General

Define the properties for the selected control or dialog. The available properties depend on the type of control selected. The following properties therefore are not available for every type of control.

Alignment

Specify the alignment option for the selected control.

AutoFill

Select "Yes" to enable the AutoFill function for the selected control.

Background colour

Specify the background colour for the current control.

Border

Specify the border type for the current control.

Button type

Select a button type. Button types determine what type of action is initiated.

Character set

Select the font to be used for displaying the contents of the current control.

Currency symbol

Enter the currency symbol to be used for currency controls.

Date

Specify the default date to be shown in the Date control.

Date earliest

Specify the lower limit for a date control.

Date format

Specify the desired format for a date control. A date control interprets the user input depending on this format setting.

Date latest

Specify the upper limit for a date control.

Decimal accuracy

Specify the number of decimal places displayed for a numeric or currency control.

Default button

Select "Yes" to make the current button control the default selection. Pressing Return in the dialog activates the default button.

Delay

Specifies the delay in milliseconds between scrollbar trigger events. A trigger event occurs when you click a scrollbar arrow or click the background area in a scrollbar. Repeated trigger events occur if you keep the mouse button pressed when you click a scrollbar arrow or background area in a scrollbar. If you want, you can include valid time units with the number that you enter, for example, 2 s or 500 ms.

Drop-down

Select "Yes" to enable the drop-down option for list or combo box controls. A drop-down control field has an arrow button which you can click to open a list of the existing form entries.

Edit mask

Specify the edit mask for a pattern control. This is a character code that defines the input format for the control.

You need to specify a masking character for each input character of the edit mask to restrict the input to the values that are listed in the following table:

Character

Meaning

L

A text constant. This character cannot be modified by the user.

a

The characters a-z can be entered here. If a capital letter is entered, it is automatically converted to a lower-case letter.

A

The characters A-Z can be entered here. If a lower-case letter is entered, it is automatically converted to a capital letter

c

The characters a-z and 0-9 can be entered here. If a capital letter is entered, it is automatically converted to a lower-case letter.

C

The characters a-z and 0-9 can be entered here. If a lower-case letter is entered, it is automatically converted to a capital letter

N

Only the characters 0-9 can be entered.

x

All printable characters can be entered.

X

All printable characters can be entered. If a lower-case letter is used, it is automatically converted to a capital letter.


Editable

Specifies whether the nodes of the tree control are editable.

The default value is FALSE.

Enabled

Select "Yes" to enable the control. If the control is disabled, it is greyed out in the dialog.

Graphics

Specify the source of the graphics for a button or an image control. Click "..." to select a file.

Height

Specify the height of the current control or the dialog.

Help URL

Specify the help URL that is called when you press F1 while the focus is on a particular control. For example, use the format HID:1234 to call the Help-ID with the number 1234.

Set the environment variable HELP_DEBUG to 1 to view the Help-IDs as extended help tips.

Help text

Enter a help text that is displayed as a tip (bubble help) when the mouse rests over the control.

Incr./decrement value

Specify the increment and decrement interval for spin button controls.

Invokes stop mode editing

Specifies what happens when editing is interrupted by selecting another node in the tree, a change in the tree's data, or by some other means.

Setting this property to TRUE causes the changes to be automatically saved when editing is interrupted. FALSE means that editing is cancelled and changes are discarded.

The default value is FALSE.

Label

Specifies the label of the current control. The label is displayed along with the control.

You can create multi-line labels by inserting manual line breaks in the label using Shift+Enter.

Large change

Specify the number of units to scroll when a user clicks in the area between the slider and the arrows on a scrollbar.

Line Count

Enter the number of lines to be displayed for a list control. For combo boxes, this setting is only active if the drop-down option is enabled.

List entries

Specify the entries for a list control. One line takes one list entry. Press Shift+Enter to insert a new line.

Literal mask

Specify the initial values to be displayed in a pattern control. This helps the user to identify which values are allowed in a pattern control. The literal mask is restricted by the format specified by the edit mask.

Manual line break

Select "Yes" to allow manual line breaks inside multi-line controls.

Max. text length

Specify the maximum number of characters that the user can enter.

Multi-line Input

Select "Yes" to allow the input of multiple lines in the control. Press Enter to insert a manual line break in the control.

Multiselection

Select "Yes" to allow the selection of multiple entries in list controls.

Name

Insert a name for the current control. This name is used to identify the control.

Order

Specify the order in which the controls receive the focus when the Tab key is pressed in the dialog. On entering a dialog, the control with the lowest order (0) receives the focus. Pressing the Tab key the successively focuses the other controls as specified by their order number.

Initially, the controls receive numbers in the order they are added to the dialog. You can change the order numbers for controls. LibreOffice Basic updates the order numbers automatically to avoid duplicate numbers. Controls that cannot be focused are also assigned a value but these controls are skipped when using the Tab key.

Orientation

Specify the orientation for a scrollbar control.

Page (step)

Specify the number of the dialog page to which the current control is assigned or the page number of the dialog you want to edit. If a dialog has only one page set its Page (Step) value to 0.

Select Page (Step) = 0 to make a control visible on every dialog page.

To switch between dialog pages at run-time, you need to create a macro that changes the value of Page (Step).

Password characters

Enter a character to be displayed instead of the characters that are typed. This can be used for entering passwords in text controls.

PositionX

Specify the distance of the current control from the left side of the dialog.

PositionY

Specify the distance of the current control from the top of the dialog.

Prefix symbol

Select "Yes" to display the currency symbol prefix in currency controls when a number was entered.

Print

Select "Yes" to include the current control in a document's printout.

Progress value

Specify a progress value for a progress bar control.

Progress value max.

Specify the maximum value of a progress bar control.

Progress value min.

Specify the minimum value of a progress bar control.

Read-only

Select "Yes" to prevent the user from editing the value of the current control. The control is enabled and can be focused but not modified.

Repeat

Repeats trigger events when you keep the mouse button pressed on a control such as a spin button.

Root displayed

Specifies if the root node of the tree control is displayed.

If Root displayed is set to FALSE, the root node of a model is no longer a valid node for the tree control and can't be used with any method of XTreeControl.

The default value is TRUE.

Row height

Specifies the height of each row of a tree control, in pixels.

If the specified value is less than or equal to zero, the row height is the maximum height of all rows.

The default value is 0.

Scale

Scales the image to fit the control size.

Scroll value

Specify the initial value of a scrollbar control. This determines the position of the scrollbar slider.

Scroll value max.

Specify the maximum value of a scrollbar control.

Scroll value min.

Specify the minimum value of a scrollbar control.

Scrollbar

Adds the scrollbar type that you specify to a text box.

Scrollbar

Adds the scrollbar type that you specify to a text box.

Selection

Specifies the sequence of the selected items, where "0" corresponds to the first item. To select more than one item, Multiselection must be enabled.

Click the ... button to open the Selection dialogue box.

Click the item or items that you want to select. To select more than one item, ensure that the Multiselection option is selected.

Selection type

Specifies the selection mode that is enabled for this tree control.

Show handles

Specifies whether the handles of the nodes should be displayed.

The handles are dotted lines that visualise the hierarchy of the tree control.

The default value is TRUE.

Show root handles

Specifies whether the handles of the nodes should also be displayed at root level.

The default value is TRUE.

Small change

Specify the number of units to scroll when a user clicks an arrow on a scrollbar.

Spin Button

Select "Yes" to add spin buttons to a numeric, currency, date or time control to allow increasing and decreasing the input value using arrow buttons.

State

Select the selection state of the current control.

Strict format

Select "Yes" to only allow valid characters to be entered in a numeric, currency, date or time control.

Tab stop

Select the focus behaviour of the current control when using the Tab key.

Default

Only input controls receive the focus when using the Tab key. Controls without input like caption controls are omitted.

No

When using the tab key focusing skips the control.

Yes

The control can be selected with the Tab key.


Thousands Separator

Select "Yes" to display thousands separator characters in numeric and currency controls.

Time Format

Select the format to be used for time controls.

Time max.

Specify the maximum time value for a time control.

Time min.

Specify the minimum time value for a time control.

Title

Specify the title of the dialog. Click the border of the dialog to select the dialog.

Titles are only used for labelling a dialog and can only contain one line. Please note that if you work with macros, controls are only called through their Name property.

Tri-state

Select "Yes" to allow a check box to have three states (marked, unmarked and greyed out) instead of two (marked and unmarked).

Value

Specify the value for the current control.

Value max.

Specify the maximum value for the current control.

Value min.

Specify the minimum value for the current control.

Visible size

Specify the length of the slider of a scrollbar control.

Width

Specify the width of the current control or dialog.

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