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  • The different types of edit controls
  • Text edit control
  • Multiline Text edit control
  • RTF Text edit control
  • HTML Text edit control
  • Password edit control
  • Numeric, Currency or Currency + Euro edit control
  • Date edit control
  • Time edit control
  • Duration edit control
  • Upload edit control
  • Text token edit control
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The different types of edit controls

Text edit control

This type of edit control is used to display or type a character string (name, address, ...).
Remarks:
  • WINDEVAndroidiPhone/iPad The Text edit controls can display a Delete button (a cross). This button allows the user to delete the content of the control. This button can be displayed in the input area:
    • when an input is performed in the control.
      • when the control loses focus.
        iPhone/iPad Remark: In iOS 7 only, the cross appears while an input is performed in the control.
      • always (no matter whether the input cursor is in the control or not).
  • AndroidiPhone/iPad You have the ability to enter Emojis in the edit control. If the information typed must be saved in a database, the linked item must be in Unicode format (Unicode string or text memo) to store the Emojis.
  • WINDEVUniversal Windows 10 AppAndroidiPhone/iPad When a text edit control is enlarged in the editor, it automatically becomes a multiline edit control.

Multiline Text edit control

This type of edit control is used to display or type several lines lines separated by a "Carriage Return".
Remarks:
  • WINDEV If the lines are separated by a "Carriage Return", you have the ability to display a vertical or horizontal scrollbar.
  • WINDEV You also have the ability to display the Internet addresses and the file paths in link format.
  • WINDEVUniversal Windows 10 AppAndroidiPhone/iPad When a text edit control is enlarged in the editor, it automatically becomes a multiline edit control.
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RTF Text edit control

This type of edit control is used to type and display information in RTF. For more details, see Handling an edit control in RTF format.
WINDEV For applications running on Windows Vista (or later) or in Tablet PC, you can include the "Handwritten input (PC tablet)" option. This option allows the user to directly type the text in the control with the stylus or with the mouse. This feature is available by default in the applications that operate on Mobile.
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HTML Text edit control

This type of control is used to format texts with enrichment.
Characteristics:
  • A toolbar is automatically displayed above the control to allow the input of the attributes (link, bold, italic, ...).
  • To enter an image in this type of control, you must specify the address of the image.
  • The links found in the control cannot be directly checked by the user. The links will be effective if the content of the HTML text control is displayed in an HTML control.

Password edit control

With this type of control, when typing information in the control, all characters will be replaced with stars on the screen.
WINDEV The user has the ability to check the password typed (AAF). For more details, see Toggling password visibility (AAF).

Numeric, Currency or Currency + Euro edit control

These different types of controls allow you to handle numerical values:
  • The Numeric edit control is used to display or enter a numeric value (weight, ...). The "+++" characters are displayed if the control is not large enough to display the entire number.
  • The Currency edit control is used to display or enter currency values.
  • The Currency + Euro edit control is used to manage prices for example.
    Universal Windows 10 AppAndroid This type of edit control is not available.
WINDEV The Numeric, Currency and Currency + Euro edit controls can display a calculator button allowing the user to perform a calculation ("Display calculator button" option). Several AAFs (Automatic Application Features) are available for this type of control (modifying the value via the mouse wheel for example). For more details, see AAF for the numeric controls.

Date edit control

This type of edit control is used to display or type dates.
WINDEV The user will be able to press the "+" and "-" keys on the numeric keyboard to modify the date.

If the control is not found in a popup, you have the ability to display a calendar button allowing the user to type the date ("Display a calendar button" option). In this case, you have the ability to define the calendar characteristics.
WINDEV AAF (Automatic Application Feature): If the Calendar button is not displayed, the user will still be able to enter a date in a calendar ("Calendar" in the context menu of the control). To delete this AAF, use AAFDisable with the constant aafCalendar. For more details, see AAF for the Date controls.
AndroidiPhone/iPad To allow a date to be selected via the roll, the type of input mask must be:
  • AndroidiPhone/iPad "Date roll",
  • iPhone/iPad "Date and Time roll".

Time edit control

This type of control is used to type or display times.
AndroidiPhone/iPad To allow a time to be selected via the time picker, you must use the "TimePicker" input mask.

Duration edit control

This type of control is used to type or display durations.
AndroidiPhone/iPad To allow a duration to be selected via the duration picker, you must use the "DurationPicker" input mask.
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Upload edit control

This type of control is used to manage the file upload.

Text token edit control

This type of control is used to manage tokens in edit controls.
For more details, see Managing a Text token edit control.
Universal Windows 10 App This type of edit control is not available.
Minimum version required
  • Version 9
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Comments
Emojis will crash mobile iOs App
Everytime, when using emojis at iOs app, will crash at leaving the edt control, ANOTHER error
Aldo Vargas
21 Dec. 2020