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 a table that displays one or more columns of data in a scrollable pane. The tables you create in the Form Designer appear as a rectangular region subdivided by rows and columns. The look and feel mimics tables in Microsoft Office applications, such as Excel.
Table have the following features:
- Cells may display text or images.
- Columns may vary in width. The user can resize the columns using the mouse.
- Columns may have an optional heading button, which can be mapped to perform an action.
- All rows are the same height, defined by the table's font.
- The user can scroll through data by use of scroll bars or the keyboard.
- All expected keyboard navigation is supported (Up, Down, Next, Prev, Last, First, and so forth)
- You can edit cells or make them read-only.
- Selecting a read-only cell results in a highlight of the entire row.
- Selecting an cell to edit results in the in-place creation of an edit field or drop-down Combo Box that lets the user edit the cell.
- Users can edit a field by clicking on it or by pressing the Enter key while the table has focus. Tabbing events received while the table is in edit mode result in navigation from one cell to the next. Pressing Enter while a cell is being edited results in the changes being accepted and the cell‘s row being highlighted. Tabbing events received when a row is highlighted are handled by passing focus to the next object in the window.
Note To avoid unpredictable behavior, do not set a DVD condition to use a variable that is based on a record displayed in the Table widget. The only exception is the Foreground Color Condition property, which takes effect at the record level.
To place a table on a form, click Table and then click the form.
|Name||Specify a unique identifier for the object on the screen. (Optional)
This field is required if you enable the Multiple Selection property. 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.|
|Font||Select a font for the text of your label, table, timer, or marquee caption from the drop-down list.|
|Foreground Color Condition||Specify a formula to evaluate the ForeColor property at run time. The result of this evaluation overrides the value assigned to the property.|
|Bold Condition||Specify an expression to override the Bold property when that expression evaluates to true.|
|Italic Condition||Specify an expression to override the Italic property when that expression evaluates to true.|
|Font Increase||Specify the amount, in points, to increase or decrease the standard font size.|
|Read-Only||Select this option to disable editing capabilities and provide only viewing access to the field. Give read–only fields a tab–stop value of –1 to prevent users from tabbing into them.|
|Read-Only Condition||Specify an expression to override the Read-Only property when that expression evaluates to true.|
|Columns||Specify a list of columns in the table.|
|Column Headings||Select this option to make the column headings appear above the columns.|
Select this option to allow the user to select several rows in the table. Clear the check box to allow the user to select just one row.
|Selection Field||Select this option to allow the user to select several rows in the table. Clear the check box to allow the user to select just one row.|
|Default Button ID||When an individual column Button ID is set to 0, the Default Button ID is used.|
|Double–Click Button ID||Specify the Button ID returned by the double-click action.|
|Double–Click Field||Specify the field to return to cursor.field.contents() which can then be used in a query to find the record.|
Specify a component description for use with accessibility software (JAWS). (Optional)
Note This function is supported only by the web client.
If no description is present, the Web client uses the default table summary as described below:
Creating and editing forms
Using the drawing canvas
Forms Designer properties view
Enabling HTML in forms
Forms Designer best practices
Building accessible forms