Field General Setting
In the Field General Setting panel, you can configure properties that relate only to the selected field. In Form Designer, you access the Field General Setting panel by clicking on any field in the Form Outline Panel in the upper left corner, then choosing Field General Setting in the lower left corner.
Some field properties have a small icon in their Value column. Clicking it opens a window with tabs and fields where you can configure more details for this property.
The left column contains the names of each Property, and the right column contains the current Value of each property. You might need to scroll down within this panel to see all of the properties. To make a change, click in the Value column next to the Property that you need to change. Many of the Values require that you edit the text or making a selection from a drop-down list. Fore some properties, clicking this button will display a small window containing a number of details that you may configure. Remember to save your changes.
These are the properties for a text field, one of the Logiforms standard field and one of the most common fields you will use. Different fields have different properties. Each special field has different properties.
|Field Name||The name of your field. It is only displayed internally.|
The text that displays beside or above the field on the form.
Editing shortcut: In the Form Workspace, double-click the caption text, enter the new caption text, then click elsewhere on the form to commit the change.
|Tabindex||Set the tab order for the field. Use a negative value to skip tabbing. You must genereate a preview to test the tab order.|
|Default Value||Any text that you want to display on the field already, which can be overwritten by the user.|
|Binding||Click the button to open the Binding Editor where you can calculate a total or concatenate two fields together. See Binding for more details.|
|Dependency||Click the button to open the Dependency Editor. Make an element visible, hidden, or required depending on certain conditions. Click the button to open the Dependency Editor. See Dependencies for more details.|
|Binding Options||Configure settings for bindings including the ability to disable bindings in edit mode. See Bindings for more details.|
|Hidden||Default is false. Change to true if you want to hide the field on this form.|
|Disabled||Default is false. Change to true|
|Responsive Settings||Click the button to configure settings for displaying on mobile devices. You must preview the form in a new window or a mobile device to see these changes.|
|Encrypted||Default is false. Change to true to encrypt this field.|
|Actions||Click the button to open the Actions window and define what to do when the field value is changed or the field receives or loses focus.|
|Placeholder||Default is blank. Enter any text that you want to display inside an empty field.|
|Password Format||Default is false so data entered into this field is NOT masked. Change to true if you want data entered to be masked or obscured with asterisks.|
|Autocomplete||Default is enabled. Allow the user's browser autocomplete option to run.|
|Mask||Default is blank. Click and choose a format from the dropdown list to restrict the entry of characters and specific formatting for phone numbers, currencies, and other input.|
|Tooltip||Default is blank. Click and enter any help text that will be shown beside the field when the user rolls over the field.|
|Multi-Line Caption||Default is false. Change to true if the field caption is more than one line long to adjust the height.|
|Hide Caption||Default is false. Change to true if you want to hide the field's caption and collapse the space it occupies.|
|Admin Caption||Default is blank. Click to create an alternate caption to use for administrative purposes when viewing the record in the submission bin and record details mode.|
|Maxlength||Default is blank. Insert the maximum number of characters that a user can enter. If Autotab is set to True, then the focus will automatically move to the next field when the maximum length is reached.|
|Autotab||Default is false. Set to true to move the focus automatically to the next field after the maximum length property is reached.|
|Read Only||Default is false. Set to true if you want to make a field read only.|
|Theme||Default is inherit which means this field uses the Field SubTheme defined by this form's master theme.|
|Hide Mode||Default is Absolute. Determines how the element is hidden and if it will collapse the space it occupies. Choose Block if you want the space on screen to remain.|
What is the technical difference between disabled and readonly?