Sets the extended data type of a control.
The value of this property overrides the value of the table field and it converts a text field into the selected extended data type.
The property affects the layout and behavior of controls on a page. Use it to add an icon next to an input field to indicate whether the field relates to a telephone number, email address, or URL. This property applies validation to the field.
Extended datatypes can only be used on specific field types according to the following table:
|Extended Data Type||Valid Field Types||Description|
|None||Any||No conversion is applied.|
|Phone No.||Text, Code||When the field type is interpreted as a phone number, the client will show dial actions.|
|URL||Text, Code||When the field type is interpreted as a URL the text will be handled as a hyperlink. Pressing the hyperlink will open the URL using the systems default browser application.|
|Text, Code||The text will be handled as a hyperlink and use the standard mail handler for actions.|
|Ratio||Integer, BigInteger, Decimal||The text is handled as a progress bar.|
|Masked||Any||Displays the value as dots. This will only have effect on fields, where the user can enter and display textual data (including numbers, time, date etc.)|
|Person||Media, MediaSet||This will show a customization of image rendering following the client’s person related style. The default is to show the person’s thumbnail picture in a circle.|
|Resource||Text, Code||The client will use the field content as a bitmap resource name from which it will load a brick icon.|