Viz Artist User Guide

Version 3.13 | Published March 28, 2019 ©

Hide On Empty

The Hide On Empty plug-in hides its container when a target text geometry matches a given condition. The condition may be an empty text, or text displaying a zero value, such as 0 or 0.0, depending on the plug-in parameters.

Note: This plug-in is located in: Built Ins -> Container plug-ins -> Tools

Hide On Empty Properties


  • Text container: Specifies the container of text of which to check the content.

    • Self: The text geometry is in the same container as the plug-in is applied to.

    • First child: The text geometry is in the first child container of the container the plug-in is applied to.

    • Other: Enables the Other text container drop area.

  • Other text container: Drag the container containing the text geometry to set the target. Enable by selecting Other as Text container.

  • Treat as numerical: Hides the target container if the specified text is 0 or 0.0, in addition to empty text.

  • Invert visibility: Displays the container when the condition is satisfied instead of hiding the target container when the condition matches.

  • Update Geometry: Updates the visibility state of the container holding the plug-in after changes, removal, or assignment of target text geometry, during the design process.

Note: You cannot use the control plug-in Control Hide on Empty in conjunction with Control Text using the same field identifier. In such a case, use the Hide On Empty property in the TextBG plug-in.