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  • Control attributes
  • Group of controls
  • Using shortcuts according to control states
  • Controls on tabs
  • Rows 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 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
// 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.
WINDEVUniversal Windows 10 AppJavaUser code (UMC)

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.

Limits

WINDEVUniversal Windows 10 App 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.
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.
Universal Windows 10 App The Visible property does not apply to windows.
Minimum version required
  • Version 9
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