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OpenEdge Development: AppBuilder
Frequently Used Dialogs : ActiveX control frame properties
ActiveX control frame properties
When you select an ActiveX (OCX) object and choose ToolsProperty Sheet, the dialog box that opens does not display the properties for the ActiveX object itself. It displays the properties for the invisible control frame object that serves to adapt the ActiveX object to the OpenEdge environment, as shown:
Since control frames are adapters, they have relatively few properties, and not all of those have a perceptible effect. You can set those that exist, if you choose:
*Object — You should change this identifier to better reflect the role of the ActiveX object in your application.
*Help ID — If you plan to provide context-sensitive help for this object, enter a unique integer here as the identifier.
*Geometry — If you prefer not to position and size the object interactively, you can set those values explicitly here instead. This dialog box uses character units; choose the Advanced button to set the same values using pixel units.
*Hidden — Normally cleared. Setting this box prevents the ActiveX object from responding to implicit requests to display itself.
*No-Tab-Stop — Normally cleared. Setting this box prevents the object from participating in the enclosing frame's traversal group. Unless an object is part of a traversal group, it can neither gain nor lose the input focus as the result of the user pressing the TAB key.
*Remove from Layout — Cleared. Cannot be set except when defining an alternate layout.
*Sensitive — Normally set. Clearing this box causes the object to decline the input focus when offered.
Advanced properties
Click on the Advanced button to open the Advanced Properties dialog box for this control frame:
The control frame does not have the properties Manual Highlight, Movable, Resizable, or Selectable. Nor does it offer you the ability to set alignment.