Browse Properties

Description

Using the Browse Properties dialog box, you can change the font, type size, border, grid lines, and other appearance attributes of a browse.

To open the Browse Properties dialog box, select Browse > Browse Properties, or click the Properties button on the toolbar. Embedded Browses have additional properties.

images/Properties_button.gif

Browse Properties 

  • Browse Appearance 

    • Whether vertical and horizontal lines appear on the browse.

      :BrowseName.gridline_horizontal as  L
      :BrowseName.gridline_vertical as L
  • Restrictions 

    • Operator restrictions when using the browse. Change record.

      :BrowseName.restrict_change as L
    • Delete columns.

      :BrowseName.restrict_column_delete as L
    • Move columns.

      :BrowseName.restrict_column_move as  L
    • Resize columns.

      :BrowseName.restrict_column_resize as L
    • Delete record.

      :BrowseName.restrict_delete as L
    • Edit/open layout.

      :BrowseName.restrict_editing as L
    • Enter record.

      :BrowseName.restrict_enter as L
    • Find commands.

      :BrowseName.restrict_find as L
    • Select index.

      :BrowseName.restrict_index as L
    • Outline commands.

      :BrowseName.restrict_outlining as  L
    • Query commands.

      :BrowseName.restrict_query as L
    • Select range.

      :BrowseName.restrict_range as L
    • Split browse.

      :BrowseName.restrict_split as L
  • Grid Lines 

    • Whether to display grid lines.

      :BrowseName.Gridline_horizontal as L
      :BrowseName.Gridline_vertical as L
    • The style and color of grid lines.

      :BrowseName.Horizontal.line_color as C
      :BrowseName.Horizontal.line_style as C
      :BrowseName.Vertical.line_color as C
      :BrowseName.Vertical.line_style as C
  • New Record Line 

    • The entry that appears at the bottom of a browse that allows new entries.

      :BrowseName.new_record_text as C
  • Companion Form 

    • The form that displays when you click F8.

      :BrowseName.companion_form as C
  • Title 

    • The fill style and colors of the title bar.

      :BrowseName.Title.backcolor as C
      :BrowseName.Title.fill_style as C
      :BrowseName.Title.forecolor as C
    • The line style and color of the lines that separate column titles.

      :BrowseName.Title.line_color as C
      :BrowseName.Title.line_style as C
  • Row Selector 

    • The style of the row selector.

      :BrowseName.row_selector.backcolor as C
      :BrowseName.row_selector.fill_style as C
      :BrowseName.row_selector.forecolor as C
    • The line style and color of the lines that separate browse cells.

      :BrowseName.row_selector.line_color as C
      :BrowseName.row_selector.line_style as C
  • Browse Image Properties 

    • The images to display in different circumstances.

      :BrowseName.images.image_focused as C
      :BrowseName.images.image_marked as C
      :BrowseName.images.image_sort_down as C
      :BrowseName.images.image_sort_up as C
      :BrowseName.images.image_focused as C
      :BrowseName.images.image_focused as C
  • Browse Splitter 

    • The style of the bar that separates the two panes of a split browse.

      :BrowseName.splitter.backcolor as C
      :BrowseName.splitter.fill_style as C
      :BrowseName.splitter.forecolor as C
  • Browse Background 

    • The background color of the browse.

      :BrowseName.background.backcolor as C
      :BrowseName.background.forecolor as C
      :BrowseName.background.fill_style as C
  • Row Color Properties 

    • The number of rows to assign to each "band". N may be 1, 2, 3, or 4.

      :BrowseName.cell.N.Count as N
    • The fill style and color of each "band". N may be 1, 2, 3, or 4.

      :BrowseName.cell.N.backcolor as C
      :BrowseName.cell.N.forecolor as C
      :BrowseName.cell.N.fill_style as C
images/UG_Browse_Properties_Browse_Tab.gif

Filter/Order Properties 

  • Table 

    • The path and name of the table providing the data for the browse.

  • Filter Expression 

    • An expression that selects records from the table to display in the browse.

      :browsename/topparent:tables:tablename.filter_expression as C
    • See also: <OBJECT>.BASEQUERYRUN() and CURRENT_FILTER_EXPN().

  • Order Expression 

    • An expression that orders selected records.

      :browsename/topparent:tables:tablename.order_expression as C
    • See also: <OBJECT>.BASEQUERYRUN() and CURRENT_ORDER_EXPN().

images/UG_Browse_Properties_Filter_Order_Tab.gif

Help Entry Properties 

  • Use Custom Help 

    • Enables other fields on the tab.

  • Help Source File 

    • Enables other fields on the tab.

  • Naming Convention 

    • Enables other fields on the tab.

  • Help File Name 

    • The path to and name of the compiled help file that contains the help topics.

      :BrowseName.fieldname.help_filename as C
  • Help Window Title 

    • The title of the topic in an Alpha Anywhere help file.

  • Chapter Name 

    • Included in the help filename.

      :BrowseName.fieldname.chapter_name:help_filename as C
  • Topic Name 

    • The name of the help topic in a compiled help file.

      :BrowseName.help_topic as C
images/UG_Browse_Properties_help_Tab.gif

Data Entry Properties 

  • Data Entry Style 

    • Whether the browse should use the "System default", "Modal", or "Modeless" data entry styles.

      :BrowseName.data_entry_style as C
images/UG_Browse_Properties_Data_Entry_Tab.gif

Menu/Toolbar Properties 

  • View Menu 

    • The name of the view menu.

      :BrowseName.drop_down_menu as C
  • View Right Click Menu 

    • The name of the right-click view menu.

      :BrowseName.right_click_menu as C
  • View Toolbar 

    • The name of the view toolbar.

      :BrowseName.toolbar as C
images/UG_Browse_Properties_Menu_toolbar_Tab.gif

Other Properties 

  • Row Height 

    • Sets the height a browse row.

      :BrowseName.row_height as N

See Also