Form Design Toolbar

The Form Design toolbar becomes visible as soon as you select a form object when working in the design mode.

Anchor

Allows you to switch between anchoring options.

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Anchor

Alignment

Modifies the alignment of selected objects.

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Alignment

Bring to Front

Moves the selected object to the top of the stacking order, so that it is in front of other objects.

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Bring to Front

Send to Back

Moves the selected object to the bottom of the stacking order, so that it is behind the other objects.

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Send to Back

Select

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This icon switches the mouse pointer to the select mode, or deactivates this mode. The select mode is used to select the controls of the current form.

Design Mode On/Off

Toggles the Design mode on or off. This function is used to switch quickly between Design and User mode. Activate to edit the form controls, deactivate to use the form controls.

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Design Mode On/Off

Control Properties

Opens a dialogue box for editing the properties of a selected control.

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Control

Form Properties

In this dialogue box you can specify, among others, the data source and the events for the whole form.

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Form

Data Navigator

Specifies the data structure of the current XForms document.

Form Navigator

Opens the Form Navigator. The Form Navigator displays all forms and sub-forms of the current document with their respective controls.

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Form Navigator

Add Field

Opens a window in which you can select a database field to add to the form or report.

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Add Field

Activation Order

Opens the Tab Order dialogue box so you can modify the order in which control fields get the focus when the user presses the tab key.

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Activation Order

Open in Design Mode

Opens forms in Design Mode so that the form can be edited.

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Open in Design Mode

Automatic Control Focus

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If Automatic Control Focus is activated, the first form control will be selected when you open the document. If the button is not activated, the text will be selected after opening. The Tab Order that you have specified determines which is the first form control.

Position and Size

Resizes, moves, rotates, or slants the selected object.

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Position and Size

Display Grid

Specifies whether to display the grid.

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Display Grid

Snap to Grid

Specifies that you can move objects only between grid points.

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Snap to Grid

Helplines While Moving

Specifies whether to display guides when moving an object.

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Helplines While Moving

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