Notebook control

Use this control to subdivide the contents of a screen into logical groups or categories. Notebooks provide an aesthetic way of organizing large amounts of data into small spaces.

Click to the right of the last tab on the notebook to open the notebook properties. Click the tab and then the blank area below the tab to open the notebook tab properties.

To place a notebook on a form, click Notebook and then click the form.

Best practice

Do not place notebooks next to other form elements or other notebooks.

Property Usage
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.
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.
Group rendering enabled Causes the notebook to be displayed as a group rather than a tabbed notebook. The contents of each tab are displayed as separate sections of the group. The notebook tabs that were arranged from left to right inside the notebook are displayed from top to bottom in the group.
Lock rendering style

Adds the ability to switch between the Group style and the Tab style for a Notebook control in the web client.

Heading Level

Specify the heading level for this control so that a corresponding HTML heading tag (<h1> to <h6>) is generated.

Note This function is only supported by the Web client.

Related concepts

Form creation
Forms Designer
Creating and editing forms
Using the drawing canvas
Forms Designer properties view
Setting properties
Enabling HTML in forms
Forms Designer best practices
Building accessible forms

Related tasks

Access Forms Designer
Create a form using the Form Wizard
Update a form

Related references

Notebook Tab control
Forms Designer controls and tools