Layout Objects and Functions
Objects and functions for manipulating various layouts in Desktop applications.
Page Layout Builder
/pages/Guides/Mobile and Web Components/PageLayout/Page Layout Component.xml
An introduction to the Page Layout Builder.
Responsive Layout Settings
/pages/Guides/Mobile and Web Components/UX/Properties/Responsive Layout Settings/index.xml
The term responsive layout is commonly used to describe a layout that changes automatically depending on the screen size or screen orientation of the device that you are running on. For example, if you have a mobile device that has a relatively small rectangular screen, you might want the layout of the controls on that screen to change when then device goes from being held vertically to being held horizontally.
Setting Default Layout Styles
/pages/Guides/Desktop/Design/View/Layout/Setting Default Layout Styles.xml
Alpha Anywhere lets you choose a pre-defined layout style for each layout type. Pre-defined styles enable you to create attractive layouts that have a consistent appearance with less effort. All new layouts then use the selected style as a default.
Creating a Table Lookup
/pages/Guides/Desktop/Design/Data/DBF/Creating a Table Lookup.xml
You can use a record in another table as the source of the lookup values. You can also define a lookup that fills in several fields with values from fields you select from the lookup table. For example, you might define a lookup for the Prod_ID field. The lookup finds the matching Prod_ID record in the Product table and fills in the Price field.
Absolute Layout Container
/pages/Guides/Mobile and Web Components/UX/Controls/Containers/Container/AbsoluteLayout/index.xml
Container for explicitly positioning controls.
Define a Table Query
/pages/Guides/Mobile and Web Components/Grid/Query/Define a Table Query.xml
When building components in the Grid Builder it is often necessary to pull specific data and records from a given table, be it .dbf or SQL. To do this it is necessary to create a Table Query.
Free-form Layout
/pages/Guides/Mobile and Web Components/UX/Controls/Containers/Free-form Layout/index.xml
Wraps a selected set of controls in a free-form layout defined using HTML.
Renaming a Table
/pages/Guides/Desktop/Design/Data/DBF/Renaming a Table.xml
To rename a table:
Mobile layout 'Menu' button text
/pages/Guides/Mobile and Web Components/TabbedUI/Tabbed UI Properties/TabbedUIProperties/mobilelayoutmenubuttontext.xml
Specify the text for the button that shows the Tabbed UI menu choices.