Browse Customization

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The general appearance of the Browse Wizard is controlled by the settings on this window. These settings can be saved in a "theme" for use in future applications.

 

Procedure Name

Enter a name that the Browse Wizard will use to generate procedure names in your application. The template macro symbol, %FileName, is required, and extracts the Dictionary file name for each file selected by the wizard. You can modify this line with other template macros and text if you wish. No spaces are allowed in procedure names.

Browse Message

Enter default text that the Browse Wizard will generate in the MSG attribute of each list box. The user will see this text in the status bar of the runtime application when the list box is selected. The %FileName macro is not required here, but recommended.

Window

Caption

Text that is entered on this line will be used as the description of the window used by the Browse Wizard.

 

Secondary Caption

Text that is entered on this line will be used as the message that appears in the status bar of a window only when the browse box is populated as a secondary file on a Form.

 

Images:

Background

Enter a default image here to use as a graphic or watermark for your Browse window.

 

Mode

If you have designated a background image to use for your Browse window, this option becomes available to control if the image is tiled, stretched, or centered.

 

Icon

Enter a default icon to use for your Browse procedure’s window. This will allow your Browse window to be minimized if needed.

 

Font

Press the Font button to select a default font to use for the Browse procedure. Sample text shown below the button is provided to allow you to review your selection.

 

Options

Select from the drop list to designate the initial position of your Browse window. You can center the window, or use the default position that is set by the template wizard.

 

In addition, click on the System Menu check box to add the Windows System Menu to your Browse procedure. If you will be using any entry fields on the Browse window, you can also click on the Entry Patterns check box to allow special formatting picture information (Example: phone numbers or date pictures)

 

Tabs

Tab Text

Enter text that will be used for each tab control that is generated by the Browse wizard. The default setting is &%#) %Key. The ampersand (&) identifies the next character as the hot key of the tab control. The %# macro identifies the instance or order of the key

used in the tab control. The %Key is the description of the key name (or label of the key if the description in the Dictionary Editor is blank).

Example: 2) By Account

 

Sort Order Selection Style

Press the Select Style button to access the Select Style dialog window.

 

Buttons

The Buttons tab is the central control for all buttons used on the window. There is a default Width and Height setting (in dialog units) used for all buttons. However, each button can be overridden individually through the Button Customization dialog.

 

The default buttons of the Browse wizard are:

Insert

Change

Delete

View

Select

Close

Parent Select

Help

 

The generation of each button is controlled by other settings within the template wizard. However, you can also override the generation of the View and Help buttons by unchecking the appropriate boxes.