Adding text boxes in the Dialog Builder

Use the edit box control to add text boxes to the form to gather information that the user must type in, such as user names and passwords. This control creates a character variable.

To add an edit box:

  1. In the Dialog Builder, click Edit Box and then click the form location where you want to place the top left corner of the control.
  2. In the Edit Box dialog box, enter the name of the variable that will store the value of this control in the Variable text box.
  3. If you specify the default value of the variable, enter the value in the Default Text text box.
  4. If you want to specify the exact position of the control, modify the value in the X text box to change the horizontal position of the control and/or the Y text box to change the vertical position of the control.
  5. If you want to change the size of the control deselect the Auto checkboxes beside the Height and/or Width text boxes and modify the values, which are specified in pixels.

    If the Auto checkbox is selected the control is resized whenever the displayed text changes, otherwise the entered value is used.

  6. Click OK.

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