Using pop-ups

You can display a form as a pop-up by embedding the comfill widget in the form.
Pop-up forms enable you to create a form once, and then use it in other forms. Construct a pop-up form in the same way as you would a standard form.
Forms displayed as pop-ups are read-only; users cannot interact with them. If you want your users to be able to interact with the form, display the form as a standalone of another form instead of as a pop-up.

  • Pop-ups only display one record. If the virtual join returns zero or multiple records, the pop-up form will display an error message.
  • Only a single pop-up can be active at a time.

The following widgets are supported for pop-ups. Use a regular subform instead of a pop-up subform for any widget not on this list. If you use a non-supported widget, the pop-up will display an error message.

  • Checkbox
  • Date
  • Group/Frame
  • Image
  • Label
  • Table
  • Text
  • TextArea
  • Wrap Label

Note: For the Web client, the allowed maximum width of a pop-up form is 500 pixels. When designing a pop-up form for the Web client, make sure that the pop-up form is not too wide; otherwise, it may not appear correctly on the Web client.

Related concepts

Form creation
Forms Designer
Using the drawing canvas
Using the HTML Editor

Related tasks

Access Forms Designer
Create a form using the Form Wizard
Update a form
Add a pop-up to a form
Add a subform to a form
Add an HTML Editor or Viewer to a form
Add a dynamic form to a form

Related references

Forms Designer controls and tools
Comfill control
Subform control