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Text Controls (G Dataflow)

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    Last Modified: November 28, 2016

    Create text entry boxes and labels or enter or return the location of a file or directory.

    Which Text Control Should I Use?

    Use Control
    Enter string data. String Control
    Display string data. String Indicator
    Enter the location of a file or directory. Path Control
    Display the location of a file or directory. Path Indicator
    Create free floating text that you can use as a label or annotation. Text
    Enter or display a URL hyperlink. Hyperlink Control

    When Does My Entered Text Pass to the Diagram?

    By default, new or changed text does not pass to the diagram until you terminate the edit session by clicking elsewhere on the panel or by pressing Ctrl-Enter.

    You can change the behavior of the enter key for a String control by clicking the control on the panel and selecting a new Enter Key Behavior in the Item tab.

    Option Behavior
    Commits Text Pressing Enter terminates the edit session. You can also terminate the edit session by clicking elsewhere on the panel. Carriage returns are not allowed.
    Enters NewLine (default) Pressing Enter inserts a carriage return. You can terminate the edit session by clicking elsewhere on the panel or pressing Ctrl-Enter.

    Should I Use an Absolute or Relative Path?

    If possible, use a relative path. A relative path describes the location of a file or directory relative to an arbitrary location in the file system. By using a relative path, you avoid having to rework the paths if you build an application or run the code on a different computer.


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