Window properties

To view window properties, be sure the Properties window is open. Select the arrow tool from the Toolbox and click in the layout window outside of the window’s area to select the window. The window is selected when resize handles appear on its perimeter. The following table lists the window properties. Asterisks indicate the properties that can be changed using the Modifier.


Object property



Indicates the table auto-linked to the window. You can add fields from the auto-linked table to the window.


If set to true, the window opens automatically when the form opens. By default, this value is set to true.


If set to true, the close box on the window will be active.


Lists the help context ID value for the window.


The name of the window. This name is used to refer to the window in scripts.


If set to false, the window cannot be resized by the user. If set to true-automatic, the window can be resized and the appropriate fields will be resized automatically. If set to true-per field, the window can be resized, but the resize characteristics must be specified for each individual field.


The name that is displayed in the title bar of the window.


Lists the resource ID of the window.


Indicates whether the window is a primary window, modal dialog, modeless dialog, wizard, lookup, toolbar or palette.


Visual property



If set to true, sets the background area of the window to the window background color specified by the operating system. If set to false, the background of the window will be white.


If set to true, a band called the control area will be displayed across the top of the window.


Indicates the position of the left edge of the window, measured in pixels from the left edge of the screen.


Indicates the position of the top edge of the window, measured in pixels from the bottom edge of the toolbar.


Indicates the window height, measured in pixels.


Indicates the window width, measured in pixels.

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