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RALE (Roku Advanced Layout Editor) is a graphical tool developed by Roku TV developers that lets the ARM developers examine the user’s SceneGraph and make any modifications if needed.
This article will help you in understanding the process of using the Roku advanced layout editor for designing and development of Roku applications.
As all the ARM developers are aware, developing a Roku channel is an iterative process that involves lots of changes in UI and design to get the right theme and to appeal to the masses. To make developing and designing easy for the ARM developers RALE is the right tool.
Developers and designers can dynamically develop/design the UI components of a channel for swift prototyping and design purposes. Any modifications made by you in the tool’s editor will be reflected real-time in an illustration channel on a local Roku device.
The Roku Advanced Layout Editor (RALE) is a tool made by Roku developers that gives a hierarchical view of the node tree in the Roku SceneGraph channel.
There are various impeccable features that RALE possesses. Here is the list:
Apart from the above mentioned features there are many more being developed and experimented with by the Roku development team on a daily basis.
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Apart from rendering templates, RALE also offers a quick modification feature to transform your SceneGraph components on the spinner. You can use this feature to switch fields, or node hierarchy in your SceneGraph while deployed. After loading your application, RALE will furnish you with a node hierarchy of your SceneGraph application.
Not only can you modify the fields of these nodes, but the UI elements can actually be changed via a GUI that only RALE gives. Inside the node hierarchy, the layout tab provides a GUI representation of your SceneGraph application. Select the node that you want to modify, and then select the layout tab on the right-side view. From here you can resize, move, or change your UI, whatever you want.
Moving and resizing the node in the GUI will definitely correspond with your Roku application on the TV.
We hope that you will find this article helpful. After going through this blog, you will be easily able to use Roku Advanced Layout Editor for the design and development process of your Roku applications. If you still face some issue, feel free to contact 4 Way Technologies Roku developers for a complete and robust software solution.