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Changing Widget Configuration Properties


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Selected Widget Type Menu
Widget Configuration Dialog
Form Configuration Dialog Box
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Widget Configuration Properties
Selecting a Widget Display
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Customizing a Row or Table Widget
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Using a Resource List Widget
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The Widget Configuration dialog box allows you to customize the label, buttons, and other properties of a selected widget. This dialog has a number of tabs, depending on the widget type. For some widgets, you can customize additional properties. See the specific topic for the widget for more information.

Changing General Properties

You can change the following properties at the General tab of the Configuration dialog box:

  • the widget label: Each widget has a label - a string of text displayed in the left-hand corner of the widget. The default layout uses a version of the slot name for the widget label, where underscores are replaced by blanks and the first letters of the resulting words are capitalized. When end users actually enter instances, they use the label to determine the type of information they should enter.

  • the widget tool tip: This is displayed as a pop-up when the user holds the cursor over the widget label.

To change the General properties of a widget:

  1. Double-click directly on the widget. The Widget Configuration dialog box will be displayed. (Note: If the Form Configuration dialog box is displayed, you have accidentally double-clicked somewhere on the background of the form. Close the dialog box and double-click on the widget.)

    Widget Configuration dialog
  2. Enter the label you want in the Label field of the Widget Configuration dialog box. You can use a multi-word phrase.

  3. To create a tool tip, type the text you want in the Default Tool Tip field.

  4. To implement your changes, click OK.

Choosing a Widget's Buttons

Some widgets (e.g., Class and Instance widgets, Multiple Cardinality widgets) have buttons displayed on their upper right corners. You can turn the display of these buttons on and off individually. To choose which buttons are displayed for a widget:

  1. Double-click directly on the widget. The Widget Configuration dialog box will be displayed. (Note: If the Form Configuration dialog box is displayed, you have accidentally double-clicked somewhere on the background of the form. Close the dialog box and double-click on the widget.)

    Widget Configuration dialog, Buttons tab
  2. If the widget has buttons, there will be a Buttons tab in the Widget Configuration dialog box. Click this tab.

  3. Select the buttons you want to display by making sure there is a check in the appropriate boxes.

  4. Click OK.


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