Provide button press feedback
I'm working on a view where I have several buttons and a text above them. Every time the user presses a button a line is saved to a csv file with the button that was pressed and the time. The on top of the screen changes every time a button is pressed, but sometimes the text is so similar to the previous one that it's hard to see the change.
The entire program is working fine; however, it's hard to see whether the button was actually pressed.
I tried to add the following piece of code to the action function to change the color of the button temporarily to gray and back, but it doesn't work:
sender.bg_color = 'gray'
sender.bg_color = 'green'
It seems that the screen only refreshes after the button has changed back to green.
Is there a way to force a screen refresh after I change the color to gray? or is there a better way to provide a visual cue that the button has been pressed and the action has taken place?
I'm sorry I meant:
@cvp I tried that, but it still doesn't refresh the screen. I don't know if it makes any difference, but I'm working with a subview
import ui class myview(ui.View): def __init__(self): b = ui.Button(name='button_name') b.frame=(10,10,32,32) b.title = 'test' b.background_color = 'green' b.action = self.button_tapped self.add_subview(b) def button_tapped(self,sender): sender.background_color = 'gray' ui.delay(self.button_tapped_end,1) def button_tapped_end(self): self['button_name'].background_color = 'green' v = myview() v.present()
That did the trick! Thank you.
Also, the original code would have worked with a @ui.in_background decorator. Nothing in a callback shows up until the method ends and control is returned to the ui thread. Though the issue with in_background is that all such calls are queued up on the same thread, so if you tapped the button 20 times in a row, it would take many seconds to toggle through all of these.
In this case it probably does not matter, but in some cases you might want a ui.cancel_all_delays() at the start of button_tapped, o avoid calling the end method 20 times.