Understanding Flows

Getting started with Touch Portal

This guide will help you understand the Flows of Touch Portal.

Flows

Flows in Touch Portal are collections of Actions that are executed within a context. The actions that are in the On Press section of a button is a flow for example. This guide will show you how to set up and use Flows that can be attached as an action in another context.

The Flow section

Click on the Flows menu item (1) in the main menu to open the Flows section. The section will show all Flows made by you. Here you can manage a specific Flow (3).

We are going to create new Flow by clicking on the new Flow button (2).

Creating a Flow

Creating a Flow is quite simple. You just give it a name (1) and add actions to the Flow (2).

Using a Flow

A Flow on itself does nothing. A Flow is just a container of a collection of actions. To use a Flow you need to add the "Execute Flow" action found in the logic category.

Our example above will first execute the Flow we created (1). The Flow will hide 7 sources. Then it will execute a timer of 100 milliseconds. Then it will first show the image slide show source, which is an animation that show a randomize effect. Then we wait for 2 seconds and we show the source with the name "1".

Using Flows allows us to re-use the same Flow in several different buttons and events. If we change something in the Flow, the effect will be that all buttons and events using that Flow will also do the new setup right away. No more copying flows of actions anymore.




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