Form

Contains commands for activate form design mode, open control wizards and insert form controls in your document.

Design Mode

Enable or disable form design mode.

Control Wizards

Enable or disable control wizards.

Label Field

Icon Label Field

Creates a field for displaying text. These labels are only for displaying predefined text. Entries cannot be made in these fields.

Text Box

Icon Text Box

Creates a text box. Text boxes are fields in which the user can enter text. In a form, text boxes display data or allow for new data input.

Check Box

Icon Check Box

Creates a check box. Check boxes allow you to activate or deactivate a function in a form.

Option Button

Icon Option Button

Creates an option button. Option buttons enable the user to choose one of several options. Option buttons with the same functionality are given the same name (Name property). Normally, they are given a group box.

List Box

Icon List Box

Creates a list box. A list box lets users select an entry from a list. If the form is linked to a database and the database connection is active, the List Box Wizard will automatically appear after the list box is inserted in the document. This wizard helps you create the list box.

Combo Box

Icon Combo Box

Creates a combo box. A combo box is a single-line list box with a drop-down list from which users choose an option. You can assign the "read-only" property to the combo box so that users cannot enter other entries than those found in the list. If the form is bound to a database and the database connection is active, the Combo Box Wizard will automatically appear after you insert the combo box in the document.

Push Button

Icon Push Button

Creates a push button. This function can be used to execute a command for a defined event, such as a mouse click.

You can apply text and graphics to these buttons.

Image Button

Icon image button

Creates a button displayed as an image. Aside from the graphic representation, an image button has the same properties as a "normal" button.

Formatted Field

Icon Formatted Field

Creates a formatted field. A formatted field is a text box in which you can define how the inputs and outputs are formatted, and which limiting values apply.

A formatted field has special control properties (choose Format - Control).

More fields

Date, time, numerical, currency and pattern form fields.

Group Box

Icon Group Box

Creates a frame to visually group several controls. Group boxes allow you to group option buttons in a frame.

If you insert a group frame into the document, the Group Element Wizard starts, which allows you to easily create an option group.

Note: When you drag a group box over already existing controls and then want to select a control, you have to first open the context menu of the group box and choose Arrange - Send to Back. Then select the control while pressing .

note

Group boxes are used only for a visual effect. A functional grouping of option fields can be made through the name definition: under the Name properties of all option fields, enter the same name in order to group them.


Image Control

Icon Image Control

Creates an image control. It can only be used to add images from a database. In the form document, double-click one of these controls to open the Insert Graphic dialog to insert the image. There is also a context menu (not in design mode) with commands for inserting and deleting the image.

Images from a database can be displayed in a form, and new images can be inserted in the database as long as the image control is not write-protected. The control must refer to a database field of the image type. Therefore, enter the data field into the properties window on the \Data\ tab page.

File Selection

Icon File Selection

Creates a button that enables file selection.

Table Control

Icon Table Control

Creates a table control to display a database table. If you create a new table control, the Table Element Wizard appears.

Special information about Table Controls.

Navigation bar

Icon Navigation bar

Creates a Navigation bar.

The Navigation bar allows you to move through the records of a database or a database form. The controls on this Navigation bar work the same way as the controls on the default Navigation bar in LibreOffice.

Control Properties

Opens a dialog for editing the properties of a selected control.

Form Properties

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

Form Navigator

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

Activation Order

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

Open in Design Mode

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

Automatic Control Focus

Enable or disable Automatic Control Focus

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