Label Properties


A list of various properties and descriptions of their purpose.

Backdrop Properties

  • Color

    The color of the form's background.

    :formname.fill.forecolor as C
  • Use Bitmap

    When checked, allows a bitmap image to be used as the form's background.

    :formname.use_bitmap as L
  • Display Mode

    If Bitmap is checked, sets the way the bitmap is displayed: "Absolute" (actual size), "Stretch" (fill the background, with potentially unequal scaling in horizontal and vertical dimensions), or "Best Fit" (largest size without distortion of the image). as C
  • Embedded

    The name of the embedded image.

  • File

    The name of a bitmap image file to use as a background.

    :formname.bitmap.filename as C
  • Library

    The name of the library image.

    :formname.bitmap.library as C
  • images/UG_Label_Properties_Backdrop.gif

Label Properties

Page Properties

  • Left, Right

    Sets the left and right margins of the label.

  • Top, Bottom

    Sets the top and bottom margins of the label.

  • Page Layout

    Defines the orientation of the page. The options are "Portrait" and "Landscape".

  • Size

    One of the standard paper sizes, "Default", or "Custom". The selection of "Default" uses the dimensions defined for the label.

  • If data does not fit

    Indicates how to handle data that does not fit on a page. The options are: "Trim (do not print) overflow data", "Shrink data to fit on page", "Print overflow data on additional pages", and "Prompt at print time".


Printer Properties

  • Printer

    Indicates which printer to use. The options are: "Use Default Printer", and the printers listed under the Specify Printer list.

  • Paper bin

    The paper sources defined for the selected printer.

  • Saved Properties

    Enables the Properties button. The Properties button displays the standard Windows configuration dialog for the selected printer.

  • Print setup dialog

    Indicates whether to display the Windows configuration dialog for the selected printer before the letter(s) print.

  • Print to file

    Not used.


Record Properties

  • Order Expression

    An expression that orders selected records.

    :formname.topparent:tables:tablename.order_expression as C
  • Ascending / Descending

    Indicates whether to accept the order expression as written (Ascending) or to invert it (Descending).

  • Filter Expression

    An expression that selects records from the table or set.

    :formname.topparent:tables:tablename.filter_expression as C
  • Select

    Provides an additional level of filtering. The options are: "All", "Marked" (records), and "Unmarked" (records).

  • Addition Record Order and Filter criteria

    Provides an additional level of filtering and ordering. The options are "None", "Base report on current selection of records", and "Prompt for criteria at run time".

  • Use filter/order from Query

    The Use filter/order from Query button displays a dialog that allows the operator to select an existing query. The filter and order expressions from the query overwrite the Order Expression and Filter Expression fields.


Menu/Toolbar Properties

  • View Menu

    The standard menu to display.

    :formname.drop_down_menu as C
  • View Toolbar

    The standard toolbar to display.

    :formname.toolbar as C
  • images/UG_Label_Properties_Menus.gif

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