DateBox

DateBoxes are used to enter specific dates, either for data entry or for selecting views. DateBoxes can be setup to have a default value based on the current date: one year from the current date, two weeks before the current date. Selection of dates can also be limited to date ranges based criteria.

 

Controls

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To change the date, the datebox icon can be pressed to show a popup containing a calendar. Selecting a numeric day will select that date and close the popup. Selecting a blank day will clear any selected value for the datebox. To change the month or year, click on the information to change and “-” and “+” buttons will be displayed to allow changing the values. Clicking on the year twice will show “<” and “>” buttons to allow switching the date by decades.

Common Properties

Label: Enter text for a label to appear for this object.

Enabled: If checked, by default, the object will be enabled and users will be able to interact with the object immediately. This is useful on simple forms or in places where this object should always be accessible. You would not want to check this when this object relies on another object or menu option being selected first before it becomes accessible.

Hidden: If checked, this object will not be shown. This is useful if you wish to take an object offline or if you want the object to only become visible after a certain action occurs or a set of conditions is met.

Lock Object: When checked, this object will not move when clicked or resize when selected. This is useful when you want to access only properties and not change the layout of this object.

Read Only: If checked, data cannot be directly changed by interacting with this object.

DataGrid Field: The label of the DataGrid column that should be updated when changes are made to this object.

Label Align: Alignment refers to the positioning of text for this property on this object. By default, text is left aligned. Other options include centering the text and setting text to align to the right.

Label Bold: If checked, thick characters will be used to create the label.

Label Color: Sets the color of the label. Select black to clear this selection and use the default color.

Label Italic: If checked, the label will be in italic type.

Label Lower: An offset for the number of pixels the label will be lowered when the Label Position is set to Top.

Label Position: The placement of the label in relation to the object. By default, the placement is on the left side of the object.

Label Size: The font size for the label.

Label Space: The size, in pixels, of the label. When the Label Position is set for the left, this space refers to the width of the label. When the Label Position is set for the top, this space refers to the height of the label. When no value is entered, the space will be half of either the width or height of the object, depending on the Label Position.

Label Underline: If checked, the label will be underlined.

Font Align: Font refers to the actual text inside the DateBox. Alignment refers to the positioning of text for this property on this object. By default, text is left aligned. Other options include centering the text and setting text to align to the right.

Font Bold: If checked, the font will be bolded.

Font Color: The color of the font. Select black to clear this color and use the default color.

Font Italic: If checked, the font will use an italic type.

Font Size: The size of the font.

Font Underline: If checked, the font will be underlined.

Glow Inner: The color of a glow that covers the object. Select black to clear this glow.

Glow Outer: The color of a glow that extends from the object. Select black to clear this glow.

Shadow: Apply a shadow to this object.

Apply to Label: If checked, any Glow or Shadow effects placed on this object will also be used on this object’s label.

Tag: Used to store any needed miscellaneous data.

Help Text: Text to show in a popup window that will appear when accessing this object’s help option (such as from right-clicking the object and selecting the Help menu).

Help Title: The title given to the popup windows that displays the Help Text and any Help Link.

Help Link: An optional hyperlink to include with the Help Text. If a Help Link is entered, a button for accessing the link will appear at the bottom of the popup; to set the label for this button, enter the text for the label followed by a “|” character. For example, to link to OmegaForms: “OmegaForms|http://www.omegaforms.com/”

Notes: Used to record any needed notes.

Requests: Any requests a manager has for this object should be entered in this location.

Feedback: If your liaison from Omega Forms has questions about a request, they will place your request, along with their questions, in this section. You should then provide more input about the feedback in the Requests section.

Pending: When a request is fully understood and additional work needs to take place to fulfill the request, the request will be placed in this section.

Updates: Completed requests, and general updates made, will be placed in this section. This property is not carried over to copies of this object.

One update

  1. Controls section added to show functionality of newest datebox.