Establishing a consistent look for Link controls in your application saves development time, gives your application a more predictable user interface, and makes it easier for users to complete forms.
- Designate the format of the Link control to provide a visual cue
to users about the link's relative importance. If a form contains multiple links, set the
Control format option to Strong for the
For more information, see Specifying presentation options for an icon control.
- Make minor changes to the placement and styling of a Link
control by using Cascading Style Sheet (CSS) helper classes. For example, you can apply a
helper class to center a Link control in a layout or to double its
For more information, see Adjusting cell styling with helper classes.
- Make more extensive styling changes to Link controls in the
For more information, see links.
- Link controls
Add a Link control to a form to enable users to open a new application view or to move the cursor to a new position on the current view.
- Adding and configuring a Link control
By adding a Link control to a layout, you make it possible for application users to display a new form or move the cursor to a different spot on the current form. By configuring a Link control, you give your application a consistent look and feel.
- Add a link control to a layout
You add a Link control to a layout to enable users to open a new form or view from the current one.
- Specifying the caption for a Link control
Using a caption for a Link control makes it easier for application users to understand the link's purpose and to complete their tasks.
- Specifying the image source and tooltip for a Link control
Using images and tooltips to indicate a link's purpose makes it easier for application users to understand a form and to complete their tasks.