The Object Selector (Filter)
Any graphical object (field, label, images, toolbar icon etc..) can be selected with a simple mouse click to apply graphical settings.
Advanced grouping/selection methods:
- The 'Children of' option is used to indicate that the properties will be used for all the children of the object (e.g. if menu is an object, menu buttons are its children).
- The 'Descendants of' option is used to indicate that the properties will be used for all the descendants of the object (e.g. if window is an object, all the forms ad their widgets will be the descendants).
- The 'With class' and 'Apply class' options are used to apply a set of predefined options to a number of objects.
- The 'With id' option specifies that the attribute will be applied only to the object with the given id
- The 'With Pseudo-class' allows you to apply some specific features to the application objects, depending on their current state. The Form Tree
- The designer offers you a list of the objects constituting the 4GL application it was invoked from. These objects and groups of them can be assigned properties.
The Style Diagram
The Style Diagram in a foldet state
The Style diagram in an open state (unfolded)
The Style Diagram contains all the properties applied to the current program by the opened themes file. The properties are typically grouped by the objects. The objects in their turn allow some nesting. The groups and subgroups can be folded and unfolded to keep the work space neat and easy to deal with. Each group or object can have a number of nested properties and objects. They are added to the diagram either using the lists on the left, the Fort Tree view, or the right-click context menu of the diagram.