Windows control - Tab control
Windows control - Tab control is used to create a table with tabs. These individual tabs allow to display objects of Picture or Graph types.
To create tab control
- In the Drawing toolbar click the button Tab control .
- Point the mouse cursor to the position of the first tab control corner and click.
- Point the mouse cursor to the position of the diametric tab control corner and click.
Tab control parameters are being configured in the palette Connect object through the following tabs:
The parameter is not being configured for this type of Windows control.
Specifies the name of the tab control in the form of reference variable for use in the picture script.
Assignment of application data (metadata) to a graphic object. If the object contains some metadata, the name of the first record will be displayed in the button. Multiple records are indicated by ",...".
The list box allows user to select active picture event for the tab control. The list box contains the following active picture events:
Note relating to D2000 Thin Client
Event handler OnGotFocus and OnLostFocus is not implemented in Thin Client.
For more rules see the page Drawing rules and object properties for D2000 Thin Client.
The button opens the active picture script to define the active picture event specified by the parameter Event.
Text to display as a tooltip when user points the mouse cursor to the tabs in the picture opened in process D2000 HI.
Possibility to use the Dictionary (to open press CTRL+L).
Definition of URL address to open a web page from a picture. The address may be set also in the picture script by the function %HI_SetOBJURL.
The parameter is useless for this type of Windows control.
This parameter is disabled. It is set on visible, e.g. the tab control will be visible after first opening the picture in process D2000 HI.
This parameter is disabled. The tab control will be always enabled after first opening the picture in process D2000 HI.
This parameter is disabled. The parameter allows you to set the tab control as the first control of a group of Windows controls.
The button allows you to define the properties of individual tabs. Clicking on the button opens the following dialog box:
Placement - defines where defined tabs of the tab control appears - Top, Bottom, Left and Right
Multiline - allows to display multiple rows of tabs, if necessary, so all tabs are visible at once
Fixed width - all tabs are the same width
Active - number of the tab that to be displayed after opening the tab control in the process D2000 HI
The following buttons allows to add or delete tabs (rows in the table:
|Adds new tab.|
|Removes selected tab.|
The buttonsand allows to change the order of the tabs.
Description of the table columns in the dialog box:
|Nr.||Order of tabs in the tab control.|
|Visible||Shows / hides the tab.|
|Disabled||Connected object is disabled.|
|Connected object||Name of the object connected to view in the tab. Double-clicking the input field opens a list of object.|
|Object type||Type of the object to be displayed in the tab. Possible types: Picture and Graph.|
Note: Object type is defined automatically by the object to be displayed in the tab (the column Connected object). If there is no object defined, you must defined an object type for use in the picture script.
|Open||Defines when the connected object will be displayed:|
|Reference variable||Name of the reference variable assigned to the tab for use in the script. Clicking the name of particular tab generate the picture event OnClick.|
|Parameter||The column contains a parameter that is defined in the next two column (the columns Inherited and Defined). The parameter depends on the object type:|
|Parameter||The column contains the parameter (Multiple open or Show control) depending on the object type:|
Clicking on the button placed right opens a list of text fonts. A font selected from the list will be used for the tab texts. For more information on text fonts see the topic Text fonts.
Note: Font can be modified (changed) from the picture script using the function %HI_SetFontStyle.
Control the tab in Windows control of Tab type
|Define the object to display in tab||To display an object in given tab use the function %HI_SetConnectedObj.|
Note: Type of the object defined to display in the tab from the script must be the same as the object type defined for the tab (the parameter Object type).
|Show / hide a tab||To show / hide a tab from the picture script use the function %HI_SetVisible.|
|Enable / disable a tab||To enable / disable an access to the contents of tab from the picture script, use the function %HI_SetEnable.|
|Set tab name||To set the tab from the picture script use the function %HI_SetText.|
|Select active tab||To select the active tab from the picture script use the function %HI_SetFocus.|
The selecting a tab generates the picture event OnClick. The picture event is also generated when given tab was removed (made invisible) using the function %HI_SetVisible (actually, the user chose another tab) - there is generated the picture event for the first visible tab from the left.