 1 set of code would work for all, but I understand that this is not going to happen.
Also, I could swap out ‘ON’ and ‘OFF’ for a dim value of 100 and 0.<?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8"?> cat Lights codes Dining Lights Dim http://192.168.1.12/remote/lights.asp?deviceCode=Q4&action=DIM&dimlevel=## Dining Lights On http://192.168.1.12/remote/lights.asp?deviceCode=Q4&action=ON Dining Lights Off http://192.168.1.12/remote/lights.asp?deviceCode=Q4&action=OFF brand Leviton method http type 12
Supported devices for slider feedback are listed here with the exact types of feedback they support in the right hand column:
So what you’re saying is that it’s impossible to use a slider or button slider for a custom device?
I’d also like to know whether Sliders can be used with Custom Devices.
It’s possible in some cases depending on the device and how it formats its commands. You’d need to work with support using diagnostics to determine that. In general, you should assume Sliders require supported devices.
In my case, I’d just need to add a numerical value to a url.
It can be any value, because the url can parse it to the format I need, so essentially, I just need to know what the slider wants to see, and I’ll adjust my code to match.
I’ll email support though.