The Form Object

Main Characteristics of Form Objects

Tool Box Icon Appearance on Form

 

Form Object Attributes

Identification

Attribute Name Default Value Description
Field Type - The type of this form field or of this user interface object. (Read-only).
Form Name ZimForm#### A string that identifies this form object within the Zim application;
Provided by the developer when renaming an existing form object or creating a new one;
Must always conform to the Zim Object Naming Rules and satisfy the Zim Object Uniqueness Conditions.
Form Tag "" A string that may be used to identify this form object within the Zim application and in Callback Events;
May be changed by the developer and need not be unique;
If left blank, the Zim IDE will assign the value of Form Name to Form Tag.
Directory ZIM The directory that owns this form object;
May be modified by the developer through the drop-down list.

 

Appearance

Attribute Name Default Value Description
Position - The position (in pixels) of this form in relation to the top-left corner of its parent display object.
X - The horizontal position of this form.
Y - The vertical location of this form.
Size - The size of this form in pixels.
Width - The width of this form.
Height - The height of this form.

 

Properties

Attribute Name Default Value Description
Repeats Across 1 The number of repeated instances of a form object across its parent display object.
Repeats Down 1 The number of repeated instances of this form object down its parent display object.
Z-Order >=1 The relative depth of this form in relation to other forms within the same parent display.