Insert Controls to a Form

The Insert menu on WSP inserts a field on the form. The insert menus follow:
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The Insert menu on WSP inserts a field on the form. The insert menus follow:
  • Insert Row
    Inserts a new row in the form on which you can place controls. If a control is selected, it causes the selected control to be the last in its row, and moves following controls to the new row.
  • Delete Row
    Deletes a complete row. If there are controls on the row, WSP prompts you before deleting the row along with the controls.
  • Insert Textbox
    Inserts a simple text field on the form. A text field is displayed as a box where the user can enter unedited text.
  • Insert Dropdown
    Inserts a dropdown (select) field on the form. A dropdown box is displayed as a list of selections for a field. The user can click the dropdown arrow to choose a response from the list.
  • Insert Lookup
    Inserts a lookup field on the form. A lookup field is displayed as a text box with a header consisting of a small magnifying glass icon followed by a link that the user can click to display a selection list.
    Lookup fields have an autofill feature. If a user clicks the hyperlink and the text specified is sufficient to identify a value in the underlying table, the pop-up search form is suppressed and CA SDM fills in the value. In addition, if the Autofill configuration property is set and the user presses the Tab key to leave a field after supplying a value, the effect is the same as clicking the hyperlink; either the value is filled in or a pop-up search form appears.
  • Insert Hierarchical Lookup
    Inserts a hierarchical lookup field on the form. A hierarchical lookup field is displayed as a text box with a header consisting of a small plus sign icon followed by a link that the user can click to pop-up a hierarchical selection list.
    Hierarchical search fields have an autofill feature. If a user clicks the hyperlink and the text specified is sufficient to identify a value in the underlying table, the pop-up list form is suppressed and CA SDM fills in the value. In addition, if the Autofill configuration property is set and the user presses the Tab key to leave a field after supplying a value, the effect is the same as clicking the hyperlink; either the value is filled in, or a pop-up search appears.
  • Insert Date
    Inserts a date field on the form. A date field is displayed as a text box with a header consisting of a small calendar icon followed by a link that the user could click to pop-up a date helper to allow specification of the date.
  • Insert HTML Editor
    Inserts an HTML editor on the form for a text field that contains HTML. An HTML editor field is displayed as a multi-line text box with a header containing icons that a user can click to insert HTML tags into the text.
  • Insert Checkbox
    Inserts a checkbox field on the form. Use checkboxes when an option may be toggled on and off.
  • Insert Read Only Textbox
    Inserts a read-only version of the textbox field. A read-only textbox field is displayed as simple text.
  • Insert Read Only Lookup
    Inserts a read-only version of the of the lookup field. A read-only lookup field is displayed as a hyperlink that the user can click to display the detail form for the field’s value.
  • Insert Read Only Date
    Inserts a read-only version of the date field. A read-only date is displayed as simple text, formatted as a date.
  • Insert Button
    Inserts a rectangular button on the form. The button invokes the JavaScript string associated with it.
  • Insert Notebook
    Inserts a Notebook with three tabs. You can use the Notebook Designer to delete tabs or insert additional tabs. A notebook allows several sets of fields to be displayed in the same physical area of the screen, with only one set visible at a time. The user can select the set of fields that is visible by clicking a named tab at the top of the notebook.
  • Insert If/Else If/Else/End If
    Inserts conditional logic that allows a form’s layout and contents to be controlled at the time the form is displayed.
  • Insert Object
    Inserts an Object tool to place an object control on the form. Place an object control on the form when you want to introduce specific code. You can place the object control on the form in Design mode and edit the code in the Object Designer.
    If WSP cannot recognize something on a page, it converts it into an Object control. For example, an Object tag could represent straight JavaScript or Java between PDM_MACRO tags.