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4.5.2. Edit "Text Static Control" properties.

     To edit text static control properties, you need to click "Edit Parameters" button. Parameters fields become active, and you can now edit their values:

4.5.2.1. Panel "Standard Parameters".

     Here you could change the next parameters:
1. Static control caption. This is the text appeared on the static control. You can simply replace the current caption by new one.
2. Static control description. Sometimes, it could be convenient to have description for each GUI component. Also, you could save time, using control description as tooltip for it, instead of writing big help files for your program.
3. Font for static control caption. There are two possible variants - you could use standard Windows font for static control, or select special font for it. To do this, click on "Select New Font" and select font from the standard dialog:

4. Static control text attributes. Here you could select either standard Windows scheme for static controls, or use your own color scheme. Use "Select Static Control Text Color" and "Select Static Control Background Color" buttons to define custom color scheme for your static control. Also, you can select "Transparent" or "Opaque" regime for text output.
5. Static control size and position.
Here you could set the static control top-left corner coordinates, its width and height. Also, you could dispose the control in preview mode, using "Select Static Control Size and Position in Preview Mode" button. WARNING. If you change some static control parameters, but not save them yet, then they're considered as "desired" values, not as "selected". Preview mode will work with "selected" parameters only, so you need to click "Save Parameters Value" and, again, "Edit Parameters" - now, if you call preview mode editing, then it'll work with accepted values.

 

Don't forget, please, to click "Save Parameters Values", to save your correction. Also, if you want to continue with this project design next day(s), then you should visit "File" panel and select "Save Current Project As"...

 

4.5.2.2. Panel "Styles".

     Here you could change the next parameters:
1. Text static control styles. You could switch text static control style to simple, or/and select some miscellaneous features for the control.
2. Static control text alignment.
There're various styles for text static control caption alignment - you can select left- or right- aligned text.
3. Static control text output. There are additional text-formatting styles used with static control.
4. Window styles used with static controls. There are some windows styles ( parameters of Win32 API CreateWindowEx  function ), which can be used with static control. You can easily select/delete them here.
5. Window extended styles used with static controls. There are another set of CreateWindowEx parameters ( extended window styles ), which can be used with static control, to modify static control view.

 

Don't forget, please, to click "Save Parameters Values", to save your correction. Also, if you want to continue with this project design next day(s), then you should visit "File" panel and select "Save Current Project As"...