The majority of user interaction with MediaBeacon is performed through components. Components are interface elements within MediaBeacon that allow a user to perform specific functions, often interacting with other components in the process.
Components have several states of visibility:
- Titles Displayed: The component title will be displayed as a spindown element. Clicking here will collapse the component to show only the title, and in the collapsed state, clicking the title will expand the component.
- Titles Hidden: The title of component is hidden, and the component is always displayed
- Toggleable: The titles are displayed but only one component in a column may be open at a time; any other component open in that column will collapse when another is expanded.
- Custom Title: Component titles may be changed from their default string.