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  • Visible or invisible control/block
  • State of a group of controls
  • State of a column in a Table control
  • Tabs and controls of a tab pane
  • Sidebar and pane controls
  • Radio Button/Check Box controls and their options
  • Active control made invisible or not
  • Menu options
  • Limitations
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Stored procedures
The State property can be used:
  • in a report.
  • in a window.
  • in a page.
WINDEVWEBDEV - Server codeReports and QueriesUniversal Windows 10 AppiPhone/iPad In a report, the State property is used to get and change the state:
  • of a control,
  • of a report block.
Remark: In a report, the State property can only be used to set the visibility of a control or a block (controls and blocks cannot be grayed out). In this case, this property is available for backward compatibility with WINDEV 5.5 and WEBDEV 1.5. To show or hide a control or a block in a report, use the Visible property.
WINDEVWINDEV Mobile In a window, the State property is used to get and change the state:
  • of a window,
  • of a control or group of controls,
  • of a table cell or table row,
  • of a menu option.
WEBDEV - Server codeWEBDEV - Browser code In a page, the State property is used to get and change the state:
  • of a control.
  • of a group of controls.
Example
WINDEVWEBDEV - Server codeReports and QueriesUniversal Windows 10 AppAndroidiPhone/iPadIOS WidgetJavaUser code (UMC)PHPAjax
// The STC_Static1 control becomes active
STC_Static1.State = Active
WINDEVWEBDEV - Server codeUniversal Windows 10 AppAndroidIOS WidgetJavaUser code (UMC)PHPAjax
// The EDT_Edit1 control becomes active
EDT_Edit1.State = Active
// Modify the content of the Combo Box if it is active
IF COMBO_Combo1.State = Active THEN
COMBO_Combo1 = "<Enter HERE>"
SetFocusAndReturnToUserInput(COMBO_Combo1)
END
WINDEV
// Gray out 4th row in the Table control
TABLE_Customer[4].State = Grayed
// Gray out the 1st cell of column 2
COL_COL2[1].State = Grayed
// Makes the 5th row neither clickable nor editable
TABLE_Customer[5].State = ReadOnlyNoSelection
// Makes the 2nd cell of column 3 neither clickable nor editable
COL_COL3[2].State = ReadOnlyNoSelection
// Makes the cell active
COL_COL3[2].State = Active
Syntax
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Getting the state of an element in a report Hide the details

<Current state> = <Element name>.State
<Current state>: Integer constant
Current state of the object.
ActiveThe control or block is visible.
InvisibleInvisible control or block (it is recommended to use the Visible property).
<Element name>: Character string
Name of report control or block.
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Modifying the state of an element in a report Hide the details

<Element name>.State = <New state>
<Element name>: Character string
Name of report control or block.
<New state>: Integer constant
New state of the object.
ActiveThe control or block is visible.
InvisibleInvisible control or block (it is recommended to use the Visible property).
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Getting the state of a window or an element in a window Hide the details

<Current state> = <Element name>.State
<Current state>: Integer constant
Current state of the object.
Window controls
ActiveThe control is active and editable.
ReadOnlyNoSelectionFor the Table controls only: The control is read-only, no input is allowed.

In this case, the user will not be able to select a table row with the mouse or with the arrows. A row can only be selected through programming with TableSelectPlus. This row will be selected via the selection bar.
DisplayOnly or InactiveThe control is read-only, no input or action is allowed.
For the Table, TreeView Table and Looper controls, the user will be able to select a table row. It can also be selected through programming (with TableSelectPlus for the tables).
GrayedControl grayed out.
Table row or Table cell, TreeView table, List Box, ListView, Combo Box, Looper
ActiveThe control is enabled and editable (if the table is in edit mode).
ReadOnlyNoSelectionThe control is read-only, no input or action is allowed. The user will not be able to select a table row with the mouse or with the arrow keys. A row can only be selected through programming with TableSelectPlus.

This row will be selected via the selection bar.
GrayedThe control is grayed out
Java Feature not supported.
Windows
ActiveWindow that can be handled by the user.
DisplayOnlyThe controls of the window can no longer be modified. However, the user will be able to modify the row selected in the Table, TreeView Table or Looper controls. The window cannot be moved.
GrayedGrays out all window controls.
OutsideScreenThe window is active but its coordinates are negative
<Element name>: Character string
Name of control, table row, cell, group of controls or window.
WINDEVUniversal Windows 10 AppAndroidiPhone/iPadIOS WidgetApple WatchJavaUser code (UMC)

Modifying the state of an element in a window or the state of a window Hide the details

<Element name>.State = <New state>
<Element name>: Character string
Name of control, table row, cell, group of controls or window.
<New state>: Integer constant
New state of element.
Window controls
ActiveThe control is active and editable.
ReadOnlyNoSelectionFor the Table controls only: The control is read-only, no input is allowed.
In this case, the user will not be able to select a table row with the mouse or with the arrows. A row can only be selected through programming with TableSelectPlus. This row will be selected via the selection bar.
DisplayOnly or InactiveThe control is read-only, no input or action is allowed.
For the Table, TreeView Table and Looper controls, the user will be able to select a row. It can also be selected through programming (with TableSelectPlus for the tables).
GrayedThe control is grayed out
Table row or Table cell, TreeView table, List Box, ListView, Combo Box, Looper
ActiveThe control is enabled and editable (if the table is in edit mode).
ReadOnlyNoSelectionThe control is read-only, no input or action is allowed. The user will not be able to select a table row with the mouse or with the arrow keys. A row can only be selected through programming with TableSelectPlus.
This row will be selected via the selection bar.
GrayedControl grayed out.
Windows
ActiveWindow that can be handled by the user.
DisplayOnlyThe controls of the window can no longer be modified. However, the user will be able to modify the row selected in the Table, TreeView Table or Looper controls. The window cannot be moved.
GrayedGrays out all window controls.
OutsideScreenThe window is active but its coordinates are negative.
WEBDEV - Server codeWEBDEV - Browser codePHPAjax

Finding out the state of a control in a page Hide the details

<Current state> = <Control name>.State
<Current state>: Integer constant
Current state of the object.
Active or VisibleThe control is active and editable.
GrayedControl grayed out.
InactiveThe edit control is visible and read-only (applies to the edit controls only).
InvisibleInvisible (it is recommended to use the Visible property).
WEBDEV - Browser code This constant is not available. Use the Visible property.
Remark: in List Box and Combo Box controls, 'Disabled' is equivalent to 'Grayed'.
<Control name>: Character string
Name of control or group of controls.
WEBDEV - Server codeWEBDEV - Browser codePHPAjax

Modifying the state of a control in a page Hide the details

<Control name>.State = <New state>
<Control name>: Character string
Name of control or group of controls.
<New state>: Integer constant
New state of the object.
Active or VisibleThe control is active and editable.
GrayedThe control is grayed out
InactiveThe edit control is visible and read-only (applies to the edit controls only).
InvisibleInvisible control (it is recommended to use the Visible property).
WEBDEV - Browser code This constant is not available. Use the Visible property.
Remarks:
  • In List Box and Combo Box controls, 'Disabled' is equivalent to 'Grayed'.
  • The change of state may result in slightly different effects depending on the browser used. For example, the grayed state will be more noticeable in Internet Explorer and Chrome than in Firefox.
Remarks

Visible or invisible control/block

In a report, the only possible state for a control or a block is visible or invisible. To set the visibility of a control, it is recommended to use the Visible property. This property optimizes the management of control visibility.

State of a group of controls

  • Finding out the state of a group of controls: the state corresponds to the state of the first control in the group.
  • Modifying the state of a group of controls: all the controls of the group are modified and correspond to the new state.
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State of a column in a Table control

If the State property is applied to a column, the state of the entire column is changed (and not only the state of a cell).
Caution: the State property only restricts the state of the column defined in the description window. For example, if the column is read-only, no column cell can become editable.
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Tabs and controls of a tab pane

The state of a control in a tab pane depends on the state of the tab:
  • If the pane is not selected, the control is invisible.
  • If the pane is selected and invisible, the control is invisible.
  • If the pane is selected and grayed out, the control is grayed out.
  • If the pane is selected and disabled, the control is disabled.
  • If the pane is selected and enabled, the control can be enabled, disabled, grayed out or invisible.
WINDEVUser code (UMC)

Sidebar and pane controls

The state of a control found in a sidebar pane depends on the state of the pane:
  • If the pane is not selected, the control is invisible.
  • If the pane is selected and invisible, the control is invisible.
  • If the pane is selected and grayed out, the control is grayed out.
  • If the pane is selected and disabled, the control is disabled.
  • If the pane is selected and enabled, the control can be enabled, disabled, grayed out or invisible.
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Radio Button/Check Box controls and their options

You can modify the state of the control or the state of an option of the Radio Button/Check Box control. An option can be grayed out or enabled.
  • To modify the state of a Radio Button control:
    RADIO_Radio1.State = Grayed
  • To modify the state of an option in a Radio Button control:
    RADIO_Radio1[2].State = Grayed
Caution: The state of an option depends on the state of the Radio Button control. Therefore, if the following operations are performed:
  1. An option is grayed out.
  2. The Radio Button/Check Box control is grayed out.
  3. The Radio Button/Check Box control is re-enabled. The option is still grayed out.
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Active control made invisible or not

The Visible property can be used to hide a control (enabled, grayed out or read-only).
When the control is invisible, it loses all the characteristics of its previous state: the control is invisible and it cannot be used. The only way to run its code is to call ExecuteProcess. For example, an invisible control does not respond when using the shortcut. For example, an active button made invisible does not respond when using the shortcut.
To restore the previous state of the control, simply use the Visible property again.
WINDEV

Menu options

The State property determines if the menu option is enabled or greyed out. To show or hide a menu option, use the Visible property.
iPhone/iPad The State property hides a context menu option.

Limitations

WINDEVWEBDEV - Server codeReports and QueriesUniversal Windows 10 AppiPhone/iPadIOS Widget The State property has no effect on reports.
Java The State property applies only to the following elements:
  • Button.
  • Static control.
  • Edit control.
  • Image.
  • Check Box.
  • Radio Button.
  • List Box.
  • Combo Box.
  • TreeView.
  • Tab.
  • Window.
  • Table.
  • Table column.
  • Supercontrol.
Universal Windows 10 App The State property has no effect on HTML controls.
WEBDEV - Browser code The State property has no effect on the following elements:
  • Table,
  • TreeView Table,
  • Looper
  • Linear Looper
  • Table column.
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  • Version 9
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