Chapter 30: Creating Layout Objects

Chapter 30 continues an exploration of designing layouts with an in-depth discussion of creating of layout objects.


The material in this chapter is organized into the following sections:

  • Introducing Layout Objects
    • Inserting an Object onto the Layout
    • Configuring an Object
  • Working with Field Objects
    • Clarifying Field Terminology
    • Field Basics
    • Configuring Field control Style
    • Exploring the Benefits of Pop-up Menus for Two-Field Value Lists
    • Bypassing Value List entry Restrictions
    • Using Placeholders
  • Working with Text
    • Static Text
    • Dynamic Placeholder Symbols
    • Merge Fields
    • Merge Variables
  • Working with Button Controls
    • Working with Buttons
    • Popover Button
    • Button Bar
  • Working with Panel Controls
    • Tab Control
    • Slide Control
  • Working with Portals
    • Illustrating How Portals Work
    • Exploring the Portal Setup Dialog
    • Adding Objects to Portal Rows
    • Creating Records in a Portal
    • Deleting Portal Rows
    • Filtering Portal Records
  • Working with Web Viewers
    • Exploring the Web Viewer Setup Dialog
    • Interacting with Web Viewer Content
    • Building a Web Page Using Data from Fields
  • Working with Charts
    • Creating Charts