- Example of a report viewed in 3 dimensions
- How to?
- Possible actions when displaying a report in 3D
- Conditions required for viewing a report in 3D
Your report displays controls that overlap?
You want to find out the Z-order position of your controls: which controls are displayed in the foreground?
The two-dimensional display soon becomes inadequate for this type of operation.
WINDEV gives you a spatial view of a report by allowing you to view the report in three dimensions. The Z-order position of the report controls is immediately visible. A control selected in this display mode remains selected when the mode goes back to two dimensions.
You have the ability to choose the best view angle via the mouse and via the keyboard keys.
Caution: a specific configuration is required to use this feature. For more details, see Remarks.
Example of a report viewed in 3 dimensions
To display your reports in 3D:
- Display the report in the editor.
- On the "Display" tab, in the "Options" group, click "3D".
- The report is displayed in 3D.
Remark: To display a 3-dimensional view of your report and to animate this view, press Alt + Shift.
The mouse or the keyboard can be used to optimize the report view.
|Moves with the mouse|
|Rotation (left mouse button)||Click the report view and move the mouse while keeping the left button down.|
|Relocation (right mouse button)||Click the report view and move the mouse while keeping the right button down.|
|Moves with the keyboard|
|Rotation||Use the arrow keys as well as the + and - keys on the numeric keypad.|
You can also use the numbers on the numeric keypad.
|Relocation||Hold the Shift key down and use the arrow keys on the numeric keypad.|
|Zoom||Press the following key combination:|
- Shift + to zoom in
- Shift - to zoom out.
|Modifying the spacing between controls (modifications between the different display planes)||/ (on the numeric keypad) to reduce the spacing between controls.|
"*" (on the numeric keypad) to increase the spacing between the controls
|Re-initializing the display||0 key on the numeric keypad: full reinitialization|
5 key on the numeric keypad: Reinitialization while keeping the spacing between controls.
|Animating the view in 3 dimensions||Scroll lock key.|
Esc key to cancel
Remark: To disable the 3-dimensional view, press the Esc key.
Possible actions when displaying a report in 3D
In 3D mode, only some actions can be performed on the report controls. You can for example:
- select a control.
- display the control description.
- display the source code of the control.
Conditions required for viewing a report in 3D
To view your reports in 3D, the current computer must be equipped with:
- DirectX version 8.0.A (or later).
- A 3D accelerator card with updated drivers.
- A display mode in 16 bits or 32 bits.
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