Which Text Control Should I Use?
|Enter string data.
|Display string data.
|Enter the location of a file or directory.
|Display the location of a file or directory.
|Create free floating text that you can use as a label or annotation.
|Enter or display a URL hyperlink.
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. At run time, terminate the edit session by clicking elsewhere on the panel or by pressing Ctrl-Enter. If you select Limit to Single Line, carriage returns are not allowed, and clicking Enter terminates the session.
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.