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  • Visible or invisible control/block
  • Status of a group of controls
  • Status 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
  • Limits
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Stored procedures
..State can be used:
  • in a report.
  • in a window.
  • in a page.
WINDEVUniversal Windows 10 App In a report, ..State is used to find out and modify the display status:
  • of a control,
  • of a report block.
Note: In a report, ..State can only be used to manage the visibility of a control or block (a control or a block cannot be grayed). In this case, this property is available for backward compatibility with WINDEV 5.5 and WEBDEV 1.5. To manage the visibility of a control or block in a report, we recommend that you use ..Visible.
WINDEV In a window, ..State is used to find out and modify the display status:
  • of a window,
  • of a control or group of controls,
  • of a table cell or table row,
  • of a menu option.
Versions 16 and later
Universal Windows 10 App This property is now available for the Windows Phone applications.
New in version 16
Universal Windows 10 App This property is now available for the Windows Phone applications.
Universal Windows 10 App This property is now available for the Windows Phone applications.
Versions 18 and later
Universal Windows 10 App This property is now available in Windows Store Apps mode.
New in version 18
Universal Windows 10 App This property is now available in Windows Store Apps mode.
Universal Windows 10 App This property is now available in Windows Store Apps mode.
Versions 21 and later
Universal Windows 10 App This property is now available in Universal Windows 10 App mode.
New in version 21
Universal Windows 10 App This property is now available in Universal Windows 10 App mode.
Universal Windows 10 App This property is now available in Universal Windows 10 App mode.
Example
WINDEVUniversal Windows 10 AppJavaUser code (UMC)
// The STC_Static1 control becomes active
STC_Static1..State = Active
WINDEVUniversal Windows 10 AppJavaUser code (UMC)
// 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>"
ReturnToCapture(COMBO_Combo1)
END
WINDEV
// Grays the 4th row in the table
TABLE_Customer[4]..State = Grayed
// Grays 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
WINDEVUniversal Windows 10 App

Finding out the status of an element in a report Hide the details

<Current status> = <Element name>..State
<Current status>: Integer constant
Current status of object.
ActiveThe control or block is visible.
InvisibleThe control or block is invisible (we recommend that you use ..Visible).
<Element name>: Character string (with or without quotes)
Name of report control or block.
WINDEVUniversal Windows 10 App

Modifying the status of an element in a report Hide the details

<Element name>..State = <New status>
<Element name>: Character string (with or without quotes)
Name of report control or block.
<New status>: Integer constant
New status of object.
ActiveThe control or block is visible.
InvisibleThe control or block is invisible (we recommend that you use ..Visible).
WINDEVUniversal Windows 10 AppJavaUser code (UMC)

Finding out the status of an element in a window or the status of a window Hide the details

<Current status> = <Element name>..State
<Current status>: Integer constant
Current status of 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 by 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 by programming (with TableSelectPlus for the tables).
GrayedControl grayed.
Table row or Table cell, TreeView table, List Box, ListView, Combo Box, Looper
ActiveThe control is active and editable (if the table is in edit).
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 by programming with TableSelectPlus.

This row will be selected via the selection bar.
GrayedThe control is grayed
Java Feature not supported.
Windows
ActiveWindow that can be handled by the user.
DisplayOnlyThe window controls are no longer accessible in modification. 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 all window controls.
OutsideScreenThe window is active but its coordinates are negative
<Element name>: Character string (with or without quotes)
Name of control, table row, cell, group of controls or window.
WINDEVUniversal Windows 10 AppJavaUser code (UMC)

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

<Element name>..State = <New status>
<Element name>: Character string (with or without quotes)
Name of control, table row, cell, group of controls or window.
<New status>: Integer constant
New status 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 by 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 by programming (with TableSelectPlus for the tables).
GrayedThe control is grayed
Table row or Table cell, TreeView table, List Box, ListView, Combo Box, Looper
ActiveThe control is active and editable (if the table is in edit).
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 by programming with TableSelectPlus.
This row will be selected via the selection bar.
GrayedControl grayed.
Windows
ActiveWindow that can be handled by the user.
DisplayOnlyThe window controls are no longer accessible in modification. 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 all window controls.
OutsideScreenThe window is active but its coordinates are negative.
Remarks

Visible or invisible control/block

In a report, the only possible status for a control or a block is visible or invisible. To manage the control visibility, we recommend that you use ..Visible. This property optimizes the management of control visibility.

Status of a group of controls

  • Finding out the status of a group of controls: the status corresponds to the status of the first control found in the group.
  • Modifying the status of a group of controls: all the controls belonging to the group are modified and correspond to the new status.
WINDEVJavaUser code (UMC)

Status of a column in a Table control

If ..State is applied to a column, the status of the entire column is changed (and not just the status of a column cell).
Caution: ..State can only be used to restrict the status of column defined in the description window. For example, if the column is read-only, no column cell can become editable.
WINDEVUniversal Windows 10 AppJavaUser code (UMC)

Tabs and controls of a tab pane

The status of a control found in a tab pane depends on the status of tab 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, the control is grayed.
  • If the pane is selected and inactive, the control is inactive.
  • If the pane is selected and active, the control can be active, inactive, grayed or invisible.
WINDEVUser code (UMC)

Sidebar and pane controls

The status of a control found in a sidebar pane depends on the status 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, the control is grayed.
  • If the pane is selected and inactive, the control is inactive.
  • If the pane is selected and active, the control can be active, inactive, grayed or invisible.
WINDEVUniversal Windows 10 AppJavaUser code (UMC)

Radio Button/Check Box controls and their options

You can modify the status of the control or the status of an option found in the Radio Button or Check Box. An option can be grayed or active.
  • To modify the status of a Radio Button control:
    RADIO_Radio1..State = Grayed
  • To modify the status of an option found in a Radio Button control:
    RADIO_Radio1[2]..State = Grayed
Caution: The status of an option depends on the status of the Radio Button control. Therefore, if the following operations are performed:
  1. An option is grayed.
  2. The Radio Button/Check Box control is grayed.
  3. The Radio Button/Check Box control is re-enabled. The option is still grayed.
WINDEVUniversal Windows 10 AppJavaUser code (UMC)

Active control made invisible or not

A control (active, grayed, read-only) can be made invisible by ..Visible.
When the control is invisible, it loses all the characteristics of its previous status: 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 status of the control, all you have to do is re-use ..Visible.
WINDEV

Menu options

..State is used to find out whether the menu option is enabled or grayed. To define whether the menu option is visible, use ..Visible.

Limits

WINDEVUniversal Windows 10 App ..State has no effect on the reports.
Java ..State only applies 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 ..State has no effect on the HTML controls.
Minimum version required
  • Version 9
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