To follow an existing pattern in my program, I need a noun to describe the state of (not) blinking or flashing.
'Solidity' almost works, but implies transparency or opacity. What else can I use?
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You could use the word animation, as below.
Default animation: Blinking / Off
I don't like the answers "constancy" or "stable" they don't convey the essence of the domain you are looking for. Since you are using short phrases rather than fully grammatical sentences what is wrong with:
Default color --- Red Default brightness --- 90% Default blink --- Off
You could also use:
Default blink rate --- 0 for off, 5 for 5 blinks per secs.
It isn't really correct, but it conveys the meaning is spades. In computer user interfaces generally speaking the latter is much more important than the former.
Default mode: on/blinking or off
The closest match I can think of would be:
It's not a perfect match, though.
Were it me (and I write enough device drivers that it may well be me one day), I'd go with "blink state".
That's only if there are more than two values though. For variables that are described by a boolean state (two possible values), it is typical computer idiom to use a name that is a question, like
is_blinking, or a simple (falsifiable) statement like
The best I can think of is constancy.
How about blinkability? I'm not sure how grammatically correct it is, but it make sense and is clear.