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Introducing the ABL GUI Designer : Reference : Object Palette : Types of objects : SmartObjects
The SmartObjects in the Palette allows you to create a SmartObject instance.
SmartObject instance is a copy of a SmartObject master running in memory. Many SmartObject instances can be created from a single SmartObject master file.
The SmartObjects section includes the following objects:
SmartObject type
A SmartObject that holds a query and associated data update logic. It is supplied in two forms: a customizable template, and a pre-compiled dynamic object.
Inserts a DataView instance or a DataView master.
Simple SmartObject
A SmartObject that serves as a basis for new SmartObject types you might create.
A SmartObject that holds folders to support a tab-folder application.
A SmartObject that holds a related set of buttons, such as navigation buttons or update buttons.
A SmartObject that connects to a SmartDataObject and holds a browse object to view database records and to update them through the SmartDataObject.
A SmartObject that holds a frame to preview and possibly update specific database fields. Database field values are obtained from a SmartDataObject or a SmartDataBrowser.
A SmartObject that displays a single data field in a SmartDataViewer. There are two types of static SmartDataFields: SmartSelect and Time Field.
Inserts a SmartLOBField instance.
A SmartObject that displays data fields in a frame, filtered by user-specified selection criteria.
A SmartObject that provides a toolbar and/or a menu interface to application commands.
A SmartObject that contains other SmartObjects (including possibly other SmartContainers). There are four types of SmartContainer: SmartWindows, SmartDialogs, SmartFrames, and Simple SmartContainers.
A specialized container that can integrate up to 20 SmartDataObjects. It allows you to perform complex updates in a single server-side transaction.
A message-interface object that creates and sends messages using the SonicMQ system.
A message-interface object that extracts incoming messages from the SonicMQ system and hands them off for processing.
A utility object that routes incoming messages to the appropriate SmartB2BObject for processing.
A specialized message-handling object. It creates or consumes formal, schema-based XML messages.
A messaging object that creates messages, possibly by transforming data in some way that you define.
A messaging object that consumes messages, possibly by transforming their content in some way that you define.
A SmartObject that provides a tree view control interface to display information hierarchically.
Note: You are prompted to connect to a database, if the database connection is not configured with your current project. When you click OK, the Database Connections properties page appears.