StringToImage

The StringToImage component converts a string into an image.

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Supported Functions

Not applicable

Ports

The StringToImage component exposes the Control In, Control Out, Data In, and Data Out ports by default.

Port Description
ControlIn Must be connected to the Control Out port of one or more components.
ControlOut Can be connected to the Control In port of another component or the default end component.
Data In Specifies the string to convert to an image (string).
Data Out Returns the string as an image(bitmap).

Properties

To edit the properties of the StringToImage component, in the Properties window, change the required property. You can edit the following properties.

Property Description
Search Search for the respective property.
Delay After Execution Specifies the wait time (in seconds) after the action is performed.
Delay Before Execution Specifies the wait time (in seconds) before the action is performed.

Example

Let us consider an example

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To convert a string into an image:

  1. In the Toolbox, expand Utilities and then expand Image Utilities.
  2. Drag the StringToImage component and drop it on the Design surface.
  3. Double-click the srtImage box and enter the required string.
  4. To override the existing data source, right-click the srtImage box.
  5. Click Override and change the data source.

    Note

    To learn more about overriding the data source of the data port, refer the Override section.

    Instead of adding the string directly to the String to Image component, you can add the string in the form a variable or as a text file. If you want to add the string as a variable, you must add the Variable component to the activity. To read the text from a file, you must add the Read from File component to the activity. The following figures illustrate these examples.

    • With the Variable component

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    • With the Read From File component

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    Refer the Variable and Read from File sections to learn more about adding these components to an activity.

  6. To save the converted image:

    • Drag the Save component and drop it on the Design surface.
    • Double-click the filePath box and specify the file path, including a name and type, for the     converted image.

    Note

    To learn more about the Save component, refer the Save section.

  7. Connect the control ports and data ports in the activity.

  8. In the toolbar, click Run.
    The string is converted into an image, which is saved at the specified location.