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  • Position of Tab control
  • Position of control in a Tab control
  • Limits
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Stored procedures
XInitial is used to:
  • Find out the X coordinate:
    • of a control (position on X axis) when opening the window or the page.
    • of a window (position on X axis) when opening the window.
  • Modify the X coordinate of a control anchored "to right" (position on X axis) when opening the window.
  • Find out the X coordinate of a control in relation to its block (position in millimeters on X axis) when opening the report.
Remark: The X coordinate of a control or window corresponds to the X coordinate specified in the "UI" tab, in their description window.
This X coordinate defines the control or window position when opening the window, page or report.
WEBDEV - Server code This property can only be used in the report editor.
Versions 16 and later
Universal Windows 10 App This property is now available for Windows Phone applications.
New in version 16
Universal Windows 10 App This property is now available for Windows Phone applications.
Universal Windows 10 App This property is now available for Windows Phone applications.
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 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 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 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 in iPhone/iPad applications.
Versions 20 and later
AndroidiPhone/iPad This property is now available for Table controls in Android and iPhone/iPad applications.
New in version 20
AndroidiPhone/iPad This property is now available for Table controls in Android and iPhone/iPad applications.
AndroidiPhone/iPad This property is now available for Table controls 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.
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.
Versions 23 and later
PHP This property is now available for PHP sites.
WEBDEV - Browser code This property is now available in browser code.
WEBDEV - Server codeWindowsLinux This property is now available for WEBDEV sites in Linux and in Windows.
New in version 23
PHP This property is now available for PHP sites.
WEBDEV - Browser code This property is now available in browser code.
WEBDEV - Server codeWindowsLinux This property is now available for WEBDEV sites in Linux and in Windows.
PHP This property is now available for PHP sites.
WEBDEV - Browser code This property is now available in browser code.
WEBDEV - Server codeWindowsLinux This property is now available for WEBDEV sites in Linux and in Windows.
Example
// Moves the control 10 millimeters to right
STC_Title.X = STC_Title.X + 10
// Restores the initial position
STC_Title.X = STC_Title.XInitial
Syntax

Finding out the X coordinate of a control or window Hide the details

<Result> = <Element used>.XInitial
<Result>: Integer
  • X coordinate of specified element:
    • If the control belongs to a window: this X-coordinate is expressed in pixels. When the window is opened, 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, when opening the report, to the horizontal position of top left corner of control in relation to the top left corner of block.
    • If the control belongs to a page: this X-coordinate is expressed in pixels. It corresponds, when opening the report, to:
      • WEBDEV - Server code the horizontal position of top left corner of control in relation to the top left corner of the page. If the control belongs to a container control (HTML cell, looper, ...), the X coordinate is given in relation to this container control.
      • WEBDEV - Browser codePHP the horizontal position of top left corner of control in relation to the top left corner of the page.
  • WINDEVUniversal Windows 10 AppWindows MobileAndroidiPhone/iPad X-coordinate of window (in pixels) when it is opened. Horizontal position of top left corner of window in relation to the top left corner of the screen.
<Element used>: Control name or window name
Name of element (control or window) to use.
For a control associated with a tab, use the following notation:
<Tab name>.<Control name>
WINDEVUniversal Windows 10 AppWindows MobileAndroidiPhone/iPadJavaUser code (UMC)

Modifying the X coordinate of a control anchored "to right" Hide the details

<Control used>.XInitial = <New X coordinate>
<Control used>: Control name
Name of control to use. If this field is not anchored "right", the Property XInitial has no effect..
For a control associated with a tab, use the following notation:
<Tab name>.<Control name>
<New X coordinate>: Integer
New X coordinate of specified control (in pixels). 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).
Remarks
WINDEVWindows MobileJavaUser code (UMC)

Position of Tab control

The Property XInitial 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 a tab anchored "on the right" are modified with the Property XInitial, all the fields positioned on the tab are also moved.
WINDEVWindows MobileJavaUser code (UMC)

Position of control in a Tab control

  • If a control is associated with 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 a control is positioned on a Tab control without being associated with it, the coordinates of this control are relative to the window's client area (i.e. the window without title bar, menu bar or borders).

Limits

WINDEVWEBDEV - Server codeReports and QueriesUniversal Windows 10 AppWindows MobileiPhone/iPad For reports, the Property XInitial applies only to ' fields of an report.
WINDEVWINDEV Mobile The Property XInitial cannot be used on:
  • an option in a check box or radio button,
  • a row in a list box, in a combo box or in a table,
  • a table cell,
  • a group of controls,
  • a window menu,
  • an element of a TreeView control.
Java In Java, XInitial only applies to the following elements:
  • Button.
  • Libellé.
  • Edit control.
  • Image.
  • Check Box.
  • Radio Button.
  • List Box.
  • Combo Box.
  • TreeView.
  • Tab.
  • Window.
  • Table.
  • Supercontrol.
WEBDEV - Server codeWEBDEV - Browser codePHP Limits in the pages
The Property
XInitial can only be used on the fields actually displayed in the browser.. It cannot be used on:
  • an HTML table,
  • an option in a Check Box or Radio Button control,
  • a row in a List Box control, Combo Box control or Table control,
  • a cell in a Table control,
  • a group of controls.
Minimum version required
  • Version 9
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