Expert options in the Applications module
If you activate the setting Enable expert options
in the main menu
Extras / Options / Applications
, the expert mode
will be activated for the Applications
You will now find the additional tab Expert
properties dialog of elements.
can be changed or
defined here, which describe a
corresponding element in its XML application file.
On the Expert
tab, you can also define your
own settings. Click on the Settings
in the lower part of the dialog to do that.
Expert attributes are used to control the implementation in the web.
Settings, on the other hand, control the behavior of the server or of
the controls. The names of the settings are designed to make it clear
which elements the setting may be applied to.
Opens a dialog for creating a new setting.
Deletes the currently highlighted setting.
Opens a dialog for editing the currently highlighted setting.
When the expert mode
is active, the Details
dialog is also available
via the context menu
element or by pressing the F4
On this tab you will find the Title
currently selected element in XML.
Displays additional information for all elements that are superior to the
currently selected element (such as the page that contains an edit
field, or the grouping that contains an edit field).
This tab contains the XML editor which allows you to edit the XML of the
current element directly.
Remove write protection
When you open the dialog, the XML is initially write-protected to prevent
unintended changed. Click on this button to remove the write protection.
Show abbreviated XML
Shows/hides XML parts from child elements of the shown element, such as pages
beneath a data group.
can also be directly
edited in expert mode. Click on
Edit filter in expert mode
in order to open the filter editor.
The source text for a filter that has been already defined in the
standard dialog will be shown in the Filter Editor
and can be further changed from there. The changes can be saved by
Save filter and close
or via the File
menu. The filter will be made
active after publishing the application.
If the Expert options have been activated, in the properties dialogs of
data groups the additional tab Indexes
available. Here indexes
for database fields can be defined, which will improve performance when
filtering or sorting tables in applications.
In Expert mode, the following elements can be shown or hidden based on
In the properties dialog, you will then find the setting
Display if condition met
. Click on
to open the
where you can write your condition.