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Form Properties

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Form Properties

To access the form properties:

  1. Open Form Designer.
  2. Select a necessary form.
  3. At the upper part of Form Designer, the window with form properties will be displayed.

Form Editor is the starting point of database creation in this application. With Form Editor, you can not only change the visual representation of the form, but also choose the fields to be used for data storage, change their properties and positioning. A single database may incorporate several forms, e.g., to store information on commodity, clients, staff and so on. Also, each form may include some sheets.

Select the Designer > Edit Form menu item to open the form editor window.

Individual Properties

  • Form Name. We recommend that you use a noun in the singular for the name of a form. For example, the form for storing information on books may be called "Book", and the form for storing information on orders - "Order". As a result, when the form is mentioned in the process of work with the database, you will see correct messages, for example: "Create New Book" or "Are you sure to delete selected Books?"
  • Icon. Icon for a form is used in tables, lists and so on to quickly identify the form.
  • Default Folder. If a default folder is specified for the form, it will be used in the following cases:
    • At creation of records using the Add menu.
    • At creation of new queries with this form.
    • At creation of relational fields to connect to the form, as a source folder of records.
    We recommend you to select the folder that is mostly frequently used to work with records of this form as a default folder.
  • Title Field. Field from which the heading of a record will be taken. This heading will be used when records are displayed as a simple list, in different dialogs and so on. For example, for the "Order" form you can specify the order number as the "Title Field"; for the "Book" form - the book name.


This tab allows you to customize the appearance of the form.


On this tab, you can specify the behaviour of the main window size:

  • Corner - form will be located at the corner of the window:
  • Center - form will be located in the center of the window:
  • Fit to window - form will be stretched as the window size changes:

    To learn more about the stretching forms, see the Form Layout section.

Tab Order

On this tab, you can define the field focus change using the "Tab" key. This order will be used in different menus and lists (for example, at selecting the field by which sorting should be accomplished).

Popup menu

On this tab, you can create custom menu items for the "Record" menu. This menu is showed when you right-click on a form or on selected records in a record's list:

Clicking a menu item will execute a script for the selected records.

To create a new menu item click the green button "+". To edit a script associated with the selected menu item, click the "Edit Script..." button.


This tab can be used to control tabs of the form itself. For example, the following form has three tabs:

For every field you can select a tab on which it should be displayed (or you can select to display a field on all tabs).

Scripts and Behaviour

On this tab, you can define scripts for form events. More information about this you can find in the "Events and Predifined Variables" chapter.

All topics in the "Form Designer" section: