Form Components (Graphical Form Painter)

A form of the graphical Form Painter consists of five components. The original components of the alphanumeric Form Painter (pages, windows, text elements) are united under the object Page layout.

On the initial screen of the graphical Form Painter, you can select one of the following components:

The header data store data related to the developer (for example, development class) as well as information on the form (which elements are used) (see also Defining Header Data).

The page layout allows you to define the individual pages and windows needed for the page layout. You can use the mouse to directly position the windows on an extra design window (see also Page Layout).

You need paragraph formats in forms as well as in Styles for processing the text. But they also serve for the internal text processing within the form, for example, for processing the text elements (see also Defining Paragraph Formats).

You can format texts or paragraphs using character formats. The only difference compared with paragraph formats is that you use character formats to layout the text within one paragraph (see also Defining Character Formats).

As the creator of a form, you are responsible for the form documentation. This documentation is designed to provide all information on windows and text elements required for a modification of the form (especially the description of the program symbols used) (see also Entering Documentation) .