User settings

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There are a range of settings that can be configured by the user (or administrator) to define how eaForms will react.

 

 

userSettings

 

 

The meaning of each item (by row is)

 

Row 1

Enable trace -  can be enabled should the user experience problems and need to provide additional information to the support team - see Enable Logging for more information
Run Time Mode - when checked will disable the display of designer settings
Intercept Elements/Packages - when set eaForms will intercept EA element/package edit requests and if a suitable form is available present that to the user
Intercept Composites - when set eaForms will intercept items that are defined as composite when double clicked and so if the element has a child diagram this will be ignored and the eaForm opened.  In most cases this should be left unchecked; use can be made of the context menu to access the relevant eaForms

 

Row 2

Enable log file - used to enable the output of all error messages to a log file - see Enable Logging for more information
Autoload Form Definitions - set will mean that on start up eaForms will attempt to load Form Definitions from the specified filename  (below)
Intercept attributes - when set eaForms will intercept EA attributes edit requests and if a suitable form is available present that to the user
Intercept methods - when set eaForms will intercept EA methods edit requests and if a suitable form is available present that to the user
Intercept connectors - when set eaForms will intercept EA connectors edit requests and if a suitable form is available present that to the user

 

Row 3

Set Tab as default presentation - when checked present eaForm information in EA Tab rather than as pop-up form
Enable Tooltips - if set (default) will include any Tooltips that are defined for the form and controls in the run-time form
Enable Generic form - if set (default) will present a generic edit form if a designer provided form is not available
Support RTF for Tagged Values - enables formatted text to be stored in a tagged value

 

Row 4

Set Run Time Form Definitions Filename - presents the user with a file dialog from which to select the desired Form Definitions file;  if desired the user can manually type the name into the filename text box

 

Row 5

Configure programs - is used to configure programs that will be used with element GenFile information
Clear settings - will reset all current user settings