JSField

Extends

JSComponent

Constants Summary

TypeNameSummary

Constant for specifying the display type of a JSField..

Constant for specifying the display type of a JSField..

Constant for specifying the display type of a JSField..

Constant for specifying the display type of a JSField..

Constant for specifying the display type of a JSField..

Constant for specifying the display type of a JSField..

Constant for specifying the display type of a JSField..

Constant for specifying the display type of a JSField..

Constant for specifying the display type of a JSField..

Constant for specifying the display type of a JSField..

Constant for specifying the display type of a JSField..

Constant for specifying the display type of a JSField..

Constant for specifying the display type of a JSField..

Constant for specifying the display type of a JSField..

Property Summary

TypeNameSummary

Enables a component to stick to a specific side of form and/or to grow or shrink when a window is resized..

The background color of the component..

The type, color and style of border of the component..

CSS position is a replacement for anchoring system making it more intuitive to place a component..

The dataprovider of the component..

The type of display used by the field..

Flag that enables or disables merging of data inside components using tags (placeholders)..

Flag that tells if the content of the field can be edited or not..

The enable state of the component, default true..

The font type of the component..

The foreground color of the component..

The Z index of this component..

The format that should be applied when displaying the data in the component..

A String representing a group ID for this component..

The height in pixels of the component..

Horizontal alignment of the text inside the component..

The margins of the component..

The name of the component..

The method that is executed when the component is clicked..

Method that is executed when the data in the component is successfully changed..

The method that is executed when the component gains focus..

The method that is executed when the component looses focus..

The method that is executed when the component is right clicked..

The text that is displayed in field when the field doesn't have a text value..

Scrollbar options for the vertical and horizontal scrollbars..

Flag that tells if the content of the field should be automatically selected when the field receives focus..

The name of the style class that should be applied to this component..

An index that specifies the position of the component in the tab sequence..

The text that is displayed in the column header associated with the component when the form is in table view..

The text displayed when hovering over the component with a mouse cursor..

Flag that tells if the component is transparent or not..

The valuelist that is used by this field when displaying data..

The visible property of the component, default true..

The width in pixels of the component..

The x coordinate of the component on the form..

The y coordinate of the component on the form..

Methods Summary

TypeNameSummary

Get the value of an attribute of the element..

Returns the attribute names of an element..

Returns the comment of this component..

Get a design-time property of an element..

Get the design-time properties of an element..

Returns the name of the form..

Returns the UUID of this component..

Set a design-time property of an element..

Remove the attribute of an element..

Clear a design-time property of an element..

void

Set the attribute value of an element..

Constants Details

CALENDAR

Constant for specifying the display type of a JSField. Sets the display type of the field to calendar. The field will show a formatted date and will have a button which pops up a calendar for date selection.

Returns Number

Sample

var cal = form.newField('my_table_date', JSField.CALENDAR, 10, 10, 100, 20);

CHECKS

Constant for specifying the display type of a JSField. Sets the display type of the field to checkbox. The field will show a checkbox, or a list of checkboxes if the valuelist property is also set.

Returns Number

Sample

var vlist = solutionModel.newValueList('options', JSValueList.CUSTOM_VALUES);
vlist.customValues = "one\ntwo\nthree\nfour";
var chk = form.newField('my_table_options', JSField.CHECKS, 10, 40, 100, 50);
chk.valuelist = vlist;

COMBOBOX

Constant for specifying the display type of a JSField. Sets the display type of the field to combobox.

Returns Number

Sample

var vlist = solutionModel.newValueList('options', JSValueList.CUSTOM_VALUES);
vlist.customValues = "one\ntwo\nthree\nfour";
var cmb = form.newField('my_table_options', JSField.COMBOBOX, 10, 100, 100, 20);
cmb.valuelist = vlist;

HTML_AREA

Constant for specifying the display type of a JSField. Sets the display type of the field to HTML area. The field will display formatted HTML content.

Returns Number

Sample

var html = form.newField('my_table_html', JSField.HTML_AREA, 10, 130, 100, 50);

IMAGE_MEDIA

Constant for specifying the display type of a JSField. Sets the display type of the field to image. The field will display images.

Returns Number

Sample

var img = form.newField('my_table_image', JSField.IMAGE_MEDIA, 10, 190, 100, 50);

LISTBOX

Constant for specifying the display type of a JSField. Sets the display type of the field to list box. The field will show a selection list with single choice selection.

Returns Number

Sample

var vlist = solutionModel.newValueList('options', JSValueList.CUSTOM_VALUES);
vlist.customValues = "one\ntwo\nthree\nfour";
var list = form.newField('my_table_list', JSField.LISTBOX, 10, 280, 100, 50);
list.valuelist = vlist;

MULTISELECT_LISTBOX

Constant for specifying the display type of a JSField. Sets the display type of the field to list box. The field will show a selection list with multiple choice selection.

Returns Number

Sample

var vlist = solutionModel.newValueList('options', JSValueList.CUSTOM_VALUES);
vlist.customValues = "one\ntwo\nthree\nfour";
var list = form.newField('my_table_options', JSField.MULTISELECT_LISTBOX, 10, 280, 100, 50);
list.valuelist = vlist;

PASSWORD

Constant for specifying the display type of a JSField. Sets the display type of the fiels to password. The field will allow the user to enter passwords, masking the typed characters.

Returns Number

Sample

var pwd = form.newField('my_table_text', JSField.PASSWORD, 10, 250, 100, 20);

RADIOS

Constant for specifying the display type of a JSField. Sets the display type of the field to radio buttons. The field will show a radio button, or a list of them if the valuelist property is also set.

Returns Number

Sample

var vlist = solutionModel.newValueList('options', JSValueList.CUSTOM_VALUES);
vlist.customValues = "one\ntwo\nthree\nfour";
var radio = form.newField('my_table_options', JSField.RADIOS, 10, 280, 100, 50);
radio.valuelist = vlist;

RTF_AREA

Constant for specifying the display type of a JSField. Sets the display type of the field to RTF area. The field will display formatted RTF content.

Returns Number

Sample

var rtf = form.newField('my_table_rtf', JSField.RTF_AREA, 10, 340, 100, 50);

SPINNER

Constant for specifying the display type of a JSField. Sets the display type of the field to spinner. The field will show a spinner.

Returns Number

Sample

var vlist = solutionModel.newValueList('options', JSValueList.CUSTOM_VALUES);
vlist.customValues = "one\ntwo\nthree\nfour";
var spinner = form.newField('my_spinner', JSField.SPINNER, 10, 460, 100, 20);
spinner.valuelist = vlist;

TEXT_AREA

Constant for specifying the display type of a JSField. Sets the display type of the field to text area. The field will show text on multiple lines.

Returns Number

Sample

var tarea = form.newField('my_table_text', JSField.TEXT_AREA, 10, 400, 100, 50);

TEXT_FIELD

Constant for specifying the display type of a JSField. Sets the display type of the field to text field. The field will show regular text on a single line.

Returns Number

Sample

var tfield = form.newField('my_table_text', JSField.TEXT_FIELD, 10, 460, 100, 20);

TYPE_AHEAD

Constant for specifying the display type of a JSField. Sets the display type of the field to type ahead. The field will show regular text, but will have type ahead capabilities.

Returns Number

Sample

var vlist = solutionModel.newValueList('options', JSValueList.CUSTOM_VALUES);
vlist.customValues = "one\ntwo\nthree\nfour";
var tahead = form.newField('my_table_text', JSField.TYPE_AHEAD, 10, 490, 100, 20);
tahead.valuelist = vlist;

Properties Details

anchors

Enables a component to stick to a specific side of form and/or to grow or shrink when a window is resized.

If opposite anchors are activated then the component with grow or shrink with the window. For example if Top and Bottom are activated, then the component will grow/shrink when the window is vertically resized. If Left and Right are activated then the component will grow/shrink when the window is horizontally resized.

If opposite anchors are not activated, then the component will keep a constant distance from the sides of the window which correspond to the activated anchors.

Returns Number

Sample

var form = solutionModel.newForm('mediaForm', 'db:/example_data/parent_table', null, false, 400, 300);
var strechAllDirectionsLabel = form.newLabel('Strech all directions', 10, 10, 380, 280);
strechAllDirectionsLabel.background = 'red';
strechAllDirectionsLabel.anchors = SM_ANCHOR.ALL;
var strechVerticallyLabel = form.newLabel('Strech vertically', 10, 10, 190, 280);
strechVerticallyLabel.background = 'green';
strechVerticallyLabel.anchors = SM_ANCHOR.WEST | SM_ANCHOR.NORTH | SM_ANCHOR.SOUTH;
var strechHorizontallyLabel = form.newLabel('Strech horizontally', 10, 10, 380, 140);
strechHorizontallyLabel.background = 'blue';
strechHorizontallyLabel.anchors = SM_ANCHOR.NORTH | SM_ANCHOR.WEST | SM_ANCHOR.EAST;
var stickToTopLeftCornerLabel = form.newLabel('Stick to top-left corner', 10, 10, 200, 100);
stickToTopLeftCornerLabel.background = 'orange';
stickToTopLeftCornerLabel.anchors = SM_ANCHOR.NORTH | SM_ANCHOR.WEST; // This is equivalent to SM_ANCHOR.DEFAULT
var stickToBottomRightCornerLabel = form.newLabel('Stick to bottom-right corner', 190, 190, 200, 100);
stickToBottomRightCornerLabel.background = 'pink';
stickToBottomRightCornerLabel.anchors = SM_ANCHOR.SOUTH | SM_ANCHOR.EAST;

background

The background color of the component.

Returns String

Sample

// This property can be used on all types of components.
// Here it is illustrated only for labels and fields.
var greenLabel = form.newLabel('Green',10,10,100,50);
greenLabel.background = 'green'; // Use generic names for colors.
var redField = form.newField('parent_table_text',JSField.TEXT_FIELD,10,110,100,30);
redField.background = '#FF0000'; // Use RGB codes for colors.

borderType

The type, color and style of border of the component.

Returns String

Sample

//HINT: To know exactly the notation of this property set it in the designer and then read it once out through the solution model.
var field = form.newField('my_table_text', JSField.TEXT_FIELD, 10, 10, 100, 20);
field.borderType = solutionModel.createLineBorder(1,'#ff0000');

cssPosition

CSS position is a replacement for anchoring system making it more intuitive to place a component. CSS position should be set on form, an absolute position form can either work with anchoring or with css position. This is only working in NGClient.

Returns CSSPosition

Sample

var label = form.newLabel('Label', -1);
label.cssPosition.r("10").b("10").w("20%").h("30px")

dataProviderID

The dataprovider of the component.

Returns String

Sample

// Normally the dataprovider is specified when a component is created.
var field = form.newField('parent_table_text', JSField.TEXT_FIELD, 10, 40, 100, 20);
// But it can be modified later if needed.
field.dataProviderID = 'parent_table_id';

displayType

The type of display used by the field. Can be one of CALENDAR, CHECKS, COMBOBOX, HTML_AREA, IMAGE_MEDIA, PASSWORD, RADIOS, RTF_AREA, TEXT_AREA, TEXT_FIELD, TYPE_AHEAD, LIST_BOX, MULTISELECT_LISTBOX or SPINNER.

Returns Number

Sample

// The display type is specified when the field is created.
var cal = form.newField('my_table_date', JSField.CALENDAR, 10, 10, 100, 20);
// But it can be changed if needed.
cal.dataProviderID = 'my_table_text';
cal.displayType = JSField.TEXT_FIELD;

displaysTags

Flag that enables or disables merging of data inside components using tags (placeholders). Tags (or placeholders) are words surrounded by %% on each side. There are data tags and standard tags. Data tags consist in names of dataproviders surrounded by %%. Standard tags are a set of predefined tags that are made available by the system.

See the "Merging data" section for more details about tags.

The default value of this flag is "false", that is merging of data is disabled by default.

Returns Boolean

Sample

var field = form.newField('parent_table_text', JSField.TEXT_FIELD, 10, 40, 100, 20);
field.displaysTags = true;

editable

Flag that tells if the content of the field can be edited or not. The default value of this flag is "true", that is the content can be edited.

Returns Boolean

Sample

var field = form.newField('my_table_text', JSField.TEXT_FIELD, 10, 10, 100, 20);
field.editable = false;

enabled

The enable state of the component, default true.

Returns Boolean

Sample

var form = solutionModel.newForm('printForm', 'db:/example_data/parent_table', null, false, 400, 300);
var field = form.newField('parent_table_text', JSField.TEXT_FIELD, 10, 10, 100, 20);
field.enabled = false;

fontType

The font type of the component.

Returns String

Sample

var label = form.newLabel('Text here', 10, 50, 100, 20);
label.fontType = solutionModel.createFont('Times New Roman',1,14);

foreground

The foreground color of the component.

Returns String

Sample

// This property can be used on all types of components.
// Here it is illustrated only for labels and fields.
var labelWithBlueText = form.newLabel('Blue text', 10, 10, 100, 30);
labelWithBlueText.foreground = 'blue'; // Use generic names for colors.
var fieldWithYellowText = form.newField('parent_table_text', JSField.TEXT_FIELD, 10, 50, 100, 20);
fieldWithYellowText.foreground = '#FFFF00'; // Use RGB codes for colors.

formIndex

The Z index of this component. If two components overlap, then the component with higher Z index is displayed above the component with lower Z index.

Returns Number

Sample

var labelBelow = form.newLabel('Green', 10, 10, 100, 50);
labelBelow.background = 'green';
labelBelow.formIndex = 10;
var fieldAbove = form.newField('parent_table_text', JSField.TEXT_FIELD, 10, 10, 100, 30);
fieldAbove.background = '#FF0000';
fieldAbove.formIndex = 20;

format

The format that should be applied when displaying the data in the component. There are different options for the different dataprovider types that are assigned to this field. For Integer fields, there is a display and an edit format, using http://docs.oracle.com/javase/7/docs/api/java/text/DecimalFormat.html and the max (string) length can be set. For Text/String fields, there are options to force uppercase,lowercase or only numbers. Or a mask can be set that restrict the input the pattern chars can be found here: http://docs.oracle.com/javase/7/docs/api/javax/swing/text/MaskFormatter.html A mask can have a placehoder (what is shown when there is no data) and if the data must be stored raw (without literals of the mask). A max text length can also be set to force the max text length input, this doesn't work on mask because that max length is controlled with the mask. For Date fields a display and edit format can be set by using a pattern from here: http://docs.oracle.com/javase/7/docs/api/java/text/SimpleDateFormat.html, you can also say this must behave like a mask (the edit format) A mask only works with when the edit format is exactly that mask (1 char is 1 number/char), because for example MM then only 2 numbers are allowed MMM that displays the month as a string is not supported as a mask. Some examples are "dd-MM-yyyy", "MM-dd-yyyy", etc. The format property is also used to set the UI Converter, this means that you can convert the value object to something else before it gets set into the field, this can also result in a type change of the data. So a string in scripting/db is converted to a integer in the ui, then you have to set an integer format. This property is applicable only for types: TEXT_FIELD, COMBOBOX, TYPE_AHEAD, CALENDAR and SPINNER.

Returns String

Sample

var field = form.newField('my_table_number', JSField.TEXT_FIELD, 10, 10, 100, 20);
field.format = '$#.00';

groupID

A String representing a group ID for this component. If several components have the same group ID then they belong to the same group of components. Using the group itself, all components can be disabled/enabled or made invisible/visible. The group id should be a javascript compatible identifier to allow access of the group in scripting.

Returns String

Sample

var form = solutionModel.newForm('someForm', 'db:/example_data/parent_table', null, false, 400, 300);
var label = form.newLabel('Green', 10, 10, 100, 20);
var field = form.newField('parent_table_text', JSField.TEXT_FIELD, 10, 40, 100, 20);
label.groupID = 'someGroup';
field.groupID = 'someGroup';
forms['someForm'].elements.someGroup.enabled = false;

height

The height in pixels of the component.

Returns Number

Sample

var field = form.newField('parent_table_text', JSField.TEXT_FIELD, 10, 10, 100, 20);
application.output('original width: ' + field.width);