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  • Visible or invisible control/block
  • State of a group of controls
  • State of a column in a Table control
  • Tabs and controls of a tab pane
  • Sidebar and pane controls
  • Radio Button/Check Box controls and their options
  • Active control made invisible or not
  • Menu options
  • Limits
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Stored procedures
..State can be used:
  • in a report.
  • in a window.
  • in a page.
WINDEVWEBDEV - Server codeReports and QueriesiPhone/iPadUniversal Windows 10 AppWindows Mobile In a report, ..State is used to find out and modify the display state:
  • of a control,
  • of a report block.
Remark: In a report, ..State can only be used to manage the visibility of a control or block (a control or a block cannot be grayed). In this case, this property is available for backward compatibility with WINDEV 5.5 and WEBDEV 1.5. To manage the visibility of a control or block in a report, we recommend that you use ..Visible.
WINDEVWINDEV Mobile In a window, ..State is used to find out and modify the display state:
  • of a window,
  • of a control or group of controls,
  • of a table cell or table row,
  • of a menu option.
WEBDEV - Server codeWEBDEV - Browser code In a page, ..State is used to find out and modify the display state:
  • of a control.
  • of a group of controls.
Versions 15 and later
Android This property is now available for Android applications.
New in version 15
Android This property is now available for Android applications.
Android This property is now available for Android applications.
Versions 17 and later
iPhone/iPad This property is now available for iPhone/iPad applications.
New in version 17
iPhone/iPad This property is now available for iPhone/iPad applications.
iPhone/iPad This property is now available for iPhone/iPad applications.
Versions 18 and later
Universal Windows 10 App This property is now available in Windows Store apps mode.
iPhone/iPad This property is now available for report controls or blocks in iPhone/iPad applications.
New in version 18
Universal Windows 10 App This property is now available in Windows Store apps mode.
iPhone/iPad This property is now available for report controls or blocks in iPhone/iPad applications.
Universal Windows 10 App This property is now available in Windows Store apps mode.
iPhone/iPad This property is now available for report controls or blocks in iPhone/iPad applications.
Versions 20 and later
AndroidiPhone/iPad This property is now available for Table controls and table columns in Android and iPhone/iPad applications.
New in version 20
AndroidiPhone/iPad This property is now available for Table controls and table columns in Android and iPhone/iPad applications.
AndroidiPhone/iPad This property is now available for Table controls and table columns in Android and iPhone/iPad applications.
Versions 21 and later
Universal Windows 10 App This property is now available in Universal Windows 10 App mode.
Apple Watch This property is now available in Apple Watch mode.
New in version 21
Universal Windows 10 App This property is now available in Universal Windows 10 App mode.
Apple Watch This property is now available in Apple Watch mode.
Universal Windows 10 App This property is now available in Universal Windows 10 App mode.
Apple Watch This property is now available in Apple Watch mode.
Versions 22 and later
WEBDEV - Browser code This property is now available in browser code.
New in version 22
WEBDEV - Browser code This property is now available in browser code.
WEBDEV - Browser code This property is now available in browser code.
Example
WINDEVWEBDEV - Server codeReports and QueriesAndroidiPhone/iPadUniversal Windows 10 AppWindows MobileJavaPHPAjaxUser code (UMC)
// The STC_Static1 control becomes active
STC_Static1..State = Active
WINDEVWEBDEV - Server codeAndroidUniversal Windows 10 AppWindows MobileJavaPHPAjaxUser code (UMC)
// The EDT_Edit1 control becomes active
EDT_Edit1..State = Active
// Modify the content of the Combo Box if it is active
IF COMBO_Combo1..State = Active THEN
COMBO_Combo1 = "<Enter HERE>"
ReturnToCapture(COMBO_Combo1)
END
WINDEV
// Gray out 4th row in the Table control
TABLE_Customer[4]..State = Grayed
// Grays the 1st cell of column 2
COL_COL2[1]..State = Grayed
// Makes the 5th row neither clickable nor editable
TABLE_Customer[5]..State = ReadOnlyNoSelection
// Makes the 2nd cell of column 3 neither clickable nor editable
COL_COL3[2]..State = ReadOnlyNoSelection
// Makes the cell active
COL_COL3[2]..State = Active
Syntax
WINDEVWEBDEV - Server codeReports and QueriesiPhone/iPadUniversal Windows 10 AppWindows Mobile

Finding out the state of an element in a report Hide the details

<Current state> = <Element name>..State
<Current state>: Integer constant
Current state of the object.
ActiveThe control or block is visible.
InvisibleThe control or block is invisible (it is recommended to use ..Visible).
<Element name>: Character string (with or without quotes)
Name of report control or block.
WINDEVWEBDEV - Server codeReports and QueriesiPhone/iPadUniversal Windows 10 AppWindows Mobile

Modifying the state of an element in a report Hide the details

<Element name>..State = <New state>
<Element name>: Character string (with or without quotes)
Name of report control or block.
<New state>: Integer constant
New state of the object.
ActiveThe control or block is visible.
InvisibleThe control or block is invisible (it is recommended to use ..Visible).
WINDEVAndroidiPhone/iPadApple WatchUniversal Windows 10 AppWindows MobileJavaUser code (UMC)

Finding out the state of an element in a window or the state of a window Hide the details

<Current state> = <Element name>..State
<Current state>: Integer constant
Current state of the object.
Window controls
ActiveThe control is active and editable.
ReadOnlyNoSelectionFor the Table controls only: The control is read-only, no input is allowed.

In this case, the user will not be able to select a table row with the mouse or with the arrows. A row can only be selected by programming with TableSelectPlus. This row will be selected via the selection bar.
DisplayOnly or InactiveThe control is read-only, no input or action is allowed.
For the Table, TreeView Table and Looper controls, the user will be able to select a table row. It can also be selected by programming (with TableSelectPlus for the tables).
GrayedControl grayed.
Table row or Table cell, TreeView table, List Box, ListView, Combo Box, Looper
ActiveThe control is active and editable (if the table is in edit).
ReadOnlyNoSelectionThe control is read-only, no input or action is allowed. The user will not be able to select a table row with the mouse or with the arrow keys. A row can only be selected by programming with TableSelectPlus.

This row will be selected via the selection bar.
GrayedThe control is grayed
Java Feature not supported.
Windows
ActiveWindow that can be handled by the user.
DisplayOnlyThe window controls are no longer accessible in modification. However, the user will be able to modify the row selected in the Table, TreeView Table or Looper controls. The window cannot be moved.
GrayedGrays all window controls.
OutsideScreenThe window is active but its coordinates are negative
<Element name>: Character string (with or without quotes)
Name of control, table row, cell, group of controls or window.
WINDEVAndroidiPhone/iPadApple WatchUniversal Windows 10 AppWindows MobileJavaUser code (UMC)

Modifying the state of an element in a window or the state of a window Hide the details

<Element name>..State = <New state>
<Element name>: Character string (with or without quotes)
Name of control, table row, cell, group of controls or window.
<New state>: Integer constant
New state of element.
Window controls
ActiveThe control is active and editable.
ReadOnlyNoSelectionFor the Table controls only: The control is read-only, no input is allowed.
In this case, the user will not be able to select a table row with the mouse or with the arrows. A row can only be selected by programming with TableSelectPlus. This row will be selected via the selection bar.
DisplayOnly or InactiveThe control is read-only, no input or action is allowed.
For the Table, TreeView Table and Looper controls, the user will be able to select a row. It can also be selected by programming (with TableSelectPlus for the tables).
GrayedThe control is grayed
Table row or Table cell, TreeView table, List Box, ListView, Combo Box, Looper
ActiveThe control is active and editable (if the table is in edit).
ReadOnlyNoSelectionThe control is read-only, no input or action is allowed. The user will not be able to select a table row with the mouse or with the arrow keys. A row can only be selected by programming with TableSelectPlus.
This row will be selected via the selection bar.
GrayedControl grayed.
Windows
ActiveWindow that can be handled by the user.
DisplayOnlyThe window controls are no longer accessible in modification. However, the user will be able to modify the row selected in the Table, TreeView Table or Looper controls. The window cannot be moved.
GrayedGrays all window controls.
OutsideScreenThe window is active but its coordinates are negative.
WEBDEV - Server codeWEBDEV - Browser codePHPAjax

Finding out the state of a control in a page Hide the details

<Current state> = <Control name>..State
<Current state>: Integer constant
Current state of the object.
Active or VisibleThe control is active and editable.
GrayedControl grayed.
InactiveThe edit control is visible and read-only (applies to the edit controls only).
InvisibleInvisible (we recommend that you use ..Visible).
WEBDEV - Browser code This constant is not available. Use ..Visible.
Remark: in List Box and Combo Box controls, 'Inactive' is equivalent to 'Grayed'.
<Control name>: Character string (without quotes)
Name of control or group of controls.
WEBDEV - Server codeWEBDEV - Browser codePHPAjax

Modifying the state of a control in a page Hide the details

<Control name>..State = <New state>
<Control name>: Character string (without quotes)
Name of control or group of controls.
<New state>: Integer constant
New state of the object.
Active or VisibleThe control is active and editable.
GrayedThe control is grayed
InactiveThe edit control is visible and read-only (applies to the edit controls only).
InvisibleThe control is invisible (it is recommended to use ..Visible).
WEBDEV - Browser code This constant is not available. Use ..Visible.
Remarks:
  • In List Box and Combo Box controls, 'Inactive' is equivalent to 'Grayed'.
  • The change of state may result in slightly different effects depending on the browser used. For example, the grayed state will be more noticeable in Internet Explorer and Chrome than in Firefox.
Remarks

Visible or invisible control/block

In a report, the only possible state for a control or a block is visible or invisible. To manage the visibility of a control, it is recommended to use ..Visible. This property optimizes the management of control visibility.

State of a group of controls

  • Finding out the state of a group of controls: the state corresponds to the state of the first control in the group.
  • Modifying the state of a group of controls: all the controls of the group are modified and correspond to the new state.
WINDEVWEBDEV - Server codeReports and QueriesAndroidiPhone/iPadWindows MobileJavaPHPAjaxUser code (UMC)

State of a column in a Table control

If ..State is applied to a column, the state of the entire column is changed (and not just the state of a column cell).
Caution: ..State can only be used to restrict the state of the column defined in the description window. For example, if the column is read-only, no column cell can become editable.
WINDEVAndroidiPhone/iPadUniversal Windows 10 AppWindows MobileJavaUser code (UMC)

Tabs and controls of a tab pane

The state of a control in a tab pane depends on the state of the tab pane:
  • If the pane is not selected, the control is invisible.
  • If the pane is selected and invisible, the control is invisible.
  • If the pane is selected and grayed, the control is grayed.
  • If the pane is selected and inactive, the control is inactive.
  • If the pane is selected and active, the control can be active, inactive, grayed or invisible.
WINDEVWindows MobileUser code (UMC)

Sidebar and pane controls

The state of a control found in a sidebar pane depends on the state of the pane:
  • If the pane is not selected, the control is invisible.
  • If the pane is selected and invisible, the control is invisible.
  • If the pane is selected and grayed, the control is grayed.
  • If the pane is selected and inactive, the control is inactive.
  • If the pane is selected and active, the control can be active, inactive, grayed or invisible.
WINDEVAndroidiPhone/iPadUniversal Windows 10 AppWindows MobileJavaUser code (UMC)

Radio Button/Check Box controls and their options

You can modify the state of the control or the state of an option of the Radio Button/Check Box control. An option can be grayed or active.
  • To modify the state of a Radio Button control:
    RADIO_Radio1..State = Grayed
  • To modify the state of an option in a Radio Button control:
    RADIO_Radio1[2]..State = Grayed
Caution: The state of an option depends on the state of the Radio Button control. Therefore, if the following operations are performed:
  1. An option is grayed.
  2. The Radio Button/Check Box control is grayed.
  3. The Radio Button/Check Box control is re-enabled. The option is still grayed.
WINDEVAndroidiPhone/iPadUniversal Windows 10 AppWindows MobileJavaUser code (UMC)

Active control made invisible or not

A control (active, grayed, read-only) can be made invisible by ..Visible.
When the control is invisible, it loses all the characteristics of its previous state: the control is invisible and it cannot be used. The only way to run its code is to use ExecuteProcess. For example, an invisible control does not respond when using the shortcut. For example, an active button made invisible does not respond when using the shortcut.
To restore the previous state of the control, simply use ..Visible again.
WINDEVWindows Mobile

Menu options

..State is used to find out whether the menu option is enabled or grayed. To define whether the menu option is visible, use ..Visible.
Versions 20 and later
iPhone/iPad ..State = Grayed used on an option of a popup menu is used to make this option invisible.
New in version 20
iPhone/iPad ..State = Grayed used on an option of a popup menu is used to make this option invisible.
iPhone/iPad ..State = Grayed used on an option of a popup menu is used to make this option invisible.
Windows Mobile To optimize the size of the WINDEV Mobile framework installed on the mobile device (Pocket PC), only the properties can be used to handle the menu options by programming.
The equivalence table is as follows:
Available functions
in WINDEV
Equivalent properties
MenuUnmark
MenuIsMarked
MenuMark
Checked
MenuStateState
MenuInvisibleVisible
MenuSelectMinusState
MenuSelectPlusState
MenuLabelCaption

Limits

WINDEVWEBDEV - Server codeReports and QueriesiPhone/iPadUniversal Windows 10 AppWindows Mobile ..State has no effect on the reports.
Java ..State only applies to the following elements:
  • Button.
  • Static control.
  • Edit control.
  • Image.
  • Check Box.
  • Radio Button.
  • List Box.
  • Combo Box.
  • TreeView.
  • Tab.
  • Window.
  • Table.
  • Table column.
  • Supercontrol.
Universal Windows 10 App ..State has no effect on the HTML controls.
WEBDEV - Browser code ..State has no effect on the following elements:
  • Table,
  • TreeView Table,
  • Looper
  • Linear Looper
  • Table column.
Minimum version required
  • Version 9
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