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JSComponent

Property Summary

Methods Summary

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');

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;

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);
application.output('original height: ' + field.height);
field.width = 200;
field.height = 100;
application.output('modified width: ' + field.width);
application.output('modified height: ' + field.height);

name

The name of the component. Through this name it can also accessed in methods. Must be a valid javascript name. (no - in the name or start with number)

Returns String

Sample

var form = solutionModel.newForm('someForm', 'db:/example_data/parent_table', null, false, 620, 300);
var label = form.newLabel('Label', 10, 10, 150, 150);
label.name = 'myLabel'; // Give a name to the component.
forms['someForm'].controller.show()
// Now use the name to access the component.
forms['someForm'].elements['myLabel'].text = 'Updated text';

styleClass

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

When defining style classes for specific component types, their names must be prefixed according to the type of the component. For example in order to define a class names 'fancy' for fields, in the style definition the class must be named 'field.fancy'. If it would be intended for labels, then it would be named 'label.fancy'. When specifying the class name for a component, the prefix is dropped however. Thus the field or the label will have its styleClass property set to 'fancy' only.

Returns String

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);
var style = solutionModel.newStyle('myStyle','field.fancy { background-color: yellow; }');
form.styleName = 'myStyle'; // First set the style on the form.
field.styleClass = 'fancy'; // Then set the style class on the field.

transparent

Flag that tells if the component is transparent or not.

The default value is "false", that is the components are not transparent.

Returns Boolean

Sample

// Load an image from disk an create a Media object based on it.
var imageBytes = plugins.file.readFile('d:/ball.jpg');
var media = solutionModel.newMedia('ball.jpg', imageBytes);
// Put on the form a label with the image.
var image = form.newLabel('', 10, 10, 100, 100);
image.imageMedia = media;
// Put two fields over the image. The second one will be transparent and the
// image will shine through.
var nonTransparentField = form.newField('parent_table_text', JSField.TEXT_FIELD, 10, 20, 100, 20);
var transparentField = form.newField('parent_table_text', JSField.TEXT_FIELD, 10, 50, 100, 20);
transparentField.transparent = true;

visible

The visible property 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.visible = false;

width

The width 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);
application.output('original height: ' + field.height);
field.width = 200;
field.height = 100;
application.output('modified width: ' + field.width);
application.output('modified height: ' + field.height);

x

The x coordinate of the component on the form.

Returns Number

Sample

var field = form.newField('parent_table_text', JSField.TEXT_FIELD, 10, 10, 100, 20);
application.output('original location: ' + field.x + ', ' + field.y);
field.x = 90;
field.y = 90;
application.output('changed location: ' + field.x + ', ' + field.y);

y

The y coordinate of the component on the form.

Returns Number

Sample

var field = form.newField('parent_table_text', JSField.TEXT_FIELD, 10, 10, 100, 20);
application.output('original location: ' + field.x + ', ' + field.y);
field.x = 90;
field.y = 90;
application.output('changed location: ' + field.x + ', ' + field.y);

Methods Details

getAttribute(name)

Get the value of an attribute of the element.

Parameters String name the name of the attribute

Returns Object

Sample

var frm = solutionModel.getForm('orders')
var fld = frm.getField('fld')
var attributes = fld.getAttributes();
for (var i = 0; i < attributes.length; i++)
{
		application.output(fld.getAttribute(attributes[i]));
}

getAttributes()

Returns the attribute names of an element.

Returns Array

Sample

var frm = solutionModel.getForm('orders')
var fld = frm.getField('fld')
var attributes = fld.getAttributes();
for (var i = 0; i < attributes.length; i++)
{
		application.output(fld.getAttribute(attributes[i]));
}

getComment()

Returns the comment of this component.

Returns String

Sample

var comment = solutionModel.getForm("my_form").getButton("my_button").getComment();
application.output(comment);

getDesignTimeProperty(key)

Get a design-time property of an element.

Parameters String key the name of the property

Returns Object

Sample

var frm = solutionModel.getForm('orders')
var fld = frm.getField('fld')
var prop = fld.getDesignTimeProperty('myprop')

getDesignTimePropertyNames()

Get the design-time properties of an element.

Returns Array

Sample

var frm = solutionModel.getForm('orders')
var fld = frm.getField('fld')
var propNames = fld.getDesignTimePropertyNames()

getFormName()

Returns the name of the form. (may be empty string as well)

Returns String The name of the form.

Sample

var name = %%elementName%%.getFormName();

getUUID()

Returns the UUID of this component.

Returns UUID

Sample

var button_uuid = solutionModel.getForm("my_form").getButton("my_button").getUUID();
application.output(button_uuid.toString());

putDesignTimeProperty(key, value)

Set a design-time property of an element. Value should be primitive data (string, boolean or number). Complex values should be stringified before call.

Parameters String key the name of the property Object value the value to store

Returns Object

Sample

var frm = solutionModel.getForm('orders')
var fld = frm.getField('fld')
fld.putDesignTimeProperty('myprop', 'strawberry')

removeAttribute(name)

Remove the attribute of an element.

Parameters String name the name of the attribute

Returns String the deleted attribute value

Sample

var frm = solutionModel.getForm('orders')
var fld = frm.getField('fld')
fld.removeAttribute('keylistener')

removeDesignTimeProperty(key)

Clear a design-time property of an element.

Parameters String key the name of the property

Returns Object

Sample

var frm = solutionModel.getForm('orders')
var fld = frm.getField('fld')
fld.removeDesignTimeProperty('myprop')

setAttribute(name, value)

Set the attribute value of an element.

Parameters String name the name of the attribute String value the value of the attribute

Returns void

Sample

var frm = solutionModel.getForm('orders')
var fld = frm.getField('fld')
fld.setAttribute('keylistener', 'callback')

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