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  • Overview of Static control
  • Control in a window, in a page (static or dynamic) or in a report
  • Creating a Static control
  • Create a Static control in a window or in a report
  • Creating a Static control in RTF format in a window
  • Creating a Static control in a page
  • Handling a Static control
  • Typing the text of Static control
  • Modifying a Static control in the report editor
  • Content of Static control (report editor)
  • Notes
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Overview of Static control

Control in a window, in a page (static or dynamic) or in a report

A Static control is a control used to display a static text. The content of the control cannot be entered by the user.
To apply effects to the displayed text, you have the ability to use:
  • WINDEVAndroidAndroid Widget iPhone/iPad The control style, by configuring the "Shadow" element.
    Text with shadow
  • WINDEV The "RTF" type to display a text in RTF format.
    RTF text
  • WINDEV A specific animation (scroll or blink).
    Scrolling text
Remarks:
  • Versions 15 and later
    WINDEVWindows Mobile Static controls can also be configured with a display mask to automatically apply a format to the value that is assigned to them.
    New in version 15
    WINDEVWindows Mobile Static controls can also be configured with a display mask to automatically apply a format to the value that is assigned to them.
    WINDEVWindows Mobile Static controls can also be configured with a display mask to automatically apply a format to the value that is assigned to them.
  • WEBDEV - Server code From version 20, you can no longer create HTML Static controls. The existing HTML Static controls are kept for backward compatibility.
Versions 15 and later
Android Static controls are now available for Android applications.
New in version 15
Android Static controls are now available for Android applications.
Android Static controls are now available for Android applications.
Versions 16 and later
WINDEVLinux This type of control is now available for WINDEV applications in Linux.
New in version 16
WINDEVLinux This type of control is now available for WINDEV applications in Linux.
WINDEVLinux This type of control is now available for WINDEV applications in Linux.
Versions 17 and later
iPhone/iPad This type of control is now available for iPhone/iPad applications.
New in version 17
iPhone/iPad This type of control is now available for iPhone/iPad applications.
iPhone/iPad This type of control is now available for iPhone/iPad applications.
Versions 18 and later
Android Widget This type of control is now available for Android Widget windows.
Universal Windows 10 App This type of control is now available for applications in Windows Store apps mode.
New in version 18
Android Widget This type of control is now available for Android Widget windows.
Universal Windows 10 App This type of control is now available for applications in Windows Store apps mode.
Android Widget This type of control is now available for Android Widget windows.
Universal Windows 10 App This type of control is now available for applications in Windows Store apps mode.
Creating a Static control
WINDEVAndroidAndroid Widget iPhone/iPadUniversal Windows 10 AppWindows MobileJava

Create a Static control in a window or in a report

To create a Static control in a window:
  1. On the "Creation" pane, in the "Usual controls" group, click Static.
  2. Click where you want to create the control. The control appears in the editor.
To create a Static control in a report:
  1. On the "Creation" pane, in the "Text" group, click Static.
  2. Click where the control will be created in the report. The control appears in the editor.
To view the control characteristics, select "Description" in the popup menu of the control. You can type text in the control or define the type of information that will be displayed.
Remarks:
  • AndroidAndroid Widget Universal Windows 10 AppJava Reports are not available.
  • Versions 19 and later
    WINDEV In a window, multiline Static controls can use ellipsis: if the text is too long to fit in the control, the end of the text is replaced by three dots. The use of the ellipsis can be defined in the "Details" tab of the Static control.
    New in version 19
    WINDEV In a window, multiline Static controls can use ellipsis: if the text is too long to fit in the control, the end of the text is replaced by three dots. The use of the ellipsis can be defined in the "Details" tab of the Static control.
    WINDEV In a window, multiline Static controls can use ellipsis: if the text is too long to fit in the control, the end of the text is replaced by three dots. The use of the ellipsis can be defined in the "Details" tab of the Static control.
  • Versions 21 and later
    WINDEV In a window, multiline Static controls can be justified ("Horizontal alignment: Justified").
    New in version 21
    WINDEV In a window, multiline Static controls can be justified ("Horizontal alignment: Justified").
    WINDEV In a window, multiline Static controls can be justified ("Horizontal alignment: Justified").
WINDEVJava

Creating a Static control in RTF format in a window

To create a Static control in RTF format in a window:
  1. On the "Creation" pane, in the "Usual controls" group, click Static.
  1. Open the control description window ("Description" from the popup menu).
  2. In the "Details" tab, select "Text with formatting (R.T.F.)".
  3. In the "General" tab, enter the text of the control in RTF: a specific toolbar is automatically displayed, allowing you to format the text.
Remarks:
  • An RTF Static control can also be created by pasting RTF text directly in the window.
  • To use a Static control in RTF format, the "RICHED20.DLL" file must be on the current computer. In most cases, the "RICHED20.DLL" file is in the Windows system directory.
  • Versions 16 and later
    You also have the ability to use ..RichEdit to modify the RTF type of a Static control by programming.
    New in version 16
    You also have the ability to use ..RichEdit to modify the RTF type of a Static control by programming.
    You also have the ability to use ..RichEdit to modify the RTF type of a Static control by programming.
WEBDEV - Server codePHP

Creating a Static control in a page

To create a Static control in a page:
  1. On the "Creation" pane, in the "Usual controls" group, expand "Text" and select "Simple static".
    Static
  2. Click where you want to create the control in the page. The control appears in the editor.
To view the control characteristics, select "Description" in the popup menu of the control.
Handling a Static control

Typing the text of Static control

To type text in the Static control:
  1. Click the Static control in the editor. The input cursor is displayed.
  2. Type the text of Static control.
WINDEVWEBDEV - Server code For HTML or RTF Static controls, the format of each element can be defined via a toolbar.
WINDEVWEBDEV - Server codeiPhone/iPadWindows Mobile

Modifying a Static control in the report editor

Two methods are available:
  • Method 1:
    1. Select the control. The selection handles appear around the control.
    2. Click the control again. The mouse cursor turns into an input cursor.
    3. Type the new text of the control. As soon as you click outside the control, it switches back to read-only.
      Remark: You can format text in the report editor directly from the ribbon: on the "Modification" pane, use the options in the "Quick edit" group.
  • Method 2:
    1. Select the control.
    2. Open the control description window ("Description" from the popup menu).
    3. Enter the new text in each language supported by the control.
    4. Modify (if necessary) the formatting in the "Style" tab.
      Remark: You can format text in the report editor directly from the ribbon: on the "Modification" pane, use the options in the "Quick edit" group.
WINDEVWEBDEV - Server codeiPhone/iPadWindows Mobile

Content of Static control (report editor)

  • The character string displayed in the Static control can contain the value of an item printed in the report. To insert the value of an item or a control of the report into the text of the Static control, enter the name of the item or control between [% and %].
    For example, the text of the control can correspond to:
    The [%SupplierName%] supplier sells the [%ProductName%] product at [%PriceIOT%].
    The SupplierName, ProductName and PriceIOT items will be replaced by their value when printing the report.
  • Text can span multiple lines. In this case, the control must be a multiline control and its size must be large enough.
    Remark: If an orientation angle is applied to a multiline control, the automatic CR characters are ignored. Only the manual CR characters are taken into account.
Reminder: The "Auto-resizing" option is used to automatically increase the control size according to its content.
Notes
  • The content of a Static control can be typed in the editor or defined by programming.
  • A Static control can be linked to an item of a data file. In this case, the control is used to view the content of the items in the data file.
  • WEBDEV - Server code To display numeric data (amount, date, time, etc.), use the formatted display control: the data will be displayed according to the selected input mask.
  • WEBDEV - Server code To define an anchor on a Static control:
    1. Open the control description window.
    2. In the "UI" tab, select "Define as anchor".
    3. Validate.
  • WINDEVAndroidWindows Mobile In the windows, Static controls include a display mask to automatically apply a format to the data assigned to them. This mask can be modified by programming with ..InputMask.
Related Examples:
The Static control Unit examples (WINDEV): The Static control
[ + ] Using a Static control
Management of RTF Unit examples (WINDEV): Management of RTF
[ + ] Using the main functions for RTF management in a WINDEV application:
- Load a file in RTF format
- Save a file in RTF format
- Find and select a word in an RTF text
- Display a text in RTF format
- Modify the characteristics of a selection (font, case, color, ...)
HTMLClass property Unit examples (WEBDEV): HTMLClass property
[ + ] The property ..HTMLClass allows you to read and update the control's HTML attribute "class".
This property lets you select the CSS Style applied on the control.
WW_CloudTags Sample components (WEBDEV): WW_CloudTags
[ + ] This example explains how to display a cloud of tags in a dynamic WEBDEV application.
Indeed, on Internet, a site page responds more or less to a set of keywords.
The purpose of this example is to explain how to display the keywords of a site in an area of the page by indicating the important keywords graphically.
The keywords are represented as links of different sizes: the more important the keyword is, the larger the font is.
Minimum version required
  • Version 9
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