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General Options:

Use Smart Tags

Smart Tags are shortcut button controls used at design time for certain properties and events. For example, given a List Box control, selecting the Smart Tag button gives access to all links seen in the Properties window.


Automatically open Smart Tags

Check this box to automatically enable the Smart Tags on open. If a control is selected, checking this will display the Smart Tags popup menu as the control is selected.

Enable SuppressTransparency by default

Check this box to enable the design time SuppressTransparency property. The effect of this property is to allow the proper display of special static parent controls when populated “on top of” multiple tab controls. This property is set to TRUE by default, and ensures a proper display regardless of Visual Styles used. It has no effect on the actual runtime window display.

Enable UseVisualStyles by default

Use this option to control the display of Visual Styles for all valid controls in design mode (controls appear as if the XP manifest was active).

Select Toolbox when Designer opened

Check this box to automatically open (if not already opened) and select the Windows Control Toolbox when the Window Designer is opened.

Ask on Closing Designer

This option when checked will ALWAYS prompt you to save a window on exit, even if no changes were made. If this option is unchecked, a window will always auto-save on exit, and you will not be prompted to Save or Cancel.

Run the Designer in Clarion6 compatible mode

Check this option to allow the Designer to handle containers as they are handled in C6 and older versions of Clarion. In this mode, an object can be outside of its container (such as an ENTRY control) that's not actually on a TAB but is contained by that TAB so that it only displays when that TAB is selected.

Show Control Templates Pad when Designer opens

This option allows you to control whether or not the Control Templates Pad is open and visible when the Window Designer is first opened.

Property pad settings:

Sort properties alphabetically

Check this option to sort all properties display in the Properties window in alphabetical order. The alternative to this is a display by category.

Designer Area Options:

Show Command Toolbar

The Command Toolbar displays all alignment options, and other special options, including Tab Order, Print Preview, Switch SuppressTransparency, and Switch UseVisualStyles

Show Properties Toolbar

Displays common properties for any selected control, including Use Variable, Text and Font attributes.

Always Show Scrollbars

If this option is off scrollbars are displayed only if the size of the WINDOW is greater than the display area. If this option is on scrollbars are always displayed regardless of the size of the WINDOW.

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