Data Controllers / Views

  Icons

Data Controllers / ViewsPrint||
Icons

Icons can be assigned to views in order to better communicate the purpose of a particular form at a glance.

Customers edit form with a custom icon.

By default, view headers will display the view label, description, and the first field value. The background will be a solid color.

Standard customers form with no icon.

Scrolling down will move the header text to the toolbar.

Scrolling down in a modal will move the header text to the toolbar.

Let’s assign an icon to the views of Customers controller in the Northwind sample app.

Switch back to the Project Designer. In the Project Explorer, switch to the Controllers tab. Double-click on “Customers / Views / editForm1”.

Editing the "editForm1" view of Customers controller.

Icons can be defined by specifying the icon library and the icon name. Spaces are replaced with dashes.

Assign an icon to the view in the Tags property, and press OK to save.

Property Value
Tags material-icon-group

Double-click on “Customers / Views / createForm1”. Assign an icon to this view as well.

Property Value
Tags material-icon-group-add

On the toolbar, press Browse. Navigate to the Customers page, and select a customer. The header will display the new icon on the left side. The background will show a large greyed out version of the same icon.

The Customers editForm1 view with a custom icon

Scrolling down will reveal a smaller version of the icon.

The icon is also displayed in the modal toolbar.

Close the form, and press the New icon. The create form will display the assigned icon as well. The picture below shows the create form on a smaller device or window.

The view header shows the custom icon on smaller screens.

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