Grid Field Properties
Grid Fields can contain many of the following properties:
- Display Settings
The Display Settings Properties in the Grid Field Properties panel:
- Client Side Properties
'Client-side' properties for a Grid include Calculated Fields, Show/hide Fields, Enable Expressions, Conditional Styles, and Client-side Formatting. Not all of these properties will appear on every control type available.
- 'Control' Properties
This property section contains the name of the specific to the control selected or inserted. For example, if you select an image control in the selected fields list, then this section will appear as 'Image Properties' in the field properties list.
The Lookup property allows you retrieve one or more field values from another grid. Your grid must be Updateable before you can add a Lookup property. You can set a field to be updateable from the the grid Fields page by clicking the (editable?) checkbox above the Selected: fields list. Lookups open in an Ajax window. This makes the lookup perform quickly and causes the Lookup window to open on the page, without requiring a new Browser window. Because of Ajax, popup blockers will not prevent the Lookup from opening. When you check the checkbox next to the Lookup property, you will notice that two additional properties appear. These are the Lookup Type and Lookup definition properties.
- Column Properties
There are situations where you will want to hide a column or row. This will be true if you are placing the field in a different column or row using a Freeform template. A freeform layout allows to insert any HTML code plus any combination of fields on the grid into a grid column.
- Row Properties
Grid ro properties help alter the look and feel of grid rows.
- Summary Values
Summary values display various types of information about a field as it appears throughout the entire table.
- Advanced Button Properties Properties
Advanced Button Properties Properties
- Calendar Properties Properties
Calendar Properties Properties
- CSS Properties
CSS settings for the [Tab Control] and [Tab Pane].
- Events Properties
- Image Properties Properties
Image Properties Properties
Tab and accordioin pane events for the Grid component's layout.
- Other Properties Properties
Other Properties Properties
- Spacer Properties Properties
Spacer Properties Properties
- Update Settings
If the grid is editable and the control type is editable, you may optionally suppress editing of the field that you view through the control. You may also set a minimum security level required to change the field's contents.
To display an individual field's Properties menu simply select that field in the Selected: Fields list. The properties for each field control you select are defined on the right side of the screen. These Field Properties change depending on the control selected, whether that control is editable or not, and the nature of the grid layout selected. The default values for these properties produce a useable starting configuration for your grid. This means that you can largely ignore these optional properties when you are learning to build grids or you expect to gradually refine your design in later revisions.
By default the Field Properties for any given field are displayed by Category. Right clicking on the white space in the Field Properties list will display other options. These include Categorized , the default, which displays menu options in groups; Alphabetical , which displays all menu options in a single alphabetized group; The Toolbar visible option, which displays buttons that switch between Categorized and Alphabetical display modes; and the Help visible option, which displays help for the currently selected property at the bottom of the property menu