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  • Link control
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  • Examples of Link controls
  • Link control in a report
  • Overview
  • Creating a Link control
  • Action associated with the Link control found in the report
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Link control
The Link control is used to:
  • WEBDEV - Server codeWEBDEV - Browser code create a link in an HTML page .
  • create a link in a report printed in HTML format.
Link control in a page
WEBDEV - Server codeWEBDEV - Browser code The Link control is used to establish a connection between a text and a page element, a page, an anchor, an email address, ...
The link is noticeable by its color and by its underlining. The Web user activates the link by clicking it.

Create a Link control

To create a Link control:
  1. In the page editor, click (or select "Insert .. Control .. Link").On the "Creation" pane, in the "Usual controls" group, click "Link".
  2. Click the position where the control will be created in the page. The control appears in creation mode.
To display the control characteristics, select "Description" from the popup menu of control.

Examples of Link controls

Several preset Link controls are proposed in the "Wizards, Examples and Components" pane:
  1. Click the "Controls" button.
  2. In the list of available controls, click "Link".
To include one of these controls in your page, all you have to do is Drag and Drop the control found in the "Wizards, Examples and Components" pane to your page.
Link control in a report
WINDEVWEBDEV - Server codeWINDEV MobileReports and Queries

Overview

The "URL Link" control is used to insert links into a report. You have the ability to insert:
  • a link to an email address,
  • a link to an Internet site,
  • ...
The "URL Link" control is enabled only if the report is printed in an HTML file. Otherwise, the "URL link" control is visible but it is disabled.

Creating a Link control

To create a URL Link control:
  1. In the report editor, click (or select "Insert .. New control .. URL link").On the "Creation" pane, in the "Interactions" group, click "Link".
  2. Click the position where the control will be created in the report. The control appears in creation mode.
To display the control characteristics, select "Description" from the popup menu of control.
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Action associated with the Link control found in the report

The action associated with the "Link" control is defined in the description window of the control. This action can come from:
  • an item.
  • a URL address. In this case, the "..." button found on the right of the "URL (fixed)" control is used to define a specific action.
Defining the action of the link
You can:
  • display a page of a site,
  • connect to an FTP server,
  • download a file,
  • send an email, ...
Notes:
  • All these operations can also be performed by programming.
  • Versions 16 and later
    Copying a Link control found in the report editor pastes the tag as well as the text and the control into the clipboard. This enables you to directly copy the link into an HTML page.
    New in version 16
    Copying a Link control found in the report editor pastes the tag as well as the text and the control into the clipboard. This enables you to directly copy the link into an HTML page.
    Copying a Link control found in the report editor pastes the tag as well as the text and the control into the clipboard. This enables you to directly copy the link into an HTML page.
Minimum required version
  • Version 9
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