Customizing the default image for PictureInPicture Sets

Application Default image
Usually, if you pass a URL to a DirectSmile Set that is contains a Picture In Picture frame, the image is downloaded and placed while the image is rendered. Sometimes, if the download failes for instance, the image can’t be placed and a default image is taken instead. Typically the image would look like this:

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As you can see the text field does not contain a valid URL and the default image, built into the application, is taken.

Providing your own default image
The default image can easily be customized by placing a JPG file in the DirectSmile Set directory. Let’s take the following image.

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It is important to name the image default.jpg, otherwise the VDP Studio won’t find the image.

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The VDP Studio recognizes the file and automatically replaces the default image by the customized image.

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