Control Descriptions: Group Box

Using the Group Box control, you can create group boxes that label or organize other interface elements on customized forms. Also, you can access data from other controls on your form in two ways: 1) you can access the selected value from a group of associated radio buttons or 2) you can concatenate the value from any grouping of controls. In your group box's properties, you can choose one of these data access methods (in the Algorithm property), and select the controls you want to associate with your group box.

Once you've chosen an algorithm and one or more controls, the value of the group box becomes dependent on the chosen controls. If you are using the group box solely for the algorithm, and not for labeling or organizing your interface, you can hide it from your end users.

To use a group box to access data from radio buttons,see Mapping Data from a Set of Radio Buttons.

Group Box Properties

Property Description
Algorithm How the Group Box control's value is determined. To make the value equal to the selected item in a set of radio buttons, choose Radio Button Algorithm. To concatenate the values of the controls in the control list for this group box, choose Concatenate Algorithm.
Control List The controls associated with this group box.

The controls do not need to be visually contained by the box on the UI.

Hidden Control If set to True, end users will not be able to see the group box.

Common Properties

The following properties are also available:

Background, Border, Caption, Enabled, Font, Foreground, Name, Opaque, Screen Binding, Tooltip, Width and Height, X and Y.

Related Topics
Bullet Control Descriptions
Bullet Mapping Data from a Set of Radio Buttons
Bullet Control Descriptions: Radio Button
Bullet Adding Controls
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