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Multiline Text Control Properties

Multiline text control properties are collected on a property sheet.  You can jump directly to the page of interest using the links below.

The items are arranged in alphabetical order by page.

General

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Item Significance
? Allows you to enter text that will be displayed in a ToolTip when the user pauses the mouse pointer over the control.
Appearance:

Allow vertical scrolling

Allows the control to accommodate more data than will fit, by scrolling vertically.
Appearance:

Always on top

Always on top of other controls on the panel, if they overlap.
Appearance:

Has a border

Draws a dark line around the control.
Appearance:

Selection is persistent

If text is selected in the control, preserve the selection when a different control is activated.
Appearance:

Static appearance

Looks like a static text control.
Appearance:

Sunken appearance

Has a border that makes the control appear sunken.
Appearance:

Scroll bars when needed

The control will display scrollbars when the content exceeds the size of the control.
COBOL field name COBOL name of your control.  All of the fields in the panel copybook for this control will be prefaced with this name.
Contents are automatically selected with field receives focus Causes the entire content of the control to be selected when you enter the control.  If you then type a character, it will replace the entire content of the control.
Field length (bytes) Size of the COBOL definition in the copybook; used to pass the filename of the image to this control.
Position content horizontally:

Center

Data will be centered.
Position content horizontally:

Left justify

Data will be left-justified.
Position content horizontally:

Right justify

Data will be right-justified.
Set Overtype mode ON when field has focus Causes this field to operate in overtype mode rather then the default insert mode.  

Appearance/Behavior

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Item Significance
Characters accepted:

Any character

Field will accept any character.
Characters accepted:

Alphabetic only

Field only accepts alphabetic characters.
Characters accepted:

Alphanumeric only

Field only accepts alphanumeric characters.
Characters accepted:

Numeric only

Field only accepts numeric characters.
Runtime behavior:

Beep full

Beeps when the field is full.
Runtime behavior:

Enter key forces line break

Pressing the Enter key inserts a carriage return/line feed (0D0Ah) into your data.

Text will be formatted with a forced line break instead of simply wrapping to fit within the control.

Runtime behavior:

OEMCONVERT

The text is converted from the Windows character set to the OEM character set and then back to the Windows character set, which assures valid conversion.  Useful primarily for edit controls that contain file names.
Runtime behavior:

Tab stops here

Makes it possible to use the Tab key to navigate to this control.
Upper/Lower case:

Mixed case

Field accepts mixed case alphabetic characters.
Upper/Lower case:

Force lowercase

Field will force all alphabetic characters to lowercase.
Upper/Lower case:

Force UPPERCASE

Field will force all alphabetic characters to UPPERCASE.
Upper/Lower case:

First Char Uppercase

Field will force the first character Uppercase (useful for names).
Protection:

Output only

You may not enter data in the control, but you may position the caret to the control and use Windows editing commands (click the right mouse button) to copy text displayed in the control.
Protection:

Protected and grayed

The control is protected; text is grayed out and you may not place the caret in the control.
Protection:

Protected NOT grayed

Appears the same as Unprotected - normal, but is protected; content may not be copied or modified.
Protection:

Unprotected - normal

User may activate and enter data in the control.
Return to program when:

Entering field

Causes GUI ScreenIO to return an event when the user activates this control.  See hot fields.
Return to program when:

Field is full

Causes GUI ScreenIO to return an event when the user fills the field with data.  See hot fields.
Return to program when:

Leaving (always)

Causes GUI ScreenIO to return an event when the user activates a different control on the panel.  See hot fields.
Return to program when:

Leaving (if modified)

Causes GUI ScreenIO to return an event when the user activates a different control on the panel, but only if the control's contents were modified.  See hot fields.

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