Size/Position Tab View                                                   [Dialog Box View]

 

The Size/Position tab view (Dialog Box view) displays information about layout changes that have been made to a source or target dialog box or dialog box item and provides options for working with these.  The view is used for the following tasks:

1.

If layout changes have been made in the source file it becomes necessary to check the size and position of the target dialog box control to see if it is still valid or if it needs to be updated.

2.

Update the control by:

a.

adjusting the size/position of the control with the Layout Editor.

b.

confirming the current size and position using the Confirm layout button, or

c.

resetting the layout data to the size and position of the source element using the Reset to original size button.

 

If the layout data of the source dialog box or dialog box control has been changed, the selected dialog box/control is shown with a red focus frame around it.  This is also indicated with a warning symbol on the tab (Figure 2).

 

 

Figure 1:  The Dialog Box view.  The "Cancel" button is selected in the view of the source dialog (right side) and has the original size and position of the item.  The view of the target dialog (left side) shows the button with its French translation text ("Annuler") and with new dimensions to accommodate the longer text.

 

 

Figure 2:  The Dialog Box view showing the same dialog box from Figure 1.  Here the view shows that the position of the "Cancel" button has changed in the source file.  The French target element ("Annuler") still has the same layout as before the source data changed and must now be checked as described above (1.)).

 

 

Commands

 

Reset to original size Button

Resets the size and position of the selected control back to the original settings.

 

Confirm layout Button

Confirms the current size and position of the target dialog box or dialog box control.  The "Changed" flag for the layout data of the dialog box control will be removed.

 

 

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