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Tutorial #1, Part 1

In this part, you will learn to make the following square card:![10-step-tutorial-01-part1-step-10]

Step 1: Create the yml view file

  • Create view-tutorial-basic-series01-part1.yml in the lovelace/views/sak-tutorial-views/ folder.
  • Add it to the sak-tutorials-dashboard.yaml in your root folder.

Step 2: define the view basics

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title: TUT-01-P1
path: tut-01-p1
panel: false
cards:
- type: vertical-stack
  cards:
    - type: horizontal-stack
      cards:

Step 3: Define a square card with 1 entity

You should replace the sensor.humidity with a sensor of your own.

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title: TUT-01-P1
path: tut-01-p1
panel: false
cards:
- type: vertical-stack
  cards:
    - type: horizontal-stack
      cards:
        - type: 'custom:swiss-army-knife-card'
          aspectratio: 1/1
          entities: 
            - entity: sensor.humidity
              name: Study

Step 4: Add the layout and toolsets part

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title: TUT-01-P1
path: tut-01-p1
panel: false
cards:
- type: vertical-stack
  cards:
    - type: horizontal-stack
      cards:
        - type: 'custom:swiss-army-knife-card'
          aspectratio: 1/1
          entities: 
            - entity: sensor.humidity
              name: Study
          layout:
            toolsets:
              - toolset: just-a-name
                position:
                  cx: 50
                  cy: 50
                tools:

Step 5: Add a circle tool

Add a Circle tool centered on the card with a radius of 45.

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title: TUT-01-P1
path: tut-01-p1
panel: false
cards:
- type: vertical-stack
  cards:
    - type: horizontal-stack
      cards:
        - type: 'custom:swiss-army-knife-card'
          aspectratio: 1/1
          entities: 
            - entity: sensor.humidity
              name: Study
          layout:
            toolsets:
              - toolset: just-a-name
                position:
                  cx: 50
                  cy: 50
                tools:
                  - type: circle
                    position:
                      cx: 50
                      cy: 50
                      radius: 45

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Step 6: Make the circle a bit reddish

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title: TUT-01-P1
path: tut-01-p1
panel: false
cards:
- type: vertical-stack
  cards:
    - type: horizontal-stack
      cards:
        - type: 'custom:swiss-army-knife-card'
          aspectratio: 1/1
          entities: 
            - entity: sensor.humidity
              name: Study
          layout:
            toolsets:
              - toolset: just-a-name
                position:
                  cx: 50
                  cy: 50
                tools:
                  - type: circle
                    position:
                      cx: 50
                      cy: 50
                      radius: 45
                    styles:
                      circle:
                        stroke-width: 2em
                        stroke: red
                        stroke-opacity: 0.5
                        fill: bisque
                        fill-opacity: 0.5

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Step 7: Add an icon

Add an Entity Icon tool horizontally centered and vertically above the center and give it a size of 25 (25% of the 100x100 grid) and center it on that position.

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title: TUT-01-P1
path: tut-01-p1
panel: false
cards:
- type: vertical-stack
  cards:
    - type: horizontal-stack
      cards:
        - type: 'custom:swiss-army-knife-card'
          aspectratio: 1/1
          entities: 
            - entity: sensor.humidity
              name: Study
          layout:
            toolsets:
              - toolset: just-a-name
                position:
                  cx: 50
                  cy: 50
                tools:
                  - type: circle
                    position:
                      cx: 50
                      cy: 50
                      radius: 45
                    styles:
                      circle:
                        stroke-width: 2em
                        stroke: red
                        stroke-opacity: 0.5
                        fill: bisque
                        fill-opacity: 0.5
                  - type: icon
                    position:
                      cx: 50
                      cy: 25
                      align: center
                      icon_size: 25
                    entity_index: 0

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Step 8: Add the state

Add an Entity State tool horizontally centered and vertically below the center and give it a font size of 15em (15% of the 100x100 grid).

An entity state tool MUST have a font-size!

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title: TUT-01-P1
path: tut-01-p1
panel: false
cards:
- type: vertical-stack
  cards:
    - type: horizontal-stack
      cards:
        - type: 'custom:swiss-army-knife-card'
          aspectratio: 1/1
          entities: 
            - entity: sensor.humidity
              name: Study
          layout:
            toolsets:
              - toolset: just-a-name
                position:
                  cx: 50
                  cy: 50
                tools:
                  - type: circle
                    position:
                      cx: 50
                      cy: 50
                      radius: 45
                    styles:
                      circle:
                        stroke-width: 2em
                        stroke: red
                        stroke-opacity: 0.5
                        fill: bisque
                        fill-opacity: 0.5
                  - type: icon
                    position:
                      cx: 50
                      cy: 25
                      align: center
                      icon_size: 25
                    entity_index: 0
                  - type: state
                    position:
                      cx: 50
                      cy: 70
                    entity_index: 0
                    styles:
                      state:
                        font-size: 15em

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Step 9: Add the name

Add an Entity Name tool horizontally and vertically centered.

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title: TUT-01-P1
path: tut-01-p1
panel: false
cards:
- type: vertical-stack
  cards:
    - type: horizontal-stack
      cards:
        - type: 'custom:swiss-army-knife-card'
          aspectratio: 1/1
          entities: 
            - entity: sensor.humidity
              name: Study
          layout:
            toolsets:
              - toolset: just-a-name
                position:
                  cx: 50
                  cy: 50
                tools:
                  - type: circle
                    position:
                      cx: 50
                      cy: 50
                      radius: 45
                    styles:
                      circle:
                        stroke-width: 2em
                        stroke: red
                        stroke-opacity: 0.5
                        fill: bisque
                        fill-opacity: 0.5
                  - type: icon
                    position:
                      cx: 50
                      cy: 25
                      align: center
                      icon_size: 25
                    entity_index: 0
                  - type: state
                    position:
                      cx: 50
                      cy: 70
                    entity_index: 0
                    styles:
                      state:
                        font-size: 15em
                  - type: name
                    position:
                      cx: 50
                      cy: 50
                    entity_index: 0

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Step 10: Format the name

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title: TUT-01-P1
path: tut-01-p1
panel: false
cards:
- type: vertical-stack
  cards:
    - type: horizontal-stack
      cards:
        - type: 'custom:swiss-army-knife-card'
          aspectratio: 1/1
          entities: 
            - entity: sensor.humidity
              name: Study
          layout:
            toolsets:
              - toolset: just-a-name
                position:
                  cx: 50
                  cy: 50
                tools:
                  - type: circle
                    position:
                      cx: 50
                      cy: 50
                      radius: 45
                    styles:
                      circle:
                        stroke-width: 2em
                        stroke: red
                        stroke-opacity: 0.5
                        fill: bisque
                        fill-opacity: 0.5
                  - type: icon
                    position:
                      cx: 50
                      cy: 25
                      align: center
                      icon_size: 25
                    entity_index: 0
                  - type: state
                    position:
                      cx: 50
                      cy: 70
                    entity_index: 0
                    styles:
                      state:
                        font-size: 15em
                  - type: name
                    position:
                      cx: 50
                      cy: 50
                    entity_index: 0
                    styles:
                      name:
                        font-size: 15em
                        font-weight: 900

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Done!

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