Field types

Field types and uses

Fields display property values that you can modify. You select the field types and property types that correspond to your needs.

Fields are associated to a label. You define the style characteristics for labels as well as for fields. You can associate a tool tip to a field. This tool tip displays the field value when the mouse hovers over the label.

If an error is raised on the field, the border of the field becomes red and the tool tip on the field box displays an error message.

Property type Field type
String (length = 1)
  • Check box
  • Text Input
  • Combo box
String
  • Combo box
  • Filtered combo box
  • Password Input
  • Short list
  • Text Input
Date
  • Date Input
  • Text Input *
DateTime
  • DateTime Input
  • Text Input *
Decimal, Integer, Long
  • Decimal Input
  • Text Input

*For properties Date and DateTime, the field type Text Input is deprecated. If this option was selected in previous versions, the property is displayed as a Date/ DateTime input.

Field types description

The following types are provided:

Field type Description

Text input

Single-line textbox that you can set as editable or not.

Date input

Calendar

Textbox that is displayed with a calendar icon on the right.

When the end-user clicks anywhere in the field, the calendar pops up and he can select a date (year, month, day).

Check box

Square box that can contain white space (for false) or a tick mark or X (for true). It is usually preceded by a caption that describes the meaning of the field.

The associated property must have a string type with a length of 1 character. Strings that are used when the check box is checked or not are Y and N. If you want to change this value at import and export time, you must use a data formatter (see exit).

Combo box

Textbox with a drop-down list from which the user can select a single value.

If the combo box is not restricted, the user can type one or more additional values directly into the Text input field.

Filter combo box

Textbox with a drop-down list from which the user can select a single value.

If the combo box is not restricted, the user can type one or more additional values directly into the Text input field.

In edit mode the drop-down list is filtered as the user enters characters. One can add a mask to restrict the characters that can be typed in the Text input field.

Decimal input

Textbox used to enter decimal number.

The property associated to the field provides total number of digits and position of the fraction delimiter. When the user enters the value, he can only enter digits. The fraction delimiter is then inserted automatically.

Password input

Textbox where input characters are usually masked by a series of asterisks.

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