Detail Band Properties

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This dialog lets you edit the properties of the report detail.

 

Color

Enter a valid color equate in the TextColor or BackGround fields, or press the ellipsis (...) button to select a color from the Color dialog. The Report Designer adds the COLOR attribute to your header declaration.

See ..\LIBSRC\EQUATES.CLW for a list of valid color equates. See Windows Design Issues in the User's Guide for a discussion on using color to enhance your application.

 

Design

Locked

"Freezes" all the controls on the band so that subsequent data dictionary changes are not applied. You can override the #Freeze attribute for all controls or for individual controls. See Application Options.

 

General

Label

Type a valid Clarion labelDeclaration_and_Statement_Labels, naming the DETAILDETAIL__report_detail_line_structure_ structure.

Layout

Indicates the orientation of report controls.

Default maintains the current layout setting as defined by the main REPORT structure

Left to Right maintains the original layout specified in the Report Formatter.

Right to Left essentially "flips" the report controls’ display as a mirror image of the layout specified in the Report Formatter.

Page After

To print the DETAIL, then force a new page, type a value in the Page after box in the Detail Properties dialog. This sets the PAGEAFTER attribute. This prints the DETAIL, then prints the page FOOTER, then begins a new page.

To print a separate page for each record, place the variable strings and/or controls you wish in the DETAIL, and specify the PAGEAFTER attribute in the Detail Properties dialog.

The page number automatically increments, unless you reset it. To reset the page number to a value you specify, type it in the Page after field in the Detail Properties dialog.

Page Before

To print the DETAIL structure on a new page, type a value in the Page Before box in the Detail Properties dialog. This sets the PAGEBEFORE attribute. The report prints the full DETAIL starting at the top of the next page. The report FOOTER, however, prints on the first page. The page number automatically increments, unless you reset it. To reset the page number to a value you specify, type it in the Page Before field.

TextFont

Calls the Select Font dialog which lets you select the font (typeface), size, style (such as bold or italic), color, and font effects (underline and strikeout) for all the controls in the report section. You may override the section font by setting a different font in the Properties dialog for any specific control. As you choose options, the dialog box displays a sample of the selected font.

Use

This defines the USE attribute for the structure. Type a field equate label to reference the Detail in executable code.

With Next

To prevent 'widow' elements in a printout, type a value in the With Next field. This sets the WITHNEXT attribute. A 'widowed' print element is one which prints, but then is separated from the succeeding elements by a page break. The value specifies the number of succeeding elements to print--a value of '1,' for examples, specifies that the next element must print on the same page, else page overflow puts them on the next.

With Prior

To prevent 'orphan' elements in a printout, type a value in the With Prior field. This sets the WITHPRIOR attribute. An 'orphaned' print element is one which prints on a following page, separated from its related items. The value specifies the number of preceding elements to print--a value of "1," for example, specifies that the previous element must print on the same page.

When placing subtotals or totals in a DETAIL, use the WITHPRIOR attribute to insure they print with at least one member of the column above it when a page break occurs.

 

Extra

Absolute

Specifies that the DETAIL section always print at the same fixed position on the page. This adds the ABSOLUTE attribute to the DETAIL structure. Otherwise, the DETAIL prints at a position relative to the last section printed in the detail print area.

Alone

Specifies the print engine should print only the DETAIL section, without FORM, HEADER, and FOOTER sections. This setting is most useful for report title and grand totals pages. This adds the ALONE attribute to the DETAIL structure.

Together

Specifies that the band is to only print on a single page, rather than being automatically split if there is not sufficient room for it. This adds the TOGETHER attribute.

 

Position

Lets you set the location and size of the print detail, by filling in the AT attribute. The measurement units for these boxes are specified on the General tab of the Report Properties dialog.

To set a precise starting point for your detail relative to the last detail printed, specify Top Left Corner coordinates with this dialog. These settings may also be accomplished visually by dragging the report section and it's borders in the Report Designer's Page Layout View.

To set the size of the detail, choose from the following options for the Width and Height.

 

Default

Specifies to use the default width of the REPORT structure, and the height as specified by the DETAIL contents.

Value

To set a specific size for width or height, enter the specific Value choices.

 

See Also:

How the Print Engine Processes Report Sections at Runtime

 

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Embeds

Accesses the Embedded Source dialog for this procedure.