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  • Control attributes
  • Group of controls
  • Using shortcuts according to control states
  • Controls on tabs
  • Rows in a Table control
  • Action Bar
  • Columns in a Table control
  • Limits
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Stored procedures
The Visible property is used to:
  • Find out whether an element is visible.
  • Make an element visible or invisible.
This property applies to the:
  • controls and groups of controls found in a window, in a page or in a report.
  • report blocks,
  • menu options.
Remarks:
  • In the window editor and in the page editor, the control visibility is defined in the "UI" tab of the control description.
  • In the report editor, the control visibility is defined in the "Details" tab of the control description.
  • Versions 15 and later
    WEBDEV - Server code The Visible property is available for table rows.
    New in version 15
    WEBDEV - Server code The Visible property is available for table rows.
    WEBDEV - Server code The Visible property is available for table rows.
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 elements in iPhone/iPad applications.
Android Widget This property is now available in Android widget mode.
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 elements in iPhone/iPad applications.
Android Widget This property is now available in Android widget mode.
Universal Windows 10 App This property is now available in Windows Store apps mode.
iPhone/iPad This property is now available for report elements in iPhone/iPad applications.
Android Widget This property is now available in Android widget mode.
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.
Example
// Make the "EDT_Company" control visible if it is invisible
IF EDT_Company.Visible = False THEN
EDT_Company.Visible = True
END
Syntax

Finding out whether an element is visible Hide the details

<Result> = <Element used>.Visible
<Result>: Boolean
  • True if the specified element is visible,
  • False otherwise.
<Element used>: Type of element
Name of the element to be used.

Making a control or a report block visible/invisible Hide the details

<Element used>.Visible = <Visible/Invisible>
<Element used>: Type of element
Name of element to use.
<Visible/Invisible>: Boolean
  • True if the specified element must be visible,
  • False if the specified element must be invisible.
Remarks

Control attributes

The Visible property does not modify the other state attributes of the control (selection without input, active or grayed out)

Group of controls

If the specified object is a group of controls, the visibility of all controls from that group changes.
WINDEVWEBDEV - Server codeWEBDEV - Browser codeUniversal Windows 10 AppiPhone/iPadIOS WidgetJavaUser code (UMC)PHPAjax

Using shortcuts according to control states

You cannot use shortcuts with an invisible control. For example, an invisible button does not react when shortcuts are used.
WINDEVJavaUser code (UMC)

Controls on tabs

If a control on a tab pane is visible, but the pane is not displayed, the Visible property will return False.
WINDEVJavaUser code (UMC)

Rows in a Table control

A row found in a Table control can be made visible or invisible. For example:
// Makes the second row of the Table control invisible
TABLE_Table[2].Visible = False
If the Table control is using bars with alternated colors, the alternation of colors will be respected.
Remark: If the Visible property is used on a table cell, all cells found in the corresponding column will be hidden.
Versions 21 and later
AndroidiPhone/iPadIOS Widget

Action Bar

The Visible property can be used to hide an Action Bar control.
In this case, an animation is automatically applied when the Action Bar disappears.
New in version 21
AndroidiPhone/iPadIOS Widget

Action Bar

The Visible property can be used to hide an Action Bar control.
In this case, an animation is automatically applied when the Action Bar disappears.
AndroidiPhone/iPadIOS Widget

Action Bar

The Visible property can be used to hide an Action Bar control.
In this case, an animation is automatically applied when the Action Bar disappears.
WEBDEV - Server code

Columns in a Table control

The Visible property can be used to hide columns of a Table control.
However, the Visible property must not be used in an Ajax code to change a column of a non-Ajax Table control: in this case, only the columns will be invisible, the titles of columns will not be invisible.

Limits

WINDEVWEBDEV - Server codeReports and QueriesUniversal Windows 10 AppiPhone/iPadIOS Widget The Visible property does not apply to reports.
WINDEV The Visible property cannot be used on:
  • a row of a List Box or Combo Box control,
  • a window menu
  • an element in a TreeView control.
If the Visible property is used on a table cell, all cells found in the corresponding column will be hidden.
WEBDEV - Server codeWEBDEV - Browser code The Visible property cannot be used on:
  • a row of a List Box or Combo Box control,
  • a menu or a menu option,
  • an HTML table,
  • a control found in a looper.
Java The Visible property applies only to the following elements:
  • Button control.
  • Static control.
  • Edit control.
  • Image control.
  • Check Box control.
  • Radio Button control.
  • List Box control.
  • Combo Box control.
  • TreeView control.
  • Tab control.
  • Window.
  • Table control.
  • Column of a Table control.
  • Supercontrol.
Android Widget The Visible property applies only to the following elements:
  • Button control.
  • Static control.
  • Image control.
  • Window.
Universal Windows 10 AppAndroidiPhone/iPadIOS Widget The Visible property does not apply to windows.
Minimum version required
  • Version 9
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