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  • Overview
  • Details of options found in the popup menu of windows
  • Customize the interface
  • Repositionable notes
  • Form copy
  • Dim the window when it is not acessible (DDW)
  • Store the size and position of windows
  • Animation of windows
  • Automatically resizing your windows according to their content
  • Translucent effect of windows
  • Search in the windows
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Overview
The popup menu of windows (right mouse click on the window) contains the following options:
Versions 21 and later
Tip: Your window is too small? The font used is too small? Zoom your window with CTRL + Mouse wheel. The option "Cancel the zoom" found in the popup menu of the window is used to restore the initial status.
New in version 21
Tip: Your window is too small? The font used is too small? Zoom your window with CTRL + Mouse wheel. The option "Cancel the zoom" found in the popup menu of the window is used to restore the initial status.
Tip: Your window is too small? The font used is too small? Zoom your window with CTRL + Mouse wheel. The option "Cancel the zoom" found in the popup menu of the window is used to restore the initial status.
Details of options found in the popup menu of windows
Versions 21 and later

Customize the interface

You want to modify the interface of your windows, change the position of controls, add tooltips, ... All you have to do is enable the "Modification" mode. This mode allows you to move controls, to resize them, to change the color of controls, to add a tooltip, ...
Example: A tooltip is missing in the Customer form on the phone number. To add this tooltip:
  • Switch to modification mode ("Customize the interface .. Switch to modification mode" from the popup menu of window).
    Modification mode
  • Select the control and select "Edit the tooltip" from the popup menu of control.
    Popup menu of control
  • The tooltip text is displayed in modification. You have the ability to type the requested text.
    Tooltip text
  • When the text is typed, click the window background.
  • Close the modification mode ("End of modification mode" from the popup menu of window).
New in version 21

Customize the interface

You want to modify the interface of your windows, change the position of controls, add tooltips, ... All you have to do is enable the "Modification" mode. This mode allows you to move controls, to resize them, to change the color of controls, to add a tooltip, ...
Example: A tooltip is missing in the Customer form on the phone number. To add this tooltip:
  • Switch to modification mode ("Customize the interface .. Switch to modification mode" from the popup menu of window).
    Modification mode
  • Select the control and select "Edit the tooltip" from the popup menu of control.
    Popup menu of control
  • The tooltip text is displayed in modification. You have the ability to type the requested text.
    Tooltip text
  • When the text is typed, click the window background.
  • Close the modification mode ("End of modification mode" from the popup menu of window).

Customize the interface

You want to modify the interface of your windows, change the position of controls, add tooltips, ... All you have to do is enable the "Modification" mode. This mode allows you to move controls, to resize them, to change the color of controls, to add a tooltip, ...
Example: A tooltip is missing in the Customer form on the phone number. To add this tooltip:
  • Switch to modification mode ("Customize the interface .. Switch to modification mode" from the popup menu of window).
    Modification mode
  • Select the control and select "Edit the tooltip" from the popup menu of control.
    Popup menu of control
  • The tooltip text is displayed in modification. You have the ability to type the requested text.
    Tooltip text
  • When the text is typed, click the window background.
  • Close the modification mode ("End of modification mode" from the popup menu of window).
Versions 21 and later

Repositionable notes

You rarely use a feature of your application and you can never remember when an option should be checked? Add a repositionable note in your window. This note will be automatically displayed when opening the window and it will be reduced after a few seconds.
To create a repositionable note:
  1. Display the popup menu of the window (right mouse click).
  2. Select "Repositionable notes .. Create a repositionable note".
  3. The repositionable note appears in the current window. You can position it anywhere in the window and type the text of the note.
    Note: You have the ability to paste text in the note (CTRL C).
By default, the created repositionable note has the following characteristics:
  • Text of the note colored in red.
  • Medium size for the text of the note.
  • Background color of the note colored in yellow.
  • Creation day displayed in the note (Today). This date will change in time (for example, 3 days ago, ...).
  • Automatic reduction: Whenever the window is displayed, the note is displayed during 10 seconds then it is automatically reduced (in the top right corner of the window).
The popup menu of the repositionable note allows you to configure this note.
You can:
  • Modify the text of the note: The input cursor is displayed at the end of the note text for modification.
    Note: To modify the text of the note, you also have the ability to click the note directly.
  • Reduce: This option is used to reduce the note. The note is positioned in thumbnail format in the top right corner of the window.
    A click on the square icon is used to restore the note to its initial dimension.
  • Reduce automatically: If this option is selected, the note will be displayed when opening the window and it will be automatically reduced after 5 seconds (if it was not modified).
  • Background color: This option is used to customize the background color of the note.
  • Text color: This option is used to customize the color of the text.
  • Size of the text: This option is used to customize the size of the text.
  • Delete the note: This option is used to delete the note. In this case, the note will not be displayed anymore. The deletion can be canceled by pressing CTRL Z.
  • Export the notes of this window: This option is used to create a "wdnote" file in the specified directory. By default, the proposed file name corresponds to the name of the window. This option is used to save the notes associated with the window. The exported notes are not deleted from the window.
  • Export all the notes of the application: This option is used to create a "wdnote" file in the specified directory. The file name proposed by default corresponds to the application name. This option is used for example to save the notes of the application. The exported notes are not deleted from the application.
  • Import the notes: This option is used to import a "wdnote" file into the application. This window can contain the notes of a window as well as the ones of the application. The notes found both in the application and in the file will not be modified, the notes found in the file only will be added into the application.
New in version 21

Repositionable notes

You rarely use a feature of your application and you can never remember when an option should be checked? Add a repositionable note in your window. This note will be automatically displayed when opening the window and it will be reduced after a few seconds.
To create a repositionable note:
  1. Display the popup menu of the window (right mouse click).
  2. Select "Repositionable notes .. Create a repositionable note".
  3. The repositionable note appears in the current window. You can position it anywhere in the window and type the text of the note.
    Note: You have the ability to paste text in the note (CTRL C).
By default, the created repositionable note has the following characteristics:
  • Text of the note colored in red.
  • Medium size for the text of the note.
  • Background color of the note colored in yellow.
  • Creation day displayed in the note (Today). This date will change in time (for example, 3 days ago, ...).
  • Automatic reduction: Whenever the window is displayed, the note is displayed during 10 seconds then it is automatically reduced (in the top right corner of the window).
The popup menu of the repositionable note allows you to configure this note.
You can:
  • Modify the text of the note: The input cursor is displayed at the end of the note text for modification.
    Note: To modify the text of the note, you also have the ability to click the note directly.
  • Reduce: This option is used to reduce the note. The note is positioned in thumbnail format in the top right corner of the window.
    A click on the square icon is used to restore the note to its initial dimension.
  • Reduce automatically: If this option is selected, the note will be displayed when opening the window and it will be automatically reduced after 5 seconds (if it was not modified).
  • Background color: This option is used to customize the background color of the note.
  • Text color: This option is used to customize the color of the text.
  • Size of the text: This option is used to customize the size of the text.
  • Delete the note: This option is used to delete the note. In this case, the note will not be displayed anymore. The deletion can be canceled by pressing CTRL Z.
  • Export the notes of this window: This option is used to create a "wdnote" file in the specified directory. By default, the proposed file name corresponds to the name of the window. This option is used to save the notes associated with the window. The exported notes are not deleted from the window.
  • Export all the notes of the application: This option is used to create a "wdnote" file in the specified directory. The file name proposed by default corresponds to the application name. This option is used for example to save the notes of the application. The exported notes are not deleted from the application.
  • Import the notes: This option is used to import a "wdnote" file into the application. This window can contain the notes of a window as well as the ones of the application. The notes found both in the application and in the file will not be modified, the notes found in the file only will be added into the application.

Repositionable notes

You rarely use a feature of your application and you can never remember when an option should be checked? Add a repositionable note in your window. This note will be automatically displayed when opening the window and it will be reduced after a few seconds.
To create a repositionable note:
  1. Display the popup menu of the window (right mouse click).
  2. Select "Repositionable notes .. Create a repositionable note".
  3. The repositionable note appears in the current window. You can position it anywhere in the window and type the text of the note.
    Note: You have the ability to paste text in the note (CTRL C).
By default, the created repositionable note has the following characteristics:
  • Text of the note colored in red.
  • Medium size for the text of the note.
  • Background color of the note colored in yellow.
  • Creation day displayed in the note (Today). This date will change in time (for example, 3 days ago, ...).
  • Automatic reduction: Whenever the window is displayed, the note is displayed during 10 seconds then it is automatically reduced (in the top right corner of the window).
The popup menu of the repositionable note allows you to configure this note.
You can:
  • Modify the text of the note: The input cursor is displayed at the end of the note text for modification.
    Note: To modify the text of the note, you also have the ability to click the note directly.
  • Reduce: This option is used to reduce the note. The note is positioned in thumbnail format in the top right corner of the window.
    A click on the square icon is used to restore the note to its initial dimension.
  • Reduce automatically: If this option is selected, the note will be displayed when opening the window and it will be automatically reduced after 5 seconds (if it was not modified).
  • Background color: This option is used to customize the background color of the note.
  • Text color: This option is used to customize the color of the text.
  • Size of the text: This option is used to customize the size of the text.
  • Delete the note: This option is used to delete the note. In this case, the note will not be displayed anymore. The deletion can be canceled by pressing CTRL Z.
  • Export the notes of this window: This option is used to create a "wdnote" file in the specified directory. By default, the proposed file name corresponds to the name of the window. This option is used to save the notes associated with the window. The exported notes are not deleted from the window.
  • Export all the notes of the application: This option is used to create a "wdnote" file in the specified directory. The file name proposed by default corresponds to the application name. This option is used for example to save the notes of the application. The exported notes are not deleted from the application.
  • Import the notes: This option is used to import a "wdnote" file into the application. This window can contain the notes of a window as well as the ones of the application. The notes found both in the application and in the file will not be modified, the notes found in the file only will be added into the application.
Versions 15 and later

Form copy

When typing several copies of a form one after another, some of the information to type may be the same for each instance of the form. For example, when typing a set of articles, the name and reference of the articles change each time but the name of the supplier may remain the same during several entries.
To speed up the operations, you can ask the current window to copy the information entered in the different controls into the clipboard in order to paste it whenever a new input is performed.
To copy the data from the current window into the clipboard, use:
  • The "Copy the form" option from the popup menu of the window.
  • The CTRL + ALT + C shortcut.
To paste the data found in the clipboard into the current window, use:
  • The "Paste the form" option from the popup menu of the window.
  • The CTRL + ALT + V shortcut.
New in version 15

Form copy

When typing several copies of a form one after another, some of the information to type may be the same for each instance of the form. For example, when typing a set of articles, the name and reference of the articles change each time but the name of the supplier may remain the same during several entries.
To speed up the operations, you can ask the current window to copy the information entered in the different controls into the clipboard in order to paste it whenever a new input is performed.
To copy the data from the current window into the clipboard, use:
  • The "Copy the form" option from the popup menu of the window.
  • The CTRL + ALT + C shortcut.
To paste the data found in the clipboard into the current window, use:
  • The "Paste the form" option from the popup menu of the window.
  • The CTRL + ALT + V shortcut.

Form copy

When typing several copies of a form one after another, some of the information to type may be the same for each instance of the form. For example, when typing a set of articles, the name and reference of the articles change each time but the name of the supplier may remain the same during several entries.
To speed up the operations, you can ask the current window to copy the information entered in the different controls into the clipboard in order to paste it whenever a new input is performed.
To copy the data from the current window into the clipboard, use:
  • The "Copy the form" option from the popup menu of the window.
  • The CTRL + ALT + C shortcut.
To paste the data found in the clipboard into the current window, use:
  • The "Paste the form" option from the popup menu of the window.
  • The CTRL + ALT + V shortcut.

Dim the window when it is not acessible (DDW)

Your application opens several windows at the same time and you don't know which one to use?
The inactive windows can be automatically dimmed. This feature allows you to always know which window to use.
This feature is called DDW, which stands for Dim Disabled Windows.
For example:
You modify the information regarding a customer and you click the
You modify the information regarding a customer
and you click the "Validate" button.
A window asks you to confirm or cancel these modifications. The main window (in the background) is not accessible anymore. It is automatically dimmed. You immediately identify the window that must be used.
A window asks you to confirm or cancel these modifications.
The main window (in the background) is not accessible anymore.
It is automatically dimmed.
You immediately identify the window that must be used.
Several options can be used to dim the current window.
These options are as follows:
  • Dim the window if it is inactive (DDW): This option is used to gray (or not) the inactive windows. This option is valid for the current window only.
  • Increase DDW rate: This option is used to display a progress bar indicating the current rate of gray for the inactive windows. To increase this level, press [CTRL][ALT][+]. This rate of gray will be valid for the entire application.
  • Reduce DDW rate: This option is used to display a progress bar indicating the current rate of gray for the inactive windows. To reduce this level, press [CTRL][ALT][-]. This rate of gray will be valid for the entire application.
To avoid displaying the progress bar, press [ESC] or [ENTER].

Store the size and position of windows

By default, a window is displayed according to the position defined by the developer of the application. Furthermore, the size of the window corresponds to the size defined by the developer.
If this feature is enabled, the last size and position of the window are automatically saved when closing the window. The window will be displayed at the same position during its next opening.
This feature can be enabled or disabled via "Store the size and position of the window" from the popup menu of the window (right mouse click in the window).
Note : Once the size and position of the window have been modified, you have the ability to restore its default size and position. All you have to do is select "Restore the default size and position" from the popup menu of the window (right mouse click on the window).

Animation of windows

Your windows look dull when they are opened and closed? Brighten them up : with animations!
For example :

This feature can be easily disabled via "Disable the window animations" from the popup menu of window (right mouse click in the window).
Developer tip : to animate the windows of your application, configure the different animations ("Animations of windows" button) in the "Advanced" tab of the project description.

Automatically resizing your windows according to their content

Your windows are displayed in a tiny format while the size of your screen is much bigger? The size of your windows can be automatically adapted to their content!
For example:
Before : the window is very small.
Before : the window is very small.

After : the window is automatically resized according to its content and to the available space.
After : the window is automatically resized according to its content and to the available space.

This feature can be enabled or disabled via "Adapt the window size" from the popup menu of the window (right mouse click on the window).

Translucent effect of windows

Depending on the style of your applications, the border of your windows can be translucent : you will have the ability to see in transparency the windows found below or the background image of your Windows desktop.
The option "Disable the translucent effect of window borders" is used to disable this transparency effect on your windows.
Developer tip : to enable (or not) the transparency effect of your windows, check "Vista transparency and fuzzy effect" in the "Image" tab of the window description and configure the shaded area of your windows.

Search in the windows

Versions 18 and later
You want to find a word in the edit controls of your window? Nothing is easier.
The "Search" option is used to perform a search in all the controls of your window (edit controls, table rows, ...). You also have the ability to press CTRL + F directly.

In the window that is opened, type the word or expression to find as well as the characteristics of the search. Click the "Next" button to start the search. The sought word will be automatically selected if it is found.
New in version 18
You want to find a word in the edit controls of your window? Nothing is easier.
The "Search" option is used to perform a search in all the controls of your window (edit controls, table rows, ...). You also have the ability to press CTRL + F directly.

In the window that is opened, type the word or expression to find as well as the characteristics of the search. Click the "Next" button to start the search. The sought word will be automatically selected if it is found.
You want to find a word in the edit controls of your window? Nothing is easier.
The "Search" option is used to perform a search in all the controls of your window (edit controls, table rows, ...). You also have the ability to press CTRL + F directly.

In the window that is opened, type the word or expression to find as well as the characteristics of the search. Click the "Next" button to start the search. The sought word will be automatically selected if it is found.
Minimum required version
  • Version 9
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