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Forms - Memo

A multiline type of Edit control that will allow both input and display of text. A GSAK string variable with the same name as this control is created and the value on form exit is the current text shown in the memo control.

Supported properties

Color - The background color of the memo control. This is a number (Use "Macro=>Color picker" to select the corresponding color number (though the forms designer will automatically do this for you).

Container - The control that the memo control "belongs" to. Every control has a container, and each control defaults to having the form as its container. Only a named Groupbox can be specified for the Container property (or blank to default to the form). When using the properties Top and Left, they are always relative to the control's container. Groupbox containers can be used to group like controls together. Note: You must always define the container before any controls that use this container. 

Enabled - Yes, No. The enabled property set to "No" will automatically show the control in the "gray ghost" outline and prevent the user moving focus to it.

Font - Allows you to specify the font name to use for all the lines in the memo

Height - Vertical height in pixels

Left - Position from the Left, which is the number of pixels relative to the container

Name - The memo control name

ReadOnly - Yes, No. Set to Yes to prevent the user from updating the contents of the memo data. No allows the user to update.

Scrollbars - Vertical, Horizontal, Both. Specify to show the corresponding scroll bars

Size -  Allows you to specify the point size of the memo lines. Note: Not all, but many fonts only support the smallest size of 8 regardless of the value you enter. 

Style -  Allows you to specify the caption style. Supported styles are bold, italic, underline, strikeout. You can allocate any combination of these values to the style. Just separate each value with a ; (semi colon)

TabOrder - The Taborder property applies to all controls than can receive input focus and regulates the order the controls will jump to when using tab on the keyboard. This means it doesn't matter what order the controls are defined in your code - the taborder property will decide your tabbing order. Taborder is a "smart" property. For example, if you set the value of a control to say 7, then any existing control that has a tab order of 7 will automatically be changed to 8, and all higher tab numbers will be incremented by one.
Also note that the tab order is relative to the container, so controls inside a group box have their own tabbing order starting at zero. The group box itself has a tabbing order within its container as well (usually the form) Don't be alarmed if you update your form and see taborder values starting at 8. The macro form has a few "hidden" controls that take up tab slots. You can actually use any number you like for the Taborder (even zero). You just need to remember that tabbing order is respected in an ascending numerical sequence

TextColor - Color of the memo text lines. This is a number (Use "Macro=>Color picker" to select the corresponding color number (though the forms designer will automatically do this for you).

Top - Position from the top, which is the number of pixels relative to the container

Type - The control type, which must always be "Memo"

Visible - Yes, No. If set to "No" then the button will not be visible on the form

Width - Horizontal length in pixels

Wrap - Yes, No. Determines if the text will wrap within the memo control. Has no effect if you set the horizontal scroll bar to show.



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