Form Customization

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The settings on this window control the appearance of the Form procedure. These settings can be saved for use in other future applications.

 

Procedure Name

Enter a name that the Form 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.

 

Window

Caption

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

 

Background

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

 

Mode

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

 

Icon

Enter a default icon, or press the ellipsis button to select an icon file for use in your Form procedure’s window. This will allow your Form window to be minimized if needed.

 

Font

Press the Font button to select a default font to use for the Form 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 Form 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 Form procedure. If you will be using any entry fields on the Form window, you can also click on the Entry Patterns check box to allow special formatting picture information (Example: phone numbers or date pictures)

 

The Entry Mode drop list allows you to set the typing mode for the Form. Choose either Insert, Overwrite, or Default. The Entry Mode applies only for windows with the MASK attribute set. Default accepts input according to the current system settings.

 

Tabs

Form Tabs

Enter text that will be used for each tab control that will be generated by the Form wizard. The default setting is &%#) %Text. The ampersand (&) identifies the next character as the hot key of the tab control. The %# macro identifies the instance number of the tab generated, determined by the number of fields per tab control and the total number of fields populated. The %Text is a declared template symbol that defaults to "General". You can remove this symbol and substitute it with any text that you wish.

Example: 2) General

 

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 Form wizard are:

 

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