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  • Group of controls
  • Using shortcuts according to control states
  • 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.
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.
WEBDEV - Server codeWEBDEV - Browser codePHPAjax

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.
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

WEBDEV - Server code The Visible property does not apply to reports.
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.
Minimum version required
  • Version 9
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