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Configuring controls

Updated on February 7, 2022

Improve the presentation of your user interface by configuring out-of-the-box controls. By adjusting options such as visibility, helper text, or on-click behavior, you can adapt the controls to the needs of your business, and build a cleaner, more intuitive user experience.

The basic settings are shared by most controls and appear in different context throughout the Pega Platform.

  • Defining the behavior of a control

    Ensure that users see and complete only the fields that are relevant to their work by defining the rules that govern the behavior of controls.

  • Managing editing options for controls

    Control the data in your application by defining the conditions in which users can input new information. You can configure a control to be fully editable, fully non-editable (read-only), or to switch to a read-only mode under specific circumstances.

  • Adding text to controls

    Ensure that users fill in the forms in an application correctly by supplying brief instructions. Provide additional information for users through labels, helper text, and placeholders that appear on controls.

  • Adding icons to controls

    Make the buttons and links easier to see and the user interface more intuitive by adding icons to controls in your application. Icons provide a familiar graphical representation of the action that a control triggers.

  • Adding custom attributes for version 1 DX API to auto-generated controls

    Improve the flexibility of application development and increase control over UI components by adding custom attributes for version 1 Pega Digital Experience (DX) API to auto-generated controls, such as buttons or text input controls.

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