All form components have some unique properties. However, most components share some properties.
Table: Functionality tab common properties
The data settings for the form's outcome paths. For each outcome path, select one of the options for the component's output data.
You can select one of the following options:
Requires the component to have output data for this outcome path. If you select this option, users cannot leave the form through this outcome path without providing a value.
Does not require the component to have output data for this outcome path. The component exposes the data to the data stream if it exists.
Ignores the output data from the component on this outcome path. If you select this option, the component's output data is not available on the data stream at design-time or at run-time.
The name of the output variable from the component.
Post Form On Value Change
Declares whether the form refreshes when the value of the component is changed. Use this setting when you use a ThisFormData variable.
See About ThisFormData.
Optional Data Component IDs
The other components on the form that have optional output data for this component.
Required Data Component IDs
The other components on the form that have required output data for this component.
Custom events for this component.
See Setting up a custom event on a form.
Sets whether a confirmation message appears when the user clicks an item. If you select this property, set the confirmation message to display to the user.
A special ID you can give to this control. You can use control IDs when you create custom behavior for your forms, such as adding a script.
The tab order for this component.
Sets whether this component is in the tab order.
Sets whether the component is visible to the user at run-time.
Required error message
The message that users see when they do not provide the required data before they try to exit the form.
Use Custom Validation
Declares whether the component uses custom validation instead of using only the default validation.
Custom Validation Model
The model that defines the custom validation. The validation outcomes are set in the End components of this model.
Table: Appearance tab common properties
The size of the component as it appears at run-time, in pixels.
How the component formats overflow content.
This option lets overflow content run off of the display.
This option removes all of the overflow content. No data is lost with this option; it means only that some of the data is not displayed.
This option adds a scroll bar to make the overflow content accessible.
The text that appears on the component at run-time.
The style of everything on the component. Style settings are optional.
The theme style for the component.
See About themes.
Table: Settings tab common properties
Component Class Name
The component namespace.
A description of this instance of the component. This property is not the default description; it applies to only one instance of the component.
The coordinates where this component is located in the workspace.
A name for this instance of the component. This property is not the default name; it applies to only this instance of the component.
Override Background Color
Sets the background color for the component.
A property for saving a list of the work that you still need to do with the component. Use this field to help you remember what still needs to be done.
Declares whether this component is active. If you do not want this component to function in the process, deselect this property.
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