VCS Hints: Graphics Method Panel  


Access: via Main Menu - `Primary' -> `Graphics Table' -> `Boxfill',`Continents', `Isofill',`Isoline', `Outfill', `Outline', `Scatter', `Vector', `XvsY', `Xyvsy', or `Yxvsx'

Graphics Method Panel
(Showing Boxfill Method as Example)

The Graphics Method Panel lists attribute sets corresponding to each of the available graphics methods which define how data are displayed on the VCS Canvas: `Boxfill', `Continents', `Isofill', `Isoline', `Outfill', `Outline', `Scatter', 'Vector', `XvsY',`Xyvsy', and `Yxvsx'. VCS treats the graphics method as one of the three primary elements. Note: the `default' attribute sets cannot be removed or edited.

How to use the Graphics Method Panel

Selecting a Graphics Method Attribute Set:
Move the pointer over the desired attribute set name for the chosen graphics method (selected via the Main Menu - `Primary' -> `Graphics Table' -> `Boxfill', `Continents', etc.), and click the left mouse button. An editor panel for the chosen graphics method will appear below (i.e., editors for `Boxfill', `Continents', `Isofill', `Isoline', `Outfill', `Outline', `Scatter', 'Vector', `XvsY',`Xyvsy', and `Yxvsx' graphics methods).

Copying and Dropping a Graphics Method Attribute Set:
To copy, move the pointer over a graphics method attribute set name and click the middle mouse button. To drop, move the pointer to the blue text window on the Page Description Panel (located above the Graphics Method Panel), and click the middle mouse button.

Removing a Graphics Method Attribute Set:
Move the pointer over the graphics method attribute set name to be removed and click the right mouse button.

Using the `Graphics Method' Menu Button
Selecting the button above the scroll window (whose label is the chosen graphics method) displays a menu that allows the user to `Copy', `Rename', 'Script', or `Remove' a selected attribute set for the chosen graphics method.




Last update December 13, 1996. For further information, contact: Dean N. Williams (vcs@pcmdi.llnl.gov)
This page is maintained by Anna McCravy (mccravy@pcmdi.llnl.gov)

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