constants EditTypeEnum
Use the EditType property to specify the type of the editor. Use the Add method to add a new editor to the control. Use the AddItem, InsertItem method to add new items to a drop down list editor. Use the AddButton method to add the buttons to the editor. Use the Option property to assign different options for a given editor. The exRecord component supports the following type of editors:

 NameValueDescription 
   ReadOnly0 The editor is not ediatble.  
   EditType1 The editor supports the following options:
  • exEditRight, Right-aligns text in a single-line or multiline edit control.
  • exEditPassword, Specifies a value that indicates whether an edit control displays all characters as an asterisk (*) as they are typed ( passwords ).
  • exEditPasswordChar, Specifies a value that indicates the password character.

The Numeric property specifies whether the editor enables numeric values only.

 
   DropDownType2 It provides an intuitive interface for your users to select values from pre-defined lists presented in a drop-down window, but it accepts new values at runtime too. The DropDownType editor has associated a standard text edit field too. Use AddItem method to add predefined values to the drop down list.  Use the InsertItem method to insert child items to the editor's predefined list. The DropDownRows property specifies the maximum number of visible rows into the drop-down list. The editor displays the Value value.

The following sample adds a DropDownType editor:

 With Record1
    .BeginUpdate
     With .Add("DropDownType", EXRECORDLibCtl.DropDownType)
        .AddItem 0, "Single Bed", 1
        .AddItem 1, "Double Bed", 2
        .AddItem 2, "Apartment", 3
        .AddItem 3, "Suite", 4
        .AddItem 4, "Royal Suite", 5
        .Value = "Apartment"
    End With
    .EndUpdate
End With
 
   DropDownListType3 It provides an intuitive interface for your users to select values from pre-defined lists presented in a drop-down window. The DropDownListType editor has no standard edit field associated. Use AddItem method to add predefined values to the drop down list.  Use InsertItem method to insert child predefined values to the drop down list. The DropDownRows property specifies the maximum number of visible rows into the drop-down list. The editor displays the caption of the item that matches the Value value. The item's icon is also displayed if it exists.

The following sample adds a DropDownListType editor:

With Record1
    .BeginUpdate
     With .Add("DropDownType", EXRECORDLibCtl.DropDownListType)
        .DropDownAutoWidth = False
        .AddItem 0, "Single Bed", 1
        .AddItem 1, "Double Bed", 2
        .AddItem 2, "Apartments", 3
        .InsertItem 3, "1 Bed Apartment", 4, 2
        .InsertItem 4, "2 Bed Apartment", 5, 2
        .AddItem 5, "Suite", 4
        .InsertItem 6, "Royal Suite", 1, 5
        .InsertItem 7, "Deluxe Suite", 2, 5
        .ExpandAll
        .Value = 3
    End With
    .EndUpdate
End With 
 
   SpinType4 The SpinType allows your users to view and change numeric values using a familiar up/down button (spin control) combination. The AddItem or InsertItem method has no effect, if the EditType is SpinType. Use the exSpinStep option to specify the proposed change when user clicks the spin button. The Numeric property specifies whether the editor enables numeric values only. Use the SliderType to specify minimum and maximum values for the spin.

The following sample adds a SpinType editor:

With Record1
    .BeginUpdate
     With .Add("Spin", EXRECORDLibCtl.SpinType)
        .Numeric = exFloat
        .Option(exSpinStep) = 0.1
        .Value = 3.14
    End With
    .EndUpdate
End With
 
   MemoType5 The MemoType is designed to provide a unique and intuitive interface, which you can implement within your application to assist users in working with textual information. If all information does not fit within the edit box, the window of the editor is enlarged. The AddItem or InsertItem method has no effect, if the EditType is SpinType. You can use options like exMemoHScrollBar, exMemoVScrollBar and so on.  
   CheckListType6 It provides an intuitive interface for your users to check values from pre-defined lists presented in a drop-down window. Each item has a check box associated. The editor displays the list of item captions, separated by comma, that is OR combination of the Value expression. The AddItem method adds new predefined values to the drop down portion of the editor. The DropDownRows property specifies the maximum number of visible rows into the drop-down list. Use the CheckImage property to assign a different icons for check box states.

The following sample adds a CheckListType editor:

With Record1
    .BeginUpdate
     With .Add("CheckListType", EXRECORDLibCtl.CheckListType)
        .AddItem 1, "Single Bed", 1
        .AddItem 2, "Double Bed", 2
        .AddItem 4, "Apartment", 3
        .AddItem 8, "Suite", 4
        .AddItem 16, "Royal Suite", 5
        .Value = 5
    End With
    .EndUpdate
End With
 
   DateType7

The DateType editor is a date/calendar control ( not the Microsoft Calendar Control ). The dropdown calendar provides an efficient and appealing way to edit dates at runtime. The DateType editor has a standard edit control associated. The user can easy select a date by selecting a date from the drop down calendar, or by typing directly the date.  The editor displays the Value value as date. The AddItem or InsertItem method has no effect, if the EditType is DateType. 

The following sample adds a DateType editor:

With Record1
    .BeginUpdate
     With .Add("DateType", EXRECORDLibCtl.DateType)
        .Value = Date
    End With
    .EndUpdate
End With
 
   MaskType8 You can use the MaskType to enter any data that includes literals and requires a mask to filter the characters during data input. You can use this control to control the entry of many types of formatted information such as telephone numbers, social security numbers, IP addresses, license keys etc. The Mask property specifies the editor's mask. The MaskChar property specifies the masking character.  The AddItem or InsertItem method has no effect, if the EditType is MaskType. The Mask property can use one or more literals: #,x,X,A,?<,>,*,\,{nMin,nMax},[...]. The following sample shows how to mask the "MaskType" column for input telephone numbers.

The following sample adds a MaskType editor:

With Record1
   .BeginUpdate
    With .Add("MaskType", EXRECORDLibCtl.MaskType)
       .Mask = "(###) ### - ####"
       .Value = "(074) 728 - 2121"
   End With
   .EndUpdate
End With
 
   ColorType9

You can include a color selection control in your applications via the ColorType editor. Check the ColorListType also. The editor has a standard edit control and a color drop-down window. The color drop-down window contains two tabs that can be used to select colors, the "Pallette" tab shows a grid of colors, while the "System" tab shows the current windows color constants. The AddItem or InsertItem method has no effect, if the EditType is ColorType. 

The following sample adds a ColorType editor:

With Record1
   .BeginUpdate
    With .Add("ColorType", EXRECORDLibCtl.ColorType)
        .Value = RGB(255, 0, 0)
   End With
   .EndUpdate
End With
 
   FontType10

Provides an intuitive way for selecting fonts. The FontType editor contains a standard edit control and a font drop-down window. The font drop-down window contains a list with all system fonts. The AddItem or InsertItem method has no effect, if the EditType is FontType. The Value property indicates the name of the font. The DropDownRows property specifies the maximum number of visible rows into the drop-down list. 

The following sample adds a FontType editor:

With Record1
   .BeginUpdate
    With .Add("FontType", EXRECORDLibCtl.FontType)
        .Value = "Tahoma"
   End With
   .EndUpdate
End With
 
   PictureType11 The PictureType provides an elegant way for displaying the fields of OLE Object type and cells that have a reference to an IPicture interface. An OLE Object field can contain a picture, a Microsoft Clip Gallery, a package, a chart, PowerPoint slide, a word document, a WordPad documen, a wave file, an so on. In MS Access you can specify the field type to OLE Object. The DropDownMinWidth property specifies the minimum width for the drop=down window. The drop-down window is scaled based on the picture size.  The AddItem or InsertItem method has no effect, if the EditType is PictureType. If your control is bounded to a recordset, it automatically detects the OLE Object fields, so setting the editor's type to PictureType is not necessary. 

The Value property specifies the source of the picture being displayed, and it can be

  • a Picture object ( A Picture object implements IPicture interface )
  • a string expression that indicates the path to the picture file
  • a string expression that indicates the base64 encoded string that holds a picture object. Use the eximages tool to save your picture as base64 encoded format
  • an array of bytes that holds an OLE object field

The following sample adds a PictureType editor: 

With Record1
   .BeginUpdate
    With .Add("PictureType", EXRECORDLibCtl.PictureType)
        .Value = App.Path & "\xfmail.gif"
   End With
   .EndUpdate
End With
 
   ButtonType12 The ButtonType editor consists into a standard edit field and a "..." button. The ButtonClick event is fired if the user has clicked the button. The AddItem or InsertItem method has no effect, if the EditType is  ButtonType. The ButtonWidth property specifies the width of the button. The Value property specifies the editor's caption.

The following sample adds a ButtonType editor:

With Record1
   .BeginUpdate
    With .Add("ButtonType", EXRECORDLibCtl.ButtonType)
        .Value = "<path>"
        .AddButton "A", 1
        .AddButton "B", 2, RightAlignment
        .ButtonWidth = 20
   End With
   .EndUpdate
End With
 
   ProgressBarType13 The ProgressBarType editor displays a progress bar. The Value property indicates the percent value being displayed. The options like exProgressBarBackColor, exProgressBarAlignment or exProgressBarMarkTicker may be used for a ProgressBarType editor.

The following sample adds a ProgressBarType editor:

With Record1
   .BeginUpdate
    With .Add("ProgressBarType", EXRECORDLibCtl.ProgressBarType)
        .Value = 34
   End With
   .EndUpdate
End With
 
   PickEditType14 It provides an intuitive interface for your users to select values from pre-defined lists presented in a drop-down window. The PickEditType editor has a standard edit field associated, that useful for searching items. The DropDownRows property specifies the maximum number of visible rows into the drop=down list. Use AddItem, InsertItem method to add predefined values to the drop down list.  The editor displays the caption of the item that matches Value value. The item's icon is also displayed if it exists. 

The following sample adds a PickEditType editor:

With Record1
    .BeginUpdate
     With .Add("DropDownType", EXRECORDLibCtl.PickEditType)
        .AddItem 0, "Single Bed", 1
        .AddItem 1, "Double Bed", 2
        .AddItem 2, "Apartment", 3
        .AddItem 3, "Suite", 4
        .AddItem 4, "Royal Suite", 5
        .Value = "Apartment"
    End With
    .EndUpdate
End With
 
   LinkEditType15 The LinkEditType control allows your application to edit and display hyperlink addresses.  
   UserEditorType16 The control support ActiveX hosting. An UserEditorType editor can host an ActiveX control. Use the UserEditor method to create the inner ActiveX control. The UserEditorOleEvent event is fired each time when an inner ActiveX control fires an event. Use the UserEditorObject property to access the inner ActiveX control. 

The following sample adds an UserEditorType editor ( the sample adds an inner Exontrol.ComboBox control ):

With Record1
    .BeginUpdate
     With .Add("UserEditorType", EXRECORDLibCtl.UserEditorType)
        .UserEditor "Exontrol.ComboBox", ""
        With .UserEditorObject()
            Dim h As Long
            .BeginUpdate
            .IntegralHeight = True
            .LinesAtRoot = -1
            .ColumnAutoResize = True
            .MinWidthList = 164
            .MinHeightList = 164
            .Columns.Add "Column 1"
            .Columns.Add "Column 2"
            h = .Items.AddItem(Array("Root 1", "SubRoot 1"))
            .Items.InsertItem h, , Array("Child 1", "SubChild 1")
            .Items.InsertItem h, , Array("Child 1", "SubChild 1")
            .Items.ExpandItem(h) = True
            h = .Items.AddItem(Array("Root 2", "SubRoot 2"))
            .Items.InsertItem h, , Array("Child 1", "SubChild 1")
            .EndUpdate
        End With
    End With
    .EndUpdate
End With
 
   ColorListType17 You can include a color selection control in your applications via the ColorListType editor, also. The editor hosts a predefined list of colors. By default. the following colors are added: Black, White, Dark Red, Dark Green, Dark Yellow, Dark Blue, Dark Magenta, Dark Cyan, Light Grey, Dark Grey, Red, Green, Yellow, Blue, Magenta, Cyan. The AddItem method adds a new color to your color list editor. You can the exColorListShowName to allow the editor displays the color's name. 

The following sample adds a ColorListType editor:

With Record1
    .BeginUpdate
     With .Add("ColorListType", EXRECORDLibCtl.ColorListType)
        .Option(exColorListShowName) = True
        .Value = RGB(0, 0, 255)
    End With
    .EndUpdate
End With
 
   MemoDropDownType18

It provides a multiple lines edit control that's displayed into a drop down window. The AddItem, InsertItem method has no effect, if the EditType is MemoDropDownType.

  • The Editor.Option( exMemoDropDownWidth ) specifies the width ( in pixels ) of the MemoDropDownType editor when it is dropped. 
  • The Editor.Option( exMemoDropDownHeight ) specifies the height ( in pixels ) of the MemoDropDownType editor when it is dropped. 
  • The Editor.Option( exMemoDropDownAcceptReturn ) specifies whether the user closes the MemoDropDownType editor by pressing the ENTER key. If the Editor.Option( exMemoDropDownAcceptReturn ) is True, the user inserts new lines by pressing the ENTER key. The user can close the editor by pressing the CTRL + ENTER key. If the Editor.Option( exMemoDropDownAcceptReturn ) is False, the user inserts new lines by pressing the CTRL + ENTER key. The user can close the editor by pressing the ENTER key.  
  • The Editor.Option( exMemoHScrollBar ) adds the horizontal scroll bar to a MemoType or MemoDropDownType editor.
  • The Editor.Option( exMemoVScrollBar ) adds the vertical scroll bar to a MemoType or MemoDropDownType editor

The following sample adds a MemoDropDownType editor:

With Record1
    .BeginUpdate
     With .Add("MemoDropDownType", EXRECORDLibCtl.MemoDropDownType)
        .Option(exMemoVScrollBar) = True
        .Value = "This is a bit of text that should be displayed on the drop down portion of the editor."
    End With
    .EndUpdate
End With
 
   CheckValueType19 The CheckValueType editor displays a check box based on the Value property. Use the CheckImage property to assign a different icons for check box states. You can use the following options:
  • exCheckValue0, Specifies the check box state being displayed for unchecked state. (long expression, valid values are 0, 1 or 2)
  • exCheckValue1, Specifies the check box state being displayed for checked state. (long expression, valid values are 0, 1 or 2)
  • exCheckValue2, Specifies the check box state being displayed for partial checked state. (long expression, valid values are 0, 1 or 2)

The following sample adds a CheckValueType editor:

With Record1
    .BeginUpdate
     With .Add("Boolean", EXRECORDLibCtl.CheckValueType)
        .Option(exCheckValue2) = 1
        .Value = True
    End With
    .EndUpdate
End With
 
   SliderType20 Adds a slider control to an editor. Use the exSliderWidth,  exSliderStep, exSliderMin, exSliderMax options to control the slider properties. Use the exSpinStep option to hide the spin control. 

The following sample adds a SliderType editor:

With Record1
    .BeginUpdate
     With .Add("Slider", EXRECORDLibCtl.SliderType)
        .Option(exSpinStep) = 0.1
        .Option(exSliderMax) = 50
        .Value = 34
    End With
    .EndUpdate
End With
 
   CalculatorType21 Adds a drop down calculator to an editor. Use the exCalcExecuteKeys, exCalcCannotDivideByZero, exCalcButtonWidth, exCalcButtonHeight, exCalcButtons, exCalcPictureUp, exCalcPictureDown to specify different options for calculator editor. 
With Record1
    .BeginUpdate
     With .Add("Calculator", EXRECORDLibCtl.CalculatorType)
        .Value = 3.14
    End With
    .EndUpdate
End With
 
All editors support the following options:
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