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  • Initial position (control and window)
  • Position of Tab control
  • Position of a control associated with a Tab control
  • Hidden button
  • Position of anchored control
  • Toolbar
  • Looper elements
  • Limits for the windows and window controls
  • Limits in the reports
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Stored procedures
X is used to:
  • Find out the X coordinate of a control, of a Table control column or of a window (position on X axis).
  • Modify the X-coordinate of a control or window (position on X-axis).
This property can be used on the controls found in a window, in a page, in a report, or on a window.
Versions 18 and later
Universal Windows 10 App This property is now available in Windows Store apps mode.
New in version 18
Universal Windows 10 App This property is now available in Windows Store apps mode.
Universal Windows 10 App This property is now available in Windows Store apps mode.
Versions 21 and later
Universal Windows 10 App This property is now available in Universal Windows 10 App mode.
New in version 21
Universal Windows 10 App This property is now available in Universal Windows 10 App mode.
Universal Windows 10 App This property is now available in Universal Windows 10 App mode.
Example
// Find out the X coordinate of "IMG_Image" control
ResX = IMG_Image.X
Syntax

Finding out the X coordinate of an element Hide the details

<Result> = <Element used>.X
<Result>: Integer
  • X coordinate of specified element:
    • If the control belongs to a window, this X-coordinate is expressed in pixels. It corresponds to the horizontal position of the upper-left corner of the control relative to the upper-left corner of the window's client area (i.e. the window without title bar, menu bar or borders).
    • If the control belongs to a report, this X-coordinate is expressed in millimeters. It corresponds to the horizontal position of top left corner of element in relation to the top left corner of te block to which the control belongs.
    • If the control belongs to a page, this X-coordinate is expressed in pixels. It corresponds to:
    • X-coordinate of specified column in a Table control (in pixels). Horizontal position of top left corner of column in relation to the top left corner of Table control.
    • WINDEV X-coordinate of the specified window (in pixels). Horizontal position of top left corner of window in relation to the top left corner of the screen.
      Linux The X coordinate of window is not available.
    <Element used>: Character string (with or without quotes)
    Name of element whose X coordinate is requested.
    For a control associated with a tab, use the following notation:
    <Tab name>.<Control name>

    Modifying the X coordinate of an element Hide the details

    <Element used>.X = <New X coordinate>
    <Element used>: Character string (with or without quotes)
    Name of element whose X coordinate will be modified.
    For a control associated with a tab, use the following notation:
    <Tab name>.<Control name>
    <New X coordinate>: Integer
    • New X coordinate of the specified control:
      • If the control belongs to a window, this X-coordinate is expressed in pixels. It corresponds to the horizontal position of the upper-left corner of the control relative to the upper-left corner of the window's client area (i.e. the window without title bar, menu bar or borders).
      • If the control belongs to a report, this X-coordinate is expressed in millimeters. It corresponds to the horizontal position of top left corner of element in relation to the top left corner of te block to which the control belongs.
      • If the control belongs to a page, this X-coordinate is expressed in pixels.
          Remark: The control must be a stackable control otherwise the modification of the X coordinate will be ignored.
      • New Xcoordinate of specified column in a Table control (in pixels). Horizontal position of top left corner of column in relation to the top left corner of Table control.
      • WINDEV New X-coordinate for the specified window (in pixels). Horizontal position of top left corner of window in relation to the top left corner of the screen.
        Linux The X coordinate of the window cannot be modified.
      Remarks
      WINDEVUniversal Windows 10 AppJavaUser code (UMC)

      Initial position (control and window)

      The initial position (defined in the "Details" tab of the object description in the window editor) is returned by XInitial and YInitial. This position corresponds to the position of the object when the window is opened and can be modified by programming with the properties X and Y.
      WINDEVJavaUser code (UMC)

      Position of Tab control

      The Property X allows you to know and modify the horizontal position (in pixels) of the Tab control in relation to the top left corner of the client area of the window (i.e. the window without the title and menu bars nor the Border).
      Important: If the coordinates of the control tab are changed with the Property X, all control s positioned on the tab are also moved.
      WINDEVJavaUser code (UMC)

      Position of a control associated with a Tab control

      If a control is associated with a pane of a Tab control, its coordinates are not relative to the Tab control but to the window's client area (i.e. the window without title bar, menu bar or borders).
      If, after a modification, the coordinates of a control positioned on a Tab control no longer belong to the coordinates of this Tab control, the control is not displayed anymore.
      WINDEVUniversal Windows 10 AppJavaUser code (UMC)

      Hidden button

      It is possible to use a "hidden" button by using negative coordinates (with the properties X and Y).. These negative coordinates can be used to define specific shortcuts for example. A specific process can be called from a button with negative coordinates so that it is not displayed in the window.
      WINDEVUniversal Windows 10 AppJavaUser code (UMC)

      Position of anchored control

      If a field is anchored, the Property X allows you to temporarily modify its abscissa (until the next modification of the window size).
      To permanently modify the position of an anchored control, use XInitial and YInitial.
      WINDEVUser code (UMC)

      Toolbar

      The Property X can be used on a floating toolbar.
      Versions 22 and later
      WINDEVUniversal Windows 10 AppUser code (UMC)

      Looper elements

      The Property X can be used on the elements of an Looper control. In this case, the property X allows you to know the coordinates of the repetition within the Visible zone of the repeated area.
      If the item is not displayed in the visible part of the repeated field then the Property X will return -4000.
      Example:
      LooperDisplay(LOOP_NoName1, 10)
      ThreadPause(200)
      Info(".X of elment 10: " + ZR_SansNom1[10].X)
      New in version 22
      WINDEVUniversal Windows 10 AppUser code (UMC)

      Looper elements

      The Property X can be used on the elements of an Looper control. In this case, the property X allows you to know the coordinates of the repetition within the Visible zone of the repeated area.
      If the item is not displayed in the visible part of the repeated field then the Property X will return -4000.
      Example:
      LooperDisplay(LOOP_NoName1, 10)
      ThreadPause(200)
      Info(".X of elment 10: " + ZR_SansNom1[10].X)
      WINDEVUniversal Windows 10 AppUser code (UMC)

      Looper elements

      The Property X can be used on the elements of an Looper control. In this case, the property X allows you to know the coordinates of the repetition within the Visible zone of the repeated area.
      If the item is not displayed in the visible part of the repeated field then the Property X will return -4000.
      Example:
      LooperDisplay(LOOP_NoName1, 10)
      ThreadPause(200)
      Info(".X of elment 10: " + ZR_SansNom1[10].X)
      WINDEVJavaUser code (UMC)

      Limits for the windows and window controls

      WINDEV The Property X cannot be used on:
      • an option in a Check Box or Radio Button control,
      • a row in a List Box control, Combo Box control or Table control,
      • a group of controls,
      • a window menu,
      • an element in a TreeView control.
      Java In Java, X only applies to the following elements:
      • Button.
      • Static.
      • Edit control.
      • Image.
      • Check Box.
      • Radio Button.
      • List Box.
      • Combo Box.
      • TreeView.
      • Tab.
      • Window.
      • Table.
      • Supercontrols.
      WINDEVUniversal Windows 10 App

      Limits in the reports

      The Property X cannot be used on:
      • a report,
      • a report block.
      Remark:
      • A control cannot be displayed outside the block to which it belongs.
      • Height and Width are used to find out the height and width of a report control or report block.
      Minimum version required
      • Version 9
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