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  • Overview of the Repositionable Note control
  • Creating a Repositionable Note control
  • Characteristics of Repositionable Note control
  • Default operating mode of the Repositionable Note control
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Overview of the Repositionable Note control
The Repositionable Note control allows you to include the famous yellow sticker in your applications.
This control can also be used to display specific information, important for the end user.
Several types of uses are available. Some examples:
  • using the Repositionable Note control fo display a data found in the database (comments about the type of delivery for each customer for example).
  • using the Repositionable Note control to remind the user of an action to perform. In this case, the text of the note is fixed, it is not linked to the database.
Note: The end user can handle the repositionable notes, he can close them, delete them. He can also add some via the AAF (Automatic Application Feature) for creating notes. See Repositionable note (AAF) for more details.
Creating a Repositionable Note control
To create a Repositionable Note control:
  1. On the "Creation" pane, in the "Other controls" group, select "Reposi. note".
  2. Click the position where the control will be created in the window. The control appears in creation mode.
To display the control characteristics, select "Description" from the popup menu of control.
Notes:
  • When a Repositionable Note control is found in a window, no date is displayed at the bottom of the note. If the user modifies the text of the note, the modification date will be automatically added at the bottom of the note.
  • To create a Repositionable Note control by programming, use ControlCreate associated with the typRepositionableNote constant.
Characteristics of Repositionable Note control
The description window of the Repositionable Note control is used to:
  • Type the content of the note ("General" tab),
  • Minimize the note automatically ("Details" tab). If this option is checked, the note will be automatically minimized 5 seconds after the window opening. This option is equivalent to ..AutomaticallyMinimized.
Tip: To disable the ability to perform an input in a Repositionable Note control, all you have to do is check "Inactive" in the "GUI" tab. The user can enter in the control but no input can be performed.
Default operating mode of the Repositionable Note control
If a repositionable note exists on a window, when the window is opened, the repositionable note is displayed and minimized on the side of the window after 5 seconds.
If the user restores the note, the note is opened permanently.
The repositionable note can be moved on the window and around the window.
The text switches to edit when clicking the note.
The repositionable note disappears when clicking the cross. Press CTRL + Z to redisplay the deleted note.
A popup menu allows the user to handle the Repositionable Note control. See the help about the AAF of Note control for more details.
Minimum required version
  • Version 21
Comments
Process "Closing Repositionale Note" missing
This Control is unusable without a process "Closing the Repositionable Note"! It simply stores the text and comes up with it next time. There is no way to interfere in this process and ask the user whether the text should be deleted or not.

Multi-Platform: it would be fine to have this control in Linux and Java too!

(same goes with the Groupware, where a Java version would be desirable)
Guenter
Jan. 30 2017