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  • Overview of Static control
  • Control in a window, in a page (static or dynamic) or in a report
  • Creating a Static control
  • Creating a Static control in a page
  • Transforming a "Static" control into an "RTF" control (report editor)
  • Handling a Static control
  • Typing the text of Static control
  • Modifying a Static control in the report editor
  • Content of Static control (report editor)
  • Notes
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Overview of Static control

Control in a window, in a page (static or dynamic) or in a report

A Static control is a control used to display a static text. The content of the control cannot be entered by the user.
To give effects to the displayed text, you have the ability to use:
    WEBDEV - Server code
    • The HTML static controls: the control content is typed in the page editor. You can:
      • format part of HTML static (bold, italic, ...).
      • Versions 17 and later
        use the skin colors.
        New in version 17
        use the skin colors.
        use the skin colors.
      • Versions 17 and later
        underline the text with a color (if the browser used supports HTML5, the underlining is using this standard).
        New in version 17
        underline the text with a color (if the browser used supports HTML5, the underlining is using this standard).
        underline the text with a color (if the browser used supports HTML5, the underlining is using this standard).
      • define a link on a part of the static.
      • use a specific CSS style.
    Notes:
    • WEBDEV - Server code From version 20, you can no longer create HTML Static controls. The existing HTML Static controls are kept for backward compatibility.
    Versions 16 and later
    Linux This type of control is now available for the WINDEV applications in Linux.
    New in version 16
    Linux This type of control is now available for the WINDEV applications in Linux.
    Linux This type of control is now available for the WINDEV applications in Linux.
    Creating a Static control
    WEBDEV - Server codePHP

    Creating a Static control in a page

    To create a Static control in a page:
    1. In the page editor, click:
      • Static (or select "Insert .. Control .. Static") to create a simple Static control.
      • HTML static (or select "Insert .. Control .. HTML static") to create an HTML Static control.
      On the "Creation" pane, in the "Usual controls" group, click Static.On the "Creation" pane, in the "Usual controls" group, expand "Text" and select "Simple static".
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    2. Click the position where the control will be created in the page. The control appears in creation mode.
    To display the control characteristics, select "Description" from the popup menu of control.
    To create an HTML Static control in a page:
    1. On the "Creation" pane, in the "Usual controls" group, expand "Static".On the "Creation" pane, in the "Usual controls" group, expand "Text".
    2. Select "HTML static (Compatible)".
    3. Click the position where the control will be created in the page. The control appears in creation mode.
    Versions 19 and later
    Note: We advise you to replace the HTML Static control by the Rich Text Area control.
    New in version 19
    Note: We advise you to replace the HTML Static control by the Rich Text Area control.
    Note: We advise you to replace the HTML Static control by the Rich Text Area control.
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    Transforming a "Static" control into an "RTF" control (report editor)

    To display text in RTF format in a "Static" control, check "RTF format" in the "Details" tab of the control description.
    The "Static" control becomes an "RTF" control. All characteristics of "Static" control are kept. See RTF control for more details.
    Handling a Static control

    Typing the text of Static control

    To type the text of Static control:
    1. Click the Static control in the editor. The input cursor is displayed.
    2. Type the text of Static control.
    WEBDEV - Server code For the HTML or RTF static controls, each element can be formatted via a toolbar.
    WEBDEV - Server code

    Modifying a Static control in the report editor

    Two methods are available:
    • Method 1:
      1. Select the control. The selection handles appear around the control.
      2. Click the control again. The mouse cursor turns into an input cursor.
      3. Type the new caption of control.
      4. Modify (if necessary) the formatting via the formatting toolbar.
      5. As soon as a click is performed outside the control, the control switches back to read-only.
      Method 1:
      1. Select the control. The selection handles appear around the control.
      2. Click the control again. The mouse cursor turns into an input cursor.
      3. Type the new caption of control. As soon as a click is performed outside the control, the control switches back to read-only.
        Note: The formatting in the report editor can be performed via the ribbon directly: on the "Modification" pane, use the options of "Fast edit" group.Note: You can format a caption in the report editor directly from the ribbon: on the "Modification" pane, use the options of the "Quick edit" group.
    • Method 2:
      1. Select the control.
      2. Display the description window of control ("Description" from the popup menu).
      3. Type the new caption in each language supported by the control.
      4. Modify (if necessary) the formatting in the "Style" tab.Modify (if necessary) the formatting in the "Style" tab.
        Note: The formatting in the report editor can be performed via the ribbon directly: on the "Modification" pane, use the options of "Fast edit" group.Note: You can format a caption in the report editor directly from the ribbon: on the "Modification" pane, use the options of the "Quick edit" group.
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    Content of Static control (report editor)

    • The character string displayed in the Static control can contain the value of an item printed in the report. To insert the value of a report item or control into the text, enter the item or control name must between [% and %].
      For example, the caption of the control can correspond to:
      The [%SupplierName%] supplier sells the [%ProductName%] product at [%PriceIOT%].
      The SupplierName, ProductName and PriceIOT items will be replaced by their value when printing the report.
    • This caption can be typed on several lines. In this case, the control must be a multiline control and its size must be large enough.
      Note: If an orientation angle is applied to a multiline control, the automatic CR characters are ignored. Only the manual CR characters are taken into account.
    Reminder: The "Auto-sizable" option is used to automatically increase the control size according to its content.Reminder: The "Auto-resizable" option is used to automatically increase the control size according to its content.
    Notes
    • The content of a Static control can be typed in the editor or defined by programming.
    • A Static control can be linked to an item of a data file. In this case, the control is used to view the content of the items found in the data file.
    • WEBDEV - Server code To display numeric data (amount, date, time, ...), use the formatted display control: the data will be displayed according to the selected input mask.
    • WEBDEV - Server code To define an anchor on a Static control:
      1. Display the description window of control.
      2. In the "General" tab, check "Define as anchor".In the "GUI" tab, check "Define as anchor".
      1. Validate.
    Related Examples:
    The Static control Unit examples (WINDEV): The Static control
    [ + ] Using a Static control
    Management of RTF Unit examples (WINDEV): Management of RTF
    [ + ] Using the main functions for RTF management in a WINDEV application:
    - Load a file in RTF format
    - Save a file in RTF format
    - Find and select a word in an RTF text
    - Display a text in RTF format
    - Modify the characteristics of a selection (font, case, color, ...)
    HTMLClass property Unit examples (WEBDEV): HTMLClass property
    [ + ] The property ..HTMLClass allows you to read and update the control's HTML attribute "class".
    This property lets you select the CSS Style applied on the control.
    WW_CloudTags Sample components (WEBDEV): WW_CloudTags
    [ + ] This example explains how to display a cloud of tags in a dynamic WEBDEV application.
    Indeed, on Internet, a site page responds more or less to a set of keywords.
    The purpose of this example is to explain how to display the keywords of a site in an area of the page by indicating the important keywords graphically.
    The keywords are represented as links of different sizes: the more important the keyword is, the larger the font is.
    Minimum version required
    • Version 9
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