Grid Display Options

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Grid Display Options

To access Professional Options and modify the appearance of headers and the data grid (which are used for tables, views, and many reports), select the gear icon Settings-32-green in the data grid toolbar.



Figure 1 Options Button and Row Levels


Column Headers: formatting of columns with specific requirements

Row Appearance: formatting for each row level of the data grid, separated by even and odd rows. Each level refers to further nesting, e.g. of child tables opened within a parent table. Odd row shading for Levels 1, 2, and 3 is shown above in Figure 1.



Figure 2 Options Dialog Window


Pertinent options within the above menus are described below:


AlphaLevel: determines the opacity of elements (default = 0)

BackColor...: options for cell backgrounds, including adding a gradient by using both BackColor and BackColor2.

Border...: options for shading the borders of cells

Cursor: options for the cursor from a predetermined list

FontData: options for the text

oBold, Italic, Strikeout: formatting options

oName: specific font (e.g. Arial, Times New Roman). Note that this field is not nullable once created. It can be cleared by:

i.deleting the corresponding settings.xml file in %appdata%\EarthSoft (warning: removes all of the customizations for that item) or

ii.within the corresponding XML file, deleting the Name row, which will appear as something like:
       <Name id="ref-6">Arial</Name>
       SizeInPoints: font size

ForeColor: Font Color

ForeColorDisabled: font color for disabled elements

ForegroundAlpha: opacity level of text

Image: options for using images within the grid

TextHAlign, TextVAlign: horizontal and vertical alignment of text, respectively

TextTrimming: specifies how text will be rendered when there is not enough room to display the entire string


Along with using the presupplied Custom, Web, and System options, a color can be typed into a Color line (such as BorderColor2 or ForeColor) as R,G,B, e.g. 255,255,255 for White.


Read here for details about how to access EDP display options.