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  • Location of gLink
  • Added value
  • Sensitivity to the case
  • Auto-filled combo boxes
  • Retrieved element
  • Scheduler control
  • Special case: Combo Box control or Combo Box in a Table control
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Adds an "invisible" value into an element found in a List Box, Combo Box or Scheduler control. This value will be the stored value when the control element is selected by the user.
Remarks:
  • To get the stored value associated with an element of the control, use the StoredValue property.
  • To retrieve the value defined by gLink:
    • use gLinkActivate.
    • Java check "Returns the value specified by gLink" ("Details" tab of control description).
    In this case, the control will directly return the value of gLink corresponding to the selected option.
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Example
// Button control code to fill the Combo Box control
// ----------------------------------------------
// The "COMBO_Title" Combo Box displays personal titles:
// "Mister", "Madam" and "Miss".
// An integer representing a gender will be returned to the language.
ListAdd(COMBO_Title, "Mister" + gLink("1"))
// Only the string "1" is returned to the language.
// This returned character string is not displayed in the combo box.
// Code of the Button control used to get the value of gLink
// -----------------------------------------------------------
// Code used to get the value of gLink for the selected option
Info(COMBO_Title[COMBO_Title].StoredValue)
// Displays "1" in our example.
Syntax
<Result> = gLink(<String to return>)
<Result>: Character string
Control string that must be used in ListAdd, ListInsert or ListModify.
<String to return>: Character string (with quotes)
Text value to return. Only this string will be returned to the language. This string will not be displayed in the row.
Remarks

Location of gLink

gLink can be called anywhere in the row to add.
For example:
ListAdd(COMBO_COMBO1, gLink("1") + "Mister")
// or
ListAdd(COMBO_COMBO1, "Mister" + gLink("1"))

Added value

When a value is added by gLink, this value is ignored by the sort and by the shortcuts.
If several values are added into an element of a list box by gLink, only the first value will be returned.
ListAdd(LIST_LIST1, "MyElement" + gLink("Link1") + gLink("Link2"))
In this example, only the "Link1" value will be returned.
ListSeek takes into account the values added by gLink.

Sensitivity to the case

gLink is not case sensitive (uppercase/lowercase characters).
Therefore, the following code:
ListAdd(LIST_LIST1, "MyElement" + gLink("AAA"))
will be equivalent to:
ListAdd(LIST_LIST1, "MyElement" + gLink("aaa"))

Auto-filled combo boxes

gLink is used to manage the "auto-filled combo box" controls.

Retrieved element

When an element is retrieved from a List Box or Combo Box control, the priority order is as follows:
  1. Values added by gLink.
  2. Values added by gARetrieve.
To get the stored value associated with an element of the control, use the StoredValue property.

Scheduler control

If the resources in the schedule have been created with SchedulerAddResource using gLink, the name of the resource obtained with the SelectedResource property will correspond to the value specified in the gLink function for this resource.
Example:
// Adds a resource (a meeting room) into the Scheduler control
// Meeting is the data file that describes the available meeting rooms
SchedulerAddResource(SCH_RoomOccupancy, Meeting.Name + gLink(Meeting.MeetingID))
 
...
 
// Click code on BTN_NEW_APT button
MyAPT is Appointment
IF SCH_RoomOccupancy.SelectedResource = "" THEN
       RETURN
END
 
MyAPT.StartDate = SCH_RoomOccupancy.StartDate
MyAPT.EndDate = SCH_RoomOccupancy.EndDate
MyAPT.Resource = SCH_RoomOccupancy.SelectedResource
// The name of the resource corresponds to the value specified
// in gLink for this resource

Special case: Combo Box control or Combo Box in a Table control

If gLink must return an empty string (""), the result will be different if the control used is a Combo Box control or a Combo Box column in a Table control.
The following code is used:
ListAdd(COMBO, "MyElement" + gLink(""))
the value retrieved will be:
  1. an empty string ("") in the case of a Combo Box control,
  2. 0 (zero) in the case of a Combo Box column in a Table control.
To keep the same code for retrieving the value of gLink for a Combo Box control and a Combo Box column, it is recommended to use a Combo Box control in a container column of the Table control.
Component: wd260obj.dll
Minimum version required
  • Version 9
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