FAQ

1. I know NEST offers multiple themes to create projects. I want to create my own.
We currently do not offer our users to create their own theme.
2. Can I use other frameworks such as Prototype or YUI with NEST?
No, NEST is jQuery-based; therefore, you must design your own components in jQuery.
3. I want to add CSS. Can I modify CSS?
You may add a user defined CSS; however, you may not edit CSS of NEST components.
4. I want to use an image from the web and display it in my app.
All of our image components accept URL links. Copy and paste the URL link of the desired image to the component.
5. I want to insert a video clip. Is AVI file compatible with NEST?
If you want to use an AVI file, make sure your device (smartphone or tablet) is avi compatible. As long as the file type is compatible with your device, the video clip will play.
6. Why does UI look different on different devices?
NEST uses absolute coordinate system instead of relative coordinate system. Apps created with NEST may look different on different devices due to their dimensions or orientation.
7. Can I use Flash Player?
You may or may not be able to use Flash Player depending on the type of your device.
8. How do I change the theme of all the Forms in my project?
If you wish to change the theme of the entire project, you may change the theme at config.xml. Also, you can edit each Form’s theme.
9. I want to write my own codes using JavaScript. Is this possible?
Yes, you may use ScriptBlock component to write your own codes. Also, you can always create your own component which enables javascript code.
10. Can I set multiple events to a single component?
Yes, try using the ActionList component. ActionList component allows up to 9 events. If you wish to set more than 9 events to one component, then you can use more than one ActionList component.
11. What is the difference between Start and Home properties when creating a Form?

By setting the Form as a Start Form, that specific Form will be the first page to be displayed when you open your application on your device or run it on the Simulator. To set your Form as a Start Form, go to properties and click ‘yes’ next to ‘Start.’

A Home Form is commonly used as the main page of the application. In most cases, Home Form is the Start Form. To do so, you may set the Form as Start and Home. If the Form is set as a Home Form, then ‘goHome’ properties can be set on other Forms to bring you back to the Home Form.

12. What is the information displayed at Hint?
Three types of information are displayed in Hint view. One of them is Warning. Warning messages tell what kind of issues may occur. Another information is error, which must be fixed in order for the project to run properly. Lastly, it shows hints at the time of deployment. These hints alert you on final requirements to properly build the application.
13. How do I set device or screen orientation?
Go to project.config.xml to set your device orientation. Here, you may orient your screen view to landscape left, landscape right, portrait, and/or upside down view.
14. Is there a limitation to the number of Forms?
No, there is no limit to how many Forms you can create. However, note that if you create too many forms for one project, your application may run slowly. NEST will notify you if you have created too many Forms resulting in slow performance.
15. I edited the size of component, but the changes are not displayed correctly in the Page Viewer of IDE.
Viewer of IDE.
Some components are set to be displayed a specific size on the Page Viewer of IDE for better view. Components will appear in the exact size you configured once you deploy it to your device or run it on the Simulator.
For example, Layout components are designed to have a minimum width of 30 pixels on the Page Viewer.
16. Why do I see a red line on my Page Viewer?
If you have used Components such as LineBreak or Line, you will see a red line across the Page Viewer where you have dropped the Component. Although a 5 pixel of red line is shown on the Page Viewer, the red line will be invisible once you run it on the Simulator or your device.