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  • Type of iteration
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Stored procedures
The AutoBrowse property is used determine if the browse operation performed in a List Box, Looper, Table or Combo Box control based on a data file is automatic or programmed.
// Is the browse performed in "TABLE_Customer" automatic or programmed?
ResBrowse = TABLE_Customer.AutoBrowse
<Result> = <Control used>.AutoBrowse
<Result>: Boolean
  • True if the browse is managed automatically.
  • False if the browse is managed through programming.
<Control used>: Control name
Name of the control used: List Box, Table, Looper or Combo Box control.

Type of iteration

  • Automatic iteration: the data file browse and the display of data in the element are automatic. No specific programming is required.
    The sort is performed on the search item defined in the "Content" tab of the element description. If a filter is specified ("Filter on search item" in the "Content" tab of the element description), this filter is used. No browse process is run for the specified element.
  • Programmed iteration: The developer must manage the file browse and the display of data in the element.
    The "Read the first record", "Read the previous record", "Read the next record" and "Read the last record" processes are run. A programmed iteration allows you to sort and filter records with precision. However, a programmed iteration is slower and more complex than an automatic iteration.


The AutoBrowse property applies only to:
  • browsing List Box controls,
  • WINDEVWEBDEV - Server codeUniversal Windows 10 AppAjax browsing Table controls,
  • browsing Combo Box controls,
  • browsing Looper controls,
  • WINDEV browsing ListView controls.
Java The AutoBrowse property applies only to Table controls.
Minimum version required
  • Version 9
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Last update: 03/29/2023

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