Report Region Properties

Description

Properties relating to the report region.

 Backdrop Properties

  •  Backdrop Description

    Sets the color of the region.

  •  Use Bitmap

    Enables bitmap selection controls.

  •  Display Mode

    Indicates which mode to use with a background bitmap. The options are:

    • "Absolute" - prints one image pixel for each printer pixel. Generally, not used for reports.

    • "Stretch" - Scales the image both horizontally and vertically to fit the specified space. Can distort images.

    • "Tile" - repeats the image as many times in both horizontal and vertical directions as Needed to fit the specified space.

    • "Best Fit" -Scales the image to fit the specified space. Does not distort images.

  •  Load from

    The filename and location of the image.

 Region Properties

  •  Height

    The height of the region on report layout.

  •  Keep together on page

    Indicates whether the report elements of the region must be kept together on the same page.

  •  Justify to bottom of page

    Indicates whether the region can be stretched to the bottom of the page.

  •  Shrink contents of band

    Indicates whether the region can be shrunk. Regions in page headers and footers will not shrink even if this property is checked.

 Head/Foot Properties

 Window Properties

  •  Left, Top

    Sets the left and top coordinates of the window.

  •  Width, Height

    Sets the width and height dimensions of the window.

  •  Mode and Value

    If the mode of any of the Position or Size values is set to "Percentage", then the value is interpreted as a percentage of the Alpha Anywhere window. In all other cases, the values are in inches. If the mode of any of the Position or Size values is set to "Percentage", then the property setting is then "Percent". If the mode is set to "Inches" or "Cm", the value of the property setting is then "Absolute". If the mode is set to "Default, the value of the property setting is "Default". In this case the size of the form is set by the size of the form in the design window. If the mode is set to "Use Form Width" or "Use Form Height", the value of the property setting is "Form". In this case the size of the form is set by the size of the design window.

  •  Sizeable

    When checked, the user can resize the report window.

  •  System Menu

    When checked, there is a system menu in the upper left corner of the report window.

  •  Minimize Button

    When checked, there is a minimize button in the upper right corner of the report window.

  •  Maximize Button

    When checked, there is a maximize button in the upper right corner of the report window.

  •  Has Caption

    When checked, the caption field is enabled.

  •  Caption

    The name of the report window.

  •  Frame Style

    Sets the style of the window to "Normal" (modeless), "Dialog" (modal), or "Tool" (?).

 Menu/Toolbar Properties

  •  Menu

    Sets the menu that appears when previewing a report.

  •  Toolbar

    Sets the toolbar that appears when previewing a report.

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