Use a style to add emphasis to a hologram in the Dynamics 365 Guides HoloLens app

You can add styles in the Microsoft Dynamics 365 Guides HoloLens app to provide visual cues for your holograms. For example, you can add the Warning style to indicate caution or the Avoid style to make sure that an operator doesn't do something that could cause harm. As your operators get used to the visual language that styles provide, their learning process will speed up.

Add a style

  1. Select a hologram that you've already placed in the real world.

  2. Select the Edit Hologram (pencil) button.

    Edit Hologram button.

  3. Select Styles.

    Styles button.


    On HoloLens 2, you can select the Styles command and subsequent menu items directly with your finger. For more information about manipulating holograms in HoloLens 2, see Authoring and navigating gestures for HoloLens 2.

  4. Select the style that you want to use.

    List of styles.

Here's a list of the styles included in Dynamics 365 Guides and information about when to use each.

Style Purpose How it appears to the operator
Original Restore the original appearance. Default appearance
Pick up Tell the operator to pick something up. Outline
Place Show the operator where to place something. Dotted line
See-through 1 Show something without obscuring the operator's view. 50 percent transparent
See-through 2 Layer one thing on top of another so that the operator can see through two layers. 75 percent transparent
Warning Warn about a safety or quality concern. Yellow and black stripes
Avoid Show areas or things to avoid. Red flashing
X-ray Show things that occur inside something. A pulse that appears through it
Metal Provide a realistic metal finish for an object. Metallic

All styles.

Best practices for styles

  • Use styles to reinforce actions.

  • Use styles only for the purpose that they were intended for. After operators learn the visual language of styles, they'll know that a particular style means a specific thing, which will speed up their learning process.

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