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Property Summary
Number #anchors
Enables a component to stick to a specific side of form and/or to
grow or shrink when a window is resized.
String #background
The background color of the component.
String #borderType
The type, color and style of border of the component.
Boolean #enabled
The enable state of the component, default true.
String #fontType
The font type of the component.
String #foreground
The foreground color of the component.
Number #formIndex
The Z index of this component.
String #groupID
A String representing a group ID for this component.
Number #height
The height in pixels of the component.
String #initialSort
The default sort order for the rows displayed in the portal.
Boolean #multiLine
When set, portal rows can have a custom layout of fields, buttons, etc.
String #name
The name of the component.
JSMethod #onDrag
The method that is triggered when (non Design Mode) dragging occurs.
JSMethod #onDragEnd
The method that is triggered when (non Design Mode) dragging end occurs.
JSMethod #onDragOver
The method that is triggered when (non Design Mode) dragging over a component occurs.
JSMethod #onDrop
The method that is triggered when (non Design Mode) dropping occurs.
JSMethod #onRender
The method that is executed when the component is rendered.
Number #printSliding
Enables an element to resize based on its content and/or move when printing.
Boolean #printable
Flag that tells if the component should be printed or not when the form is printed.
String #relationName
The name of the relationship between the table related to the currently active
form and the table you want to show data from in the portal.
Boolean #reorderable
When set, the portal rows can be re-ordered by dragging the column headers.
Boolean #resizable
When set the portal rows can be resized by users.
Number #rowHeight
The height of each row in pixels.
Number #scrollbars
Scrollbar options for the vertical and horizontal scrollbars.
Boolean #showHorizontalLines
When set, the portal displays horizontal lines between the rows.
Boolean #showVerticalLines
When set the portal displays vertical lines between the columns.
Boolean #sortable
When set, users can sort the contents of the portal by clicking on the column headings.
String #styleClass
The name of the style class that should be applied to this component.
Number #tabSeq
An index that specifies the position of the component in the tab sequence.
Boolean #transparent
Flag that tells if the component is transparent or not.
Boolean #visible
The visible property of the component, default true.
Number #width
The width in pixels of the component.
Number #x
The x coordinate of the component on the form.
Number #y
The y coordinate of the component on the form.

Method Summary
JSButton #getButton(name)
Retrieves a button from the portal based on the name of the button.
JSButton[] #getButtons()
Retrieves an array with all buttons in the portal.
JSField #getField(name)
Retrieves a field from this portal based on the name of the field.
JSField[] #getFields()
Retrieves an array with all fields in a portal.
String #getIntercellSpacing()
The additional spacing between cell rows.
JSLabel #getLabel(name)
Retrieves a label from this portal based on the name of the label.
JSLabel[] #getLabels()
Retrieves all labels from the portal.
UUID #getUUID()
Returns the UUID of this component.
JSButton #newButton(text, x, width, height, action)
Creates a new button on the portal with the given text, place, size and JSMethod as the onClick action.
JSField #newCalendar(dataprovider, x, width, height)
Creates a new calendar field in the portal.
JSField #newCheck(dataprovider, x, width, height)
Creates a new checkbox field in the portal.
JSField #newComboBox(dataprovider, x, width, height)
Creates a new combobox field in the portal.
JSField #newField(dataprovider, displaytype, x, width, height)
Creates a new field on this form.
JSField #newHtmlArea(dataprovider, x, width, height)
Creates a new HTML Area field in the portal.
JSField #newImageMedia(dataprovider, x, width, height)
Creates a new Image Media field in the portal.
JSLabel #newLabel(txt, x, width, height)
Creates a new label on the form, with the given text, place and size.
JSLabel #newLabel(text, x, width, height, action)
Creates a new label on the form, with the given text, place, size and an JSMethod as the onClick action.
JSField #newPassword(dataprovider, x, width, height)
Creates a new password field in the portal.
JSField #newRadios(dataprovider, x, width, height)
Creates a new radio buttons field in the portal.
JSField #newRtfArea(dataprovider, x, width, height)
Creates a new RTF Area field in the portal.
JSField #newTextArea(dataprovider, x, width, height)
Creates a new text area field in the portal.
JSField #newTextField(dataprovider, x, width, height)
Creates a new text field in the portal.
JSField #newTypeAhead(dataprovider, x, width, height)
Creates a new type ahead field in the portal.
void #setIntercellSpacing(width, height)
The additional spacing between cell rows.

Property Details
anchors

Enables a component to stick to a specific side of form and/or to
grow or shrink when a window is resized.

If opposite anchors are activated then the component with grow or
shrink with the window. For example if Top and Bottom are activated,
then the component will grow/shrink when the window is vertically
resized. If Left and Right are activated then the component
will grow/shrink when the window is horizontally resized.

If opposite anchors are not activated, then the component will
keep a constant distance from the sides of the window which
correspond to the activated anchors.

Returns
Number
Sample
var form = solutionModel.newForm('mediaForm', 'example_data', 'parent_table', 'null', false, 400, 300);
var strechAllDirectionsLabel = form.newLabel('Strech all directions', 10, 10, 380, 280);
strechAllDirectionsLabel.background = 'red';
strechAllDirectionsLabel.anchors = SM_ANCHOR.ALL;	
var strechVerticallyLabel = form.newLabel('Strech vertically', 10, 10, 190, 280);
strechVerticallyLabel.background = 'green';
strechVerticallyLabel.anchors = SM_ANCHOR.WEST | SM_ANCHOR.NORTH | SM_ANCHOR.SOUTH;
var strechHorizontallyLabel = form.newLabel('Strech horizontally', 10, 10, 380, 140);
strechHorizontallyLabel.background = 'blue';
strechHorizontallyLabel.anchors = SM_ANCHOR.NORTH | SM_ANCHOR.WEST | SM_ANCHOR.EAST;
var stickToTopLeftCornerLabel = form.newLabel('Stick to top-left corner', 10, 10, 200, 100);
stickToTopLeftCornerLabel.background = 'orange';
stickToTopLeftCornerLabel.anchors = SM_ANCHOR.NORTH | SM_ANCHOR.WEST; // This is equivalent to SM_ANCHOR.DEFAULT 
var stickToBottomRightCornerLabel = form.newLabel('Stick to bottom-right corner', 190, 190, 200, 100);
stickToBottomRightCornerLabel.background = 'pink';
stickToBottomRightCornerLabel.anchors = SM_ANCHOR.SOUTH | SM_ANCHOR.EAST;
background
The background color of the component.
Returns
String
Sample
// This property can be used on all types of components.
// Here it is illustrated only for labels and fields.
var greenLabel = form.newLabel('Green',10,10,100,50);
greenLabel.background = 'green'; // Use generic names for colors.	
var redField = form.newField('parent_table_text',JSField.TEXT_FIELD,10,110,100,30);
redField.background = '#FF0000'; // Use RGB codes for colors.
borderType
The type, color and style of border of the component.
Returns
String
Sample
//HINT: To know exactly the notation of this property set it in the designer and then read it once out through the solution model.
var field = form.newField('my_table_text', JSField.TEXT_FIELD, 10, 10, 100, 20);
field.borderType = solutionModel.createBorder(1,'#ff0000');;
enabled
The enable state of the component, default true.
Returns
Boolean
Sample
var form = solutionModel.newForm('printForm', 'example_data', 'parent_table', 'null', false, 400, 300);
var field = form.newField('parent_table_text', JSField.TEXT_FIELD, 10, 10, 100, 20);
field.enabled = false;
fontType
The font type of the component.
Returns
String
Sample
var label = form.newLabel('Text here', 10, 50, 100, 20);
label.fontType = solutionModel.createFont('Times New Roman',1,14);
foreground
The foreground color of the component.
Returns
String
Sample
// This property can be used on all types of components.
// Here it is illustrated only for labels and fields.
var labelWithBlueText = form.newLabel('Blue text', 10, 10, 100, 30);
labelWithBlueText.foreground = 'blue'; // Use generic names for colors.
var fieldWithYellowText = form.newField('parent_table_text', JSField.TEXT_FIELD, 10, 50, 100, 20);
fieldWithYellowText.foreground = '#FFFF00'; // Use RGB codes for colors.
formIndex
The Z index of this component. If two components overlap,
then the component with higher Z index is displayed above
the component with lower Z index.
Returns
Number
Sample
var labelBelow = form.newLabel('Green', 10, 10, 100, 50);
labelBelow.background = 'green';	
labelBelow.formIndex = 10;
var fieldAbove = form.newField('parent_table_text', JSField.TEXT_FIELD, 10, 10, 100, 30);
fieldAbove.background = '#FF0000';
fieldAbove.formIndex = 20;
groupID
A String representing a group ID for this component. If several
components have the same group ID then they belong to the same
group of components. Using the group itself, all components can
be disabled/enabled or made invisible/visible.
The group id should be a javascript compatible identifier to allow access of the group in scripting.
Returns
String
Sample
var form = solutionModel.newForm('someForm', 'example_data', 'parent_table', 'null', false, 400, 300);
var label = form.newLabel('Green', 10, 10, 100, 20);
var field = form.newField('parent_table_text', JSField.TEXT_FIELD, 10, 40, 100, 20);
label.groupID = 'someGroup';
field.groupID = 'someGroup';	
forms['someForm'].elements.someGroup.enabled = false;
height
The height in pixels of the component.
Returns
Number
Sample
var field = form.newField('parent_table_text', JSField.TEXT_FIELD, 10, 10, 100, 20);
application.output('original width: ' + field.width);
application.output('original height: ' + field.height);
field.width = 200;
field.height = 100;
application.output('modified width: ' + field.width);
application.output('modified height: ' + field.height);
initialSort
The default sort order for the rows displayed in the portal.
Returns
String
Sample
var childrenPortal = form.newPortal('pp',rel,10,10,620,460);
childrenPortal.newTextField('child_table_id', 0, 100, 20);
childrenPortal.newTextField('child_table_text',100,100,20);
childrenPortal.newTextField('child_table_parent_id', 200, 100, 20);
childrenPortal.initialSort = 'child_table_text desc';
multiLine
When set, portal rows can have a custom layout of fields, buttons, etc. displayed for each
matching row (rather than the default "grid").
Returns
Boolean
Sample
var childrenPortal = form.newPortal('pp',rel,10,10,620,460);
// Set the fields some distance apart horizontally. By default this distance
// is ignored and the components are put in a grid.
var idField = childrenPortal.newTextField('child_table_id', 0, 100, 20);
idField.background = 'yellow';
var textField = childrenPortal.newTextField('child_table_text',150,100,20);
textField.background = 'green';
var parentIdField = childrenPortal.newTextField('child_table_parent_id', 300, 100, 20);
parentIdField.background = 'orange';
// Disable the grid placing of components, and make the distance between components
// become active.
childrenPortal.multiLine = true;
name
The name of the component. Through this name it can also accessed in methods.
Returns
String
Sample
var form = solutionModel.newForm('someForm', 'example_data', 'parent_table', 'null', false, 620, 300);
var label = form.newLabel('Label', 10, 10, 150, 150);
label.name = 'myLabel'; // Give a name to the component.
forms['someForm'].controller.show()
// Now use the name to access the component.
forms['someForm'].elements['myLabel'].text = 'Updated text';
onDrag
The method that is triggered when (non Design Mode) dragging occurs.
Returns
JSMethod
Sample
form.onDrag = form.newFormMethod('function onDrag(event) { application.output("onDrag intercepted from " + event.getSource()); }');
form.onDragEnd = form.newFormMethod('function onDragEnd(event) { application.output("onDragEnd intercepted from " + event.getSource()); }');
form.onDragOver = form.newFormMethod('function onDragOver(event) { application.output("onDragOver intercepted from " + event.getSource()); }');
form.onDrop = form.newFormMethod('function onDrop(event) { application.output("onDrop intercepted from " + event.getSource()); }');
onDragEnd
The method that is triggered when (non Design Mode) dragging end occurs.
Returns
JSMethod
Sample
form.onDrag = form.newFormMethod('function onDrag(event) { application.output("onDrag intercepted from " + event.getSource()); }');
form.onDragEnd = form.newFormMethod('function onDragEnd(event) { application.output("onDragEnd intercepted from " + event.getSource()); }');
form.onDragOver = form.newFormMethod('function onDragOver(event) { application.output("onDragOver intercepted from " + event.getSource()); }');
form.onDrop = form.newFormMethod('function onDrop(event) { application.output("onDrop intercepted from " + event.getSource()); }');
onDragOver
The method that is triggered when (non Design Mode) dragging over a component occurs.
Returns
JSMethod
Sample
form.onDrag = form.newFormMethod('function onDrag(event) { application.output("onDrag intercepted from " + event.getSource()); }');
form.onDragEnd = form.newFormMethod('function onDragEnd(event) { application.output("onDragEnd intercepted from " + event.getSource()); }');
form.onDragOver = form.newFormMethod('function onDragOver(event) { application.output("onDragOver intercepted from " + event.getSource()); }');
form.onDrop = form.newFormMethod('function onDrop(event) { application.output("onDrop intercepted from " + event.getSource()); }');
onDrop
The method that is triggered when (non Design Mode) dropping occurs.
Returns
JSMethod
Sample
form.onDrag = form.newFormMethod('function onDrag(event) { application.output("onDrag intercepted from " + event.getSource()); }');
form.onDragEnd = form.newFormMethod('function onDragEnd(event) { application.output("onDragEnd intercepted from " + event.getSource()); }');
form.onDragOver = form.newFormMethod('function onDragOver(event) { application.output("onDragOver intercepted from " + event.getSource()); }');
form.onDrop = form.newFormMethod('function onDrop(event) { application.output("onDrop intercepted from " + event.getSource()); }');
onRender
The method that is executed when the component is rendered.
Returns
JSMethod
Sample
portal.onRender = form.newFormMethod('function onRender(event) { event.getElement().bgcolor = \'#00ff00\' }');
printSliding
Enables an element to resize based on its content and/or move when printing.
The component can move horizontally or vertically and can grow or shrink in
height and width, based on its content and the content of neighboring
components.
Returns
Number
Sample
var form = solutionModel.newForm('printForm', 'example_data', 'parent_table', 'null', false, 400, 300);
var slidingLabel = form.newLabel('Some long text here', 10, 10, 5, 5);
slidingLabel.printSliding = SM_PRINT_SLIDING.GROW_HEIGHT | SM_PRINT_SLIDING.GROW_WIDTH;
slidingLabel.background = 'gray';
forms['printForm'].controller.showPrintPreview();
printable

Flag that tells if the component should be printed or not when the form is printed.

By default components are printable.

Returns
Boolean
Sample
var form = solutionModel.newForm('printForm', 'example_data', 'parent_table', 'null', false, 400, 300);
var printedField = form.newField('parent_table_text', JSField.TEXT_FIELD, 10, 10, 100, 20);
var notPrintedField = form.newField('parent_table_id', JSField.TEXT_FIELD, 10, 40, 100, 20);
notPrintedField.printable = false; // This field won't show up in print preview and won't be printed.
forms['printForm'].controller.showPrintPreview()
relationName
The name of the relationship between the table related to the currently active
form and the table you want to show data from in the portal.
Returns
String
Sample
// Create the portal based on one relation.
var childrenPortal = form.newPortal('pp', 'parent_to_child', 10, 10, 620, 460);
var idField = childrenPortal.newTextField('child_table_id', 0, 100, 20);
var textField = childrenPortal.newTextField('child_table_text',150,100,20);
var parentIdField = childrenPortal.newTextField('child_table_parent_id', 300, 100, 20);
// Now make the portal be based on another relation.
childrenPortal.relationName = 'parent_to_smaller_children';
reorderable
When set, the portal rows can be re-ordered by dragging the column headers.
Returns
Boolean
Sample
var childrenPortal = form.newPortal('pp', 'parent_to_child', 10, 10, 620, 460);
childrenPortal.newTextField('child_table_id', 0, 100, 20);
childrenPortal.newTextField('child_table_text',150,100,20);
childrenPortal.newTextField('child_table_parent_id', 300, 100, 20);
childrenPortal.reorderable = true;
resizable
When set the portal rows can be resized by users.
Returns
Boolean
Sample
var childrenPortal = form.newPortal('pp', 'parent_to_child', 10, 10, 620, 460);
childrenPortal.newTextField('child_table_id', 0, 100, 20);
childrenPortal.newTextField('child_table_text',150,100,20);
childrenPortal.newTextField('child_table_parent_id', 300, 100, 20);
// Make the columns resizable. By default they are not resizable.
childrenPortal.resizable = true;
rowHeight
The height of each row in pixels. If 0 or not set, the height defaults to 10.
Returns
Number
Sample
var childrenPortal = form.newPortal('pp', 'parent_to_child', 10, 10, 620, 460);
childrenPortal.newTextField('child_table_id', 0, 100, 20);
childrenPortal.newTextField('child_table_text',150,100,20);
childrenPortal.newTextField('child_table_parent_id', 300, 100, 20);
childrenPortal.rowHeight = 30;
scrollbars
Scrollbar options for the vertical and horizontal scrollbars. Each of the
vertical and horizontal scrollbars can be configured to display all the time,
to display only when needed or to never display.
Returns
Number
Sample
var noScrollbars = form.newField('my_table_text', JSField.TEXT_AREA, 10, 10, 100, 100);
noScrollbars.scrollbars = SM_SCROLLBAR.HORIZONTAL_SCROLLBAR_NEVER | SM_SCROLLBAR.VERTICAL_SCROLLBAR_NEVER;
var neededScrollbars = form.newField('my_table_text', JSField.TEXT_AREA, 120, 10, 100, 100);
neededScrollbars.scrollbars = SM_SCROLLBAR.HORIZONTAL_SCROLLBAR_AS_NEEDED | SM_SCROLLBAR.VERTICAL_SCROLLBAR_AS_NEEDED;
var alwaysScrollbars = form.newField('my_table_text', JSField.TEXT_AREA, 230, 10, 100, 100);
alwaysScrollbars.scrollbars = SM_SCROLLBAR.HORIZONTAL_SCROLLBAR_ALWAYS | SM_SCROLLBAR.VERTICAL_SCROLLBAR_ALWAYS;
showHorizontalLines

When set, the portal displays horizontal lines between the rows.

NOTE:
In a multi-line portal, a horizontal line is only displayed
in the selected row; to display a horizontal line in all rows, add a
line to the portal.

Returns
Boolean
Sample
var childrenPortal = form.newPortal('pp', 'parent_to_child', 10, 10, 620, 460);
childrenPortal.newTextField('child_table_id', 0, 100, 20);
childrenPortal.newTextField('child_table_text',150,100,20);
childrenPortal.newTextField('child_table_parent_id', 300, 100, 20);
childrenPortal.showHorizontalLines = true;
childrenPortal.showVerticalLines = true;
showVerticalLines

When set the portal displays vertical lines between the columns.

NOTE:
In a multi-line portal, a vertical line is only displayed
in the selected row; to display a vertical line in all rows, add
a line to the portal.

Returns
Boolean
Sample
var childrenPortal = form.newPortal('pp', 'parent_to_child', 10, 10, 620, 460);
childrenPortal.newTextField('child_table_id', 0, 100, 20);
childrenPortal.newTextField('child_table_text',150,100,20);
childrenPortal.newTextField('child_table_parent_id', 300, 100, 20);
childrenPortal.showHorizontalLines = true;
childrenPortal.showVerticalLines = true;
sortable
When set, users can sort the contents of the portal by clicking on the column headings.
Returns
Boolean
Sample
var childrenPortal = form.newPortal('pp', 'parent_to_child', 10, 10, 620, 460);
childrenPortal.newTextField('child_table_id', 0, 100, 20);
childrenPortal.newTextField('child_table_text',150,100,20);
childrenPortal.newTextField('child_table_parent_id', 300, 100, 20);
childrenPortal.sortable = true;
styleClass

The name of the style class that should be applied to this component.

When defining style classes for specific component types, their names
must be prefixed according to the type of the component. For example
in order to define a class names 'fancy' for fields, in the style
definition the class must be named 'field.fancy'. If it would be
intended for labels, then it would be named 'label.fancy'. When specifying
the class name for a component, the prefix is dropped however. Thus the
field or the label will have its styleClass property set to 'fancy' only.

Returns
String
Sample
var form = solutionModel.newForm('printForm', 'example_data', 'parent_table', 'null', false, 400, 300);
var field = form.newField('parent_table_text', JSField.TEXT_FIELD, 10, 10, 100, 20);
var style = solutionModel.newStyle('myStyle','field.fancy { background-color: yellow; }');
form.styleName = 'myStyle'; // First set the style on the form.
field.styleClass = 'fancy'; // Then set the style class on the field.
tabSeq
An index that specifies the position of the component in the tab sequence. The components
are put into the tab sequence in increasing order of this property. A value of 0 means
to use the default mechanism of building the tab sequence (based on their location on the form).
A value of -2 means to remove the component from the tab sequence.
Returns
Number
Sample
// Create three fields. Based on how they are placed, by default they will come one
// after another in the tab sequence.
var fieldOne = form.newField('parent_table_id', JSField.TEXT_FIELD, 10, 10, 100, 20);
var fieldTwo = form.newField('parent_table_text', JSField.TEXT_FIELD, 10, 40, 100, 20);
var fieldThree = form.newField('parent_table_id', JSField.TEXT_FIELD, 10, 70, 100, 20);
// Set the third field come before the first in the tab sequence, and remove the 
// second field from the tab sequence.
fieldOne.tabSeq = 2;
fieldTwo.tabSeq = SM_DEFAULTS.IGNORE;
fieldThree.tabSeq = 1;
transparent

Flag that tells if the component is transparent or not.

The default value is "false", that is the components
are not transparent.

Returns
Boolean
Sample
// Load an image from disk an create a Media object based on it.
var imageBytes = plugins.file.readFile('d:/ball.jpg');
var media = solutionModel.newMedia('ball.jpg', imageBytes);
// Put on the form a label with the image.
var image = form.newLabel('', 10, 10, 100, 100);
image.imageMedia = media;
// Put two fields over the image. The second one will be transparent and the
// image will shine through.
var nonTransparentField = form.newField('parent_table_text', JSField.TEXT_FIELD, 10, 20, 100, 20);
var transparentField = form.newField('parent_table_text', JSField.TEXT_FIELD, 10, 50, 100, 20);
transparentField.transparent = true;
visible
The visible property of the component, default true.
Returns
Boolean
Sample
var form = solutionModel.newForm('printForm', 'example_data', 'parent_table', 'null', false, 400, 300);
var field = form.newField('parent_table_text', JSField.TEXT_FIELD, 10, 10, 100, 20);
field.visible = false;
width
The width in pixels of the component.
Returns
Number
Sample
var field = form.newField('parent_table_text', JSField.TEXT_FIELD, 10, 10, 100, 20);
application.output('original width: ' + field.width);
application.output('original height: ' + field.height);
field.width = 200;
field.height = 100;
application.output('modified width: ' + field.width);
application.output('modified height: ' + field.height);
x
The x coordinate of the component on the form.
Returns
Number
Sample
var field = form.newField('parent_table_text', JSField.TEXT_FIELD, 10, 10, 100, 20);
application.output('original location: ' + field.x + ', ' + field.y);
field.x = 90;
field.y = 90;
application.output('changed location: ' + field.x + ', ' + field.y);
y
The y coordinate of the component on the form.
Returns
Number
Sample
var field = form.newField('parent_table_text', JSField.TEXT_FIELD, 10, 10, 100, 20);
application.output('original location: ' + field.x + ', ' + field.y);
field.x = 90;
field.y = 90;
application.output('changed location: ' + field.x + ', ' + field.y);

Method Details
getButton

JSButton getButton (name)

Retrieves a button from the portal based on the name of the button.
Parameters
{String} name – The name of the button to retrieve.
Returns
JSButton – A JSButton instance that corresponds to the button with the specified name.
Sample
var clickMethod = form.newFormMethod('function clickMe() { application.output("I was clicked!"); }');
var childrenPortal = form.newPortal('pp', 'parent_to_child', 10, 10, 620, 460);
var btn = childrenPortal.newButton('Click me!', 400, 100, 20, clickMethod);
btn.name = 'clickMeBtn'; // Give a name to the button, so we can retrieve it by name later.
// Retrieve the button by name and do something with it.
var btnBack = childrenPortal.getButton('clickMeBtn');
btnBack.background = 'yellow';
// Retrieve the button through the array of all buttons and do something with it.
var allButtons = childrenPortal.getButtons();
var btnBackAgain = allButtons[0];
btnBackAgain.foreground = 'red';
getButtons

JSButton[] getButtons ()

Retrieves an array with all buttons in the portal.
Returns
JSButton[] – An array with all buttons in the portal.
Sample
var clickMethod = form.newFormMethod('function clickMe() { application.output("I was clicked!"); }');
var childrenPortal = form.newPortal('pp', 'parent_to_child', 10, 10, 620, 460);
var btn = childrenPortal.newButton('Click me!', 400, 100, 20, clickMethod);
btn.name = 'clickMeBtn'; // Give a name to the button, so we can retrieve it by name later.
// Retrieve the button by name and do something with it.
var btnBack = childrenPortal.getButton('clickMeBtn');
btnBack.background = 'yellow';
// Retrieve the button through the array of all buttons and do something with it.
var allButtons = childrenPortal.getButtons();
var btnBackAgain = allButtons[0];
btnBackAgain.foreground = 'red';
getField

JSField getField (name)

Retrieves a field from this portal based on the name of the field.
Parameters
{String} name – The name of the field to retrieve.
Returns
JSField – A JSField instance corresponding to the field with the specified name.
Sample
var childrenPortal = form.newPortal('pp', 'parent_to_my_table', 10, 10, 1180, 780);
var cal = childrenPortal.newField('my_table_date', JSField.CALENDAR, 0, 60, 20);
var tfield = childrenPortal.newField('my_table_text', JSField.TEXT_FIELD, 60, 60, 20);
tfield.name = 'textField'; // Give a name to the field so we can retrieve it later by name.
// Retrieve the text field by its name and do something with it.
var textFieldBack = childrenPortal.getField('textField');
textFieldBack.background = 'yellow';
// Retrieve the calendar field through the array of all fields and do something with it.
var allFields = childrenPortal.getFields();
var calFieldBack = allFields[0];
calFieldBack.foreground = 'red';
getFields

JSField[] getFields ()

Retrieves an array with all fields in a portal.
Returns
JSField[] – An array with JSField instances corresponding to all fields in the portal.
Sample
var childrenPortal = form.newPortal('pp', 'parent_to_my_table', 10, 10, 1180, 780);
var cal = childrenPortal.newField('my_table_date', JSField.CALENDAR, 0, 60, 20);
var tfield = childrenPortal.newField('my_table_text', JSField.TEXT_FIELD, 60, 60, 20);
tfield.name = 'textField'; // Give a name to the field so we can retrieve it later by name.
// Retrieve the text field by its name and do something with it.
var textFieldBack = childrenPortal.getField('textField');
textFieldBack.background = 'yellow';
// Retrieve the calendar field through the array of all fields and do something with it.
var allFields = childrenPortal.getFields();
var calFieldBack = allFields[0];
calFieldBack.foreground = 'red';
getIntercellSpacing

String getIntercellSpacing ()

The additional spacing between cell rows. Is composed from the horizontal spacing
and the vertical spacing.
Returns
String – A java.awt.Dimension object holding the horizontal and vertical intercell spacing.
Sample
var spacing = childrenPortal.getIntercellSpacing();
application.output("horizontal spacing: " + spacing.width);
application.output("vertical spacing: " + spacing.height);
getLabel

JSLabel getLabel (name)

Retrieves a label from this portal based on the name of the label.
Parameters
{String} name – The name of the label to retrieve.
Returns
JSLabel – A JSLabel instance corresponding to the label with the specified name.
Sample
var calLabel = childrenPortal.newLabel('Date', 120, 60, 20);
var textLabel = childrenPortal.newLabel('Text', 180, 60, 20);
textLabel.name = 'textLabel'; // Give a name to this label, so we can retrieve it by name.
// Retrieve the second label by name.
var textLabelBack = childrenPortal.getLabel('textLabel');
textLabelBack.background = 'yellow';
// Retrieve the first label through the array of all labels.
var allLabels = childrenPortal.getLabels();
var calLabelBack = allLabels[0];
calLabelBack.foreground = 'red';
getLabels

JSLabel[] getLabels ()

Retrieves all labels from the portal.
Returns
JSLabel[] – An array of JSLabel instances corresponding to all labels in the portal.
Sample
var calLabel = childrenPortal.newLabel('Date', 120, 60, 20);
var textLabel = childrenPortal.newLabel('Text', 180, 60, 20);
textLabel.name = 'textLabel'; // Give a name to this label, so we can retrieve it by name.
// Retrieve the second label by name.
var textLabelBack = childrenPortal.getLabel('textLabel');
textLabelBack.background = 'yellow';
// Retrieve the first label through the array of all labels.
var allLabels = childrenPortal.getLabels();
var calLabelBack = allLabels[0];
calLabelBack.foreground = 'red';
getUUID

UUID getUUID ()

Returns the UUID of this component.
Returns
UUID
Sample
var button_uuid = solutionModel.getForm("my_form").getButton("my_button").getUUID();
application.output(button_uuid.toString());
newButton

JSButton newButton (text, x, width, height, action)

Creates a new button on the portal with the given text, place, size and JSMethod as the onClick action.
Parameters
{String} text – The text to be displayed on the button.
{Number} x – The x coordinate of the button. If the portal does not have the "multiLine" property set, then the x coordinates are used only for determining the order of the columns in the grid. If the portal has the "multiLine" property set, then the components are actually displayed at the specified coordinates.
{Number} width – The width of the button.
{Number} height – The height of the button. In a portal the height of all components is set to the height of the first component, unless the "multiLine" property is set.
{Object} action – The JSMethod object that should be executed when the button is clicked.
Returns
JSButton – A JSButton instance representing the newly created button.
Sample
var clickMethod = form.newFormMethod('function clickMe() { application.output("I was clicked!"); }');
var childrenPortal = form.newPortal('pp', 'parent_to_child', 10, 10, 620, 460);
childrenPortal.newButton('Click me!', 400, 100, 20, clickMethod);
newCalendar

JSField newCalendar (dataprovider, x, width, height)

Creates a new calendar field in the portal. It is equivalent to calling "newField"
with the type JSField.CALENDAR.
Parameters
{Object} dataprovider – The data provider for this field. Can be either a column name, or an instance of JSVariable.
{Number} x – The x coordinate of the field. If the portal does not have the "multiLine" property set, then the x coordinates are used only for determining the order of the columns in the grid. If the portal has the "multiLine" property set, then the components are actually displayed at the specified coordinates.
{Number} width – The width of the field.
{Number} height – The height of the field. In a portal the height of all components is set to the height of the first component, unless the "multiLine" property is set.
Returns
JSField – A JSField instance that corresponds to the newly created calendar.
Sample
var childrenPortal = form.newPortal('pp', 'parent_to_my_table', 10, 10, 1180, 780);
var cal = childrenPortal.newCalendar('my_table_date', 0, 60, 20);
newCheck

JSField newCheck (dataprovider, x, width, height)

Creates a new checkbox field in the portal. It is equivalent to calling "newField"
with the type JSField.CHECKS.
Parameters
{Object} dataprovider – The data provider for this field. Can be either a column name, or an instance of JSVariable.
{Number} x – The x coordinate of the field. If the portal does not have the "multiLine" property set, then the x coordinates are used only for determining the order of the columns in the grid. If the portal has the "multiLine" property set, then the components are actually displayed at the specified coordinates.
{Number} width – The width of the field.
{Number} height – The height of the field. In a portal the height of all components is set to the height of the first component, unless the "multiLine" property is set.
Returns
JSField – A JSField instance that corresponds to the newly created checkbox field.
Sample
var childrenPortal = form.newPortal('pp', 'parent_to_my_table', 10, 10, 1180, 780);
var vlist = solutionModel.newValueList('options', JSValueList.CUSTOM_VALUES);
vlist.customValues = "one\ntwo\nthree\nfour";
var chk = childrenPortal.newCheck('my_table_options', 60, 60, 50);
chk.valuelist = vlist;
newComboBox

JSField newComboBox (dataprovider, x, width, height)

Creates a new combobox field in the portal. It is equivalent to calling "newField"
with the type JSField.COMBOBOX.
Parameters
{Object} dataprovider – The data provider for this field. Can be either a column name, or an instance of JSVariable.
{Number} x – The x coordinate of the field. If the portal does not have the "multiLine" property set, then the x coordinates are used only for determining the order of the columns in the grid. If the portal has the "multiLine" property set, then the components are actually displayed at the specified coordinates.
{Number} width – The width of the field.
{Number} height – The height of the field. In a portal the height of all components is set to the height of the first component, unless the "multiLine" property is set.
Returns
JSField – A JSField instance that corresponds to the newly created combobox field.
Sample
var childrenPortal = form.newPortal('pp', 'parent_to_my_table', 10, 10, 1180, 780);
var vlist = solutionModel.newValueList('options', JSValueList.CUSTOM_VALUES);
vlist.customValues = "one\ntwo\nthree\nfour";
var cmb = childrenPortal.newComboBox('my_table_options', 120, 160, 20);
cmb.valuelist = vlist;
newField

JSField newField (dataprovider, displaytype, x, width, height)

Creates a new field on this form. The type of the field is specified by
using one of the JSField constants like JSField.TEXT_FIELD.
Parameters
{Object} dataprovider – The data provider for this field. Can be either a column name, or an instance of JSVariable.
{Number} displaytype – The display type of the field. Use constants from JSField for this parameter.
{Number} x – The x coordinate of the field. If the portal does not have the "multiLine" property set, then the x coordinates are used only for determining the order of the columns in the grid. If the portal has the "multiLine" property set, then the components are actually displayed at the specified coordinates.
{Number} width – The width of the field.
{Number} height – The height of the field. In a portal the height of all components is set to the height of the first component, unless the "multiLine" property is set.
Returns
JSField – A JSField instance that corresponds to the newly created field.
Sample
var childrenPortal = form.newPortal('pp', 'parent_to_my_table', 10, 10, 1180, 780);

var vlist = solutionModel.newValueList('options', JSValueList.CUSTOM_VALUES);
vlist.customValues = "one\ntwo\nthree\nfour";

var cal = childrenPortal.newField('my_table_date', JSField.CALENDAR, 0, 60, 20);
var chk = childrenPortal.newField('my_table_options', JSField.CHECKS, 60, 60, 50);
chk.valuelist = vlist;
var cmb = childrenPortal.newField('my_table_options', JSField.COMBOBOX, 120, 160, 20);
cmb.valuelist = vlist;
var html = childrenPortal.newField('my_table_html', JSField.HTML_AREA, 180, 60, 50);
var img = childrenPortal.newField('my_table_image', JSField.IMAGE_MEDIA, 240, 60, 50);
var pwd = childrenPortal.newField('my_table_text', JSField.PASSWORD, 300, 60, 20);
var radio = childrenPortal.newField('my_table_options', JSField.RADIOS, 360, 60, 50);
radio.valuelist = vlist;
var rtf = childrenPortal.newField('my_table_rtf', JSField.RTF_AREA, 420, 60, 50);
var tarea = childrenPortal.newField('my_table_text', JSField.TEXT_AREA, 480, 60, 50);
var tfield = childrenPortal.newField('my_table_text', JSField.TEXT_FIELD, 540, 60, 20);
var tahead = childrenPortal.newField('my_table_text', JSField.TYPE_AHEAD, 600, 60, 20);
tahead.valuelist = vlist;
newHtmlArea

JSField newHtmlArea (dataprovider, x, width, height)

Creates a new HTML Area field in the portal. It is equivalent to calling "newField"
with the type JSField.HTML_AREA.
Parameters
{Object} dataprovider – The data provider for this field. Can be either a column name, or an instance of JSVariable.
{Number} x – The x coordinate of the field. If the portal does not have the "multiLine" property set, then the x coordinates are used only for determining the order of the columns in the grid. If the portal has the "multiLine" property set, then the components are actually displayed at the specified coordinates.
{Number} width – The width of the field.
{Number} height – The height of the field. In a portal the height of all components is set to the height of the first component, unless the "multiLine" property is set.
Returns
JSField – A JSField instance that corresponds to the newly created HTML Area field.
Sample
var childrenPortal = form.newPortal('pp', 'parent_to_my_table', 10, 10, 1180, 780);
var html = childrenPortal.newHtmlArea('my_table_html', 180, 60, 50);
newImageMedia

JSField newImageMedia (dataprovider, x, width, height)

Creates a new Image Media field in the portal. It is equivalent to calling "newField"
with the type JSField.IMAGE_MEDIA.
Parameters
{Object} dataprovider – The data provider for this field. Can be either a column name, or an instance of JSVariable.
{Number} x – The x coordinate of the field. If the portal does not have the "multiLine" property set, then the x coordinates are used only for determining the order of the columns in the grid. If the portal has the "multiLine" property set, then the components are actually displayed at the specified coordinates.
{Number} width – The width of the field.
{Number} height – The height of the field. In a portal the height of all components is set to the height of the first component, unless the "multiLine" property is set.
Returns
JSField – A JSField instance that corresponds to the newly created Image Media field.
Sample
var childrenPortal = form.newPortal('pp', 'parent_to_my_table', 10, 10, 1180, 780);
var img = childrenPortal.newImageMedia('my_table_image', 240, 60, 50);
newLabel

JSLabel newLabel (txt, x, width, height)

Creates a new label on the form, with the given text, place and size.
Parameters
{String} txt – The text that will be displayed in the label.
{Number} x – The x coordinate of the label. If the portal does not have the "multiLine" property set, then the x coordinates are used only for determining the order of the columns in the grid. If the portal has the "multiLine" property set, then the components are actually displayed at the specified coordinates.
{Number} width – The width of the label.
{Number} height – The height of the label. In a portal the height of all components is set to the height of the first component, unless the "multiLine" property is set.
Returns
JSLabel – A JSLabel instance that represents the newly created label.
Sample
var clickMethod = form.newFormMethod('function clickMe() { application.output("I was clicked!"); }');
var childrenPortal = form.newPortal('pp', 'parent_to_my_table', 10, 10, 1180, 780);
var calLabel = childrenPortal.newLabel('Date', 120, 60, 20); 
// This will result in a button being actually created, because we specify an action.
var textLabel = childrenPortal.newLabel('Text', 180, 60, 20, clickMethod);
newLabel

JSLabel newLabel (text, x, width, height, action)

Creates a new label on the form, with the given text, place, size and an JSMethod as the onClick action.
Parameters
{String} text – The text that will be displayed in the label.
{Number} x – The x coordinate of the label. If the portal does not have the "multiLine" property set, then the x coordinates are used only for determining the order of the columns in the grid. If the portal has the "multiLine" property set, then the components are actually displayed at the specified coordinates.
{Number} width – The width of the label.
{Number} height – The height of the label. In a portal the height of all components is set to the height of the first component, unless the "multiLine" property is set.
{Object} action – The JSMethod object that should be executed when the label is clicked.
Returns
JSLabel – A JSLabel instance that represents the newly created label.
Sample
var clickMethod = form.newFormMethod('function clickMe() { application.output("I was clicked!"); }');
var childrenPortal = form.newPortal('pp', 'parent_to_my_table', 10, 10, 1180, 780);
var calLabel = childrenPortal.newLabel('Date', 120, 60, 20); 
// This will result in a button being actually created, because we specify an action.
var textLabel = childrenPortal.newLabel('Text', 180, 60, 20, clickMethod);
newPassword

JSField newPassword (dataprovider, x, width, height)

Creates a new password field in the portal. It is equivalent to calling "newField"
with the type JSField.PASSWORD.
Parameters
{Object} dataprovider – The data provider for this field. Can be either a column name, or an instance of JSVariable.
{Number} x – The x coordinate of the field. If the portal does not have the "multiLine" property set, then the x coordinates are used only for determining the order of the columns in the grid. If the portal has the "multiLine" property set, then the components are actually displayed at the specified coordinates.
{Number} width – The width of the field.
{Number} height – The height of the field. In a portal the height of all components is set to the height of the first component, unless the "multiLine" property is set.
Returns
JSField – A JSField instance that corresponds to the newly created password field.
Sample
var childrenPortal = form.newPortal('pp', 'parent_to_my_table', 10, 10, 1180, 780);
var pwd = childrenPortal.newPassword('my_table_text', 300, 60, 20);
newRadios

JSField newRadios (dataprovider, x, width, height)

Creates a new radio buttons field in the portal. It is equivalent to calling "newField"
with the type JSField.RADIOS.
Parameters
{Object} dataprovider – The data provider for this field. Can be either a column name, or an instance of JSVariable.
{Number} x – The x coordinate of the field. If the portal does not have the "multiLine" property set, then the x coordinates are used only for determining the order of the columns in the grid. If the portal has the "multiLine" property set, then the components are actually displayed at the specified coordinates.
{Number} width – The width of the field.
{Number} height – The height of the field. In a portal the height of all components is set to the height of the first component, unless the "multiLine" property is set.
Returns
JSField – A JSField instance that corresponds to the newly created radio buttons.
Sample
var childrenPortal = form.newPortal('pp', 'parent_to_my_table', 10, 10, 1180, 780);
var vlist = solutionModel.newValueList('options', JSValueList.CUSTOM_VALUES);
vlist.customValues = "one\ntwo\nthree\nfour";
var radio = childrenPortal.newRadios('my_table_options', 360, 60, 50);
radio.valuelist = vlist;
newRtfArea

JSField newRtfArea (dataprovider, x, width, height)

Creates a new RTF Area field in the portal. It is equivalent to calling "newField"
with the type JSField.RTF_AREA.
Parameters
{Object} dataprovider – The data provider for this field. Can be either a column name, or an instance of JSVariable.
{Number} x – The x coordinate of the field. If the portal does not have the "multiLine" property set, then the x coordinates are used only for determining the order of the columns in the grid. If the portal has the "multiLine" property set, then the components are actually displayed at the specified coordinates.
{Number} width – The width of the field.
{Number} height – The height of the field. In a portal the height of all components is set to the height of the first component, unless the "multiLine" property is set.
Returns
JSField – A JSField instance that corresponds to the newly created RTF Area field.
Sample
var childrenPortal = form.newPortal('pp', 'parent_to_my_table', 10, 10, 1180, 780);
var rtf = childrenPortal.newRtfArea('my_table_rtf', 420, 60, 50);
newTextArea

JSField newTextArea (dataprovider, x, width, height)

Creates a new text area field in the portal. It is equivalent to calling "newField"
with the type JSField.TEXT_AREA.
Parameters
{Object} dataprovider – The data provider for this field. Can be either a column name, or an instance of JSVariable.
{Number} x – The x coordinate of the field. If the portal does not have the "multiLine" property set, then the x coordinates are used only for determining the order of the columns in the grid. If the portal has the "multiLine" property set, then the components are actually displayed at the specified coordinates.
{Number} width – The width of the field.
{Number} height – The height of the field. In a portal the height of all components is set to the height of the first component, unless the "multiLine" property is set.
Returns
JSField – A JSField instance that corresponds to the newly created text area field.
Sample
var childrenPortal = form.newPortal('pp', 'parent_to_my_table', 10, 10, 1180, 780);
var tarea = childrenPortal.newTextArea('my_table_text', 480, 60, 50);
newTextField

JSField newTextField (dataprovider, x, width, height)

Creates a new text field in the portal. It is equivalent to calling "newField"
with the type JSField.TEXT_FIELD.
Parameters
{Object} dataprovider – The data provider for this field. Can be either a column name, or an instance of JSVariable.
{Number} x – The x coordinate of the field. If the portal does not have the "multiLine" property set, then the x coordinates are used only for determining the order of the columns in the grid. If the portal has the "multiLine" property set, then the components are actually displayed at the specified coordinates.
{Number} width – The width of the field.
{Number} height – The height of the field. In a portal the height of all components is set to the height of the first component, unless the "multiLine" property is set.
Returns
JSField – A JSField instance that corresponds to the newly created text field.
Sample
var childrenPortal = form.newPortal('pp', 'parent_to_my_table', 10, 10, 1180, 780);
var tfield = childrenPortal.newTextField('my_table_text', 540, 60, 20);
newTypeAhead

JSField newTypeAhead (dataprovider, x, width, height)

Creates a new type ahead field in the portal. It is equivalent to calling "newField"
with the type JSField.TYPE_AHEAD.
Parameters
{Object} dataprovider – The data provider for this field. Can be either a column name, or an instance of JSVariable.
{Number} x – The x coordinate of the field. If the portal does not have the "multiLine" property set, then the x coordinates are used only for determining the order of the columns in the grid. If the portal has the "multiLine" property set, then the components are actually displayed at the specified coordinates.
{Number} width – The width of the field.
{Number} height – The height of the field. In a portal the height of all components is set to the height of the first component, unless the "multiLine" property is set.
Returns
JSField – A JSField instance that corresponds to the newly created type ahead field.
Sample
var childrenPortal = form.newPortal('pp', 'parent_to_my_table', 10, 10, 1180, 780);
var vlist = solutionModel.newValueList('options', JSValueList.CUSTOM_VALUES);
vlist.customValues = "one\ntwo\nthree\nfour";
var tahead = childrenPortal.newTypeAhead('my_table_text', 600, 60, 20);
tahead.valuelist = vlist;
setIntercellSpacing

void setIntercellSpacing (width, height)

The additional spacing between cell rows. Is composed from the horizontal spacing
and the vertical spacing.
Parameters
{Number} width – The horizontal spacing between cells.
{Number} height – The vertical spacing between cells.
Returns
void
Sample
var childrenPortal = form.newPortal('pp',rel,10,10,620,460);
childrenPortal.newTextField('child_table_id', 0, 100, 20);
childrenPortal.newTextField('child_table_text',100,100,20);
childrenPortal.newTextField('child_table_parent_id', 200, 100, 20);
childrenPortal.setIntercellSpacing(5,10);
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