Activity Setup

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On the Activity Setup screen you can specify what is involved in common activities such as watching television or playing a DVD.

Name

The Name section is the place to identify the activity name and optionally provide a description. The activity name is visible in many parts of the application, including the main Activities screen.

Activity Type

Activity Type indicates the purpose of the current activity, and cannot be changed once the activity has been created.

Choosing activity devicesDevices

The Devices section lists the devices used in the activity. Once you have identified that a device is part of an activity, the commands for that device are available in the Launch and Shutdown Actions sections.

To choose which devices are involved in the activity, tap on the Select Devices to Use row. A list of available devices appears. Tap on a device to select it; tap again to de-select it. When you are finished, tap on the Save button to save your changes, or Cancel to return to the previous settings.

Launch and Shutdown Actions

Launch Actions are the actions the RedEye device will take when starting up an activity. Shutdown Actions are the actions the RedEye device will take when turning off an activity. Each action corresponds to a device, a command, and (if the command toggles) a toggle value, which appear in the row separated by colons (:). Tap on the action row to edit, or tap on Add Action to add a new one.[1]

Deleting an actionYou can reorder or delete actions by tapping on the Edit button in the bottom left corner of the screen. Drag the action rows into the desired order. To delete, tap on the red circle to the left of the action and confirm by tapping the Delete button which appears to the right of the action. When you are finished, make sure you tap the Done button to save your changes.

Show Power Button

On RedEye and RedEye Pro if you have the Advanced Options preference turned on, you have the option to show or hide the power button on your activity layouts. Hiding the power button is useful if you want to provide your own alternative to the basic shutdown process (usually via a button with a custom script).

Layout Activity Buttons

Tap on Layout Activity Buttons to arrange the buttons you will use to control your activity after it has launched.

Copy Activity URL

Tapping the Copy Activity URL button will copy to your clipboard a URL that launches the current activity. You can then paste the URL in a web browser to launch the activity from a computer. You can also control the RedEye hardware from another application or platform by using the URL with HTTP GET.

Delete Activity

Tap on the Delete Activity button to delete the current activity. This operation cannot be undone.


[1] If you have the Advanced Options preference turned on, you will also see an Add Script row. More information on scripting and advanced configuration is available in the RedEye Advanced Programming Manual.

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