Scrolling Windows

Scrolling windows display records from a table, allowing a user to scroll through records at runtime. Scrolling windows are useful when the number of items to display is unknown, such as items in an inventory list. Scrolling windows are also used for data entry, such as transactions made up of multiple entries.

Scrolling windows are unlike standard windows in that they never appear by themselves in a Dexterity application. Like fields, they must be added to the layout area of an existing window. A scrolling window is linked to a table and operates by displaying one line of information in the scrolling window for each record in the table. You can display any field from a record in the table, but usually only the most important fields from each record are displayed in the scrolling window.

Information about scrolling windows is divided into the following sections:


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