Perspective Data Types
Component properties in Perspective are structured as JSON. However, interacting with them does not require any kind of specialized knowledge. Critically, every property in Perspective is one of three types:
|Value||A value is a simple piece of data, usually a number or string. Assigning a value to a value property is just like assigning a value to an ordinary Python variable.|
An object is structured like a Python Dictionary, holding any number of key:value pairs. If you want to pass an object to an object property, you'll need to use the Python Dictionary type.
Note that a Perspective Object could contain different kinds of sub datatypes. One of its keys could map to another object, or to an array.
An array is structured like a Python List. Unlike an object, where each element in the data type has an associated key, in an array, each element only has a position.
Note that a Perspective Array could contain different kinds of sub datatypes. Arrays can contain objects and other arrays.
In scripting, we can use component properties and methods to access related components, and view and session info. See Perspective Component Methods for details.