JSTabPanel

Extends

JSComponent

Constants Summary

TypeNameSummary

Constant used for creating accordion panel from tab panel, by setting its tabOrientation..

Constant used for restoring a tab panel orientation to it's initial state..

Constant used for creating a tab panel that does not show tabs, by setting its tabOrientation..

Constant used for creating horizontal split pane from tab panel, by setting its tabOrientation..

Constant used for creating vertical split pane from tab panel, by setting its tabOrientation..

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 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..

A String representing a group ID for this component..

The height in pixels of the component..

The name of the component..

Method to be executed when the selected tab is changed in the tab panel or divider position is changed in split pane..

Flag that tells how to arrange the tabs if they don't fit on a single line..

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

Specifies either the position of the tabs related to the tab panel or the type of tab-panel..

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

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

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 a JSTab instance representing the tab which has the specified name..

Returns an array of JSTab instances holding the tabs of the tab panel..

Returns the UUID of this component..

Adds a new tab with the text label and JSForm..

Adds a new tab with the text label and JSForm and JSRelation (can be null for unrelated)..

Set a design-time property of an element..

Remove the attribute of an element..

Clear a design-time property of an element..

void

Removes the tab with the specified name from the tab panel..

void

Set the attribute value of an element..

Constants Details

ACCORDION_PANEL

Constant used for creating accordion panel from tab panel, by setting its tabOrientation.

Returns Number

Sample

var accordion = myForm.newTabPanel('accordion', 10, 10, 620, 460);
accordion.tabOrientation = JSTabPanel.ACCORDION_PANEL;

DEFAULT_ORIENTATION

Constant used for restoring a tab panel orientation to it's initial state.

Returns Number

Sample

var splitPane = myForm.newTabPanel('splitPane', 10, 10, 620, 460);
splitPane.tabOrientation = JSTabPanel.SPLIT_HORIZONTAL;
// (...) some code when you decide it's better to revert the orientation
splitPane.tabOrientation = JSTabPanel.DEFAULT_ORIENTATION;

HIDE

Constant used for creating a tab panel that does not show tabs, by setting its tabOrientation.

Returns Number

Sample

var splitPane = myForm.newTabPanel('splitPane', 10, 10, 620, 460);
splitPane.tabOrientation = JSTabPanel.HIDE;

SPLIT_HORIZONTAL

Constant used for creating horizontal split pane from tab panel, by setting its tabOrientation.

Returns Number

Sample

var splitPane = myForm.newTabPanel('splitPane', 10, 10, 620, 460);
splitPane.tabOrientation = JSTabPanel.SPLIT_HORIZONTAL;

SPLIT_VERTICAL

Constant used for creating vertical split pane from tab panel, by setting its tabOrientation.

Returns Number

Sample

var splitPane = myForm.newTabPanel('splitPane', 10, 10, 620, 460);
splitPane.tabOrientation = JSTabPanel.SPLIT_VERTICAL;

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")

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';

onChange

Method to be executed when the selected tab is changed in the tab panel or divider position is changed in split pane.

Returns JSMethod

Sample

var onChangeMethod = form.newMethod('function onTabChange(previousIndex, event) { application.output("Tab changed from previous index " + previousIndex + " at " + event.getTimestamp()); }');
var tabPanel = form.newTabPanel('tabs', 10, 10, 620, 460);
tabPanel.newTab('tab1', 'Child Two', childOne);
tabPanel.newTab('tab2', 'Child Two', childTwo);
tabPanel.onChange = onChangeMethod;

scrollTabs

Flag that tells how to arrange the tabs if they don't fit on a single line. If this flag is set, then the tabs will stay on a single line, but there will be the possibility to scroll them to the left and to the right. If this flag is not set, then the tabs will be arranged on multiple lines.

Returns Boolean

Sample

var tabPanel = form.newTabPanel('tabs', 10, 10, 200, 200);
tabPanel.newTab('tab1', 'Child Two', childOne, parentToChild); // The first form uses the relation.
tabPanel.newTab('tab2', 'Child Two', childTwo);
tabPanel.scrollTabs = true;

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.

tabOrientation

Specifies either the position of the tabs related to the tab panel or the type of tab-panel. Can be one of SM_ALIGNMENT.(TOP, RIGHT, BOTTOM, LEFT), DEFAULT_ORIENTATION, HIDE, SPLIT_HORIZONTAL, SPLIT_VERTICAL, ACCORDION_PANEL.

Returns Number

Sample

var tabPanel = form.newTabPanel('tabs', 10, 10, 620, 460);
tabPanel.newTab('tab1', 'Child Two', childOne, parentToChild); // The first form uses the relation.
tabPanel.newTab('tab2', 'Child Two', childTwo);
// The SM_ALIGNMENT constants TOP, RIGHT, BOTTOM and LEFT can be used to put the
// tabs into the needed position. Use HIDE to hide the tabs. Use DEFAULT_ORIENTATION to restore it to it's initial state.
// The constants SPLIT_HORIZONTAL, SPLIT_VERTICAL can be used to create a split pane,
// where the first tab will be the first component and the second tab will the second component.
// ACCORDION_PANEL can be used to create an accordion pane.
tabPanel.tabOrientation = SM_ALIGNMENT.BOTTOM;

tabSeq

An index that specifies the position of the component in the tab sequence. The components are put into the tab sequence in increasing order of this property. A value of 0 means to use the default mechanism of building the tab sequence (based on their location on the form). A value of -2 means to remove the component from the tab sequence.

Returns Number

Sample

// Create three fields. Based on how they are placed, by default they will come one
// after another in the tab sequence.
var fieldOne = form.newField('parent_table_id', JSField.TEXT_FIELD, 10, 10, 100, 20);
var fieldTwo = form.newField('parent_table_text', JSField.TEXT_FIELD, 10, 40, 100, 20);
var fieldThree = form.newField('parent_table_id', JSField.TEXT_FIELD, 10, 70, 100, 20);
// Set the third field come before the first in the tab sequence, and remove the 
// second field from the tab sequence.
fieldOne.tabSeq = 2;
fieldTwo.tabSeq = SM_DEFAULTS.IGNORE;
fieldThree.tabSeq = 1;

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