VPlayMultiplayerView

Default UI for VPlayMultiplayer matchmaking, friend selection, chat and game invites. More...

Import Statement: import VPlay 2.0
Inherits:

Item

Properties

Signals

Methods

Detailed Description

This view is used together with VPlayMultiplayer and implements the standard user interface for all multiplayer screens like matchmaking, friend selection or game invites. Use this component to quickly add multiplayer features to your game. A simple customization of the screens is available by changing the tintColor to match the main color of your game. Starting with our indie license you can also fully customize the screens for your games. Contact us at support@v-play.net to get the source code of the default UI and create your own VPlayMultiplayerView.

An introduction about V-Play Multiplayer and a simple usage example can be found in the VPlayMultiplayer documentation. For a more complex example of the multiplayer features, have a look at our Multiplayer Demo.

This is how the default screens of the VPlayMultiplayerView look like:

Default Views
MatchMakingView FriendsSelectorView InvitesView
InboxView FriendsView ChatView

Property Documentation

bodyColor : color

Set this property to match the overall style with your game's text color. The default color is #484848 which is a dark grey color.


bodyLightColor : color

Set this property to match the overall style with your game's color scheme. The default color is #9a9a9a which is a grey color.


gameNetworkItem : variant

Set this property to the id of your VPlayGameNetwork item.

By default, it will be set to the item with id gameNetwork if one is found in the project, otherwise it is undefined.

This is an example how to use it:

GameWindow {
  // ...

  VPlayGameNetwork {
    id: myGameNetwork
    // ...
    multiplayerItem: myMultiplayer
  }

  VPlayMultiplayer {
    id: myMultiplayer
    playerCount: 2
    appKey: 'your-multiplayer-app-key'
    gameNetworkItem: myGameNetwork
    multiplayerView: myMultiplayerView
  }

  Scene{
    // ...

    VPlayMultiplayerView{
      id: myMultiplayerView
      gameNetworkItem: myGameNetwork
    } // VPlayMultiplayerView

  } // Scene
} // GameWindow

After setting gameNetworkItem the VPlayMultiplayerView also knows about the VPlayMultiplayer item by accessing the VPlayGameNetwork::multiplayerItem.

Note: You will usually create multiple scenes in separate QML files for each screen of your game and switch between these scenes. This is simply not done here to keep the example short. See here for a tutorial how to create a game with multiple scenes. This setup with scenes in dedicated QML files is also required for the VPlayMultiplayerView to correctly use density-independent sizes for the navigation header or its content items.


iconFontName : string

Set this property to specify a custom icon font name. You can also use your own FontLoader object by setting iconFontSource to "" and then specifying the font name instead.


iconFontSource : string

Set this property to a custom font to match your game style. The default font is fa.ttf.


separatorColor : color

Set this property to match the overall style with your game's color scheme. The default color is #f4f4f4 which is a light grey color.


tintColor : color

Set this property to match the overall style with your game's main tint color. The default color is #f05352 which is a red color.


tintContrastColor : color

Set this color to a contrary color of your tintColor. By default, it is set to a strong green. It is used for example in the MatchMaking view for better highlighting connected players.

This QML property was introduced in V-Play 2.8.5.


tintLightColor : color

Set this property to match the overall style with your game's main tint color. The default color is Qt.tint(Qt.lighter(tintColor, 1.2), "#50FFFFFF"), which is a lighter color than the tintColor.


tintTransparentColor : color

Set this property to match the overall style with your game's main tint color. The default color is Qt.rgba(tintLightColor.r, tintLightColor.g, tintLightColor.b, 0.5), which is the tintLightColor with 50% transparency.


tintUltraLightColor : color

Set this color to an even lighter version of the tintColor/tintLightColor. The default color is a lighter version of the tintLightColor. It is used as the background for user message bubbles in the multiplayer ChatView.

This QML property was introduced in V-Play 2.8.6.


viewHeight : int

Height of the view.


viewWidth : int

Width of the view.


Signal Documentation

backClicked()

This handler is called after the back button of the VPlayMultiplayerView has been clicked.


showCalled()

This handler is called after show() was called or it was called from showMatchmaking, showInvitesList, showInbox or showFriends from the VPlayMultiplayer component.


Method Documentation

getPrettyDateAndTimeFromUtc( utcDateStr)

This function is used to create a human-readable representation of a date object. It takes the date in string representation as parameter and converts it to a human-readable format.

The returned object has two properties for the date and time part. This allows to decide at a later point whether to display the only the date, only the time or both. Example Result:

{
  "time": "15:38"
  "date": "Yesterday" // (or "Tuesday", "May 21st 2015", ... depending on the current date)
}

show( newState, initialState)

If newState is set, the internal state property changes to one of the possible newState values: "friendsSelector", "match", "randomMatch", "join", "invites", "friends", "inbox", "chat" or "addFriends".

Afterwards onShowCalled() is called.

Note: The VPlayMultiplayerView does not get its visible property set to true in this function. This must be handled explicitly for example in onShowCalled.


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