Searching the Help
To search for information in the Help, type a word or phrase in the Search box. When you enter a group of words, OR is inferred. You can use Boolean operators to refine your search.
Results returned are case insensitive. However, results ranking takes case into account and assigns higher scores to case matches. Therefore, a search for "cats" followed by a search for "Cats" would return the same number of Help topics, but the order in which the topics are listed would be different.
|A single word||
||Topics that contain the word "cat". You will also find its grammatical variations, such as "cats".|
You can specify that the search results contain a specific phrase.
Topics that contain the literal phrase "cat food" and all its grammatical variations.
Without the quotation marks, the query is equivalent to specifying an OR operator, which finds topics with one of the individual words instead of the phrase.
Two or more words in the same topic
|Either word in a topic||
|Topics that do not contain a specific word or phrase||
|Topics that contain one string and do not contain another||
|A combination of search types||
- Forms Designer controls and tools
- Attachments control
- Button control
- Calendar control
- Chart control
- Checkbox control
- Combo Box control
- Comfill control
- Convert Form Layout tool
- Date control
- Decimal control
- Dynamic Form control
- Embedded Viewer control
- File control
- Frame control
- Graph control
- Grid view tool
- Group control
- HTML Editor control
- HTML Viewer control
- Image control
- Label control
- Link label control
- List Builder control
- Marquee control
- Notebook tab control
- Notebook control
- Radio Button control
- Selection tool
- Script control
- Subform control
- Table column control
- Table control
- Text area control
- Text control
- Timer control
- Visualization control
- Web Preview tool
- Wrap label control
Use this control to add an input field that displays and enables users to update the contents of a numeric field and offers spinner buttons to increase or decrease a value.
To place a button on a form, click Button and then click the form.
Be sure to put the name of the database field or variable that you want to associate with this control into the Input property.
Note: Do not use the value 888 as a Button ID. The value 888 is a reserved number.
- Use easy to understand names and descriptions for buttons.
- Make all buttons on a form the same type (all image, all text button or all text link).
- Place navigational buttons along the left edge or the top border of the form.
- Place other buttons at the top or bottom border.
|Name||Specify a unique identifier for the object on the screen. (Optional)
This name is used by external applications, such as RAD, to dynamically change the properties of the object.
|X||Specify the object’s horizontal position based on the left edge of the object.|
|Y||Specify the object’s vertical position based on the top edge of the object.|
|Width||Specify the width of the object in alignment grid units.|
|Height||Specify the height of the object in alignment grid units.|
|Visible||Select this option to make the object visible on the form. Clear the check box to hide the object from view on the form.|
|Visible Condition||Specify an expression to override the Visible property when that expression evaluates to true.|
|Caption||Specify a text caption for the object.|
|Caption Condition||Specify an expression to override the Caption property when that expression evaluates to true.|
|Input||Specify the database field or variable to associate with this control.|
|Tab Stop||Specify the tab sort order for this field. By default, the TAB key navigates the focus on a form from top to bottom and left to right. Objects that have a non-zero Tab Stop are visited first, in ascending order. For a button, file, radio button or check box, you will almost always use the default of 0.|
|Justification||Specify the justification for the object label as Left, Right, or Center.|
|Button ID||Specify a numeric identification that specifies a Control ID to transmit when clicked.|
|Button ID Condition||Specify an expression to override the Button ID property when that expression evaluates to true.|
Specifies the name of an image file to display on the control. The image file must reside in any of the following paths, in which Service Manager looks for the image:
Note When you specify the image file for this property, you need to provide both the file name and the file name extension.
|Image Condition||Specify an expression to override the Image property when that expression evaluates to true.|
|Balloon Help||Specify a text string that appears when the cursor is held over the button to offer more information about the button’s function.|
|Enabled||Specify an initial state.|
|Enabled Condition||Specify a condition that enables the button when a table row is selected. Example: [%tablename] == "selected" or [%tablename] != "selected" where tablename is the value of the Name property of the table on the screen.|
Creating and editing forms
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