The Space control enables you to add vertical space to the design. This is useful if you wish to have precise control over the space between design components.
•To copy a control to another location in the design, press Ctrl and drag-and-drop the control to the desired copy location.
There is no event associated with the Space control.
The control's properties are available in the Styles & Properties Pane, and are listed below in the order in which they appear.
The name is used to reference the control from elsewhere in the page or project. Double-click inside the value field to edit.
The All Styles property becomes visible if the All Styles setting of the More Project Settings dialog has been set to true. (The default of this setting is false.)
The property enables you to set all of the component's styles via a single XPath map expression, such as the two map expressions below:
"Bold Text" : \$XML1/R/@bold = "1",
"Italic Text" : true(),
"Text" : "hello",
"Text Color" : "red",
"Background Color" : \$XML1/R/@background,
"Text Size" : \$XML1/R/@textsize
"Style Sheet" : "Sheet-1"
Note the following points:
•When you enter a value for the All Styles property—even if it is not a map—all the styling properties of the current component in the Styles & Properties Pane will no longer be visible .
•This is an advanced feature, so you must ensure that your XPath map expression is correct, both syntax and values.
•You can enter the key–value pairs of the map in any order.
•The key names are the names of style properties (or styles). In the first map above, for example, Bold Text and Text Size are style names. The styles that are available for a particular component are listed under that component in the Styles & Properties Pane.
•You can also specify a style sheet to use, as shown in the second map above.
Sets the height in pixels, dp, or sp of the selected space object. Select a height value (in pixels, dp, or sp) from the dropdown list of the combo box, or double-click in the value field to enter a numeric value, or use an XPath expression. The numeric value is understood to be a pixel value. For this reason, no unit should be specified.
For information about the relationships between pixels, dp (device-independent pixels), and sp (scale-independent pixels), see Sizes: Pixels, DPI, DP, SP.
An XPath expression that should evaluate to true() or false(). If the expression evaluates to false()—and only if it evaluates to false()—then the control is not visible. If the expression evaluates to true() or returns some other value, then the control is visible. The default is true(). Double-click inside the value field, or click the XPath button, to enter or edit an XPath expression. The Visible property can be used to render an object visible or not depending upon whether an XPath expression evaluates to true(). As a result, the display of an object can be made to be dynamically dependent on the content or structure of data.
Note: For information about the visibility of spanned columns/rows, see Table Properties.
Note: The \$MTControlValue variable is not available for the evaluation of the Visible property. If it is used, then a validation error results.
Sets the text that appears as a tooltip when the end user hovers over the control with the mouse or long presses the control. A tooltip provides useful information to the end user about the control. Double-click inside the value field to edit. If an action has been set for a long press of the control, then no tooltip will be shown on a long press.
Note: Tooltips are not available on all controls, and for some controls they are not available on all platforms. On iOS, tooltips are not available for Edit Field or Signature controls.
The Style Sheet property sets the style sheet to use for the control. The dropdown list of the Style Sheet property's combo box displays all the user-created style sheets that have been defined in the project. Select the style sheet you want to use for the control. Alternatively, you can use an XPath expression to select the style sheet you want; this has the advantage that you can make the selection of the style sheet conditional (see Applying User-Created Style Sheets). See the section Style Sheets for more information.
The name of one or more CSS classes that you want to associate with this control. Use a space to assign multiple classes: LabelClassOne LabelClassTwo. These classes can then be used in a CSS file (specified in the Browser Settings dialog) to assign properties specifically for this control. You can also use an XPath expression to generate or fetch the names of the class(es).