F Classes - FormFastTabSummarySeparator to FormGridControl

API reference for classes from FormFastTabSummarySeparator to FormGridControl.

Class FormFastTabSummarySeparator

class FormFastTabSummarySeparator extends FormControl

Remarks

Examples

Methods

Method Description
public boolean alignControl([boolean value]) Determines whether to align the control.
public boolean allowEdit([boolean value]) Determines whether the user can change the contents of the control.
public boolean allowSysSetup() Retrieves a value that indicates whether the control is shown in the SysSetup form.
public boolean autoDeclaration([boolean value]) Determines whether the system can declare a member variable that has the same name as the control.
public int backgroundColor([int value]) Gets or sets the background color of the control.
public int backStyle([int value]) Determiness whether the control background can be transparent.
public int beginDrag(int x, int y) Is called when the user starts to drag a form control.
public int bold([int value]) Gets or sets the weight of font used to output text in the control.
public container calcControlSize(int chars, int lines) Retrieves the size of the control.
public int characterSet([int value]) Gets or sets the character set of the font.
public int colorScheme([int value]) Gets or sets the color scheme of the control.
public ConfigurationKeyId configurationKey([ConfigurationKeyId value]) Gets or sets the configuration key that is assigned to the control.
public List configurationKeyEx() Retrieves a list that contains the IDs of configuration keys that are in effect for the control.
public str countryRegionCodes([str value]) Gets or sets the comma-separated list of country/region codes for the control.
public str dataRelationPath([str value]) Gets or sets the period-delimited list of relations that links the field binding of the DataField object to a relative table.
public int displayTarget([int value]) Gets or sets the value that indicates whether the control is displayed.
public int dragDrop([int value]) Determines whether to enable or disable drag-and-drop operations for the control.
public FormDrag dragOver(FormControl dragSource, FormDrag dragMode, int x, int y) Raises the dragOver event to indicate that a mouse drag operation is over the current control.
public FormDrag dragOverEx(Array dragSource, FormDrag dragMode, int x, int y) Raises the dragOverEx event to indicate that a mouse drag operation is over the current control.
public str dragText() Retrieves the text that is displayed when the form control is dragged.
public boolean enabled([boolean value]) Determines whether to enable or disable the object.
public str font([str value]) Gets or sets the name of the font for the control to use.
public int fontSize([int value]) Gets or sets the size of the font for the control to use.
public boolean hasChanged([boolean val]) Sets or returns a value that indicates whether the contents of the control have changed.
public boolean hasUserSetting() Indicates whether the control has custom user settings.
public int height(int value, [int mode]) Gets or sets the height of the control.
public int heightMode([int value]) Gets or sets a calculation mode for the height of the control.
public int heightValue([int value]) Gets or sets the height of the control.
public str helpField() Retrieves the Help text for the control.
public str helpText([str value]) Gets or sets the Help text to display at the bottom of the screen when a field or control is pointed to.
public str hierarchyParent([str value]) Gets or sets the HierarchyParent property value of the control.
public int hWnd() Retrieves the Windows handle for the control.
public boolean isContainer()
public boolean isDisplayed() Retrieves a value that indicates whether the control is displayed.
public boolean isRestricted() Retrieves a value that indicates whether the control is restricted.
public boolean isUserSetupEnabled(int neededSetupRights) Retrieves a value that indicates whether the control allows for the specified level of customization.
public boolean italic([boolean value])
public int left(int value, [int mode]) Gets or sets the horizontal position of the control in the form.
public int leftMode([int value]) Sets the horizontal arrange mode for the control in the form.
public int leftValue([int value]) Gets or sets the horizontal position of the control in the form.
public boolean markAsUserAdd([boolean value]) Marks or unmarks the control as a user-added control.
public int mouseDblClick(int x, int y, int button, boolean Ctrl, boolean Shift) Is called when the control is double-clicked by the user.
public int mouseDown(int x, int y, int button, boolean Ctrl, boolean Shift) Is called when the user clicks the mouse button over the control.
public int mouseMove(int x, int y, int button, boolean Ctrl, boolean Shift) Is called when the user moves the mouse pointer over the control.
public int mouseUp(int x, int y, int button, boolean Ctrl, boolean Shift) Is called when the user releases the mouse button over the control area.
public str name([str value]) Gets or sets the name that is used in code to identify a form, report, table, query, or other application object.
public int neededPermission([int value])
public container SysObsoleteAttribute()
public FormControl parentControl() Retrieves the parent control for the control.
public SecurityKeyId securityKey([SecurityKeyId value]) Sets or returns the ID of the security key for the control.
public int showContextMenu(int menuHandle) Shows the shortcut menu for the control.
public boolean skip([boolean value]) Sets or returns a value that indicates whether the control is skipped when the user presses the TAB key to move to the control.
public str toolTip() Retrieves the tooltip text for the control.
public int top(int value, [int mode]) Gets or sets the vertical position of the control in the form.
public int topMode([int value]) Sets the vertical arrange mode for the control in the form.
public int topValue([int value]) Gets or sets the vertical position of the control in the form.
public int type([int value])
public boolean underline([boolean value])
public boolean SysObsoleteAttribute(container data)
public int userData([int value]) Gets or sets the user data for the control.
public int userDataItem([int value]) Gets or sets the user data item for the control.
public int userDataItems([int value]) Gets or sets the number of user data items for the control.
public int userDisable([int value]) Gets or sets the value that indicates whether the control is disabled for the user.
public int userHeight([int value]) Gets or sets the custom user height for the control.
public int userHide([int value]) Gets or sets the value that indicates whether the control is hidden from the user.
public int userOrgContainer([int value]) Gets or sets the organization container for the control.
public int userOrgSibling([int value]) Gets or sets the organization sibling for the control.
public str userPromptText([str value]) Gets or sets the user label text for the control.
public int userSecurityLevel([int value]) Gets or sets the user security level for the control.
public int userSkip([int value]) Sets or returns the value that indicates whether the form control is skipped when the user presses the TAB key to navigate the controls in the form.
public int userWidth([int value]) Sets or returns the width of the control in pixels.
public int verticalSpacing([int value], [AutoMode mode]) Gets or sets the vertical spacing of the control in the form.
public AutoMode verticalSpacingMode([AutoMode mode]) Sets the vertical spacing mode for the control in the form.
public int verticalSpacingValue([int value]) Gets or sets the vertical spacing of the control in the form.
public boolean visible([boolean value]) Sets or returns a value that indicates whether the control is visible.
public int width(int value, [int mode]) Gets or sets the width of the control.
public int widthMode([int value]) Gets or sets the calculation mode of the width of the control.
public int widthValue([int value]) Gets or sets the width of the control.
public void drop(FormControl dragSource, FormDrag dragMode, int x, int y) Raises the drop event to indicate that a drop operation is being performed on the current control.
public void copy() Copies the contents of the control to the clipboard.
public void cut() Cuts the contents of the control.
public void setFocus() Sets the focus on the control.
public void mouseLeave() Indicates that the mouse pointer has left the control.
public void endDrag() Is called when the user has finished dragging a form control.
public void context() Shows the shortcut menu for the control.
public void gotFocus() Indicates that the control has received focus.
public void prefColumnSize(int width, int height) Specifies the preferred column width and height for the form control.
public void lostFocus() Indicates that the control has lost focus.
public void displayControl() Displays the control.
public void registerOverrideMethod(str methodToOverride, str objectMethodToCall, [Object overrideObject])
public void paste() Pastes the contents of the clipboard into the control.
public void resetUserSetting() Resets the user settings for the control.
public void dropEx(Array dragSource, FormDrag dragMode, int x, int y) Raises the dropEx event to indicate that a drop operation is being performed on the current control.
public void mouseEnter(int x, int y, int button, boolean Ctrl, boolean Shift) Is called when the user moves the mouse pointer into the control area.
public void inputSearch(str searchStr) Performs data filtering for the control, based on the specified string.
public void dragLeave() Raises the dragLeave event to indicate that a mouse drag operation has left the current control.

Method alignControl

Determines whether to align the control.

public boolean alignControl([boolean value])

Parameters

value

Return Value

true if the control should be aligned; otherwise, false.

Remarks

The upper-left corner of the control is aligned according to the longest label.

Method allowEdit

Determines whether the user can change the contents of the control.

public boolean allowEdit([boolean value])

Parameters

value

Return Value

true if the control can be edited; otherwise, false.

Remarks

When this property is set on a container control, modifications are disabled or enabled for all controls within the container.

Method allowSysSetup

Retrieves a value that indicates whether the control is shown in the SysSetup form.

public boolean allowSysSetup()

Return Value

true if the control is shown in the SysSetup form; otherwise, false.

Method autoDeclaration

Determines whether the system can declare a member variable that has the same name as the control.

public boolean autoDeclaration([boolean value])

Parameters

value

Return Value

true if the member variable can be declared for this control; otherwise, false.

Remarks

Controls cannot have identical names.

Method backgroundColor

Gets or sets the background color of the control.

public int backgroundColor([int value])

Parameters

value

Return Value

An integer that contains a packed RGB color.

Remarks

The integer that is returned contains a packed RGB color as follows:

  • The low-order byte contains a value for the relative intensity of red.
  • The second byte contains a value for green.
  • The third byte contains a value for blue.
  • The high-order byte must be zero.
  • The maximum value for a single byte is 255.

Method backStyle

Determiness whether the control background can be transparent.

public int backStyle([int value])

Parameters

value

Return Value

1 if the control background can be transparent; otherwise, 0.

Method beginDrag

Is called when the user starts to drag a form control.

public int beginDrag(int x, int y)

Parameters

x
An integer value that indicates the y-coordinate of the mouse pointer. The coordinate is relative to the upper-left corner of the control.

y
An integer value that indicates the y-coordinate of the mouse pointer. The coordinate is relative to the upper-left corner of the control.

Return Value

0 (zero) if the event has been handled.

Remarks

This event is not raised unless the DragDrop property is enabled for the control. To drag a control, a user presses the mouse button in the control area and then moves the mouse pointer.

Method bold

Gets or sets the weight of font used to output text in the control.

public int bold([int value])

Parameters

value

Return Value

An integer value between zero and nine, inclusive.

Remarks

The integer that is returned contains the weight of the font as follows:

  • 0 Use the default font weight.
  • 1 Thin.
  • 2 Extra-light.
  • 3 Light.
  • 4 Normal.
  • 5 Medium.
  • 6 Semibold.
  • 7 Bold.
  • 8 Extra-bold.
  • 9 Heavy.

Method calcControlSize

Retrieves the size of the control.

public container calcControlSize(int chars, int lines)

Parameters

chars
The number of lines to use to determine the height.

lines
The number of lines to use to determine the height.

Return Value

The container that holds the width and height.

Method characterSet

Gets or sets the character set of the font.

public int characterSet([int value])

Parameters

value

Return Value

An integer value that indicates the character set of the font.

Remarks

The values for the integer that is returned indicate the character set according to the following table:

Value. Description.
0 ANSI_CHARSET
1 DEFAULT_CHARSET
2 SYMBOL_CHARSET
77 MAC_CHARSET
128 SHIFTJIS_CHARSET
129 HANGUL_CHARSET
134 GB2312_CHARSET
136 CHINESEBIG5_CHARSET
161 GREEK_CHARSET
162 TURKISH_CHARSET
163 VIETNAMESE_CHARSET
186 BALTIC_CHARSET
204 RUSSIAN_CHARSET
238 EASTEUROPE_CHARSET
255 OEM_CHARSET

The value in the following table is for the Korean language edition of MicrosoftWindows.

Value. Description.
130 JOHAB_CHARSET

The values in the following table are for the Middle East language edition of Windows.

Value. Description.
177 HEBREW_CHARSET
178 ARABIC_CHARSET

The value in the following table is for the Thai language edition of Windows.

Value. Description.
222 THAI_CHARSET

The default character set is set to a value based on the current system locale. For example, when the system locale is English (United States), it is set as ANSI_CHARSET. For more information, see the LOGFONT structure on the MSDN website, http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkID=85972.

Method colorScheme

Gets or sets the color scheme of the control.

public int colorScheme([int value])

Parameters

value
The value to set; optional.

Return Value

An integer between zero and two, inclusive.

Remarks

The color scheme is defined according to the following table:

Value. Style.
0 Default.
1 The Windows palette.
2 The true-color scheme.

Method configurationKey

Gets or sets the configuration key that is assigned to the control.

public ConfigurationKeyId configurationKey([ConfigurationKeyId value])

Parameters

value

Return Value

The identifier of the configuration key that is assigned to the control.

Remarks

The configuration key is used to determine whether this control can be displayed. If the configuration key is disabled in the system, the control is not displayed in the form.

Method configurationKeyEx

Retrieves a list that contains the IDs of configuration keys that are in effect for the control.

public List configurationKeyEx()

Return Value

A list that contains the IDs of configuration keys that are in effect for the control.

Remarks

The returned list does not contain duplicate IDs. If the control is bound to a data source, the returned list of configuration key IDs also includes the configuration key ID for the table and field. The returned list also contains any configuration key IDs that are applied to the properties, extended data type, or enumType methods.

Method countryRegionCodes

Gets or sets the comma-separated list of country/region codes for the control.

public str countryRegionCodes([str value])

Parameters

value
The string that contains the country/region codes to set; optional.

Return Value

The comma-separated list of country/region codes for the control.

Method dataRelationPath

Gets or sets the period-delimited list of relations that links the field binding of the DataField object to a relative table.

public str dataRelationPath([str value])

Parameters

value
The string that contains the period-delimited list of relations; optional.

Return Value

The period-delimited list of relations that links the field binding of the DataField object to a relative table.

Remarks

This method is used by the reference group control to track exactly which relations produce the replacement field that is used. It enables the reference group control to bind consistently to the controls that it contains.

Method displayTarget

Gets or sets the value that indicates whether the control is displayed in the client, in Enterprise PortaFinance and Operationssoft Finance and Operations, or in both.

public int displayTarget([int value])

Parameters

value
The integer value that indicates where the control is displayed; optional.

Return Value

The value that indicates whether the control is displayed in the client, in Enterprise Portal, or in both.

Method dragDrop

Determines whether to enable or disable drag-and-drop operations for the control.

public int dragDrop([int value])

Parameters

value

Return Value

1 if drag-and-drop operations are enabled; otherwise, false.

Method dragOver

Raises the dragOver event to indicate that a mouse drag operation is over the current control.

public FormDrag dragOver(FormControl dragSource, FormDrag dragMode, int x, int y)

Parameters

dragSource
An integer value that indicates the vertical client coordinate of the mouse position.

dragMode
An integer value that indicates the vertical client coordinate of the mouse position.

x
An integer value that indicates the vertical client coordinate of the mouse position.

y
An integer value that indicates the vertical client coordinate of the mouse position.

Return Value

A FormDrag enumeration value that indicates the mode of dragging.

Method dragOverEx

Raises the dragOverEx event to indicate that a mouse drag operation is over the current control.

public FormDrag dragOverEx(Array dragSource, FormDrag dragMode, int x, int y)

Parameters

dragSource
An integer value that indicates the vertical client coordinate of the mouse position.

dragMode
An integer value that indicates the vertical client coordinate of the mouse position.

x
An integer value that indicates the vertical client coordinate of the mouse position.

y
An integer value that indicates the vertical client coordinate of the mouse position.

Return Value

A FormDrag enumeration value that indicates the mode of dragging.

Method dragText

Retrieves the text that is displayed when the form control is dragged.

public str dragText()

Return Value

The text that is displayed when the control is dragged; an empty string if there is no text to display when the control is dragged.

Method enabled

Determines whether to enable or disable the object.

public boolean enabled([boolean value])

Parameters

value

Return Value

true if the object is enabled; otherwise, false.

Remarks

The enabled property allows controls to be enabled or disabled at run time. For example, you can disable objects that do not apply to the current state of the application. You can also disable a control that is used only for display purposes, such as an error message, which provides read-only information.

Method font

Gets or sets the name of the font for the control to use.

public str font([str value])

Parameters

value
The value to set; optional.

Return Value

The name of the font to use, such as Tahoma or Verdana.

Method fontSize

Gets or sets the size of the font for the control to use.

public int fontSize([int value])

Parameters

value
The value to set; optional.

Return Value

The height of the font in points.

Method hasChanged

Sets or returns a value that indicates whether the contents of the control have changed.

public boolean hasChanged([boolean val])

Parameters

val
The value to assign as the hasChanged value for the control; optional.

Return Value

true if the contents of the control have changed; otherwise, false.

Method hasUserSetting

Indicates whether the control has custom user settings.

public boolean hasUserSetting()

Return Value

true if the control has custom user settings; otherwise, false.

Method height

Gets or sets the height of the control.

public int height(int value, [int mode])

Parameters

value

mode

Return Value

The height of the control in pixels.

Remarks

Exact mode is used if the value parameter is omitted.Calculate the height according to the following table:

Mode. Height calculation.
-1 Exact. The exact height in pixels of the controls is used.
0 Auto. The height of the control is calculated automatically and the value parameter is ignored.
1 Column height. The layout of the form determines the height of the control.

The height and height calculation mode can be set separately.

Method heightMode

Gets or sets a calculation mode for the height of the control.

public int heightMode([int value])

Parameters

value

Return Value

The calculation mode.

Remarks

Calculate the height according to the following table:

Mode. Height Calculation.
Exact. The exact height in pixels of the controls is used.
Auto. The height of the control is calculated automatically and the value parameter is ignored.
Column height. The layout of the form determines the height of the control.

The height of the control might change when the mode is set to auto or column height.

Method heightValue

Gets or sets the height of the control.

public int heightValue([int value])

Parameters

value
The value to set; optional.

Return Value

The height in pixels.

Remarks

The height of the control is not changed unless the exact height calculation mode is used.

Method helpField

Retrieves the Help text for the control.

public str helpField()

Return Value

The Help text for the control; an empty string if there is no Help text for the control.

Remarks

The helpField method cannot be used to set the value of the Help text. Use the helpText method to set the value of the Help text.

Method helpText

Gets or sets the Help text to display at the bottom of the screen when a field or control is pointed to.

public str helpText([str value])

Parameters

value

Return Value

The string to be displayed at the bottom of the screen.

Remarks

Set the HelpText property for an object by using the property sheet. The Help text must not exceed 250 characters.

Method hierarchyParent

Gets or sets the HierarchyParent property value of the control.

public str hierarchyParent([str value])

Parameters

value
The value to assign the HierarchyParent property of the control.

Return Value

The HierarchyParent property value of the control.

Method hWnd

Retrieves the Windows handle for the control.

public int hWnd()

Return Value

The handle for the control.

Remarks

The handle can be used with the Windows API.

Method isContainer

public boolean isContainer()

Return Value

Method isDisplayed

Retrieves a value that indicates whether the control is displayed.

public boolean isDisplayed()

Return Value

true if the control is displayed; otherwise, false.

Remarks

To modify the visible state of the control, call the visible method.

Method isRestricted

Retrieves a value that indicates whether the control is restricted.

public boolean isRestricted()

Return Value

true if the control is restricted; otherwise, false.

Method isUserSetupEnabled

Retrieves a value that indicates whether the control allows for the specified level of customization.

public boolean isUserSetupEnabled(int neededSetupRights)

Parameters

neededSetupRights
A value from the FormAllowUserSetup enumeration that specifies the level of customization that is being queried for the control.

Return Value

true if the control, design, and parent containers allow for the level of customization that is specified by the neededSetupRights parameter; otherwise, false.

Remarks

The following table describes the values for the neededSetupRights parameter.

FormAllowUserSetup::No 0 No changes can be made to the control. If this value is set for the neededSetupRights parameter, the method always returns true.
FormAllowUserSetup::Restricted 1 The user can change the editable, visible, skip, label, and width properties of the control. The user cannot move the control.
FormAllowUserSetup::Yes 2 The user can change the editable, visible, skip, label, and width properties of the control. The user can also move the control.

For this method to return true, the AllowUserSetup property for the design and all parent containers must allow for the level of access that is specified by the neededSetupRights parameter.

Method italic

public boolean italic([boolean value])

Parameters

value

Return Value

Method left

Gets or sets the horizontal position of the control in the form.

public int left(int value, [int mode])

Parameters

value
An integer value that indicates the horizontal arrange mode for the control; optional.

mode
An integer value that indicates the horizontal arrange mode for the control; optional.

Return Value

The horizontal position of the control in the form.

Method leftMode

Sets the horizontal arrange mode for the control in the form.

public int leftMode([int value])

Parameters

value
An integer value that indicates the horizontal arrange mode for the control; optional.

Return Value

The horizontal arrange mode for the control in the form.

Method leftValue

Gets or sets the horizontal position of the control in the form.

public int leftValue([int value])

Parameters

value
An integer value that indicates the horizontal position of the control; optional.

Return Value

The horizontal position of the control in the form.

Method markAsUserAdd

Marks or unmarks the control as a user-added control.

public boolean markAsUserAdd([boolean value])

Parameters

value
The Boolean value that indicates whether the control should be marked as a user-added control.

Return Value

true if the control was marked as a user-added control; otherwise, false.

Method mouseDblClick

Is called when the control is double-clicked by the user.

public int mouseDblClick(int x, int y, int button, boolean Ctrl, boolean Shift)

Parameters

x
A Boolean value that indicates whether the SHIFT key is down.

y
A Boolean value that indicates whether the SHIFT key is down.

button
A Boolean value that indicates whether the SHIFT key is down.

Ctrl
A Boolean value that indicates whether the SHIFT key is down.

Shift
A Boolean value that indicates whether the SHIFT key is down.

Return Value

0 (zero) if the event has been handled.

Remarks

Typically, when this method is overridden, the return value from a call to the super method is returned.

Method mouseDown

Is called when the user clicks the mouse button over the control.

public int mouseDown(int x, int y, int button, boolean Ctrl, boolean Shift)

Parameters

x
A Boolean value that indicates whether the SHIFT key is down.

y
A Boolean value that indicates whether the SHIFT key is down.

button
A Boolean value that indicates whether the SHIFT key is down.

Ctrl
A Boolean value that indicates whether the SHIFT key is down.

Shift
A Boolean value that indicates whether the SHIFT key is down.

Return Value

0 (zero) if the event has been handled.

Remarks

Typically, when this method is overridden, the return value from a call to the super method is returned. This event is called only if a value is specified for the label of the control and the ShowLabel property of the control is set to Yes.

Method mouseMove

Is called when the user moves the mouse pointer over the control.

public int mouseMove(int x, int y, int button, boolean Ctrl, boolean Shift)

Parameters

x
A Boolean value that indicates whether the SHIFT key is down.

y
A Boolean value that indicates whether the SHIFT key is down.

button
A Boolean value that indicates whether the SHIFT key is down.

Ctrl
A Boolean value that indicates whether the SHIFT key is down.

Shift
A Boolean value that indicates whether the SHIFT key is down.

Return Value

0 (zero) if the event has been handled.

Remarks

Typically, when this method is overridden, the return value from a call to the super method is returned.

Method mouseUp

Is called when the user releases the mouse button over the control area.

public int mouseUp(int x, int y, int button, boolean Ctrl, boolean Shift)

Parameters

x
A Boolean value that indicates whether the SHIFT key is down.

y
A Boolean value that indicates whether the SHIFT key is down.

button
A Boolean value that indicates whether the SHIFT key is down.

Ctrl
A Boolean value that indicates whether the SHIFT key is down.

Shift
A Boolean value that indicates whether the SHIFT key is down.

Return Value

0 (zero) if the event has been handled.

Remarks

Typically, when this method is overridden, the return value from a call to the super method is returned. This event is called only if a value is specified for the label of the control and the ShowLabel property of the control is set to Yes.

Method name

Gets or sets the name that is used in code to identify a form, report, table, query, or other application object.

public str name([str value])

Parameters

value
The name to assign to the control.

Return Value

The name that is used in code to identify an application object.

Remarks

The name property value of an object must meet the following criteria to avoid code conflicts:

  • It must begin with a letter.
  • It cannot exceed 250 characters.
  • It can include numbers and underscore (_) characters.
  • It cannot include punctuation or spaces.
  • Tables cannot have the same name as other public objects, such as extended data types, base enums, or classes.

Method neededPermission

public int neededPermission([int value])

Parameters

value

Return Value

Method SysObsoleteAttribute

public container SysObsoleteAttribute()

Return Value

Method parentControl

Retrieves the parent control for the control.

public FormControl parentControl()

Return Value

The parent control for the control.

Method securityKey

Sets or returns the ID of the security key for the control.

public SecurityKeyId securityKey([SecurityKeyId value])

Parameters

value
The ID of the security key to assign to the control; optional.

Return Value

The ID of the security key for the control; 0 (zero) if no security key is assigned to the control.

Method showContextMenu

Shows the shortcut menu for the control.

public int showContextMenu(int menuHandle)

Parameters

menuHandle
The ID of the menu to show.

Return Value

An integer value that indicates whether the call succeeded.

Method skip

Sets or returns a value that indicates whether the control is skipped when the user presses the TAB key to move to the control.

public boolean skip([boolean value])

Parameters

value
The value to assign to the skip property of the control; optional.

Return Value

true if the control is skipped when the user presses the TAB key to move to the control; otherwise, false.

Remarks

If the enabled property is true, the allowEdit property is false, and the skip property is true, the user cannot change the contents of the control but can still copy the contents of the control.

Method toolTip

Retrieves the tooltip text for the control.

public str toolTip()

Return Value

The tooltip text for the control; an empty string if no tooltip text has been defined for the control.

Remarks

The method might be overridden to provide a value to the toolTip method.

Method top

Gets or sets the vertical position of the control in the form.

public int top(int value, [int mode])

Parameters

value
An integer value that indicates the vertical arrange mode for the control; optional.

mode
An integer value that indicates the vertical arrange mode for the control; optional.

Return Value

The vertical position of the control in the form.

Method topMode

Sets the vertical arrange mode for the control in the form.

public int topMode([int value])

Parameters

value
An integer value that indicates the vertical arrange mode for the control; optional.

Return Value

The vertical arrange mode for the control in the form.

Method topValue

Gets or sets the vertical position of the control in the form.

public int topValue([int value])

Parameters

value
An integer value that indicates the vertical position of the control; optional.

Return Value

The vertical position of the control in the form.

Method type

public int type([int value])

Parameters

value

Return Value

Method underline

public boolean underline([boolean value])

Parameters

value

Return Value

Method SysObsoleteAttribute

public boolean SysObsoleteAttribute(container data)

Parameters

data

Return Value

Method userData

Gets or sets the user data for the control.

public int userData([int value])

Parameters

value
An integer value that indicates the user data for the control; optional.

Return Value

The user data for the control.

Method userDataItem

Gets or sets the user data item for the control.

public int userDataItem([int value])

Parameters

value
An integer value that indicates the user data item for the control; optional.

Return Value

The user data item for the control.

Method userDataItems

Gets or sets the number of user data items for the control.

public int userDataItems([int value])

Parameters

value
An integer value that indicates the number of user data items for the control; optional.

Return Value

The number of user data items for the control.

Method userDisable

Gets or sets the value that indicates whether the control is disabled for the user.

public int userDisable([int value])

Parameters

value
The value that indicates whether the control is disabled for the user; optional.

Return Value

1 if the control is disabled for the user; otherwise, 0.

Method userHeight

Gets or sets the custom user height for the control.

public int userHeight([int value])

Parameters

value
The user height for the control; optional.

Return Value

The custom user height for the control.

Method userHide

Gets or sets the value that indicates whether the control is hidden from the user.

public int userHide([int value])

Parameters

value
The value that indicates whether the control is hidden from the user; optional.

Return Value

1 if the control is hidden from the user; otherwise, 0.

Remarks

The user specifies whether a control is hidden by right-clicking the control when it is viewable or by right-clicking another control when the original control is hidden. A right-click opens a menu that can be used to hide or display the control. This method lets you programmatically determine and set the value.

Method userOrgContainer

Gets or sets the organization container for the control.

public int userOrgContainer([int value])

Parameters

value
The organization container to set for the control; optional.

Return Value

The organization container for the control.

Method userOrgSibling

Gets or sets the organization sibling for the control.

public int userOrgSibling([int value])

Parameters

value
The organization sibling to set for the control; optional.

Return Value

The organization sibling for the control.

Method userPromptText

Gets or sets the user label text for the control.

public str userPromptText([str value])

Parameters

value
The user label text to set for the control; optional.

Return Value

The user label text for the control.

Method userSecurityLevel

Gets or sets the user security level for the control.

public int userSecurityLevel([int value])

Parameters

value
The user security level to set for the control; optional.

Return Value

The user security level for the control.

Method userSkip

Sets or returns the value that indicates whether the form control is skipped when the user presses the TAB key to navigate the controls in the form.

public int userSkip([int value])

Parameters

value
The value to assign to the userSkip property; optional. The value is 1 if the user setting to skip the control is in effect; otherwise, the value is 0.

Return Value

1 if the user setting to skip the control is in effect; otherwise, 0.

Method userWidth

Sets or returns the width of the control in pixels.

public int userWidth([int value])

Parameters

value
The number of pixels to use as the width of the control; optional.

Return Value

The number of pixels that the user specified as the width of the control; 0 (zero) if the user did not specify a character width.

Remarks

The userWidth method returns the width in pixels, based on six times the number of characters. For example, if the user has specified 30 characters as the width of the control, the return value is 6 * 30 = 180. To specify the width of the control in characters, users can right-click the control to open the setup form where the character specification is made.

Method verticalSpacing

Gets or sets the vertical spacing of the control in the form.

public int verticalSpacing([int value], [AutoMode mode])

Parameters

value
An integer value that indicates the AutoMode value for the control; optional.

mode
An integer value that indicates the AutoMode value for the control; optional.

Return Value

The vertical spacing of the control in the form.

Method verticalSpacingMode

Sets the vertical spacing mode for the control in the form.

public AutoMode verticalSpacingMode([AutoMode mode])

Parameters

mode

Return Value

The vertical spacing mode for the control in the form.

Method verticalSpacingValue

Gets or sets the vertical spacing of the control in the form.

public int verticalSpacingValue([int value])

Parameters

value
An integer value that indicates the vertical spacing of the control; optional.

Return Value

The vertical spacing of the control in the form.

Method visible

Sets or returns a value that indicates whether the control is visible.

public boolean visible([boolean value])

Parameters

value
The value to assign to the visibility setting for the control; optional.

Return Value

true if the control is visible; otherwise, false.

Method width

Gets or sets the width of the control.

public int width(int value, [int mode])

Parameters

value

mode

Return Value

The width of the control in pixels.

Remarks

Exact mode is used if the value parameter is omitted.Calculate the width according to the following table:

Mode. Width calculation.
-1 Exact. The exact width in pixels of the controls is used.
0 Auto. The width of the control is calculated automatically and the value parameter is ignored.
1 Column width. The layout of the form determines the width of the control.

The width and width calculation mode can be set separately.

Method widthMode

Gets or sets the calculation mode of the width of the control.

public int widthMode([int value])

Parameters

value

Return Value

An integer value that indicates the current calculation mode.

Remarks

Calculate the width according to the following table:

Mode. Width Calculation.
Exact. The exact width in pixels of the controls is used.
Auto. The width of the control is calculated automatically and the value parameter is ignored.
Column width. The layout of the form determines the width of the control.

The width of the control might change when the mode is set to auto or column width.

Method widthValue

Gets or sets the width of the control.

public int widthValue([int value])

Parameters

value

Return Value

The width in pixels of the control.

Remarks

To change the width of the control, use the exact width calculation mode.

Method drop

Raises the drop event to indicate that a drop operation is being performed on the current control.

public void drop(FormControl dragSource, FormDrag dragMode, int x, int y)

Parameters

dragSource
An integer value that indicates the vertical client coordinate of the mouse position.

dragMode
An integer value that indicates the vertical client coordinate of the mouse position.

x
An integer value that indicates the vertical client coordinate of the mouse position.

y
An integer value that indicates the vertical client coordinate of the mouse position.

Method copy

Copies the contents of the control to the clipboard.

public void copy()

Method cut

Cuts the contents of the control.

public void cut()

Method setFocus

Sets the focus on the control.

public void setFocus()

Method mouseLeave

Indicates that the mouse pointer has left the control.

public void mouseLeave()

Method endDrag

Is called when the user has finished dragging a form control.

public void endDrag()

Remarks

This event is not raised unless the DragDrop property is enabled for the control and a beginDrag event has already been started. To drag a control, a user presses the mouse button in the control area and then moves the mouse pointer.

Method context

Shows the shortcut menu for the control.

public void context()

Method gotFocus

Indicates that the control has received focus.

public void gotFocus()

Method prefColumnSize

Specifies the preferred column width and height for the form control.

public void prefColumnSize(int width, int height)

Parameters

width
The preferred height of the control.

height
The preferred height of the control.

Method lostFocus

Indicates that the control has lost focus.

public void lostFocus()

Method displayControl

Displays the control.

public void displayControl()

Method registerOverrideMethod

public void registerOverrideMethod(str methodToOverride, str objectMethodToCall, [Object overrideObject])

Parameters

methodToOverride

objectMethodToCall

overrideObject

Method paste

Pastes the contents of the clipboard into the control.

public void paste()

Method resetUserSetting

Resets the user settings for the control.

public void resetUserSetting()

Method dropEx

Raises the dropEx event to indicate that a drop operation is being performed on the current control.

public void dropEx(Array dragSource, FormDrag dragMode, int x, int y)

Parameters

dragSource
An integer value that indicates the vertical client coordinate of the mouse position.

dragMode
An integer value that indicates the vertical client coordinate of the mouse position.

x
An integer value that indicates the vertical client coordinate of the mouse position.

y
An integer value that indicates the vertical client coordinate of the mouse position.

Method mouseEnter

Is called when the user moves the mouse pointer into the control area.

public void mouseEnter(int x, int y, int button, boolean Ctrl, boolean Shift)

Parameters

x
A Boolean value that indicates whether the SHIFT key is down.

y
A Boolean value that indicates whether the SHIFT key is down.

button
A Boolean value that indicates whether the SHIFT key is down.

Ctrl
A Boolean value that indicates whether the SHIFT key is down.

Shift
A Boolean value that indicates whether the SHIFT key is down.

Method inputSearch

Performs data filtering for the control, based on the specified string.

public void inputSearch(str searchStr)

Parameters

searchStr
The string value to use to filter data; optional.

Method dragLeave

Raises the dragLeave event to indicate that a mouse drag operation has left the current control.

public void dragLeave()

Class FormFilterPaneControl

class FormFilterPaneControl extends FormControl

Remarks

Examples

Methods

Method Description
public boolean alignChild([boolean value])
public boolean alignChildren([boolean value])
public boolean alignControl([boolean value]) Determines whether to align the control.
public boolean allowEdit([boolean value]) Determines whether the user can change the contents of the control.
public boolean allowSysSetup() Retrieves a value that indicates whether the control is shown in the SysSetup form.
public int allowUserSetup([int value])
public int arrangeGuide([int value])
public int arrangeMethod([int value])
public int arrangeWhen([int value])
public boolean autoDeclaration([boolean value]) Determines whether the system can declare a member variable that has the same name as the control.
public int beginDrag(int x, int y) Is called when the user starts to drag a form control.
public int bottomMargin([int value], [AutoMode mode])
public AutoMode bottomMarginMode([AutoMode mode])
public int bottomMarginValue([int value])
public container calcControlSize(int chars, int lines) Retrieves the size of the control.
public str caption([str value]) Gets or set the caption of the control.
public int columns([int value], [AutoMode mode])
public AutoMode columnsMode([AutoMode mode])
public int columnspace([int value], [AutoMode mode])
public AutoMode columnspaceMode([AutoMode mode])
public int columnspaceValue([int value])
public int columnsValue([int value])
public ConfigurationKeyId configurationKey([ConfigurationKeyId value]) Gets or sets the configuration key that is assigned to the control.
public List configurationKeyEx() Retrieves a list that contains the IDs of configuration keys that are in effect for the control.
public str countryRegionCodes([str value]) Gets or sets the comma-separated list of country/region codes for the control.
public FieldId countryRegionContextField([FieldId value])
public str dataRelationPath([str value]) Gets or sets the period-delimited list of relations that links the field binding of the DataField object to a relative table.
public int dataSource([AnyType value]) Gets or sets a data source to be used by the control or the form.
public int displayTarget([int value]) Gets or sets the value that indicates whether the control is displayed in the client, in Enterprise PortaFinance and Operationssoft Finance and Operations, or in both.
public int dragDrop([int value]) Determines whether to enable or disable drag-and-drop operations for the control.
public FormDrag dragOver(FormControl dragSource, FormDrag dragMode, int x, int y) Raises the dragOver event to indicate that a mouse drag operation is over the current control.
public FormDrag dragOverEx(Array dragSource, FormDrag dragMode, int x, int y) Raises the dragOverEx event to indicate that a mouse drag operation is over the current control.
public str dragText() Retrieves the text that is displayed when the form control is dragged.
public boolean enabled([boolean value]) Determines whether to enable or disable the object.
public boolean hasChanged([boolean val]) Sets or returns a value that indicates whether the contents of the control have changed.
public boolean hasUserSetting() Indicates whether the control has custom user settings.
public int height(int value, [int mode]) Gets or sets the height of the control.
public int heightMode([int value]) Gets or sets a calculation mode for the height of the control.
public int heightValue([int value]) Gets or sets the height of the control.
public str helpField() Retrieves the Help text for the control.
public str helpText([str value]) Gets or sets the Help text to display at the bottom of the screen when a field or control is pointed to.
public boolean hideIfEmpty([boolean value])
public str hierarchyParent([str value]) Gets or sets the HierarchyParent property value of the control.
public int hWnd() Retrieves the Windows handle for the control.
public boolean isContainer()
public boolean isDisplayed() Retrieves a value that indicates whether the control is displayed.
public boolean isRestricted() Retrieves a value that indicates whether the control is restricted.
public boolean isUserSetupEnabled(int neededSetupRights) Retrieves a value that indicates whether the control allows for the specified level of customization.
public boolean leave()
public int left(int value, [int mode]) Gets or sets the horizontal position of the control in the form.
public int leftMargin([int value], [AutoMode mode])
public AutoMode leftMarginMode([AutoMode mode])
public int leftMarginValue([int value])
public int leftMode([int value]) Sets the horizontal arrange mode for the control in the form.
public int leftValue([int value]) Gets or sets the horizontal position of the control in the form.
public boolean markAsUserAdd([boolean value]) Marks or unmarks the control as a user-added control.
public int mouseDblClick(int x, int y, int button, boolean Ctrl, boolean Shift) Is called when the control is double-clicked by the user.
public int mouseDown(int x, int y, int button, boolean Ctrl, boolean Shift) Is called when the user clicks the mouse button over the control.
public int mouseMove(int x, int y, int button, boolean Ctrl, boolean Shift) Is called when the user moves the mouse pointer over the control.
public int mouseUp(int x, int y, int button, boolean Ctrl, boolean Shift) Is called when the user releases the mouse button over the control area.
public str name([str value]) Gets or sets the name that is used in code to identify a form, report, table, query, or other application object.
public int neededPermission([int value])
public container SysObsoleteAttribute()
public FormControl parentControl() Retrieves the parent control for the control.
public int rightMargin([int value], [AutoMode mode])
public AutoMode rightMarginMode([AutoMode mode])
public int rightMarginValue([int value])
public SecurityKeyId securityKey([SecurityKeyId value]) Sets or returns the ID of the security key for the control.
public int showContextMenu(int menuHandle) Shows the shortcut menu for the control.
public boolean skip([boolean value]) Sets or returns a value that indicates whether the control is skipped when the user presses the TAB key to move to the control.
public int sort([SortOrder sortDirection])
public str toolTip() Retrieves the tooltip text for the control.
public int top(int value, [int mode]) Gets or sets the vertical position of the control in the form.
public int topMargin([int value], [AutoMode mode])
public AutoMode topMarginMode([AutoMode mode])
public int topMarginValue([int value])
public int topMode([int value]) Sets the vertical arrange mode for the control in the form.
public int topValue([int value]) Gets or sets the vertical position of the control in the form.
public int type([int value])
public boolean SysObsoleteAttribute(container data)
public int userData([int value]) Gets or sets the user data for the control.
public int userDataItem([int value]) Gets or sets the user data item for the control.
public int userDataItems([int value]) Gets or sets the number of user data items for the control.
public int userDisable([int value]) Gets or sets the value that indicates whether the control is disabled for the user.
public int userHeight([int value]) Gets or sets the custom user height for the control.
public int userHide([int value]) Gets or sets the value that indicates whether the control is hidden from the user.
public int userOrgContainer([int value]) Gets or sets the organization container for the control.
public int userOrgSibling([int value]) Gets or sets the organization sibling for the control.
public str userPromptText([str value]) Gets or sets the user label text for the control.
public int userSecurityLevel([int value]) Gets or sets the user security level for the control.
public int userSkip([int value]) Sets or returns the value that indicates whether the form control is skipped when the user presses the TAB key to navigate the controls in the form.
public int userWidth([int value]) Sets or returns the width of the control in pixels.
public int verticalSpacing([int value], [AutoMode mode]) Gets or sets the vertical spacing of the control in the form.
public AutoMode verticalSpacingMode([AutoMode mode]) Sets the vertical spacing mode for the control in the form.
public int verticalSpacingValue([int value]) Gets or sets the vertical spacing of the control in the form.
public boolean visible([boolean value]) Sets or returns a value that indicates whether the control is visible.
public int width(int value, [int mode]) Gets or sets the width of the control.
public int widthMode([int value]) Gets or sets the calculation mode of the width of the control.
public int widthValue([int value]) Gets or sets the width of the control.
private void OnEnter([FormControl sender], [FormControlEventArgs e])
public void lostFocus() Indicates that the control has lost focus.
public void drop(FormControl dragSource, FormDrag dragMode, int x, int y) Raises the drop event to indicate that a drop operation is being performed on the current control.
public void paste() Pastes the contents of the clipboard into the control.
public void setFocus() Sets the focus on the control.
private void OnLeaving([FormControl sender], [FormControlEventArgs e])
public void mouseLeave() Indicates that the mouse pointer has left the control.
public void gotFocus() Indicates that the control has received focus.
public void dragLeave() Raises the dragLeave event to indicate that a mouse drag operation has left the current control.
public void enter()
public void dropEx(Array dragSource, FormDrag dragMode, int x, int y) Raises the dropEx event to indicate that a drop operation is being performed on the current control.
public void mouseEnter(int x, int y, int button, boolean Ctrl, boolean Shift) Is called when the user moves the mouse pointer into the control area.
public void jumpRef()
private void OnLostFocus([FormControl sender], [FormControlEventArgs e])
private void OnGotFocus([FormControl sender], [FormControlEventArgs e])
public void prefColumnSize(int width, int height) Specifies the preferred column width and height for the form control.
public void cut() Cuts the contents of the control.
public void registerOverrideMethod(str methodToOverride, str objectMethodToCall, [Object overrideObject])
public void displayControl() Displays the control.
public void copy() Copies the contents of the control to the clipboard.
public void context() Shows the shortcut menu for the control.
public void resetUserSetting() Resets the user settings for the control.
public void inputSearch(str searchStr) Performs data filtering for the control, based on the specified string.
public void filter([str filterStr])
public void endDrag() Is called when the user has finished dragging a form control.

Method alignChild

public boolean alignChild([boolean value])

Parameters

value

Return Value

Method alignChildren

public boolean alignChildren([boolean value])

Parameters

value

Return Value

Method alignControl

Determines whether to align the control.

public boolean alignControl([boolean value])

Parameters

value
The new value for the property; optional.

Return Value

true if the control should be aligned; otherwise, false.

Remarks

The upper-left corner of the control is aligned according to the longest label.

Method allowEdit

Determines whether the user can change the contents of the control.

public boolean allowEdit([boolean value])

Parameters

value
The value to assign to the allowEdit property.

Return Value

true if the control can be edited; otherwise, false.

Remarks

When this property is set on a container control, modifications are disabled or enabled for all controls within the container.

Method allowSysSetup

Retrieves a value that indicates whether the control is shown in the SysSetup form.

public boolean allowSysSetup()

Return Value

true if the control is shown in the SysSetup form; otherwise, false.

Method allowUserSetup

public int allowUserSetup([int value])

Parameters

value

Return Value

Method arrangeGuide

public int arrangeGuide([int value])

Parameters

value

Return Value

Method arrangeMethod

public int arrangeMethod([int value])

Parameters

value

Return Value

Method arrangeWhen

public int arrangeWhen([int value])

Parameters

value

Return Value

Method autoDeclaration

Determines whether the system can declare a member variable that has the same name as the control.

public boolean autoDeclaration([boolean value])

Parameters

value
The new value for the property; optional.

Return Value

true if the member variable can be declared for this control; otherwise, false.

Remarks

Controls cannot have identical names.

Method beginDrag

Is called when the user starts to drag a form control.

public int beginDrag(int x, int y)

Parameters

x
An integer value that indicates the y-coordinate of the mouse pointer. The coordinate is relative to the upper-left corner of the control.

y
An integer value that indicates the y-coordinate of the mouse pointer. The coordinate is relative to the upper-left corner of the control.

Return Value

0 (zero) if the event has been handled.

Remarks

This event is not raised unless the DragDrop property is enabled for the control. To drag a control, a user presses the mouse button in the control area and then moves the mouse pointer.

Method bottomMargin

public int bottomMargin([int value], [AutoMode mode])

Parameters

value

mode

Return Value

Method bottomMarginMode

public AutoMode bottomMarginMode([AutoMode mode])

Parameters

mode

Return Value

Method bottomMarginValue

public int bottomMarginValue([int value])

Parameters

value

Return Value

Method calcControlSize

Retrieves the size of the control.

public container calcControlSize(int chars, int lines)

Parameters

chars
The number of lines to use to determine the height.

lines
The number of lines to use to determine the height.

Return Value

The container that holds the width and height.

Method caption

Gets or set the caption of the control.

public str caption([str value])

Parameters

value

Return Value

The string that is used as the caption of the control.

Method columns

public int columns([int value], [AutoMode mode])

Parameters

value

mode

Return Value

Method columnsMode

public AutoMode columnsMode([AutoMode mode])

Parameters

mode

Return Value

Method columnspace

public int columnspace([int value], [AutoMode mode])

Parameters

value

mode

Return Value

Method columnspaceMode

public AutoMode columnspaceMode([AutoMode mode])

Parameters

mode

Return Value

Method columnspaceValue

public int columnspaceValue([int value])

Parameters

value

Return Value

Method columnsValue

public int columnsValue([int value])

Parameters

value

Return Value

Method configurationKey

Gets or sets the configuration key that is assigned to the control.

public ConfigurationKeyId configurationKey([ConfigurationKeyId value])

Parameters

value
The ID of the configuration key being assigned to the control; optional.

Return Value

The identifier of the configuration key that is assigned to the control.

Remarks

The configuration key is used to determine whether this control can be displayed. If the configuration key is disabled in the system, the control is not displayed in the form.

Method configurationKeyEx

Retrieves a list that contains the IDs of configuration keys that are in effect for the control.

public List configurationKeyEx()

Return Value

A list that contains the IDs of configuration keys that are in effect for the control.

Remarks

The returned list does not contain duplicate IDs. If the control is bound to a data source, the returned list of configuration key IDs also includes the configuration key ID for the table and field. The returned list also contains any configuration key IDs that are applied to the properties, extended data type, or enumType methods.

Method countryRegionCodes

Gets or sets the comma-separated list of country/region codes for the control.

public str countryRegionCodes([str value])

Parameters

value
The string that contains the country/region codes to set; optional.

Return Value

The comma-separated list of country/region codes for the control.

Method countryRegionContextField

public FieldId countryRegionContextField([FieldId value])

Parameters

value

Return Value

Method dataRelationPath

Gets or sets the period-delimited list of relations that links the field binding of the DataField object to a relative table.

public str dataRelationPath([str value])

Parameters

value
The string that contains the period-delimited list of relations; optional.

Return Value

The period-delimited list of relations that links the field binding of the DataField object to a relative table.

Remarks

This method is used by the reference group control to track exactly which relations produce the replacement field that is used. It enables the reference group control to bind consistently to the controls that it contains.

Method dataSource

Gets or sets a data source to be used by the control or the form.

public int dataSource([AnyType value])

Parameters

value

Return Value

The identifier of the data source to be used.

Method displayTarget

Gets or sets the value that indicates whether the control is displayed in the client, in Enterprise PortaFinance and Operationssoft Finance and Operations, or in both.

public int displayTarget([int value])

Parameters

value
The integer value that indicates where the control is displayed; optional.

Return Value

The value that indicates whether the control is displayed in the client, in Enterprise Portal, or in both.

Method dragDrop

Determines whether to enable or disable drag-and-drop operations for the control.

public int dragDrop([int value])

Parameters

value
An Integer that indicates whether drag-and-drop behavior is enabled; optional.

Return Value

1 if drag-and-drop operations are enabled; otherwise, false.

Remarks

Use the dragLeave , the dragOver, and the dragOverEx to specify the behavior.

Method dragOver

Raises the dragOver event to indicate that a mouse drag operation is over the current control.

public FormDrag dragOver(FormControl dragSource, FormDrag dragMode, int x, int y)

Parameters

dragSource
An integer value that indicates the vertical client coordinate of the mouse position.

dragMode
An integer value that indicates the vertical client coordinate of the mouse position.

x
An integer value that indicates the vertical client coordinate of the mouse position.

y
An integer value that indicates the vertical client coordinate of the mouse position.

Return Value

A FormDrag enumeration value that indicates the mode of dragging.

Method dragOverEx

Raises the dragOverEx event to indicate that a mouse drag operation is over the current control.

public FormDrag dragOverEx(Array dragSource, FormDrag dragMode, int x, int y)

Parameters

dragSource
An integer value that indicates the vertical client coordinate of the mouse position.

dragMode
An integer value that indicates the vertical client coordinate of the mouse position.

x
An integer value that indicates the vertical client coordinate of the mouse position.

y
An integer value that indicates the vertical client coordinate of the mouse position.

Return Value

A FormDrag enumeration value that indicates the mode of dragging.

Method dragText

Retrieves the text that is displayed when the form control is dragged.

public str dragText()

Return Value

The text that is displayed when the control is dragged; an empty string if there is no text to display when the control is dragged.

Method enabled

Determines whether to enable or disable the object.

public boolean enabled([boolean value])

Parameters

value
A Boolean value that indicates whether the control is enabled; optional.

Return Value

true if the object is enabled; otherwise, false.

Remarks

The enabled property allows controls to be enabled or disabled at run time. For example, you can disable objects that do not apply to the current state of the application. You can also disable a control that is used only for display purposes, such as an error message, which provides read-only information.

Method hasChanged

Sets or returns a value that indicates whether the contents of the control have changed.

public boolean hasChanged([boolean val])

Parameters

val
The value to assign as the hasChanged value for the control; optional.

Return Value

true if the contents of the control have changed; otherwise, false.

Method hasUserSetting

Indicates whether the control has custom user settings.

public boolean hasUserSetting()

Return Value

true if the control has custom user settings; otherwise, false.

Method height

Gets or sets the height of the control.

public int height(int value, [int mode])

Parameters

value
An Integer that indicates how the height is calculated; optional.

mode
An Integer that indicates how the height is calculated; optional.

Return Value

The height of the control in pixels.

Remarks

Exact mode is used if the value parameter is omitted.Calculate the height according to the following table:

Mode. Height calculation.
-1 Exact. The exact height in pixels of the controls is used.
0 Auto. The height of the control is calculated automatically and the value parameter is ignored.
1 Column height. The layout of the form determines the height of the control.

The height and height calculation mode can be set separately.

Method heightMode

Gets or sets a calculation mode for the height of the control.

public int heightMode([int value])

Parameters

value
An integer value that indicates how control height is calculated; optional.

Return Value

The calculation mode.

Remarks

Calculate the height according to the following table:

Mode. Height Calculation.
Exact. The exact height in pixels of the controls is used.
Auto. The height of the control is calculated automatically and the value parameter is ignored.
Column height. The layout of the form determines the height of the control.

The height of the control might change when the mode is set to auto or column height.

Method heightValue

Gets or sets the height of the control.

public int heightValue([int value])

Parameters

value
An Integer that specifies the height in pixels; optional.

Return Value

The height in pixels.

Remarks

The height of the control is not changed unless the exact height calculation mode is used.

Method helpField

Retrieves the Help text for the control.

public str helpField()

Return Value

The Help text for the control; an empty string if there is no Help text for the control.

Remarks

The helpField method cannot be used to set the value of the Help text. Use the helpText method to set the value of the Help text.

Method helpText

Gets or sets the Help text to display at the bottom of the screen when a field or control is pointed to.

public str helpText([str value])

Parameters

value
The value that is assigned as the Help text for the control.

Return Value

The string to be displayed at the bottom of the screen.

Remarks

Set the HelpText property for an object by using the property sheet. The Help text must not exceed 250 characters.

Method hideIfEmpty

public boolean hideIfEmpty([boolean value])

Parameters

value

Return Value

Method hierarchyParent

Gets or sets the HierarchyParent property value of the control.

public str hierarchyParent([str value])

Parameters

value
The value to assign to the HierarchyParent property of the control.

Return Value

The HierarchyParent property value of the control.

Method hWnd

Retrieves the Windows handle for the control.

public int hWnd()

Return Value

The handle for the control.

Remarks

The handle can be used with the Windows API.

Method isContainer

public boolean isContainer()

Return Value

Method isDisplayed

Retrieves a value that indicates whether the control is displayed.

public boolean isDisplayed()

Return Value

true if the control is displayed; otherwise, false.

Remarks

To modify the visible state of the control, call the visible method.

Method isRestricted

Retrieves a value that indicates whether the control is restricted.

public boolean isRestricted()

Return Value

true if the control is restricted; otherwise, false.

Method isUserSetupEnabled

Retrieves a value that indicates whether the control allows for the specified level of customization.

public boolean isUserSetupEnabled(int neededSetupRights)

Parameters

neededSetupRights
A value from the FormAllowUserSetup enumeration that specifies the level of customization that is being queried for the control.

Return Value

true if the control, design, and parent containers allow for the level of customization that is specified by the neededSetupRights parameter; otherwise, false.

Remarks

The following table describes the values for the neededSetupRights parameter.

FormAllowUserSetup::No 0 No changes can be made to the control. If this value is set for the neededSetupRights parameter, the method always returns true.
FormAllowUserSetup::Restricted 1 The user can change the editable, visible, skip, label, and width properties of the control. The user cannot move the control.
FormAllowUserSetup::Yes 2 The user can change the editable, visible, skip, label, and width properties of the control. The user can also move the control.

For this method to return true, the AllowUserSetup property for the design and all parent containers must allow for the level of access that is specified by the neededSetupRights parameter.

Method leave

public boolean leave()

Return Value

Method left

Gets or sets the horizontal position of the control in the form.

public int left(int value, [int mode])

Parameters

value
An integer value that indicates the horizontal arrange mode for the control; optional.

mode
An integer value that indicates the horizontal arrange mode for the control; optional.

Return Value

The horizontal position of the control in the form.

Method leftMargin

public int leftMargin([int value], [AutoMode mode])

Parameters

value

mode

Return Value

Method leftMarginMode

public AutoMode leftMarginMode([AutoMode mode])

Parameters

mode

Return Value

Method leftMarginValue

public int leftMarginValue([int value])

Parameters

value

Return Value

Method leftMode

Sets the horizontal arrange mode for the control in the form.

public int leftMode([int value])

Parameters

value
An integer value that indicates the horizontal arrange mode for the control; optional.

Return Value

The horizontal arrange mode for the control in the form.

Method leftValue

Gets or sets the horizontal position of the control in the form.

public int leftValue([int value])

Parameters

value
An integer value that indicates the horizontal position of the control; optional.

Return Value

The horizontal position of the control in the form.

Method markAsUserAdd

Marks or unmarks the control as a user-added control.

public boolean markAsUserAdd([boolean value])

Parameters

value
The Boolean value that indicates whether the control should be marked as a user-added control.

Return Value

true if the control was marked as a user-added control; otherwise, false.

Method mouseDblClick

Is called when the control is double-clicked by the user.

public int mouseDblClick(int x, int y, int button, boolean Ctrl, boolean Shift)

Parameters

x
A Boolean value that indicates whether the SHIFT key is down.

y
A Boolean value that indicates whether the SHIFT key is down.

button
A Boolean value that indicates whether the SHIFT key is down.

Ctrl
A Boolean value that indicates whether the SHIFT key is down.

Shift
A Boolean value that indicates whether the SHIFT key is down.

Return Value

0 (zero) if the event has been handled.

Remarks

Typically, when this method is overridden, the return value from a call to the super method is returned.

Method mouseDown

Is called when the user clicks the mouse button over the control.

public int mouseDown(int x, int y, int button, boolean Ctrl, boolean Shift)

Parameters

x
A Boolean value that indicates whether the SHIFT key is down.

y
A Boolean value that indicates whether the SHIFT key is down.

button
A Boolean value that indicates whether the SHIFT key is down.

Ctrl
A Boolean value that indicates whether the SHIFT key is down.

Shift
A Boolean value that indicates whether the SHIFT key is down.

Return Value

0 (zero) if the event has been handled.

Remarks

Typically, when this method is overridden, the return value from a call to the super method is returned. This event is called only if a value is specified for the label of the control and the ShowLabel property of the control is set to Yes.

Method mouseMove

Is called when the user moves the mouse pointer over the control.

public int mouseMove(int x, int y, int button, boolean Ctrl, boolean Shift)

Parameters

x
A Boolean value that indicates whether the SHIFT key is down.

y
A Boolean value that indicates whether the SHIFT key is down.

button
A Boolean value that indicates whether the SHIFT key is down.

Ctrl
A Boolean value that indicates whether the SHIFT key is down.

Shift
A Boolean value that indicates whether the SHIFT key is down.

Return Value

0 (zero) if the event has been handled.

Remarks

Typically, when this method is overridden, the return value from a call to the super method is returned.

Method mouseUp

Is called when the user releases the mouse button over the control area.

public int mouseUp(int x, int y, int button, boolean Ctrl, boolean Shift)

Parameters

x
A Boolean value that indicates whether the SHIFT key is down.

y
A Boolean value that indicates whether the SHIFT key is down.

button
A Boolean value that indicates whether the SHIFT key is down.

Ctrl
A Boolean value that indicates whether the SHIFT key is down.

Shift
A Boolean value that indicates whether the SHIFT key is down.

Return Value

0 (zero) if the event has been handled.

Remarks

Typically, when this method is overridden, the return value from a call to the super method is returned. This event is called only if a value is specified for the label of the control and the ShowLabel property of the control is set to Yes.

Method name

Gets or sets the name that is used in code to identify a form, report, table, query, or other application object.

public str name([str value])

Parameters

value
The name to assign to the control.

Return Value

The name that is used in code to identify an application object.

Remarks

The name property value of an object must meet the following criteria to avoid code conflicts:

  • It must begin with a letter.
  • It cannot exceed 250 characters.
  • It can include numbers and underscore (_) characters.
  • It cannot include punctuation or spaces.
  • Tables cannot have the same name as other public objects, such as extended data types, base enums, or classes.

Method neededPermission

public int neededPermission([int value])

Parameters

value

Return Value

Method SysObsoleteAttribute

public container SysObsoleteAttribute()

Return Value

Method parentControl

Retrieves the parent control for the control.

public FormControl parentControl()

Return Value

The parent control for the control.

Method rightMargin

public int rightMargin([int value], [AutoMode mode])

Parameters

value

mode

Return Value

Method rightMarginMode

public AutoMode rightMarginMode([AutoMode mode])

Parameters

mode

Return Value

Method rightMarginValue

public int rightMarginValue([int value])

Parameters

value

Return Value

Method securityKey

Sets or returns the ID of the security key for the control.

public SecurityKeyId securityKey([SecurityKeyId value])

Parameters

value
The ID of the security key to assign to the control; optional.

Return Value

The ID of the security key for the control; 0 (zero) if no security key is assigned to the control.

Method showContextMenu

Shows the shortcut menu for the control.

public int showContextMenu(int menuHandle)

Parameters

menuHandle
The ID of the menu to show.

Return Value

An integer value that indicates whether the call succeeded.

Method skip

Sets or returns a value that indicates whether the control is skipped when the user presses the TAB key to move to the control.

public boolean skip([boolean value])

Parameters

value
The value to assign to the skip property of the control; optional.

Return Value

true if the control is skipped when the user presses the TAB key to move to the control; otherwise, false.

Remarks

If the enabled property is true, the allowEdit property is false, and the skip property is true, the user cannot change the contents of the control but can still copy the contents of the control.

Method sort

public int sort([SortOrder sortDirection])

Parameters

sortDirection

Return Value

Method toolTip

Retrieves the tooltip text for the control.

public str toolTip()

Return Value

The tooltip text for the control; an empty string if no tooltip text has been defined for the control.

Remarks

The method might be overridden to provide a value to the toolTip method.

Method top

Gets or sets the vertical position of the control in the form.

public int top(int value, [int mode])

Parameters

value
An integer value that indicates the vertical arrange mode for the control; optional.

mode
An integer value that indicates the vertical arrange mode for the control; optional.

Return Value

The vertical position of the control in the form.

Method topMargin

public int topMargin([int value], [AutoMode mode])

Parameters

value

mode

Return Value

Method topMarginMode

public AutoMode topMarginMode([AutoMode mode])

Parameters

mode

Return Value

Method topMarginValue

public int topMarginValue([int value])

Parameters

value

Return Value

Method topMode

Sets the vertical arrange mode for the control in the form.

public int topMode([int value])

Parameters

value
An integer value that indicates the vertical arrange mode for the control; optional.

Return Value

The vertical arrange mode for the control in the form.

Method topValue

Gets or sets the vertical position of the control in the form.

public int topValue([int value])

Parameters

value
An integer value that indicates the vertical position of the control; optional.

Return Value

The vertical position of the control in the form.

Method type

public int type([int value])

Parameters

value

Return Value

Method SysObsoleteAttribute

public boolean SysObsoleteAttribute(container data)

Parameters

data

Return Value

Method userData

Gets or sets the user data for the control.

public int userData([int value])

Parameters

value
An integer value that indicates the user data for the control; optional.

Return Value

The user data for the control.

Method userDataItem

Gets or sets the user data item for the control.

public int userDataItem([int value])

Parameters

value
An integer value that indicates the user data item for the control; optional.

Return Value

The user data item for the control.

Method userDataItems

Gets or sets the number of user data items for the control.

public int userDataItems([int value])

Parameters

value
An integer value that indicates the number of user data items for the control; optional.

Return Value

The number of user data items for the control.

Method userDisable

Gets or sets the value that indicates whether the control is disabled for the user.

public int userDisable([int value])

Parameters

value
The value that indicates whether the control is disabled for the user; optional.

Return Value

1 if the control is disabled for the user; otherwise, 0.

Method userHeight

Gets or sets the custom user height for the control.

public int userHeight([int value])

Parameters

value
The user height for the control; optional.

Return Value

The custom user height for the control.

Method userHide

Gets or sets the value that indicates whether the control is hidden from the user.

public int userHide([int value])

Parameters

value
The value that indicates whether the control is hidden from the user; optional.

Return Value

1 if the control is hidden from the user; otherwise, 0.

Remarks

The user specifies whether a control is hidden by right-clicking the control when it is viewable or by right-clicking another control when the original control is hidden. A right-click opens a menu that can be used to hide or display the control. This method lets you programmatically determine and set the value.

Method userOrgContainer

Gets or sets the organization container for the control.

public int userOrgContainer([int value])

Parameters

value
The organization container to set for the control; optional.

Return Value

The organization container for the control.

Method userOrgSibling

Gets or sets the organization sibling for the control.

public int userOrgSibling([int value])

Parameters

value
The organization sibling to set for the control; optional.

Return Value

The organization sibling for the control.

Method userPromptText

Gets or sets the user label text for the control.

public str userPromptText([str value])

Parameters

value
The user label text to set for the control; optional.

Return Value

The user label text for the control.

Method userSecurityLevel

Gets or sets the user security level for the control.

public int userSecurityLevel([int value])

Parameters

value
The user security level to set for the control; optional.

Return Value

The user security level for the control.

Method userSkip

Sets or returns the value that indicates whether the form control is skipped when the user presses the TAB key to navigate the controls in the form.

public int userSkip([int value])

Parameters

value
The value to assign to the userSkip property; optional. The value is 1 if the user setting to skip the control is in effect; otherwise, the value is 0.

Return Value

1 if the user setting to skip the control is in effect; otherwise, 0.

Method userWidth

Sets or returns the width of the control in pixels.

public int userWidth([int value])

Parameters

value
The number of pixels to use as the width of the control; optional.

Return Value

The number of pixels that the user specified as the width of the control; 0 (zero) if the user did not specify a character width.

Remarks

The userWidth method returns the width in pixels, based on six times the number of characters. For example, if the user has specified 30 characters as the width of the control, the return value is 6 * 30 = 180. To specify the width of the control in characters, users can right-click the control to open the setup form where the character specification is made.

Method verticalSpacing

Gets or sets the vertical spacing of the control in the form.

public int verticalSpacing([int value], [AutoMode mode])

Parameters

value
An integer value that indicates the AutoMode value for the control; optional.

mode
An integer value that indicates the AutoMode value for the control; optional.

Return Value

The vertical spacing of the control in the form.

Method verticalSpacingMode

Sets the vertical spacing mode for the control in the form.

public AutoMode verticalSpacingMode([AutoMode mode])

Parameters

mode

Return Value

The vertical spacing mode for the control in the form.

Method verticalSpacingValue

Gets or sets the vertical spacing of the control in the form.

public int verticalSpacingValue([int value])

Parameters

value
An integer value that indicates the vertical spacing of the control; optional.

Return Value

The vertical spacing of the control in the form.

Method visible

Sets or returns a value that indicates whether the control is visible.

public boolean visible([boolean value])

Parameters

value
The value to assign to the visibility setting for the control; optional.

Return Value

true if the control is visible; otherwise, false.

Method width

Gets or sets the width of the control.

public int width(int value, [int mode])

Parameters

value
An Integer that indicates how the width is calculated; optional.

mode
An Integer that indicates how the width is calculated; optional.

Return Value

The width of the control in pixels.

Remarks

Exact mode is used if the value parameter is omitted.Calculate the width according to the following table:

Mode. Width calculation.
-1 Exact. The exact width in pixels of the controls is used.
0 Auto. The width of the control is calculated automatically and the value parameter is ignored.
1 Column width. The layout of the form determines the width of the control.

The width and width calculation mode can be set separately.

Method widthMode

Gets or sets the calculation mode of the width of the control.

public int widthMode([int value])

Parameters

value
An integer value that indicates how control width is calculated; optional.

Return Value

An integer value that indicates the current calculation mode.

Remarks

Calculate the width according to the following table:

Mode. Width Calculation.
Exact. The exact width in pixels of the controls is used.
Auto. The width of the control is calculated automatically and the value parameter is ignored.
Column width. The layout of the form determines the width of the control.

The width of the control might change when the mode is set to auto or column width.

Method widthValue

Gets or sets the width of the control.

public int widthValue([int value])

Parameters

value
An Integer that specifies the width in pixels; optional.

Return Value

The width in pixels of the control.

Remarks

To change the width of the control, use the exact width calculation mode.

Method OnEnter

private void OnEnter([FormControl sender], [FormControlEventArgs e])

Parameters

sender

e

Method lostFocus

Indicates that the control has lost focus.

public void lostFocus()

Method drop

Raises the drop event to indicate that a drop operation is being performed on the current control.

public void drop(FormControl dragSource, FormDrag dragMode, int x, int y)

Parameters

dragSource
An integer value that indicates the vertical client coordinate of the mouse position.

dragMode
An integer value that indicates the vertical client coordinate of the mouse position.

x
An integer value that indicates the vertical client coordinate of the mouse position.

y
An integer value that indicates the vertical client coordinate of the mouse position.

Method paste

Pastes the contents of the clipboard into the control.

public void paste()

Method setFocus

Sets the focus on the control.

public void setFocus()

Method OnLeaving

private void OnLeaving([FormControl sender], [FormControlEventArgs e])

Parameters

sender

e

Method mouseLeave

Indicates that the mouse pointer has left the control.

public void mouseLeave()

Method gotFocus

Indicates that the control has received focus.

public void gotFocus()

Method dragLeave

Raises the dragLeave event to indicate that a mouse drag operation has left the current control.

public void dragLeave()

Method enter

public void enter()

Method dropEx

Raises the dropEx event to indicate that a drop operation is being performed on the current control.

public void dropEx(Array dragSource, FormDrag dragMode, int x, int y)

Parameters

dragSource
An integer value that indicates the vertical client coordinate of the mouse position.

dragMode
An integer value that indicates the vertical client coordinate of the mouse position.

x
An integer value that indicates the vertical client coordinate of the mouse position.

y
An integer value that indicates the vertical client coordinate of the mouse position.

Method mouseEnter

Is called when the user moves the mouse pointer into the control area.

public void mouseEnter(int x, int y, int button, boolean Ctrl, boolean Shift)

Parameters

x
A Boolean value that indicates whether the SHIFT key is down.

y
A Boolean value that indicates whether the SHIFT key is down.

button
A Boolean value that indicates whether the SHIFT key is down.

Ctrl
A Boolean value that indicates whether the SHIFT key is down.

Shift
A Boolean value that indicates whether the SHIFT key is down.

Method jumpRef

public void jumpRef()

Method OnLostFocus

private void OnLostFocus([FormControl sender], [FormControlEventArgs e])

Parameters

sender

e

Method OnGotFocus

private void OnGotFocus([FormControl sender], [FormControlEventArgs e])

Parameters

sender

e

Method prefColumnSize

Specifies the preferred column width and height for the form control.

public void prefColumnSize(int width, int height)

Parameters

width
The preferred height of the control.

height
The preferred height of the control.

Method cut

Cuts the contents of the control.

public void cut()

Method registerOverrideMethod

public void registerOverrideMethod(str methodToOverride, str objectMethodToCall, [Object overrideObject])

Parameters

methodToOverride

objectMethodToCall

overrideObject

Method displayControl

Displays the control.

public void displayControl()

Method copy

Copies the contents of the control to the clipboard.

public void copy()

Method context

Shows the shortcut menu for the control.

public void context()

Method resetUserSetting

Resets the user settings for the control.

public void resetUserSetting()

Method inputSearch

Performs data filtering for the control, based on the specified string.

public void inputSearch(str searchStr)

Parameters

searchStr
The string value to use to filter data; optional.

Method filter

public void filter([str filterStr])

Parameters

filterStr

Method endDrag

Is called when the user has finished dragging a form control.

public void endDrag()

Remarks

This event is not raised unless the DragDrop property is enabled for the control and a beginDrag event has already been started. To drag a control, a user presses the mouse button in the control area and then moves the mouse pointer.

Class FormFunctionButtonControl

class FormFunctionButtonControl extends FormControl

Remarks

Examples

Methods

Method Description
public boolean alignControl([boolean value]) Determines whether to align the control.
public int alignment([int value])
public boolean allowEdit([boolean value]) Determines whether the user can change the contents of the control.
public boolean allowSysSetup() Retrieves a value that indicates whether the control is shown in the SysSetup form.
public boolean autoDeclaration([boolean value]) Determines whether the system can declare a member variable that has the same name as the control.
public boolean autoRefreshData([boolean value])
public int backgroundColor([int value]) Gets or sets the background color of the control.
public int backStyle([int value]) Determiness whether the control background can be transparent.
public int beginDrag(int x, int y) Is called when the user starts to drag a form control.
public boolean big([boolean value])
public int bold([int value]) Gets or sets the weight of font used to output text in the control.
public int border([int value]) Gets or sets the style of the borderline of the control.
public int buttonDisplay([int value]) Gets or sets the appearance of the button control.
public container calcControlSize(int chars, int lines) Retrieves the size of the control.
public str caption([str value]) Gets or set the caption of the control.
public int characterSet([int value]) Gets or sets the character set of the font.
public int colorScheme([int value]) Gets or sets the color scheme of the control.
public ConfigurationKeyId configurationKey([ConfigurationKeyId value]) Gets or sets the configuration key that is assigned to the control.
public List configurationKeyEx() Retrieves a list that contains the IDs of configuration keys that are in effect for the control.
public int copyCallerQuery([int value])
public str countryRegionCodes([str value]) Gets or sets the comma-separated list of country/region codes for the control.
public FieldId countryRegionContextField([FieldId value])
public str dataRelationPath([str value]) Gets or sets the period-delimited list of relations that links the field binding of the DataField object to a relative table.
public int dataSource([AnyType value]) Gets or sets a data source to be used by the control or the form.
public boolean defaultButton([boolean value]) Determines whether the button should be the default button in the form.
public str disabledImage([str value]) Gets or sets the disabled image of the button.
public int disabledImageLocation([int value])
public int disabledResource([int value]) Gets or sets the resource ID of the image to use as the disabled button image.
public int displayTarget([int value]) Gets or sets the value that indicates whether the control is displayed in the client, in Enterprise PortaFinance and Operationssoft Finance and Operations, or in both.
public int dragDrop([int value]) Determines whether to enable or disable drag-and-drop operations for the control.
public FormDrag dragOver(FormControl dragSource, FormDrag dragMode, int x, int y) Raises the dragOver event to indicate that a mouse drag operation is over the current control.
public FormDrag dragOverEx(Array dragSource, FormDrag dragMode, int x, int y) Raises the dragOverEx event to indicate that a mouse drag operation is over the current control.
public str dragText() Retrieves the text that is displayed when the form control is dragged.
public boolean enabled([boolean value]) Determines whether to enable or disable the object.
public str font([str value]) Gets or sets the name of the font for the control to use.
public int fontSize([int value]) Gets or sets the size of the font for the control to use.
public boolean forcedToOverflow([boolean value])
public int foregroundColor([int value]) Gets or sets the text color for the control to use.
public int formViewOption([int value])
public boolean hasChanged([boolean val]) Sets or returns a value that indicates whether the contents of the control have changed.
public boolean hasUserSetting() Indicates whether the control has custom user settings.
public int height(int value, [int mode]) Gets or sets the height of the control.
public int heightMode([int value]) Gets or sets a calculation mode for the height of the control.
public int heightValue([int value]) Gets or sets the height of the control.
public str helpField() Retrieves the Help text for the control.
public str helpText([str value]) Gets or sets the Help text to display at the bottom of the screen when a field or control is pointed to.
public str hierarchyParent([str value]) Gets or sets the HierarchyParent property value of the control.
public int hWnd() Retrieves the Windows handle for the control.
public int imageLocation([int value])
public boolean isContainer()
public boolean isDisplayed() Retrieves a value that indicates whether the control is displayed.
public boolean isRestricted() Retrieves a value that indicates whether the control is restricted.
public boolean isUserSetupEnabled(int neededSetupRights) Retrieves a value that indicates whether the control allows for the specified level of customization.
public boolean italic([boolean value])
public str keyTip([str value])
public int left(int value, [int mode]) Gets or sets the horizontal position of the control in the form.
public int leftMode([int value]) Sets the horizontal arrange mode for the control in the form.
public int leftValue([int value]) Gets or sets the horizontal position of the control in the form.
public boolean markAsUserAdd([boolean value]) Marks or unmarks the control as a user-added control.
public xMenuFunction menufunction()
public str menuItemName([str value])
public MenuItemType menuItemType([MenuItemType value])
public int mouseDblClick(int x, int y, int button, boolean Ctrl, boolean Shift) Is called when the control is double-clicked by the user.
public int mouseDown(int x, int y, int button, boolean Ctrl, boolean Shift) Is called when the user clicks the mouse button over the control.
public int mouseMove(int x, int y, int button, boolean Ctrl, boolean Shift) Is called when the user moves the mouse pointer over the control.
public int mouseUp(int x, int y, int button, boolean Ctrl, boolean Shift) Is called when the user releases the mouse button over the control area.
public int multiSelect([int value])
public str name([str value]) Gets or sets the name that is used in code to identify a form, report, table, query, or other application object.
public int neededPermission([int value])
public int needsRecord([int value])
public str normalImage([str value])
public int normalResource([int value])
public int openMode([int value])
public container SysObsoleteAttribute()
public str parameters([str value]) Gets or sets the list of parameters that are passed to objects taht are run by the MenuFunction class.
public FormControl parentControl() Retrieves the parent control for the control.
public boolean primary([boolean value])
public boolean saveRecord([boolean value])
public SecurityKeyId securityKey([SecurityKeyId value]) Sets or returns the ID of the security key for the control.
public boolean sendExternalContext([boolean value])
public int shortkey([int value])
public int showContextMenu(int menuHandle) Shows the shortcut menu for the control.
public boolean showShortCut([boolean value])
public boolean skip([boolean value]) Sets or returns a value that indicates whether the control is skipped when the user presses the TAB key to move to the control.
public int sort([SortOrder sortDirection])
public int style([int value])
public str text([str value])
public str toolTip() Retrieves the tooltip text for the control.
public int top(int value, [int mode]) Gets or sets the vertical position of the control in the form.
public int topMode([int value]) Sets the vertical arrange mode for the control in the form.
public int topValue([int value]) Gets or sets the vertical position of the control in the form.
public int type([int value])
public boolean underline([boolean value])
public boolean SysObsoleteAttribute(container data)
public int userData([int value]) Gets or sets the user data for the control.
public int userDataItem([int value]) Gets or sets the user data item for the control.
public int userDataItems([int value]) Gets or sets the number of user data items for the control.
public int userDisable([int value]) Gets or sets the value that indicates whether the control is disabled for the user.
public int userHeight([int value]) Gets or sets the custom user height for the control.
public int userHide([int value]) Gets or sets the value that indicates whether the control is hidden from the user.
public int userOrgContainer([int value]) Gets or sets the organization container for the control.
public int userOrgSibling([int value]) Gets or sets the organization sibling for the control.
public str userPromptText([str value]) Gets or sets the user label text for the control.
public int userSecurityLevel([int value]) Gets or sets the user security level for the control.
public int userSkip([int value]) Sets or returns the value that indicates whether the form control is skipped when the user presses the TAB key to navigate the controls in the form.
public int userWidth([int value]) Sets or returns the width of the control in pixels.
public boolean value([boolean value])
public int verticalSpacing([int value], [AutoMode mode]) Gets or sets the vertical spacing of the control in the form.
public AutoMode verticalSpacingMode([AutoMode mode]) Sets the vertical spacing mode for the control in the form.
public int verticalSpacingValue([int value]) Gets or sets the vertical spacing of the control in the form.
public boolean visible([boolean value]) Sets or returns a value that indicates whether the control is visible.
public int width(int value, [int mode]) Gets or sets the width of the control.
public int widthMode([int value]) Gets or sets the calculation mode of the width of the control.
public int widthValue([int value]) Gets or sets the width of the control.
public void prefColumnSize(int width, int height) Specifies the preferred column width and height for the form control.
public void lostFocus() Indicates that the control has lost focus.
public void resetUserSetting() Resets the user settings for the control.
public void context() Shows the shortcut menu for the control.
public void drop(FormControl dragSource, FormDrag dragMode, int x, int y) Raises the drop event to indicate that a drop operation is being performed on the current control.
private void OnLostFocus([FormControl sender], [FormControlEventArgs e])
public void gotFocus() Indicates that the control has received focus.
public void mouseEnter(int x, int y, int button, boolean Ctrl, boolean Shift) Is called when the user moves the mouse pointer into the control area.
public void paste() Pastes the contents of the clipboard into the control.
private void OnGotFocus([FormControl sender], [FormControlEventArgs e])
public void endDrag() Is called when the user has finished dragging a form control.
public void cut() Cuts the contents of the control.
public void filter([str filterStr])
public void displayControl() Displays the control.
public void inputSearch(str searchStr) Performs data filtering for the control, based on the specified string.
public void copy() Copies the contents of the control to the clipboard.
public void clicked()
private void OnClicked([FormControl sender], [FormControlEventArgs e])
public void dropEx(Array dragSource, FormDrag dragMode, int x, int y) Raises the dropEx event to indicate that a drop operation is being performed on the current control.
public void mouseLeave() Indicates that the mouse pointer has left the control.
public void setFocus() Sets the focus on the control.
public void dragLeave() Raises the dragLeave event to indicate that a mouse drag operation has left the current control.
public void jumpRef()
public void registerOverrideMethod(str methodToOverride, str objectMethodToCall, [Object overrideObject])

Method alignControl

Determines whether to align the control.

public boolean alignControl([boolean value])

Parameters

value
The new value for the property; optional.

Return Value

true if the control should be aligned; otherwise, false.

Remarks

The upper-left corner of the control is aligned according to the longest label.

Method alignment

public int alignment([int value])

Parameters

value

Return Value

Method allowEdit

Determines whether the user can change the contents of the control.

public boolean allowEdit([boolean value])

Parameters

value
The value to assign to the allowEdit property.

Return Value

true if the control can be edited; otherwise, false.

Remarks

When this property is set on a container control, modifications are disabled or enabled for all controls within the container.

Method allowSysSetup

Retrieves a value that indicates whether the control is shown in the SysSetup form.

public boolean allowSysSetup()

Return Value

true if the control is shown in the SysSetup form; otherwise, false.

Method autoDeclaration

Determines whether the system can declare a member variable that has the same name as the control.

public boolean autoDeclaration([boolean value])

Parameters

value
The new value for the property; optional.

Return Value

true if the member variable can be declared for this control; otherwise, false.

Remarks

Controls cannot have identical names.

Method autoRefreshData

public boolean autoRefreshData([boolean value])

Parameters

value

Return Value

Method backgroundColor

Gets or sets the background color of the control.

public int backgroundColor([int value])

Parameters

value

Return Value

An integer that contains a packed RGB color.

Remarks

The integer that is returned contains a packed RGB color as follows:

  • The low-order byte contains a value for the relative intensity of red.
  • The second byte contains a value for green.
  • The third byte contains a value for blue.
  • The high-order byte must be zero.
  • The maximum value for a single byte is 255.

Method backStyle

Determiness whether the control background can be transparent.

public int backStyle([int value])

Parameters

value

Return Value

1 if the control background can be transparent; otherwise, 0.

Method beginDrag

Is called when the user starts to drag a form control.

public int beginDrag(int x, int y)

Parameters

x
An integer value that indicates the y-coordinate of the mouse pointer. The coordinate is relative to the upper-left corner of the control.

y
An integer value that indicates the y-coordinate of the mouse pointer. The coordinate is relative to the upper-left corner of the control.

Return Value

0 (zero) if the event has been handled.

Remarks

This event is not raised unless the DragDrop property is enabled for the control. To drag a control, a user presses the mouse button in the control area and then moves the mouse pointer.

Method big

public boolean big([boolean value])

Parameters

value

Return Value

Method bold

Gets or sets the weight of font used to output text in the control.

public int bold([int value])

Parameters

value

Return Value

An integer value between zero and nine, inclusive.

Remarks

The integer that is returned contains the weight of the font as follows:

  • 0 Use the default font weight.
  • 1 Thin.
  • 2 Extra-light.
  • 3 Light.
  • 4 Normal.
  • 5 Medium.
  • 6 Semibold.
  • 7 Bold.
  • 8 Extra-bold.
  • 9 Heavy.

Method border

Gets or sets the style of the borderline of the control.

public int border([int value])

Parameters

value

Return Value

An integer between zero and four, inclusive.

Remarks

The integer that is returned contains the style of the borderline of the control as follows:

Value. Description.
0 Auto.
1 3D.
2 Single line.
3 Flat.
4 None.

Method buttonDisplay

Gets or sets the appearance of the button control.

public int buttonDisplay([int value])

Parameters

value

Return Value

An integer between zero and five, inclusive.

Remarks

The value of the property defines whether the text, the image, or both should be displayed on the button. This property also controls relative positions of text and image if both are displayed.The integer value that is returned contains the appearace of the button control as follows:

Value. Description.
0 Text only.
1 Image Only.
2 Text and image; the image is displayed below the text.
3 Text and image; the image is displayed above the text.
4 Text and image; the image is displayed to the left of the text.
5 Text and image; the image is displayed to the right of the text.

Method calcControlSize

Retrieves the size of the control.

public container calcControlSize(int chars, int lines)

Parameters

chars
The number of lines to use to determine the height.

lines
The number of lines to use to determine the height.

Return Value

The container that holds the width and height.

Method caption

Gets or set the caption of the control.

public str caption([str value])

Parameters

value

Return Value

The string that is used as the caption of the control.

Method characterSet

Gets or sets the character set of the font.

public int characterSet([int value])

Parameters

value

Return Value

An integer value that indicates the character set of the font.

Remarks

The values for the integer that is returned indicate the character set according to the following table:

Value. Description.
0 ANSI_CHARSET
1 DEFAULT_CHARSET
2 SYMBOL_CHARSET
77 MAC_CHARSET
128 SHIFTJIS_CHARSET
129 HANGUL_CHARSET
134 GB2312_CHARSET
136 CHINESEBIG5_CHARSET
161 GREEK_CHARSET
162 TURKISH_CHARSET
163 VIETNAMESE_CHARSET
186 BALTIC_CHARSET
204 RUSSIAN_CHARSET
238 EASTEUROPE_CHARSET
255 OEM_CHARSET

The value in the following table is for the Korean language edition of msCoNameWindows.

Value. Description.
130 JOHAB_CHARSET

The values in the following table are for the Middle East language edition of Windows.

Value. Description.
177 HEBREW_CHARSET
178 ARABIC_CHARSET

The value in the following table is for the Thai language edition of Windows.

Value. Description.
222 THAI_CHARSET

The default character set is set to a value based on the current system locale. For example, when the system locale is English (United States), it is set as ANSI_CHARSET. For more information, see the LOGFONT structure on the MSDN website, http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkID=85972.

Method colorScheme

Gets or sets the color scheme of the control.

public int colorScheme([int value])

Parameters

value

Return Value

An integer between zero and two, inclusive.

Remarks

The color scheme is defined according to the following table:

Value. Style.
0 Default.
1 The Windows palette.
2 The true-color scheme.

Method configurationKey

Gets or sets the configuration key that is assigned to the control.

public ConfigurationKeyId configurationKey([ConfigurationKeyId value])

Parameters

value
The ID of the configuration key to assign to the control; optional.

Return Value

The identifier of the configuration key that is assigned to the control.

Remarks

The configuration key is used to determine whether this control can be displayed. If the configuration key is disabled in the system, the control is not displayed in the form.

Method configurationKeyEx

Retrieves a list that contains the IDs of configuration keys that are in effect for the control.

public List configurationKeyEx()

Return Value

A list that contains the IDs of configuration keys that are in effect for the control.

Remarks

The returned list does not contain duplicate IDs. If the control is bound to a data source, the returned list of configuration key IDs also includes the configuration key ID for the table and field. The returned list also contains any configuration key IDs that are applied to the properties, extended data type, or enumType methods.

Method copyCallerQuery

public int copyCallerQuery([int value])

Parameters

value

Return Value

Method countryRegionCodes

Gets or sets the comma-separated list of country/region codes for the control.

public str countryRegionCodes([str value])

Parameters

value
The string that contains the country/region codes to set; optional.

Return Value

The comma-separated list of country/region codes for the control.

Method countryRegionContextField

public FieldId countryRegionContextField([FieldId value])

Parameters

value

Return Value

Method dataRelationPath

Gets or sets the period-delimited list of relations that links the field binding of the DataField object to a relative table.

public str dataRelationPath([str value])

Parameters

value
The string that contains the period-delimited list of relations; optional.

Return Value

The period-delimited list of relations that links the field binding of the DataField object to a relative table.

Remarks

This method is used by the reference group control to track exactly which relations produce the replacement field that is used. It enables the reference group control to bind consistently to the controls that it contains.

Method dataSource

Gets or sets a data source to be used by the control or the form.

public int dataSource([AnyType value])

Parameters

value

Return Value

The identifier of the data source to be used.

Method defaultButton

Determines whether the button should be the default button in the form.

public boolean defaultButton([boolean value])

Parameters

value

Return Value

true if the button should be the default button; otherwise, false.

Method disabledImage

Gets or sets the disabled image of the button.

public str disabledImage([str value])

Parameters

value

Return Value

The full name of an image file. The system supports all of the GDI-supported image formats.

Remarks

This property has precedence over the disabledResource property. It is used if both of these properties are set.

Method disabledImageLocation

public int disabledImageLocation([int value])

Parameters

value

Return Value

Method disabledResource

Gets or sets the resource ID of the image to use as the disabled button image.

public int disabledResource([int value])

Parameters

value

Return Value

The resource ID of the image to use as the disabled button image. Both icon and bitmap images are supported.

Method displayTarget

Gets or sets the value that indicates whether the control is displayed in the client, in Enterprise PortaFinance and Operationssoft Finance and Operations, or in both.

public int displayTarget([int value])

Parameters

value
The integer value that indicates where the control is displayed; optional.

Return Value

The value that indicates whether the control is displayed in the client, in Enterprise Portal, or in both.

Method dragDrop

Determines whether to enable or disable drag-and-drop operations for the control.

public int dragDrop([int value])

Parameters

value
An Integer data type that indicates whether drag-and-drop behavior is enabled; optional.

Return Value

1 if drag-and-drop operations are enabled; otherwise, false.

Remarks

Use the dragLeave , the dragOver, and the dragOverEx to specify the behavior.

Method dragOver

Raises the dragOver event to indicate that a mouse drag operation is over the current control.

public FormDrag dragOver(FormControl dragSource, FormDrag dragMode, int x, int y)

Parameters

dragSource
An integer value that indicates the vertical client coordinate of the mouse position.

dragMode
An integer value that indicates the vertical client coordinate of the mouse position.

x
An integer value that indicates the vertical client coordinate of the mouse position.

y
An integer value that indicates the vertical client coordinate of the mouse position.

Return Value

A FormDrag enumeration value that indicates the mode of dragging.

Method dragOverEx

Raises the dragOverEx event to indicate that a mouse drag operation is over the current control.

public FormDrag dragOverEx(Array dragSource, FormDrag dragMode, int x, int y)

Parameters

dragSource
An integer value that indicates the vertical client coordinate of the mouse position.

dragMode
An integer value that indicates the vertical client coordinate of the mouse position.

x
An integer value that indicates the vertical client coordinate of the mouse position.

y
An integer value that indicates the vertical client coordinate of the mouse position.

Return Value

A FormDrag enumeration value that indicates the mode of dragging.

Method dragText

Retrieves the text that is displayed when the form control is dragged.

public str dragText()

Return Value

The text that is displayed when the control is dragged; an empty string if there is no text to display when the control is dragged.

Method enabled

Determines whether to enable or disable the object.

public boolean enabled([boolean value])

Parameters

value
A Boolean value that specifies whether the control is enabled; optional.

Return Value

true if the object is enabled; otherwise, false.

Remarks

The enabled property allows controls to be enabled or disabled at run time. For example, you can disable objects that do not apply to the current state of the application. You can also disable a control that is used only for display purposes, such as an error message, which provides read-only information.

Method font

Gets or sets the name of the font for the control to use.

public str font([str value])

Parameters

value

Return Value

The name of the font to use, such as Tahoma or Verdana.

Method fontSize

Gets or sets the size of the font for the control to use.

public int fontSize([int value])

Parameters

value

Return Value

The height of the font in points.

Method forcedToOverflow

public boolean forcedToOverflow([boolean value])

Parameters

value

Return Value

Method foregroundColor

Gets or sets the text color for the control to use.

public int foregroundColor([int value])

Parameters

value

Return Value

An integer that contains a packed RGB color.

Remarks

The integer that is returned contains a packed RGB color as follows:

  • The low-order byte contains a value for the relative intensity of red.
  • The second byte contains a value for green.
  • The third byte contains a value for blue.
  • The high-order byte must be zero.
  • The maximum value for a single byte is 255.

Method formViewOption

public int formViewOption([int value])

Parameters

value

Return Value

Method hasChanged

Sets or returns a value that indicates whether the contents of the control have changed.

public boolean hasChanged([boolean val])

Parameters

val
The value to assign as the hasChanged value for the control; optional.

Return Value

true if the contents of the control have changed; otherwise, false.

Method hasUserSetting

Indicates whether the control has custom user settings.

public boolean hasUserSetting()

Return Value

true if the control has custom user settings; otherwise, false.

Method height

Gets or sets the height of the control.

public int height(int value, [int mode])

Parameters

value
An Integer that indicates how the height is calculated; optional.

mode
An Integer that indicates how the height is calculated; optional.

Return Value

The height of the control in pixels.

Remarks

Exact mode is used if the value parameter is omitted.Calculate the height according to the following table:

Mode. Height calculation.
-1 Exact. The exact height in pixels of the controls is used.
0 Auto. The height of the control is calculated automatically and the value parameter is ignored.
1 Column height. The layout of the form determines the height of the control.

The height and height calculation mode can be set separately.

Method heightMode

Gets or sets a calculation mode for the height of the control.

public int heightMode([int value])

Parameters

value
An integer value that indicates how control height is calculated; optional.

Return Value

The calculation mode.

Remarks

Calculate the height according to the following table:

Mode. Height Calculation.
Exact. The exact height in pixels of the controls is used.
Auto. The height of the control is calculated automatically and the value parameter is ignored.
Column height. The layout of the form determines the height of the control.

The height of the control might change when the mode is set to auto or column height.

Method heightValue

Gets or sets the height of the control.

public int heightValue([int value])

Parameters

value
An Integer that specifies the height in pixels; optional.

Return Value

The height in pixels.

Remarks

The height of the control is not changed unless the exact height calculation mode is used.

Method helpField

Retrieves the Help text for the control.

public str helpField()

Return Value

The Help text for the control; an empty string if there is no Help text for the control.

Remarks

The helpField method cannot be used to set the value of the Help text. Use the helpText method to set the value of the Help text.

Method helpText

Gets or sets the Help text to display at the bottom of the screen when a field or control is pointed to.

public str helpText([str value])

Parameters

value
The value that is assigned as the Help text for the control.

Return Value

The string to be displayed at the bottom of the screen.

Remarks

Set the HelpText property for an object by using the property sheet. The Help text must not exceed 250 characters.

Method hierarchyParent

Gets or sets the HierarchyParent property value of the control.

public str hierarchyParent([str value])

Parameters

value
The value to assign to the HierarchyParent property of the control.

Return Value

The HierarchyParent property value of the control.

Method hWnd

Retrieves the Windows handle for the control.

public int hWnd()

Return Value

The handle for the control.

Remarks

The handle can be used with the Windows API.

Method imageLocation

public int imageLocation([int value])

Parameters

value

Return Value

Method isContainer

public boolean isContainer()

Return Value

Method isDisplayed

Retrieves a value that indicates whether the control is displayed.

public boolean isDisplayed()

Return Value

true if the control is displayed; otherwise, false.

Remarks

To modify the visible state of the control, call the visible method.

Method isRestricted

Retrieves a value that indicates whether the control is restricted.

public boolean isRestricted()

Return Value

true if the control is restricted; otherwise, false.

Method isUserSetupEnabled

Retrieves a value that indicates whether the control allows for the specified level of customization.

public boolean isUserSetupEnabled(int neededSetupRights)

Parameters

neededSetupRights
A value from the FormAllowUserSetup enumeration that specifies the level of customization that is being queried for the control.

Return Value

true if the control, design, and parent containers allow for the level of customization that is specified by the neededSetupRights parameter; otherwise, false.

Remarks

The following table describes the values for the neededSetupRights parameter.

FormAllowUserSetup::No 0 No changes can be made to the control. If this value is set for the neededSetupRights parameter, the method always returns true.
FormAllowUserSetup::Restricted 1 The user can change the editable, visible, skip, label, and width properties of the control. The user cannot move the control.
FormAllowUserSetup::Yes 2 The user can change the editable, visible, skip, label, and width properties of the control. The user can also move the control.

For this method to return true, the AllowUserSetup property for the design and all parent containers must allow for the level of access that is specified by the neededSetupRights parameter.

Method italic

public boolean italic([boolean value])

Parameters

value

Return Value

Method keyTip

public str keyTip([str value])

Parameters

value

Return Value

Method left

Gets or sets the horizontal position of the control in the form.

public int left(int value, [int mode])

Parameters

value
An integer value that indicates the horizontal arrange mode for the control; optional.

mode
An integer value that indicates the horizontal arrange mode for the control; optional.

Return Value

The horizontal position of the control in the form.

Method leftMode

Sets the horizontal arrange mode for the control in the form.

public int leftMode([int value])

Parameters

value
An integer value that indicates the horizontal arrange mode for the control; optional.

Return Value

The horizontal arrange mode for the control in the form.

Method leftValue

Gets or sets the horizontal position of the control in the form.

public int leftValue([int value])

Parameters

value
An integer value that indicates the horizontal position of the control; optional.

Return Value

The horizontal position of the control in the form.

Method markAsUserAdd

Marks or unmarks the control as a user-added control.

public boolean markAsUserAdd([boolean value])

Parameters

value
The Boolean value that indicates whether the control should be marked as a user-added control.

Return Value

true if the control was marked as a user-added control; otherwise, false.

Method menufunction

public xMenuFunction menufunction()

Return Value

Method menuItemName

public str menuItemName([str value])

Parameters

value

Return Value

Method menuItemType

public MenuItemType menuItemType([MenuItemType value])

Parameters

value

Return Value

Method mouseDblClick

Is called when the control is double-clicked by the user.

public int mouseDblClick(int x, int y, int button, boolean Ctrl, boolean Shift)

Parameters

x
A Boolean value that indicates whether the SHIFT key is down.

y
A Boolean value that indicates whether the SHIFT key is down.

button
A Boolean value that indicates whether the SHIFT key is down.

Ctrl
A Boolean value that indicates whether the SHIFT key is down.

Shift
A Boolean value that indicates whether the SHIFT key is down.

Return Value

0 (zero) if the event has been handled.

Remarks

Typically, when this method is overridden, the return value from a call to the super method is returned.

Method mouseDown

Is called when the user clicks the mouse button over the control.

public int mouseDown(int x, int y, int button, boolean Ctrl, boolean Shift)

Parameters

x
A Boolean value that indicates whether the SHIFT key is down.

y
A Boolean value that indicates whether the SHIFT key is down.

button
A Boolean value that indicates whether the SHIFT key is down.

Ctrl
A Boolean value that indicates whether the SHIFT key is down.

Shift
A Boolean value that indicates whether the SHIFT key is down.

Return Value

0 (zero) if the event has been handled.

Remarks

Typically, when this method is overridden, the return value from a call to the super method is returned. This event is called only if a value is specified for the label of the control and the ShowLabel property of the control is set to Yes.

Method mouseMove

Is called when the user moves the mouse pointer over the control.

public int mouseMove(int x, int y, int button, boolean Ctrl, boolean Shift)

Parameters

x
A Boolean value that indicates whether the SHIFT key is down.

y
A Boolean value that indicates whether the SHIFT key is down.

button
A Boolean value that indicates whether the SHIFT key is down.

Ctrl
A Boolean value that indicates whether the SHIFT key is down.

Shift
A Boolean value that indicates whether the SHIFT key is down.

Return Value

0 (zero) if the event has been handled.

Remarks

Typically, when this method is overridden, the return value from a call to the super method is returned.

Method mouseUp

Is called when the user releases the mouse button over the control area.

public int mouseUp(int x, int y, int button, boolean Ctrl, boolean Shift)

Parameters

x
A Boolean value that indicates whether the SHIFT key is down.

y
A Boolean value that indicates whether the SHIFT key is down.

button
A Boolean value that indicates whether the SHIFT key is down.

Ctrl
A Boolean value that indicates whether the SHIFT key is down.

Shift
A Boolean value that indicates whether the SHIFT key is down.

Return Value

0 (zero) if the event has been handled.

Remarks

Typically, when this method is overridden, the return value from a call to the super method is returned. This event is called only if a value is specified for the label of the control and the ShowLabel property of the control is set to Yes.

Method multiSelect

public int multiSelect([int value])

Parameters

value

Return Value

Method name

Gets or sets the name that is used in code to identify a form, report, table, query, or other application object.

public str name([str value])

Parameters

value
The name to assign to the control.

Return Value

The name that is used in code to identify an application object.

Remarks

The name property value of an object must meet the following criteria to avoid code conflicts:

  • It must begin with a letter.
  • It cannot exceed 250 characters.
  • It can include numbers and underscore (_) characters.
  • It cannot include punctuation or spaces.
  • Tables cannot have the same name as other public objects, such as extended data types, base enums, or classes.

Method neededPermission

public int neededPermission([int value])

Parameters

value

Return Value

Method needsRecord

public int needsRecord([int value])

Parameters

value

Return Value

Method normalImage

public str normalImage([str value])

Parameters

value

Return Value

Method normalResource

public int normalResource([int value])

Parameters

value

Return Value

Method openMode

public int openMode([int value])

Parameters

value

Return Value

Method SysObsoleteAttribute

public container SysObsoleteAttribute()

Return Value

Method parameters

Gets or sets the list of parameters that are passed to objects taht are run by the MenuFunction class.

public str parameters([str value])

Parameters

value

Return Value

The list of parameters that are passed to the object.

Remarks

The parameters string format is Parameter1=Value1, Parameter2=Value2, and so on.cts ignore passed, unrecognized parameters.

Method parentControl

Retrieves the parent control for the control.

public FormControl parentControl()

Return Value

The parent control for the control.

Method primary

public boolean primary([boolean value])

Parameters

value

Return Value

Method saveRecord

public boolean saveRecord([boolean value])

Parameters

value

Return Value

Method securityKey

Sets or returns the ID of the security key for the control.

public SecurityKeyId securityKey([SecurityKeyId value])

Parameters

value
The ID of the security key to assign to the control; optional.

Return Value

The ID of the security key for the control; 0 (zero) if no security key is assigned to the control.

Method sendExternalContext

public boolean sendExternalContext([boolean value])

Parameters

value

Return Value

Method shortkey

public int shortkey([int value])

Parameters

value

Return Value

Method showContextMenu

Shows the shortcut menu for the control.

public int showContextMenu(int menuHandle)

Parameters

menuHandle
The ID of the menu to show.

Return Value

An integer value that indicates whether the call succeeded.

Method showShortCut

public boolean showShortCut([boolean value])

Parameters

value

Return Value

Method skip

Sets or returns a value that indicates whether the control is skipped when the user presses the TAB key to move to the control.

public boolean skip([boolean value])

Parameters

value
The value to assign to the skip property of the control; optional.

Return Value

true if the control is skipped when the user presses the TAB key to move to the control; otherwise, false.

Remarks

If the enabled property is true, the allowEdit property is false, and the skip property is true, the user cannot change the contents of the control but can still copy the contents of the control.

Method sort

public int sort([SortOrder sortDirection])

Parameters

sortDirection

Return Value

Method style

public int style([int value])

Parameters

value

Return Value

Method text

public str text([str value])

Parameters

value

Return Value

Method toolTip

Retrieves the tooltip text for the control.

public str toolTip()

Return Value

The tooltip text for the control; an empty string if no tooltip text has been defined for the control.

Remarks

The method might be overridden to provide a value to the toolTip method.

Method top

Gets or sets the vertical position of the control in the form.

public int top(int value, [int mode])

Parameters

value
An integer value that indicates the vertical arrange mode for the control; optional.

mode
An integer value that indicates the vertical arrange mode for the control; optional.

Return Value

The vertical position of the control in the form.

Method topMode

Sets the vertical arrange mode for the control in the form.

public int topMode([int value])

Parameters

value
An integer value that indicates the vertical arrange mode for the control; optional.

Return Value

The vertical arrange mode for the control in the form.

Method topValue

Gets or sets the vertical position of the control in the form.

public int topValue([int value])

Parameters

value
An integer value that indicates the vertical position of the control; optional.

Return Value

The vertical position of the control in the form.

Method type

public int type([int value])

Parameters

value

Return Value

Method underline

public boolean underline([boolean value])

Parameters

value

Return Value

Method SysObsoleteAttribute

public boolean SysObsoleteAttribute(container data)

Parameters

data

Return Value

Method userData

Gets or sets the user data for the control.

public int userData([int value])

Parameters

value
An integer value that indicates the user data for the control; optional.

Return Value

The user data for the control.

Method userDataItem

Gets or sets the user data item for the control.

public int userDataItem([int value])

Parameters

value
An integer value that indicates the user data item for the control; optional.

Return Value

The user data item for the control.

Method userDataItems

Gets or sets the number of user data items for the control.

public int userDataItems([int value])

Parameters

value
An integer value that indicates the number of user data items for the control; optional.

Return Value

The number of user data items for the control.

Method userDisable

Gets or sets the value that indicates whether the control is disabled for the user.

public int userDisable([int value])

Parameters

value
The value that indicates whether the control is disabled for the user; optional.

Return Value

1 if the control is disabled for the user; otherwise, 0.

Method userHeight

Gets or sets the custom user height for the control.

public int userHeight([int value])

Parameters

value
The user height for the control; optional.

Return Value

The custom user height for the control.

Method userHide

Gets or sets the value that indicates whether the control is hidden from the user.

public int userHide([int value])

Parameters

value
The value that indicates whether the control is hidden from the user; optional.

Return Value

1 if the control is hidden from the user; otherwise, 0.

Remarks

The user specifies whether a control is hidden by right-clicking the control when it is viewable or by right-clicking another control when the original control is hidden. A right-click opens a menu that can be used to hide or display the control. This method lets you programmatically determine and set the value.

Method userOrgContainer

Gets or sets the organization container for the control.

public int userOrgContainer([int value])

Parameters

value
The organization container to set for the control; optional.

Return Value

The organization container for the control.

Method userOrgSibling

Gets or sets the organization sibling for the control.

public int userOrgSibling([int value])

Parameters

value
The organization sibling to set for the control; optional.

Return Value

The organization sibling for the control.

Method userPromptText

Gets or sets the user label text for the control.

public str userPromptText([str value])

Parameters

value
The user label text to set for the control; optional.

Return Value

The user label text for the control.

Method userSecurityLevel

Gets or sets the user security level for the control.

public int userSecurityLevel([int value])

Parameters

value
The user security level to set for the control; optional.

Return Value

The user security level for the control.

Method userSkip

Sets or returns the value that indicates whether the form control is skipped when the user presses the TAB key to navigate the controls in the form.

public int userSkip([int value])

Parameters

value
The value to assign to the userSkip property; optional. The value is 1 if the user setting to skip the control is in effect; otherwise, the value is 0.

Return Value

1 if the user setting to skip the control is in effect; otherwise, 0.

Method userWidth

Sets or returns the width of the control in pixels.

public int userWidth([int value])

Parameters

value
The number of pixels to use as the width of the control; optional.

Return Value

The number of pixels that the user specified as the width of the control; 0 (zero) if the user did not specify a character width.

Remarks

The userWidth method returns the width in pixels, based on six times the number of characters. For example, if the user has specified 30 characters as the width of the control, the return value is 6 * 30 = 180. To specify the width of the control in characters, users can right-click the control to open the setup form where the character specification is made.

Method value

public boolean value([boolean value])

Parameters

value

Return Value

Method verticalSpacing

Gets or sets the vertical spacing of the control in the form.

public int verticalSpacing([int value], [AutoMode mode])

Parameters

value
An integer value that indicates the AutoMode value for the control; optional.

mode
An integer value that indicates the AutoMode value for the control; optional.

Return Value

The vertical spacing of the control in the form.

Method verticalSpacingMode

Sets the vertical spacing mode for the control in the form.

public AutoMode verticalSpacingMode([AutoMode mode])

Parameters

mode

Return Value

The vertical spacing mode for the control in the form.

Method verticalSpacingValue

Gets or sets the vertical spacing of the control in the form.

public int verticalSpacingValue([int value])

Parameters

value
An integer value that indicates the vertical spacing of the control; optional.

Return Value

The vertical spacing of the control in the form.

Method visible

Sets or returns a value that indicates whether the control is visible.

public boolean visible([boolean value])

Parameters

value
The value to assign to the visibility setting for the control; optional.

Return Value

true if the control is visible; otherwise, false.

Method width

Gets or sets the width of the control.

public int width(int value, [int mode])

Parameters

value
An Integer that indicates how the width is calculated; optional.

mode
An Integer that indicates how the width is calculated; optional.

Return Value

The width of the control in pixels.

Remarks

Exact mode is used if the value parameter is omitted.Calculate the width according to the following table:

Mode. Width calculation.
-1 Exact. The exact width in pixels of the controls is used.
0 Auto. The width of the control is calculated automatically and the value parameter is ignored.
1 Column width. The layout of the form determines the width of the control.

The width and width calculation mode can be set separately.

Method widthMode

Gets or sets the calculation mode of the width of the control.

public int widthMode([int value])

Parameters

value
An integer value that indicates how control width is calculated; optional.

Return Value

An integer value that indicates the current calculation mode.

Remarks

Calculate the width according to the following table:

Mode. Width Calculation.
Exact. The exact width in pixels of the controls is used.
Auto. The width of the control is calculated automatically and the value parameter is ignored.
Column width. The layout of the form determines the width of the control.

The width of the control might change when the mode is set to auto or column width.

Method widthValue

Gets or sets the width of the control.

public int widthValue([int value])

Parameters

value
An Integer that specifies the width in pixels; optional.

Return Value

The width in pixels of the control.

Remarks

To change the width of the control, use the exact width calculation mode.

Method prefColumnSize

Specifies the preferred column width and height for the form control.

public void prefColumnSize(int width, int height)

Parameters

width
The preferred height of the control.

height
The preferred height of the control.

Method lostFocus

Indicates that the control has lost focus.

public void lostFocus()

Method resetUserSetting

Resets the user settings for the control.

public void resetUserSetting()

Method context

Shows the shortcut menu for the control.

public void context()

Method drop

Raises the drop event to indicate that a drop operation is being performed on the current control.

public void drop(FormControl dragSource, FormDrag dragMode, int x, int y)

Parameters

dragSource
An integer value that indicates the vertical client coordinate of the mouse position.

dragMode
An integer value that indicates the vertical client coordinate of the mouse position.

x
An integer value that indicates the vertical client coordinate of the mouse position.

y
An integer value that indicates the vertical client coordinate of the mouse position.

Method OnLostFocus

private void OnLostFocus([FormControl sender], [FormControlEventArgs e])

Parameters

sender

e

Method gotFocus

Indicates that the control has received focus.

public void gotFocus()

Method mouseEnter

Is called when the user moves the mouse pointer into the control area.

public void mouseEnter(int x, int y, int button, boolean Ctrl, boolean Shift)

Parameters

x
A Boolean value that indicates whether the SHIFT key is down.

y
A Boolean value that indicates whether the SHIFT key is down.

button
A Boolean value that indicates whether the SHIFT key is down.

Ctrl
A Boolean value that indicates whether the SHIFT key is down.

Shift
A Boolean value that indicates whether the SHIFT key is down.

Method paste

Pastes the contents of the clipboard into the control.

public void paste()

Method OnGotFocus

private void OnGotFocus([FormControl sender], [FormControlEventArgs e])

Parameters

sender

e

Method endDrag

Is called when the user has finished dragging a form control.

public void endDrag()

Remarks

This event is not raised unless the DragDrop property is enabled for the control and a beginDrag event has already been started. To drag a control, a user presses the mouse button in the control area and then moves the mouse pointer.

Method cut

Cuts the contents of the control.

public void cut()

Method filter

public void filter([str filterStr])

Parameters

filterStr

Method displayControl

Displays the control.

public void displayControl()

Method inputSearch

Performs data filtering for the control, based on the specified string.

public void inputSearch(str searchStr)

Parameters

searchStr
The string value to use to filter data; optional.

Method copy

Copies the contents of the control to the clipboard.

public void copy()

Method clicked

public void clicked()

Method OnClicked

private void OnClicked([FormControl sender], [FormControlEventArgs e])

Parameters

sender

e

Method dropEx

Raises the dropEx event to indicate that a drop operation is being performed on the current control.

public void dropEx(Array dragSource, FormDrag dragMode, int x, int y)

Parameters

dragSource
An integer value that indicates the vertical client coordinate of the mouse position.

dragMode
An integer value that indicates the vertical client coordinate of the mouse position.

x
An integer value that indicates the vertical client coordinate of the mouse position.

y
An integer value that indicates the vertical client coordinate of the mouse position.

Method mouseLeave

Indicates that the mouse pointer has left the control.

public void mouseLeave()

Method setFocus

Sets the focus on the control.

public void setFocus()

Method dragLeave

Raises the dragLeave event to indicate that a mouse drag operation has left the current control.

public void dragLeave()

Method jumpRef

public void jumpRef()

Method registerOverrideMethod

public void registerOverrideMethod(str methodToOverride, str objectMethodToCall, [Object overrideObject])

Parameters

methodToOverride

objectMethodToCall

overrideObject

Class FormGridControl

class FormGridControl extends FormControl

Remarks

Examples

Methods

Method Description
public int activeBackColor([int value])
public int activeForeColor([int value])
public FormControl addControl(FormControlType controlType, str controlName, [FormControl insertAfter])
public FormControl addControlEx(str controlClass, str controlName, [FormControl insertAfter])
public FormControl addDataField(int dataSourceId, FieldId fieldId, [FormControl insertAfter], [int arrayIndex])
public boolean alignControl([boolean value]) Determines whether to align the control.
public boolean allowEdit([boolean value]) Determines whether the user can change the contents of the control.
public boolean allowSysSetup() Retrieves a value that indicates whether the control is shown in the SysSetup form.
public int alternateRowShading([int value])
public boolean autoDataGroup([boolean value])
public boolean autoDeclaration([boolean value]) Determines whether the system can declare a member variable that has the same name as the control.
public int backgroundColor([int value]) Gets or sets the background color of the control.
public int backStyle([int value]) Determiness whether the control background can be transparent.
public int beginDrag(int x, int y) Is called when the user starts to drag a form control.
public int border([int value]) Gets or sets the style of the borderline of the control.
public int bottomMargin([int value])
public container calcControlSize(int chars, int lines) Retrieves the size of the control.
public boolean canAddDataField(int dataSourceId, FieldId fieldId, [int arrayIndex])
public boolean canContain(FormControl control)
public int colorScheme([int value]) Gets or sets the color scheme of the control.
public ConfigurationKeyId configurationKey([ConfigurationKeyId value]) Gets or sets the configuration key that is assigned to the control.
public List configurationKeyEx() Retrieves a list that contains the IDs of configuration keys that are in effect for the control.
public boolean contains(FormControl control)
public int controlCount()
public FormControl controlNum(int controlNo)
public str countryRegionCodes([str value]) Gets or sets the comma-separated list of country/region codes for the control.
public FieldId countryRegionContextField([FieldId value])
public str dataGroup([str value])
public str dataRelationPath([str value]) Gets or sets the period-delimited list of relations that links the field binding of the DataField object to a relative table.
public int dataSource([AnyType value]) Gets or sets a data source to be used by the control or the form.
public str defaultAction([str value])
public str defaultActionLabel([str value])
public int displayTarget([int value]) Gets or sets the value that indicates whether the control is displayed in the client, in Enterprise PortaFinance and Operationssoft Finance and Operations, or in both.
public int dragDrop([int value]) Determines whether to enable or disable drag-and-drop operations for the control.
public FormDrag dragOver(FormControl dragSource, FormDrag dragMode, int x, int y) Raises the dragOver event to indicate that a mouse drag operation is over the current control.
public FormDrag dragOverEx(Array dragSource, FormDrag dragMode, int x, int y) Raises the dragOverEx event to indicate that a mouse drag operation is over the current control.
public str dragText() Retrieves the text that is displayed when the form control is dragged.
public boolean enabled([boolean value]) Determines whether to enable or disable the object.
public boolean exportAllowed([boolean value])
public str exportLabel([str value])
public Struct getLineData(int lineNumber)
public Struct getSelectedData()
public boolean gridLines([boolean value])
public int gridLinesStyle([int value])
public str groupBy([str value])
public boolean hasChanged([boolean val]) Sets or returns a value that indicates whether the contents of the control have changed.
public boolean hasUserSetting() Indicates whether the control has custom user settings.
public int height(int value, [int mode]) Gets or sets the height of the control.
public int heightMode([int value]) Gets or sets a calculation mode for the height of the control.
public int heightValue([int value]) Gets or sets the height of the control.
public str helpField() Retrieves the Help text for the control.
public str helpText([str value]) Gets or sets the Help text to display at the bottom of the screen when a field or control is pointed to.
public str hierarchyParent([str value]) Gets or sets the HierarchyParent property value of the control.
public boolean highlightActive([boolean value])
public int hWnd() Retrieves the Windows handle for the control.
public boolean isContainer()
public boolean isDisplayed() Retrieves a value that indicates whether the control is displayed.
public boolean isRestricted() Retrieves a value that indicates whether the control is restricted.
public boolean isUserSetupEnabled(int neededSetupRights) Retrieves a value that indicates whether the control allows for the specified level of customization.
public boolean leave()
public int left(int value, [int mode]) Gets or sets the horizontal position of the control in the form.
public int leftMargin([int value])
public int leftMode([int value]) Sets the horizontal arrange mode for the control in the form.
public int leftValue([int value]) Gets or sets the horizontal position of the control in the form.
public boolean markAsUserAdd([boolean value]) Marks or unmarks the control as a user-added control.
public int moreRowsIndicator([int value])
public int mouseDblClick(int x, int y, int button, boolean Ctrl, boolean Shift) Is called when the control is double-clicked by the user.
public int mouseDown(int x, int y, int button, boolean Ctrl, boolean Shift) Is called when the user clicks the mouse button over the control.
public int mouseMove(int x, int y, int button, boolean Ctrl, boolean Shift) Is called when the user moves the mouse pointer over the control.
public int mouseUp(int x, int y, int button, boolean Ctrl, boolean Shift) Is called when the user releases the mouse button over the control area.
public int moveControl(int controlId, [int insertAfterId])
public boolean multiSelect([boolean value])
public str name([str value]) Gets or sets the name that is used in code to identify a form, report, table, query, or other application object.
public int neededPermission([int value])
public container SysObsoleteAttribute()
public FormControl parentControl() Retrieves the parent control for the control.
public int rightMargin([int value])
public int scrollbars([int value])
public SecurityKeyId securityKey([SecurityKeyId value]) Sets or returns the ID of the security key for the control.
public boolean showColLabels([boolean value])
public int showContextMenu(int menuHandle) Shows the shortcut menu for the control.
public boolean showRowLabels([boolean value])
public boolean skip([boolean value]) Sets or returns a value that indicates whether the control is skipped when the user presses the TAB key to move to the control.
public int sort([SortOrder sortDirection])
public int style([int value])
public str toolTip() Retrieves the tooltip text for the control.
public int top(int value, [int mode]) Gets or sets the vertical position of the control in the form.
public int topMargin([int value])
public int topMode([int value]) Sets the vertical arrange mode for the control in the form.
public int topValue([int value]) Gets or sets the vertical position of the control in the form.
public int type([int value])
public boolean SysObsoleteAttribute(container data)
public int userData([int value]) Gets or sets the user data for the control.
public int userDataItem([int value]) Gets or sets the user data item for the control.
public int userDataItems([int value]) Gets or sets the number of user data items for the control.
public int userDisable([int value]) Gets or sets the value that indicates whether the control is disabled for the user.
public int userHeight([int value]) Gets or sets the custom user height for the control.
public int userHide([int value]) Gets or sets the value that indicates whether the control is hidden from the user.
public int userOrgContainer([int value]) Gets or sets the organization container for the control.
public int userOrgSibling([int value]) Gets or sets the organization sibling for the control.
public str userPromptText([str value]) Gets or sets the user label text for the control.
public int userSecurityLevel([int value]) Gets or sets the user security level for the control.
public int userSkip([int value]) Sets or returns the value that indicates whether the form control is skipped when the user presses the TAB key to navigate the controls in the form.
public int userWidth([int value]) Sets or returns the width of the control in pixels.
public boolean useUserLayout([boolean value])
public int verticalSpacing([int value], [AutoMode mode]) Gets or sets the vertical spacing of the control in the form.
public AutoMode verticalSpacingMode([AutoMode mode]) Sets the vertical spacing mode for the control in the form.
public int verticalSpacingValue([int value]) Gets or sets the vertical spacing of the control in the form.
public boolean visible([boolean value]) Sets or returns a value that indicates whether the control is visible.
public int visibleCols([int value], [AutoMode mode])
public AutoMode visibleColsMode([AutoMode mode])
public int visibleColsValue([int value])
public int visibleRows([int value], [AutoMode mode])
public AutoMode visibleRowsMode([AutoMode mode])
public int visibleRowsValue([int value])
public int width(int value, [int mode]) Gets or sets the width of the control.
public int widthMode([int value]) Gets or sets the calculation mode of the width of the control.
public int widthValue([int value]) Gets or sets the width of the control.
public void cut() Cuts the contents of the control.
public void applyQuickFilter([int controlId], [str filterValue])
public void autoSizeColumns([boolean autoSizeColumns])
public void drop(FormControl dragSource, FormDrag dragMode, int x, int y) Raises the drop event to indicate that a drop operation is being performed on the current control.
public void context() Shows the shortcut menu for the control.
public void jumpRef()
private void OnLookup([FormControl sender], [FormControlEventArgs e])
private void OnLostFocus([FormControl sender], [FormControlEventArgs e])
public void registerOverrideMethod(str methodToOverride, str objectMethodToCall, [Object overrideObject])
public void copy() Copies the contents of the control to the clipboard.
public void enter()
public void mouseEnter(int x, int y, int button, boolean Ctrl, boolean Shift) Is called when the user moves the mouse pointer into the control area.
public void displayControl() Displays the control.
private void OnLeaving([FormControl sender], [FormControlEventArgs e])
public void paste() Pastes the contents of the clipboard into the control.
public void resetUserSetting() Resets the user settings for the control.
public void quickFilterProvider([GridQuickFilterProvider quickFilterProvider])
public void dropEx(Array dragSource, FormDrag dragMode, int x, int y) Raises the dropEx event to indicate that a drop operation is being performed on the current control.
private void OnEnter([FormControl sender], [FormControlEventArgs e])
public void inputSearch(str searchStr) Performs data filtering for the control, based on the specified string.
public void filter([str filterStr])
public void prefColumnSize(int width, int height) Specifies the preferred column width and height for the form control.
public void dragLeave() Raises the dragLeave event to indicate that a mouse drag operation has left the current control.
private void OnGotFocus([FormControl sender], [FormControlEventArgs e])
public void lostFocus() Indicates that the control has lost focus.
public void endDrag() Is called when the user has finished dragging a form control.
public void arrange()
public void gotFocus() Indicates that the control has received focus.
public void mouseLeave() Indicates that the mouse pointer has left the control.
public void setFocus() Sets the focus on the control.

Method activeBackColor

public int activeBackColor([int value])

Parameters

value

Return Value

Method activeForeColor

public int activeForeColor([int value])

Parameters

value

Return Value

Method addControl

public FormControl addControl(FormControlType controlType, str controlName, [FormControl insertAfter])

Parameters

controlType

controlName

insertAfter

Return Value

Method addControlEx

public FormControl addControlEx(str controlClass, str controlName, [FormControl insertAfter])

Parameters

controlClass

controlName

insertAfter

Return Value

Method addDataField

public FormControl addDataField(int dataSourceId, FieldId fieldId, [FormControl insertAfter], [int arrayIndex])

Parameters

dataSourceId

fieldId

insertAfter

arrayIndex

Return Value

Method alignControl

Determines whether to align the control.

public boolean alignControl([boolean value])

Parameters

value
The new value for the property; optional.

Return Value

true if the control should be aligned; otherwise, false.

Remarks

The upper-left corner of the control is aligned according to the longest label.

Method allowEdit

Determines whether the user can change the contents of the control.

public boolean allowEdit([boolean value])

Parameters

value
The value to assign to the allowEdit property.

Return Value

true if the control can be edited; otherwise, false.

Remarks

When this property is set on a container control, modifications are disabled or enabled for all controls within the container.

Method allowSysSetup

Retrieves a value that indicates whether the control is shown in the SysSetup form.

public boolean allowSysSetup()

Return Value

true if the control is shown in the SysSetup form; otherwise, false.

Method alternateRowShading

public int alternateRowShading([int value])

Parameters

value

Return Value

Method autoDataGroup

public boolean autoDataGroup([boolean value])

Parameters

value

Return Value

Method autoDeclaration

Determines whether the system can declare a member variable that has the same name as the control.

public boolean autoDeclaration([boolean value])

Parameters

value
The value to assign to the property; optional.

Return Value

true if the member variable can be declared for this control; otherwise, false.

Remarks

Controls cannot have identical names.

Method backgroundColor

Gets or sets the background color of the control.

public int backgroundColor([int value])

Parameters

value

Return Value

An integer that contains a packed RGB color.

Remarks

The integer that is returned contains a packed RGB color as follows:

  • The low-order byte contains a value for the relative intensity of red.
  • The second byte contains a value for green.
  • The third byte contains a value for blue.
  • The high-order byte must be zero.
  • The maximum value for a single byte is 255.

Method backStyle

Determiness whether the control background can be transparent.

public int backStyle([int value])

Parameters

value

Return Value

1 if the control background can be transparent; otherwise, 0.

Method beginDrag

Is called when the user starts to drag a form control.

public int beginDrag(int x, int y)

Parameters

x
An integer value that indicates the y-coordinate of the mouse pointer. The coordinate is relative to the upper-left corner of the control.

y
An integer value that indicates the y-coordinate of the mouse pointer. The coordinate is relative to the upper-left corner of the control.

Return Value

0 (zero) if the event has been handled.

Remarks

This event is not raised unless the DragDrop property is enabled for the control. To drag a control, a user presses the mouse button in the control area and then moves the mouse pointer.

Method border

Gets or sets the style of the borderline of the control.

public int border([int value])

Parameters

value

Return Value

An integer between zero and four, inclusive.

Remarks

The integer that is returned contains the style of the borderline of the control as follows:

Value. Description.
0 Auto.
1 3D.
2 Single line.
3 Flat.
4 None.

Method bottomMargin

public int bottomMargin([int value])

Parameters

value

Return Value

Method calcControlSize

Retrieves the size of the control.

public container calcControlSize(int chars, int lines)

Parameters

chars
The number of lines to use to determine the height.

lines
The number of lines to use to determine the height.

Return Value

The container that holds the width and height.

Method canAddDataField

public boolean canAddDataField(int dataSourceId, FieldId fieldId, [int arrayIndex])

Parameters

dataSourceId

fieldId

arrayIndex

Return Value

Method canContain

public boolean canContain(FormControl control)

Parameters

control

Return Value

Method colorScheme

Gets or sets the color scheme of the control.

public int colorScheme([int value])

Parameters

value

Return Value

An integer between zero and two, inclusive.

Remarks

The color scheme is defined according to the following table:

Value. Style.
0 Default.
1 The MicrosoftWindows palette.
2 The true-color scheme.

Method configurationKey

Gets or sets the configuration key that is assigned to the control.

public ConfigurationKeyId configurationKey([ConfigurationKeyId value])

Parameters

value
The ID of the configuration key to assign to the control; optional.

Return Value

The identifier of the configuration key that is assigned to the control.

Remarks

The configuration key is used to determine whether this control can be displayed. If the configuration key is disabled in the system, the control is not displayed in the form.

Method configurationKeyEx

Retrieves a list that contains the IDs of configuration keys that are in effect for the control.

public List configurationKeyEx()

Return Value

A list that contains the IDs of configuration keys that are in effect for the control.

Remarks

The returned list does not contain duplicate IDs. If the control is bound to a data source, the returned list of configuration key IDs also includes the configuration key ID for the table and field. The returned list also contains any configuration key IDs that are applied to the properties, extended data type, or enumType methods.

Method contains

public boolean contains(FormControl control)

Parameters

control

Return Value

Method controlCount

public int controlCount()

Return Value

Method controlNum

public FormControl controlNum(int controlNo)

Parameters

controlNo

Return Value

Method countryRegionCodes

Gets or sets the comma-separated list of country/region codes for the control.

public str countryRegionCodes([str value])

Parameters

value
The string that contains the country/region codes to set; optional.

Return Value

The comma-separated list of country/region codes for the control.

Method countryRegionContextField

public FieldId countryRegionContextField([FieldId value])

Parameters

value

Return Value

Method dataGroup

public str dataGroup([str value])

Parameters

value

Return Value

Method dataRelationPath

Gets or sets the period-delimited list of relations that links the field binding of the DataField object to a relative table.

public str dataRelationPath([str value])

Parameters

value
The string that contains the period-delimited list of relations; optional.

Return Value

The period-delimited list of relations that links the field binding of the DataField object to a relative table.

Remarks

This method is used by the reference group control to track exactly which relations produce the replacement field that is used. It enables the reference group control to bind consistently to the controls that it contains.

Method dataSource

Gets or sets a data source to be used by the control or the form.

public int dataSource([AnyType value])

Parameters

value

Return Value

The identifier of the data source that must be used.

Method defaultAction

public str defaultAction([str value])

Parameters

value

Return Value

Method defaultActionLabel

public str defaultActionLabel([str value])

Parameters

value

Return Value

Method displayTarget

Gets or sets the value that indicates whether the control is displayed in the client, in Enterprise PortaFinance and Operationssoft Finance and Operations, or in both.

public int displayTarget([int value])

Parameters

value
The integer value that indicates where the control is displayed; optional.

Return Value

The value that indicates whether the control is displayed in the client, in Enterprise Portal, or in both.

Method dragDrop

Determines whether to enable or disable drag-and-drop operations for the control.

public int dragDrop([int value])

Parameters

value
An integer that indicates whether drag-and-drop behavior is enabled; optional.

Return Value

1 if drag-and-drop operations are enabled; otherwise, false.

Remarks

Use the dragLeave Method, dragOver Method, and dragOverEx Method methods to specify the behavior.

Method dragOver

Raises the dragOver event to indicate that a mouse drag operation is over the current control.

public FormDrag dragOver(FormControl dragSource, FormDrag dragMode, int x, int y)

Parameters

dragSource
An integer value that indicates the vertical client coordinate of the mouse position.

dragMode
An integer value that indicates the vertical client coordinate of the mouse position.

x
An integer value that indicates the vertical client coordinate of the mouse position.

y
An integer value that indicates the vertical client coordinate of the mouse position.

Return Value

A FormDrag enumeration value that indicates the mode of dragging.

Method dragOverEx

Raises the dragOverEx event to indicate that a mouse drag operation is over the current control.

public FormDrag dragOverEx(Array dragSource, FormDrag dragMode, int x, int y)

Parameters

dragSource
An integer value that indicates the vertical client coordinate of the mouse position.

dragMode
An integer value that indicates the vertical client coordinate of the mouse position.

x
An integer value that indicates the vertical client coordinate of the mouse position.

y
An integer value that indicates the vertical client coordinate of the mouse position.

Return Value

A FormDrag enumeration value that indicates the mode of dragging.

Method dragText

Retrieves the text that is displayed when the form control is dragged.

public str dragText()

Return Value

The text that is displayed when the control is dragged; an empty string if there is no text to display when the control is dragged.

Method enabled

Determines whether to enable or disable the object.

public boolean enabled([boolean value])

Parameters

value
A Boolean value that indicates whether the control is enabled; optional.

Return Value

true if the object is enabled; otherwise, false.

Remarks

The enabled property allows controls to be enabled or disabled at run time. For example, you can disable objects that do not apply to the current state of the application. You can also disable a control that is used only for display purposes, such as an error message, which provides read-only information.

Method exportAllowed

public boolean exportAllowed([boolean value])

Parameters

value

Return Value

Method exportLabel

public str exportLabel([str value])

Parameters

value

Return Value

Method getLineData

public Struct getLineData(int lineNumber)

Parameters

lineNumber

Return Value

Method getSelectedData

public Struct getSelectedData()

Return Value

Method gridLines

public boolean gridLines([boolean value])

Parameters

value

Return Value

Method gridLinesStyle

public int gridLinesStyle([int value])

Parameters

value

Return Value

Method groupBy

public str groupBy([str value])

Parameters

value

Return Value

Method hasChanged

Sets or returns a value that indicates whether the contents of the control have changed.

public boolean hasChanged([boolean val])

Parameters

val
The value to assign as the hasChanged value for the control; optional.

Return Value

true if the contents of the control have changed; otherwise, false.

Method hasUserSetting

Indicates whether the control has custom user settings.

public boolean hasUserSetting()

Return Value

true if the control has custom user settings; otherwise, false.

Method height

Gets or sets the height of the control.

public int height(int value, [int mode])

Parameters

value
An integer that indicates how the height is calculated; optional.

mode
An integer that indicates how the height is calculated; optional.

Return Value

The height of the control in pixels.

Remarks

Exact mode is used if the value parameter is omitted.Calculate the height according to the following table:

Mode. Height calculation.
-1 Exact. The exact height in pixels of the controls is used.
0 Auto. The height of the control is calculated automatically and the value parameter is ignored.
1 Column height. The layout of the form determines the height of the control.

The height and height calculation mode can be set separately.

Method heightMode

Gets or sets a calculation mode for the height of the control.

public int heightMode([int value])

Parameters

value
An integer value that indicates how control height is calculated; optional.

Return Value

The calculation mode.

Remarks

Calculate the height according to the following table:

Mode. Height Calculation.
Exact. The exact height in pixels of the controls is used.
Auto. The height of the control is calculated automatically and the value parameter is ignored.
Column height. The layout of the form determines the height of the control.

The height of the control might change when the mode is set to auto or column height.

Method heightValue

Gets or sets the height of the control.

public int heightValue([int value])

Parameters

value
An Integer that specifies the height in pixels; optional.

Return Value

The height in pixels.

Remarks

The height of the control is not changed unless the exact height calculation mode is used.

Method helpField

Retrieves the Help text for the control.

public str helpField()

Return Value

The Help text for the control; an empty string if there is no Help text for the control.

Remarks

The helpField method cannot be used to set the value of the Help text. Use the helpText method to set the value of the Help text.

Method helpText

Gets or sets the Help text to display at the bottom of the screen when a field or control is pointed to.

public str helpText([str value])

Parameters

value
The value that is assigned as the Help text for the control.

Return Value

The string to be displayed at the bottom of the screen.

Remarks

Set the HelpText property for an object by using the property sheet. The Help text must not exceed 250 characters.

Method hierarchyParent

Gets or sets the HierarchyParent property value of the control.

public str hierarchyParent([str value])

Parameters

value
The value to assign to the HierarchyParent property of the control.

Return Value

The HierarchyParent property value of the control.

Method highlightActive

public boolean highlightActive([boolean value])

Parameters

value

Return Value

Method hWnd

Retrieves the Windows handle for the control.

public int hWnd()

Return Value

The handle for the control.

Remarks

The handle can be used with the Windows API.

Method isContainer

public boolean isContainer()

Return Value

Method isDisplayed

Retrieves a value that indicates whether the control is displayed.

public boolean isDisplayed()

Return Value

true if the control is displayed; otherwise, false.

Remarks

To modify the visible state of the control, call the visible method.

Method isRestricted

Retrieves a value that indicates whether the control is restricted.

public boolean isRestricted()

Return Value

true if the control is restricted; otherwise, false.

Method isUserSetupEnabled

Retrieves a value that indicates whether the control allows for the specified level of customization.

public boolean isUserSetupEnabled(int neededSetupRights)

Parameters

neededSetupRights
A value from the FormAllowUserSetup enumeration that specifies the level of customization that is being queried for the control.

Return Value

true if the control, design, and parent containers allow for the level of customization that is specified by the neededSetupRights parameter; otherwise, false. For this method to return true, the AllowUserSetup property for the design and all parent containers must allow for the level of access that is specified by the neededSetupRights parameter.

Remarks

The following table describes the values for the neededSetupRights parameter.

FormAllowUserSetup::No 0 No changes can be made to the control. If this value is set for the neededSetupRights parameter, the method always returns true.
FormAllowUserSetup::Restricted 1 The user can change the editable, visible, skip, label, and width properties of the control. The user cannot move the control.
FormAllowUserSetup::Yes 2 The user can change the editable, visible, skip, label, and width properties of the control. The user can also move the control.

Method leave

public boolean leave()

Return Value

Method left

Gets or sets the horizontal position of the control in the form.

public int left(int value, [int mode])

Parameters

value
An integer value that indicates the horizontal arrange mode for the control; optional.

mode
An integer value that indicates the horizontal arrange mode for the control; optional.

Return Value

The horizontal position of the control in the form.

Method leftMargin

public int leftMargin([int value])

Parameters

value

Return Value

Method leftMode

Sets the horizontal arrange mode for the control in the form.

public int leftMode([int value])

Parameters

value
An integer value that indicates the horizontal arrange mode for the control; optional.

Return Value

The horizontal arrange mode for the control in the form.

Method leftValue

Gets or sets the horizontal position of the control in the form.

public int leftValue([int value])

Parameters

value
An integer value that indicates the horizontal position of the control; optional.

Return Value

The horizontal position of the control in the form.

Method markAsUserAdd

Marks or unmarks the control as a user-added control.

public boolean markAsUserAdd([boolean value])

Parameters

value
The Boolean value that indicates whether the control should be marked as a user-added control.

Return Value

true if the control was marked as a user-added control; otherwise, false.

Method moreRowsIndicator

public int moreRowsIndicator([int value])

Parameters

value

Return Value

Method mouseDblClick

Is called when the control is double-clicked by the user.

public int mouseDblClick(int x, int y, int button, boolean Ctrl, boolean Shift)

Parameters

x
A Boolean value that indicates whether the SHIFT key is down.

y
A Boolean value that indicates whether the SHIFT key is down.

button
A Boolean value that indicates whether the SHIFT key is down.

Ctrl
A Boolean value that indicates whether the SHIFT key is down.

Shift
A Boolean value that indicates whether the SHIFT key is down.

Return Value

0 (zero) if the event has been handled.

Remarks

Typically, when this method is overridden, the return value from a call to the super method is returned.

Method mouseDown

Is called when the user clicks the mouse button over the control.

public int mouseDown(int x, int y, int button, boolean Ctrl, boolean Shift)

Parameters

x
A Boolean value that indicates whether the SHIFT key is down.

y
A Boolean value that indicates whether the SHIFT key is down.

button
A Boolean value that indicates whether the SHIFT key is down.

Ctrl
A Boolean value that indicates whether the SHIFT key is down.

Shift
A Boolean value that indicates whether the SHIFT key is down.

Return Value

0 (zero) if the event has been handled.

Remarks

Typically, when this method is overridden, the return value from a call to the super method is returned. This event is called only if a value is specified for the label of the control and the ShowLabel property of the control is set to Yes.

Method mouseMove

Is called when the user moves the mouse pointer over the control.

public int mouseMove(int x, int y, int button, boolean Ctrl, boolean Shift)

Parameters

x
A Boolean value that indicates whether the SHIFT key is down.

y
A Boolean value that indicates whether the SHIFT key is down.

button
A Boolean value that indicates whether the SHIFT key is down.

Ctrl
A Boolean value that indicates whether the SHIFT key is down.

Shift
A Boolean value that indicates whether the SHIFT key is down.

Return Value

0 (zero) if the event has been handled.

Remarks

Typically, when this method is overridden, the return value from a call to the super method is returned.

Method mouseUp

Is called when the user releases the mouse button over the control area.

public int mouseUp(int x, int y, int button, boolean Ctrl, boolean Shift)

Parameters

x
A Boolean value that indicates whether the SHIFT key is down.

y
A Boolean value that indicates whether the SHIFT key is down.

button
A Boolean value that indicates whether the SHIFT key is down.

Ctrl
A Boolean value that indicates whether the SHIFT key is down.

Shift
A Boolean value that indicates whether the SHIFT key is down.

Return Value

0 (zero) if the event has been handled.

Remarks

Typically, when this method is overridden, the return value from a call to the super method is returned. This event is called only if a value is specified for the label of the control and the ShowLabel property of the control is set to Yes.

Method moveControl

public int moveControl(int controlId, [int insertAfterId])

Parameters

controlId

insertAfterId

Return Value

Method multiSelect

public boolean multiSelect([boolean value])

Parameters

value

Return Value

Method name

Gets or sets the name that is used in code to identify a form, report, table, query, or other application object.

public str name([str value])

Parameters

value
The name to assign to the control.

Return Value

The name that is used in code to identify an application object.

Remarks

The name property value of an object must meet the following criteria to avoid code conflicts:

  • It must begin with a letter.
  • It cannot exceed 250 characters.
  • It can include numbers and underscore (_) characters.
  • It cannot include punctuation or spaces.
  • Tables cannot have the same name as other public objects, such as extended data types, base enums, or classes.

Method neededPermission

public int neededPermission([int value])

Parameters

value

Return Value

Method SysObsoleteAttribute

public container SysObsoleteAttribute()

Return Value

Method parentControl

Retrieves the parent control for the control.

public FormControl parentControl()

Return Value

The parent control for the control.

Method rightMargin

public int rightMargin([int value])

Parameters

value

Return Value

Method scrollbars

public int scrollbars([int value])

Parameters

value

Return Value

Method securityKey

Sets or returns the ID of the security key for the control.

public SecurityKeyId securityKey([SecurityKeyId value])

Parameters

value
The ID of the security key to assign to the control; optional.

Return Value

The ID of the security key for the control; 0 (zero) if no security key is assigned to the control.

Method showColLabels

public boolean showColLabels([boolean value])

Parameters

value

Return Value

Method showContextMenu

Shows the shortcut menu for the control.

public int showContextMenu(int menuHandle)

Parameters

menuHandle
The ID of the menu to show.

Return Value

An integer value that indicates whether the call succeeded.

Method showRowLabels

public boolean showRowLabels([boolean value])

Parameters

value

Return Value

Method skip

Sets or returns a value that indicates whether the control is skipped when the user presses the TAB key to move to the control.

public boolean skip([boolean value])

Parameters

value
The value to assign to the skip property of the control; optional.

Return Value

true if the control is skipped when the user presses the TAB key to move to the control; otherwise, false.

Method sort

public int sort([SortOrder sortDirection])

Parameters

sortDirection

Return Value

Method style

public int style([int value])

Parameters

value

Return Value

Method toolTip

Retrieves the tooltip text for the control.

public str toolTip()

Return Value

The tooltip text for the control; an empty string if no tooltip text has been defined for the control.

Remarks

The method might be overridden to provide a value to the toolTip method.

Method top

Gets or sets the vertical position of the control in the form.

public int top(int value, [int mode])

Parameters

value
An integer value that indicates the vertical arrange mode for the control; optional.

mode
An integer value that indicates the vertical arrange mode for the control; optional.

Return Value

The vertical position of the control in the form.

Method topMargin

public int topMargin([int value])

Parameters

value

Return Value

Method topMode

Sets the vertical arrange mode for the control in the form.

public int topMode([int value])

Parameters

value
An integer value that indicates the vertical arrange mode for the control; optional.

Return Value

The vertical arrange mode for the control in the form.

Method topValue

Gets or sets the vertical position of the control in the form.

public int topValue([int value])

Parameters

value
An integer value that indicates the vertical position of the control; optional.

Return Value

The vertical position of the control in the form.

Method type

public int type([int value])

Parameters

value

Return Value

Method SysObsoleteAttribute

public boolean SysObsoleteAttribute(container data)

Parameters

data

Return Value

Method userData

Gets or sets the user data for the control.

public int userData([int value])

Parameters

value
An integer value that indicates the user data for the control; optional.

Return Value

The user data for the control.

Method userDataItem

Gets or sets the user data item for the control.

public int userDataItem([int value])

Parameters

value
An integer value that indicates the user data item for the control; optional.

Return Value

The user data item for the control.

Method userDataItems

Gets or sets the number of user data items for the control.

public int userDataItems([int value])

Parameters

value
An integer value that indicates the number of user data items for the control; optional.

Return Value

The number of user data items for the control.

Method userDisable

Gets or sets the value that indicates whether the control is disabled for the user.

public int userDisable([int value])

Parameters

value
The value that indicates whether the control is disabled for the user; optional.

Return Value

1 if the control is disabled for the user; otherwise, 0.

Method userHeight

Gets or sets the custom user height for the control.

public int userHeight([int value])

Parameters

value
The user height for the control; optional.

Return Value

The custom user height for the control.

Method userHide

Gets or sets the value that indicates whether the control is hidden from the user.

public int userHide([int value])

Parameters

value
The value that indicates whether the control is hidden from the user; optional.

Return Value

1 if the control is hidden from the user; otherwise, 0.

Remarks

The user specifies whether a control is hidden by right-clicking the control when it is viewable or by right-clicking another control when the original control is hidden. A right-click opens a menu that can be used to hide or display the control. This method lets you programmatically determine and set the value.

Method userOrgContainer

Gets or sets the organization container for the control.

public int userOrgContainer([int value])

Parameters

value
The organization container to set for the control; optional.

Return Value

The organization container for the control.

Method userOrgSibling

Gets or sets the organization sibling for the control.

public int userOrgSibling([int value])

Parameters

value
The organization sibling to set for the control; optional.

Return Value

The organization sibling for the control.

Method userPromptText

Gets or sets the user label text for the control.

public str userPromptText([str value])

Parameters

value
The user label text to set for the control; optional.

Return Value

The user label text for the control.

Method userSecurityLevel

Gets or sets the user security level for the control.

public int userSecurityLevel([int value])

Parameters

value
The user security level to set for the control; optional.

Return Value

The user security level for the control.

Method userSkip

Sets or returns the value that indicates whether the form control is skipped when the user presses the TAB key to navigate the controls in the form.

public int userSkip([int value])

Parameters

value
The value to assign to the userSkip property; optional. The value is 1 if the user setting to skip the control is in effect; otherwise, the value is 0.

Return Value

1 if the user setting to skip the control is in effect; otherwise, 0.

Method userWidth

Sets or returns the width of the control in pixels.

public int userWidth([int value])

Parameters

value
The number of pixels to use as the width of the control; optional.

Return Value

The number of pixels that the user specified as the width of the control; 0 (zero) if the user did not specify a character width.

Remarks

The userWidth method returns the width in pixels, based on six times the number of characters. For example, if the user has specified 30 characters as the width of the control, the return value is 6 * 30 = 180. To specify the width of the control in characters, users can right-click the control to open the setup form where the character specification is made.

Method useUserLayout

public boolean useUserLayout([boolean value])

Parameters

value

Return Value

Method verticalSpacing

Gets or sets the vertical spacing of the control in the form.

public int verticalSpacing([int value], [AutoMode mode])

Parameters

value
An integer value that indicates the AutoMode value for the control; optional.

mode
An integer value that indicates the AutoMode value for the control; optional.

Return Value

The vertical spacing of the control in the form.

Method verticalSpacingMode

Sets the vertical spacing mode for the control in the form.

public AutoMode verticalSpacingMode([AutoMode mode])

Parameters

mode

Return Value

The vertical spacing mode for the control in the form.

Method verticalSpacingValue

Gets or sets the vertical spacing of the control in the form.

public int verticalSpacingValue([int value])

Parameters

value
An integer value that indicates the vertical spacing of the control; optional.

Return Value

The vertical spacing of the control in the form.

Method visible

Sets or returns a value that indicates whether the control is visible.

public boolean visible([boolean value])

Parameters

value
The value to assign to the visibility setting for the control; optional.

Return Value

true if the control is visible; otherwise, false.

Method visibleCols

public int visibleCols([int value], [AutoMode mode])

Parameters

value

mode

Return Value

Method visibleColsMode

public AutoMode visibleColsMode([AutoMode mode])

Parameters

mode

Return Value

Method visibleColsValue

public int visibleColsValue([int value])

Parameters

value

Return Value

Method visibleRows

public int visibleRows([int value], [AutoMode mode])

Parameters

value

mode

Return Value

Method visibleRowsMode

public AutoMode visibleRowsMode([AutoMode mode])

Parameters

mode

Return Value

Method visibleRowsValue

public int visibleRowsValue([int value])

Parameters

value

Return Value

Method width

Gets or sets the width of the control.

public int width(int value, [int mode])

Parameters

value
An Integer that indicates how the width is calculated; optional.

mode
An Integer that indicates how the width is calculated; optional.

Return Value

The width of the control in pixels.

Remarks

Exact mode is used if the value parameter is omitted. Calculate the width according to the following table:

Mode. Width calculation.
-1 Exact. The exact width in pixels of the controls is used.
0 Auto. The width of the control is calculated automatically and the value parameter is ignored.
1 Column width. The layout of the form determines the width of the control.

The width and width calculation mode can be set separately.

Method widthMode

Gets or sets the calculation mode of the width of the control.

public int widthMode([int value])

Parameters

value
An integer value that indicates how control width is calculated; optional.

Return Value

An integer value that indicates the current calculation mode.

Remarks

Calculate the width according to the following table:

Mode. Width Calculation.
Exact. The exact width in pixels of the controls is used.
Auto. The width of the control is calculated automatically and the value parameter is ignored.
Column width. The layout of the form determines the width of the control.

The width of the control might change when the mode is set to auto or column width.

Method widthValue

Gets or sets the width of the control.

public int widthValue([int value])

Parameters

value
An Integer that specifies the width in pixels; optional.

Return Value

The width in pixels of the control.

Remarks

To change the width of the control, use the exact width calculation mode.

Method cut

Cuts the contents of the control.

public void cut()

Method applyQuickFilter

public void applyQuickFilter([int controlId], [str filterValue])

Parameters

controlId

filterValue

Method autoSizeColumns

public void autoSizeColumns([boolean autoSizeColumns])

Parameters

autoSizeColumns

Method drop

Raises the drop event to indicate that a drop operation is being performed on the current control.

public void drop(FormControl dragSource, FormDrag dragMode, int x, int y)

Parameters

dragSource
An integer value that indicates the vertical client coordinate of the mouse position.

dragMode
An integer value that indicates the vertical client coordinate of the mouse position.

x
An integer value that indicates the vertical client coordinate of the mouse position.

y
An integer value that indicates the vertical client coordinate of the mouse position.

Method context

Shows the shortcut menu for the control.

public void context()

Method jumpRef

public void jumpRef()

Method OnLookup

private void OnLookup([FormControl sender], [FormControlEventArgs e])

Parameters

sender

e

Method OnLostFocus

private void OnLostFocus([FormControl sender], [FormControlEventArgs e])

Parameters

sender

e

Method registerOverrideMethod

public void registerOverrideMethod(str methodToOverride, str objectMethodToCall, [Object overrideObject])

Parameters

methodToOverride

objectMethodToCall

overrideObject

Method copy

Copies the contents of the control to the clipboard.

public void copy()

Method enter

public void enter()

Method mouseEnter

Is called when the user moves the mouse pointer into the control area.

public void mouseEnter(int x, int y, int button, boolean Ctrl, boolean Shift)

Parameters

x
A Boolean value that indicates whether the SHIFT key is down.

y
A Boolean value that indicates whether the SHIFT key is down.

button
A Boolean value that indicates whether the SHIFT key is down.

Ctrl
A Boolean value that indicates whether the SHIFT key is down.

Shift
A Boolean value that indicates whether the SHIFT key is down.

Method displayControl

Displays the control.

public void displayControl()

Method OnLeaving

private void OnLeaving([FormControl sender], [FormControlEventArgs e])

Parameters

sender

e

Method paste

Pastes the contents of the clipboard into the control.

public void paste()

Method resetUserSetting

Resets the user settings for the control.

public void resetUserSetting()

Method quickFilterProvider

public void quickFilterProvider([GridQuickFilterProvider quickFilterProvider])

Parameters

quickFilterProvider

Method dropEx

Raises the dropEx event to indicate that a drop operation is being performed on the current control.

public void dropEx(Array dragSource, FormDrag dragMode, int x, int y)

Parameters

dragSource
An integer value that indicates the vertical client coordinate of the mouse position.

dragMode
An integer value that indicates the vertical client coordinate of the mouse position.

x
An integer value that indicates the vertical client coordinate of the mouse position.

y
An integer value that indicates the vertical client coordinate of the mouse position.

Method OnEnter

private void OnEnter([FormControl sender], [FormControlEventArgs e])

Parameters

sender

e

Method inputSearch

Performs data filtering for the control, based on the specified string.

public void inputSearch(str searchStr)

Parameters

searchStr
The string value to use to filter data; optional.

Method filter

public void filter([str filterStr])

Parameters

filterStr

Method prefColumnSize

Specifies the preferred column width and height for the form control.

public void prefColumnSize(int width, int height)

Parameters

width
The preferred height of the control.

height
The preferred height of the control.

Method dragLeave

Raises the dragLeave event to indicate that a mouse drag operation has left the current control.

public void dragLeave()

Method OnGotFocus

private void OnGotFocus([FormControl sender], [FormControlEventArgs e])

Parameters

sender

e

Method lostFocus

Indicates that the control has lost focus.

public void lostFocus()

Method endDrag

Is called when the user has finished dragging a form control.

public void endDrag()

Remarks

This event is not raised unless the DragDrop property is enabled for the control and a beginDrag event has already been started. To drag a control, a user presses the mouse button in the control area and then moves the mouse pointer.

Method arrange

public void arrange()

Method gotFocus

Indicates that the control has received focus.

public void gotFocus()

Method mouseLeave

Indicates that the mouse pointer has left the control.

public void mouseLeave()

Method setFocus

Sets the focus on the control.

public void setFocus()