UniversalDashboard.UDSignature

Signature component for UniversalDashboard
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UDSignature

Signature component for UniversalDashboard

What is it?

This component allows you to get your end-user to actually sign for something. It has two built in buttons with the component which is the Save and Clear buttons.

How do I obtain this for my dashboard

To get this Powershell module simply launch powershell and run the following command

Install-Module -Name UniversalDashboard.UDSignature 

How do I use it?

It is as simple as installing the module, then using the following command:-

New-UDSignature -Id "Signature"

You will instantly have a canvas you can sign on, pretty simple to use

Parameters

  • BackgroundColor this will set the background colour of the canvas being used this accepts a string
  • Height will set the height of the canvas this accepts an integer
  • Width will set the width of the canvas this accepts an integer
  • PenColor will set the colour of the pen on the canvas being used this accepts as string

How do I save what is being signed?

So I initially built this in October 2019 without support for automatically encoding to base64 string. I have now further developed this component, so that when the save button is pressed this will set the trimmedDataUrl in the state to hold the current signature in a base64 string. As I binded this component to UniversalDashboard on this second attempt you can actually read the value of the base64 string then convert it back to an image and save it. So using this method also prevents the user from saving the end signature in the wrong directory/location. The only downfall is you will have to use another button to read this information, as I saw it, I would be using this on a form which would have it's own submit button anyway.

   New-UDButton -Id "SigButton" -Text "Info" -OnClick {
                    (Get-UDElement -Id "Signature").Attributes.trimmedDataURL | Out-File C:\UD\sig.txt
                    (get-content C:\UD\sig.txt) -replace 'data:image/png;base64,', '' | Set-Content C:\UD\sig.txt
                    $base64String = (get-content C:\UD\sig.txt)
                    #Convert Base64 to Image
                    $imageBytes = [Convert]::FromBase64String($base64String)
                    $ms = New-Object IO.MemoryStream($imageBytes, 0, $imageBytes.Length)
                    $ms.Write($imageBytes, 0, $imageBytes.Length);
                    $image = [System.Drawing.Image]::FromStream($ms, $true)
                    $image.Save("C:\UD\signature.png")
                }

Complete Demo

Import-Module -Name UniversalDashboard.Community -RequiredVersion 2.8.1
Import-Module -Name UniversalDashboard.UDSignature
Get-UDDashboard | Stop-UDDashboard
$init = New-UDEndpointInitialization -Module @("UniversalDashboard.UDSignature")
Start-UDDashboard -Port 10005 -Dashboard (
    New-UDDashboard -Title "Powershell UniversalDashboard" -Content {
        New-UDRow -Columns {
            New-UDColumn -size 6 -Endpoint {
                New-UDSignature -Id "Signature" -background '#fff' -height 150 -width 300
                New-UDButton -Id "SigButton" -Text "Info" -OnClick {
                    (Get-UDElement -Id "Signature").Attributes.trimmedDataURL | Out-File C:\ud\sig.txt
                    (get-content C:\UD\sig.txt) -replace 'data:image/png;base64,', '' | Set-Content C:\UD\sig.txt
                    $base64String = (get-content C:\UD\sig.txt)
                    #Convert Base64 to Image
                    $imageBytes = [Convert]::FromBase64String($base64String)
                    $ms = New-Object IO.MemoryStream($imageBytes, 0, $imageBytes.Length)
                    $ms.Write($imageBytes, 0, $imageBytes.Length);
                    $image = [System.Drawing.Image]::FromStream($ms, $true)
                    $image.Save("C:\UD\another.png")
                }
            }
        }
    } -EndpointInitialization $init
)
Install

Install-Module UniversalDashboard.UDSignature
Version

1.0.1

Last Updated

2/19/2020 10:34:46 AM +00:00

Tags

universaldashboard ud-dashboard ud-component ud-signature

Author

psdevuk

Type

extension Control

License

Free