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Overview
A Combo Box control can display a table when it is opened. There are several properties available for this type of control.
Properties available in a window
The following properties can be used with Combo Box controls that display a table:
AnchorThe Anchor property is used to set the anchors of a control in a window, page or report.
AnchorRateBottomThe AnchorRateBottom property is used to:
  • Find out the anchor rate when a control moves on the vertical axis.
  • Modify the anchor rate when a control moves on the vertical axis.
AnchorRateHeightThe AnchorRateHeight property is used to:
  • Find out the vertical anchor rate of a control.
  • Modify the vertical anchor rate of a control.
AnchorRateRightThe AnchorRateRight property is used to:
  • Find out the anchor rate when a control moves on the horizontal axis.
  • Modify the anchor rate when a control moves on the horizontal axis.
AnchorRateWidthThe AnchorRateWidth property is used to:
  • Find out the anchor rate when a control (or a table column) stretches on the horizontal axis.
  • Modify the anchor rate when a control (or a table column) stretches on the horizontal axis.
AutoBrowseThe AutoBrowse property is used determine if the browse operation performed in a List Box, Looper, Table or Combo Box control based on a data file is automatic or programmed.
BackgroundColorThe BackgroundColor property is used to set the background color of a control, window, page or block of a report.
BorderThe Border property is used to get and change the characteristics of the borders:
  • for a report control or block.
  • for a window control.
  • for a cell of a Table control.
BrowsedFileThe BrowsedFile property is used to get and change the data source used to display records in controls based on a data file.
BrowsedItemThe BrowsedItem property is used to:
  • Get the item used to automatically loop through Table, Looper, List Box, ListView and Combo Box controls, supercontrols and reports based on data files.
  • Change the item used to automatically loop through Table, Looper, List Box, ListView and Combo Box controls, supercontrols and reports based on data files. Then, the iteration is reinitialized.
CaptionIn a database, the Caption property is used to:
  • Find out the caption associated with a file item.
  • Find out the caption associated with a data file.
  • Find out and modify the connection caption.
In a report, the Caption property is used to:
  • Find out the text displayed in a Static or Link control.
  • Modify the text displayed in a Static or Link control.
In a window or page, the Caption property is also used to:
  • Find out and modify the caption of a control in a window or in a page.
  • Find out and modify the caption of a menu option.
  • Find out and modify the title of a window or page.
  • Find out the content of a Breadcrumb control.
CaptionWidthThe CaptionWidth property is used to get and change the width reserved for the text area in an Edit or Combo Box control.
ColorThe Color property is used to get or change the font color for:
  • a Font variable.
  • a text displayed in a Static control or in a calculated control of a report.
  • a text displayed in a window control.
  • a text displayed in a page control.
ContentThe Content property is used to read or write the whole content of a control:
  • List Box populated programmatically,
  • Combo Box populated programmatically,
  • Spreadsheet.
CountThe Count property returns the number of elements in a given set.
CursorThe Cursor property is used to get and change the position of the mouse cursor in one of the following controls:
  • Edit control.
  • Editable Combo Box.
  • "Edit control" table column and "Editable Combo Box" table column.
  • Word Processing control.
  • HTML Editor control.
CursorEndCursorEnd is used to find out and modify the end position of selection of the mouse cursor in one of the following controls:
  • Edit control.
  • Editable Combo Box.
  • "Edit control" table column and "Editable Combo Box" table column.
  • Word Processing control.
DataBindingThe DataBinding property is used to identify and change the binding between a control and:
  • an item in a data file.
  • a variable.
  • several variables.
DisplayedItemThe DisplayedItem property is used to:
  • Find out the item or the variable displayed by the control.
  • Modify the item or the variable displayed by the control.
DisplayedItemImageThe DisplayedItemImage property is used to:
  • Get the item that corresponds to the image displayed in a ListView control.
  • Change the item that corresponds to the image displayed in a ListView control.
DisplayedValueThe DisplayedValue property returns the value currently displayed in the control of a window or page.
DisplayEnabledThe DisplayEnabled property is used to:
  • find out whether the display of a control or window is enabled or not. If the display is enabled, the content of the control is refreshed on a regular basis.
  • enable (or not) the display of a control or window.
DisplayMaskThe DisplayMask property is used to:
  • Find out the display mask.
  • Modify the display mask.
This display mask is displayed when the control is in read-only or when the control does not have focus.
DndTargetDndTarget is used to find out and modify the behavior of a control during "Drag and Drop".
EllipsisThe Ellipsis property is used to determine and change the truncation mode with ellipses in:
  • a window control (Static, edit control, List box, Button, Combo box or Static table column).
  • a Static control in a report.
EmptyEmpty is used to find out whether:
  • a Looper, Table, List Box or Combo Box control is empty. The control can be a browsing control or a memory control.
  • a Chart control contains no series.
  • a report control is empty (control linked to an item).
  • an array (or an associative array) contains no element.
  • an element of an associative array exists or not.
  • a queue, a list or a stack contains no element.
EmptyIfZeroThe EmptyIfZero property is used to:
  • Find out the management mode of zero value in a control.
  • Modify the management mode of zero value in a control
FillTypeThe FillType property is used to determine the type of source used to populate Table, List Box, ListView, Combo Box and Looper controls.
FilterThe Filter property is used to identify and change the filter applied to records in:
  • Table controls based on a data file,
  • browsing TreeView Table controls,
  • browsing List Box controls,
  • browsing Combo Box controls,
  • browsing Looper controls.
FontThe Font property is used to
  • Get the identifier of the font used in a control in a report, page or window.
  • Change the font used in a control in a report, page or window.
FontBoldFontBold is used to:
  • Determine if the text is bold.
  • Change the weight of the text.
FontCharsetThe FontCharset property is used to:
  • Find out the character set used by the screen fonts of a control.
  • Modify the character set used by the screen fonts of a control.
FontCondensedThe FontCondensed property is used to:
  • Determine if characters in a text are condensed.
  • Condense (or not) the characters in a text.
FontExtendedThe FontExtended property is used to:
  • Find out whether the spacing between characters in a text is increased.
  • Increase the spacing between characters in a text.
FontItalicFontItalic is used to:
  • Determine if the text is italicized.
  • Apply or remove italic formatting from the text.
FontLargeFontLarge is used to:
  • Find out whether the characters in a text are enlarged or not.
  • Enlarge (or not) the characters in a text.
FontNameThe FontName property is used to:
  • Identify the font used in a control.
  • Change the font used in a control.
FontSizeThe FontSize property is used to:
  • Identify the size of the font used in a control.
  • Change the size of the font used in a control.
FontStrikeOutThe FontStrikeOut property is used to:
  • Determine if the text displayed is struck through.
  • Apply strikethrough formatting (or not) the text displayed in a control.
FontUnderlinedFontUnderlined is used to:
  • Find out whether a text is underlined or not.
  • Underline (or not) a text.
FullNameThe FullName property is used to find out the full name:
  • of a control.
  • of a window.
  • of a menu option.
  • of a table column.
GrayedThe Grayed property is used to:
  • Determine if a control (or a group of controls) is grayed out.
  • Gray out or ungray a control, a group of controls or a window.
GroupThe Group property is used to:
  • find out whether the control belongs to a group of controls. If the control belongs to one or more groups, the Group property can be used to identify these groups of controls.
  • associate a control with a group of controls.
HeightThe Height property is used to get and change the height:
  • of a control or block in a report.
  • of a control (in a window), window, row of a Table, List Box or ListView control, option of a Radio Button or Check Box control, break header or footer of a Table or Looper control.
  • of a control (in a page), break header or footer in a Table or Looper control. The control can be overlayable or not.
HelpNumberThe HelpNumber property is used to identify and modify the help number associated with a control.
HideWhileScrollingThe HideWhileScrolling property is used to:
  • Determine if the pinned control is hidden while scrolling,
  • Show or hide the pinned control while scrolling.
HintHint is used to find out and modify the information text displayed when the edit control is empty.
HorizontalAlignmentThe HorizontalAlignment property is used to get and change the horizontal alignment of a control.
InitialContentInitialContent is used to get the initial content:
  • of a List Box control populated programmatically.
  • of a Combo Box control populated programmatically.
  • of a "List of values" column found in a Table control.
  • in a Spreadsheet control.
InitialHeightThe InitialHeight property is used to:
  • Find out the creation height of a control or window.
  • Modify the base height used to anchor the controls "in height".
  • Find out the creation height of a block or control in a report.
InitialStateThe InitialState property is used to get the initial state of a control.
InitialValueThe InitialValue property is used to get the initial value of a control in a window or page.
InitialVisibleThe InitialVisible property is used to determine if:
  • a control was visible during the first display of the associated window or page.
  • a window was visible during its first display.
InitialWidthThe InitialWidth property is used to:
  • Find out the initial width of a control or window.
  • Modify the base width used to anchor the controls in "width".
  • Find out the initial width of a report control.
InputEnabledThe InputEnabled property is used to:
  • Determine if a control or a group of controls is editable or read-only.
  • Change the input options for a control or group of controls.
InputMaskThe InputMask property is used to:
  • find out the input mask.
  • modify the input mask (among the available masks for the type).
InputTypeThe InputType property is used to identify or change the type of input supported by a control: Duration, Date, Numeric, etc.
InterpretAmpersandThe InterpretAmpersand property is used to determine and change how the '&' character is interpreted in:
  • the caption of a Static control.
  • the elements of a List Box control.
  • the elements of a Combo Box control.
  • the values of a column in a Table control.
LeftIndentThe LeftIndent property is used to get and change the space to the left of the text in a control.
LineHeightThe LineHeight property is used to get and change the height of the rows:
  • in a List Box control,
  • in a ListView control (standard display mode only),
  • in a Table control,
  • in a Combo Box control,
  • in a Looper control (height of the row),
  • in an Organizer control.
ListViewModeThe ListViewMode property is used to:
  • Find out the display mode of a ListView control.
  • Modify the display mode of a ListView control.
MaxHeightThe MaxHeight property is used to get and change the maximum height of a control or window.
MaxWidthThe MaxWidth property is used to get and change the maximum width of a control or window.
MemoryThe Memory property determines if the specified control is populated programmatically or is based on a data file.
MemoryFormatThe MemoryFormat property is used to get and change the format of the value returned for:
  • Date or Time edit controls.
  • Date or Time table columns.
  • Calendar controls.
  • Static controls.
  • editable combo boxes.
  • table columns displayed by combo boxes.
MessageThe Message property is used to:
  • Find out the help message associated with a control or with a menu option (in a window).
  • Modify the help message associated with a control or with a menu option (in a window).
MinHeightThe MinHeight property is used to get and change the minimum height of a control or window.
MinWidthThe MinWidth property is used to get and change the minimum width of a control or window.
ModifiedThe Modified property is used to determine if a control or group of controls has been modified by the user (keyboard or mouse input).
MouseCursorThe MouseCursor property is used to identify and change the hover cursor defined for a control, window or page.
NameThe Name property is used to get:
  • the name of the font associated with a Font variable.
  • the name of a control, report or report block.
  • the name of a control, group of controls or window.
  • the name of a control, group of controls or page.
NoteThe Note property is used to:
  • Find out the notes associated with a control, a window, a page or a report.
  • Modify the notes associated with a control, a window a page or a report.
NoteTitleThe NoteTitle property is used to:
  • Get the title of the notes used in the technical documentation of a control, window, page or report.
  • Change the title of the notes used in the technical documentation of a control, window, page or report.
NullIfEmptyThe NullIfEmpty property is used to:
  • Find out whether the value returned by the control is NULL if its content is empty.
  • Configure the value returned by the control if its content is empty.
NumberColumnNumberColumn is used to:
  • Find out the number of columns in a control containing columns (Table, Check Box, Radio Button controls, etc.).
  • Modify the number of columns in a multi-column List Box control.
OpacityThe Opacity property is used to get and define the opacity percentage for a window, or for controls in a window or page.
PaneThe Pane property is used to:
  • Find out the pane tabs associated with a control.
  • Define the pane tabs associated with a control.
ParallaxRateHeightThe ParallaxRateHeight property is used to determine and specify how fast a control is reduced when the scrollbar in the window, internal window or page moves.
ParallaxRateYThe ParallaxRateY property is used to determine and specify how fast a control moves when the scrollbar in the window, internal window or page moves.
PinnedThe Pinned property is used to:
  • Pin a control: the position of the pinned control will be relative to the visible area of its container and not to the content area.
  • Determine if a control is pinned.
PlanePlane is used to:
  • Get:
    • the active plane of a window (or report) or the plane to which a control belongs.
    • the active plane of a WEBDEV element.
  • Change:
    • the active plane of a window (or report) or associate a control with another plane.
    • the active plane of a WEBDEV element.
PopupMenuThe PopupMenu property is used to:
  • Find out the custom context menu associated with a control or window.
  • Modify the context menu associated with a control or window (associate another context menu with the control or window).
  • Customize the system menus of controls by adding options.
ProcessThe Process property is used to modify the processes to be executed by the events available on a control, window, page, report, etc.
RightClickThe RightClick property is used to get and change the name of the Button control that will be executed when an object is right-clicked.
RightToLeftThe RightToLeft property is used to get the writing direction on a control, column, window or report.
SearchAAFThe SearchAAF property is used to:
  • find out whether the search via AAF is enabled on a non-editable Combo Box control,
  • enable (or not) the search via AAF on a non-editable Combo Box control.
SelectedTextThe SelectedText property is used to get and change the text selected in an Edit control, editable Combo Box control or editable column in a Table control.
ShortcutKeyThe ShortcutKey property gets and sets the keyboard shortcut associated with a control.
SizeThe Size property is used to determine and change the size of an element.
SortedSorted is used to:
  • Determine whether a control is sorted.
  • Sort a control or not.
SortOptionThe SortOption property gets and sets the sort options used in:
  • text columns in Table controls,
  • text columns in Treeview Table controls,
  • List Box and ListView controls,
  • Combo Box controls,
  • attributes of Looper controls,
  • images, clickable images and thumbnails with automatic sequence.
StateThe State property is used to get and change the state of an element.
StoredItemThe StoredItem property is used to:
  • Find out the stored item or the stored variable of a Table, Looper, List Box or Combo Box control.
  • Modify the stored item or the stored variable of a Table, Looper, List Box or Combo Box control.
StoredValueThe StoredValue property is used to get the value currently stored by:
  • a row in a List Box, ListView or Combo Box control.
  • a "Text token" edit control.
StoreTheValueThe StoreTheValue property is used to:
  • Find out whether a control keeps its value between two application starts via the persistence.
  • Modify a control so that it keeps (or not) its value between two application starts via the persistence.
StyleThe Style property is used to retrieve and assign the entire style of a control (including the overrides).
TABOrderThe TABOrder property is used to get and change the position of a control in the tab order of a window.
TextDirectionThe TextDirection property is used to determine and change the writing direction in a window, report or control (useful for languages such as Arabic or Hebrew).
ToolTipThe ToolTip property is used to get and change the text displayed in the tooltip associated with a window or page control.
TypeThe Type property is used to get:
  • the type of element (data file or item) defined programmatically or in the data model editor, view or query.
  • the type of object.
  • the type of data held in a Variant.
UnicodeThe Unicode property is used to:
  • Determine if the value of a control is a Unicode string.
  • Specify whether the value of a control is a Unicode string.
ValueThe Value property is used to:
  • Find out and modify the value of a report control.
  • Find out and modify the value of a control or the title of a window.
  • Find out the identifier of a stream.
  • Find out and modify the value of a control or the title of a page.
VerticalAlignmentThe VerticalAlignment property is used to get and change the vertical alignment of a control.
VerticalOrientationThe VerticalOrientation property is used to:
  • Find out the orientation of a ListView control.
  • Modify the orientation of a ListView control.
VisibleThe Visible property is used to:
  • Find out whether an element is visible.
  • Make an element visible or invisible.
VisibleWithAnimationThe VisibleWithAnimation property is used to make a control visible or invisible via the "Appear/Disappear" animation.
VisualEffectThe VisualEffect property allows you to apply a visual effect on a control or group of controls in a window.
WidthThe Width property gets and changes the width:
  • of a control or block in a report.
  • of a control (found in a window), window, column found in a table or column found in a list box (including listview).
  • of a control (found in a page), column found in a table or column found in a list box. The control can be overlayable or not.
WinEditAllowedThe WinEditAllowed property is used to determine and configure the actions allowed on a control when the window switches to "UI modification by end user" mode.
WithInputThe WithInput property is used to determine if a Combo Box supports data input, and to enable or disable this behavior.
XThe X property is used to:
  • Get the X-coordinate of a control, Table control column or window (position on the X-axis).
  • Get the X-coordinate of a control or window (position on the X-axis).
XInitialThe XInitial property is used to:
  • Get the X-coordinate:
    • of a control (position on the X-axis) when opening the window or the page.
    • of a window (position on X-axis) when opening the window.
  • Change the X-coordinate of a control anchored "to the right" (position on the X-axis) when opening the window.
  • Get the X-coordinate of a control in relation to its block (position in millimeters on the X-axis) when opening the report.
YThe Y property is used to:
  • Find out the Y-coordinate of a control or window (position on Y-axis).
  • Modify the Y-coordinate of a control or window.
YInitialThe YInitial property is used to:
  • Find out the Y-coordinate:
    • of a control (position on Y-axis) when opening the window or the page.
    • of a window (position on Y-axis) when opening the window.
  • Modify the Y-coordinate of a control anchored "to bottom" (position on the vertical axis) when opening the window.
  • Find out the Y-coordinate of a control in relation to its block (position in millimeters on the vertical axis) when opening the report.
ZOrderThe ZOrder property is used to manage the Z-order of an element.
Remark: Some properties may not be available according to the platform used. For more details, see the property's help page..
Minimum version required
  • Version 17
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