Button Control Methods

Description

The Button Control has the following methods. The button control methods are used with a pointer to the control in the following way: .METHOD(). Refer to Retrieving a Pointer to a Control for techniques for getting a pointer.

  •  .ACTIVATE()

    Sets focus to the object.

  •  .CHILD()

    Returns an object pointer to the Nth child of the object, or the child object called Object_Name.

  •  .CHILD_ENUM()

    Returns a CR-LF separated list of all the child objects on the form, in tab order.

  •  .CHILDREN()

    Returns the number of objects that a container object contains. Returns zero if the object is not a container.

  •  .CLASS()

    Returns the class (i.e., type) of the object.

  •  .CONTAINER_GET()

    Returns the name of the control's container.

  •  .DISABLE()

    Makes a form unable to receive focus. May also gray the object. Works with fields, buttons, check boxes, etc.

  •  .ENABLE()

    Makes an object able to receive focus.

  •  .EVAL()

    Interprets a string as Xbasic code.

  •  .HAS_METHOD()

    Returns .T. (TRUE) if the form supports the specified method.

  •  .HIDE()

    Hides an object.

  •  .KINDOF()

    Returns the kind of object represented by a form.

  •  .NAME()

    Returns the object name.

  •  .PUSH()

    Trigger's the button's OnPush event.

  •  .REFERENCE_EXPRESSION_GET()

    Returns the reference expression to reconstruct a reference to the object.

  •  .REFRESH()

    Forces a control to re-fetch data from its data source, and then to repaint itself. Works with all controls.

  •  .REPAINT()

    Re-displays a control.

  •  .SESSIONHANDLE()

    Returns the session handle associated with the object.

  •  .SET_PASSWORD()

    Sets the button's password.

  •  .SHOW()

    Shows an object that may previously have been hidden using the .HIDE() method. Works with fields, buttons, check boxes, text, lines and most other objects on forms.

  •  .TYPE()

    Returns the type of data bound to an object.

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