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    Control Use, Column, Row - what is it?

    What is the purpose of these items in the Controls section of a device?

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    A legacy from HS3. Row and column set where the control buttons are arranged in the control column on the HS3 Device Manager.

    Control use is to assign the voice command that applies to the control.
    HS4 Pro, Windows

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      #3
      Row/Column/Span is still valid in HS4 for positioning controls (such as buttons, sliders etc) on devices where you assign them to a grid.

      Here is a list of the permissible grid selections: https://docs.homeseer.com/display/HSPI/Control+Grids

      Note that the 3 x 4 grid is the maximum size allowed which means you cannot assign more than 12 buttons etc to a device.

      Jon

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        #4
        Originally posted by jon00 View Post
        Row/Column/Span is still valid in HS4 for positioning controls (such as buttons, sliders etc) on devices where you assign them to a grid.

        Here is a list of the permissible grid selections: https://docs.homeseer.com/display/HSPI/Control+Grids

        Note that the 3 x 4 grid is the maximum size allowed which means you cannot assign more than 12 buttons etc to a device.
        I forgot about the grid display.

        HS4 Pro, Windows

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          #5
          ControlUse is not just for voice commands. It allows a programmer to have access to controls that do common functions like ON, OFF etc without knowing the specific CAPI implementation of the plugin. It is an attempt to provide a common interface for controlling devices from all plugins.
          tenholde

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            #6
            Originally posted by jon00 View Post
            Row/Column/Span is still valid in HS4 for positioning controls (such as buttons, sliders etc) on devices where you assign them to a grid.

            Here is a list of the permissible grid selections: https://docs.homeseer.com/display/HSPI/Control+Grids

            Note that the 3 x 4 grid is the maximum size allowed which means you cannot assign more than 12 buttons etc to a device.
            I've attempted to change them in the past to move controls around on the grids and didn't seem to do anything. It appears there is automatic positioning and sizing going on regardless of those settings, at least in grid view. Or maybe I gave up to easy.

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              #7
              Originally posted by RRR View Post

              I've attempted to change them in the past to move controls around on the grids and didn't seem to do anything. It appears there is automatic positioning and sizing going on regardless of those settings, at least in grid view. Or maybe I gave up to easy.
              Seems to work here. I just moved the on/off buttons to 2 rows:

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                #8
                Originally posted by jon00 View Post

                Seems to work here. I just moved the on/off buttons to 2 rows:

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                Thanks jon00 , I think I was trying to put two controls side by side. More like the functionality of a thermostat. It appears the grids only support 3 controls (each on a separate row) or 5 rows total combined, at least from experience. Anyways good to know there is come customization available.

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