Value Display

Displays the latest datastream / virtual pin value formatted according to the datastream decimal place settings (DECIMALS) for numbers, and any units when defined.


Select or create a datastream of data type integer, double, enumerable, or string (does not accept location). Widget properties (label, color, etc.) are also changed via the datastream, but only for virtual, enumerable, and location pins, not digital and analog pins.

Widget Controls

The widget has no controls

How to process widget input on the device

The datastream value displayed is updated whenever the value stored on Blynk.Cloud changes.

Reading the widget value(s)

// Called when the datastream V1 value changes
// Assign incoming value from pin V1 to a variable
// according to the datastream data type
int pinValue = param.asInt();
// float pinValue = param.asFloat()
// double pinValue = param.asDouble();
// String pinValue = param.asStr()
// String pinValue = param.asString()
// String pinValue = param.getBuffer() // raw data from param buffer
// int value = param.getLength() // raw data from param buffer
if (pinValue == 1){
// do something when the value is 1
} else if (pinValue == 0) {
// do something when the value is 0
Serial.print("V1 value is: "); // print value to serial monitor

Changing the datastream value

You can update the assigned datastream value using the hardware or HTTP API.
Blynk.virtualWrite(vPin, 1);
https://{server_address}/external/api/update/?token={your 32 char token}&V0=1
https://{server_address}/external/api/batch/update/?token={your 32 char token}&V0=1
Don't put Blynk.virtualWrite()into the void loop() as it can cause a flood of messages and your hardware will be disconnected. Send such updates only when necessary, use flags, or timers.
Sketch: Basic Sketch
Sketch: Set Property
Sketch: VirtualPinWrite
Sketch: VirtualPinRead

Change Widget Properties

You can change certain properties of the Widget from your hardware. For that, use this command:
Blynk.setProperty(vPin, "widgetProperty", "propertyValue");
  • vPin is: virtual pin number the widget is assigned to
  • widgetProperty: property you want to change
  • propertyValue: value of the property you want to change
Don't put Blynk.setProperty()into the void loop() as it can cause a flood of messages and your hardware will be disconnected. Send such updates only when necessary, or use timers.

Properties you can change

You can change the properties label, color, isDisabled, isHidden of the widget from your hardware, or via an HTTP API. The URL must be encoded, so spaces in labels must be replaced with %20, and color hexadecimal values in the HTTP API URL must include the hash # character urlencoded as %23.

Change Label

Blynk.setProperty(V1, "label", "Air temperature");

Set Color

//#D3435C - Blynk RED
Blynk.setProperty(V1, "color", "#D3435C");


Widget will be greyed out on UI and users won't be able to tap on it.
Blynk.setProperty(V1, "isDisabled", true);


Widget will be hidden from dashboard. Design your UI so that it doesn't look weird when there is no widget.
Blynk.setProperty(V1, "isHidden", true);

Change widget properties via HTTPs API

/external/api/update/property?token={your 32 char token}&pin={your vPin}&{property}={value}
Updates the Datastream Property and all assigned Widgets

Sync to the latest known state

You can update your hardware to the latest datastream value from Blynk.Cloud after your hardware went offline, and then came online again. Use Blynk.syncVirtual() to update a single virtual pin, or Blynk.syncAll() to update all virtual pins. See State Syncing for more details.
// Called when hardware is connected to Blynk.Cloud
// get the latest value for V1
// Request Blynk server to re-send latest values for all pins