The Form Editor allows you to create, modify, and customize your forms. Several tools are available to make your work easier, one of which is the Views palette. This tool makes it easy to build complex forms by distributing objects into different views. The views enable objects to be hidden or displayed as needed.
What if you’re working on a form developed by someone else? How can you quickly determine if the form uses views? Are there limitations on the number of views permitted? 4D v18 R2 and project databases eliminate these existential questions while greatly enhancing the user experience!
instantly Know if a form uses views
The Form Editor toolbar includes a button to open the Views palette. In project databases, this button can have 2 different aspects:
- If all objects belong to the default view, the icon appears as a light gray outline:
- If at least one object belongs to another view, the icon is a solid dark gray:
Views, views, and more views
When creating a new form, only one view is created: the default view. You can then create additional views and move your objects into them. Just like binary databases, you can select a specific view to work in. And if one of the views becomes unnecessary for any reason (e.g., it no longer contains any objects), you can delete it.
A Live-action demonstration
What could be better than a video to show you all the new features of the views?