Rich Text Box

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An eaForm Rich Text Box is a control that will display formatted text.

The value displayed can be derived from either:

An Element attribute - in this case the value will be in the form "element.Xxxx"  - at present this is limited to "element.Notes"


A Tagged Values associated (or to be added to) the element). The format of the name then takes for the name of the tagged value (e.g. myTaggedValueName) and adds the pre-fixed "TV.", so that in this example the name of the element would be TV.myTaggedValueName


The designer can set a rich text box:

Read only - so that it will only display the value and prevent the user changing the value
Mandatory - to ensure that a value is entered



Control specific attributes


Enabled - means that the control will be presented at run-time - the default is that the control will be presented.
Read only - means that the user will not be able to edit the contents, useful for setting a combo box where the user must select a provided value
Response is mandatory - used to mandate that the selected value must be set - the current rule is to check for a valid value that is not a null string
Tab order - is the sequence number that is used by windows to move through the controls at run time
Anchor - this sets the reference point of the form against which the control is fixed and affects the movement of the control if the run time form is resized. Valid values consist of  a combination of these letters to indicate where the control is locked

       -  T (top)

       -  B (bottom)

       -  L (left)

       -  R (right)