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Managing editing options for controls

Updated on December 13, 2022
Applicable to Theme Cosmos applications

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.

For example, when you create a new user account in an application, the text fields that contain the personal data of the customer are editable. During the next step, when the user has to confirm the data, you can configure the form to be read-only, and disable editing.
  1. Open the view with the control that you want to edit.
    For more information, see Accessing views in your application.
  2. In the configuration pane on the right side of the window, hover over the control, and then click the Edit icon.
  3. On the Presentation tab, in the Edit options field, specify whether users can edit the control:
    • To copy edit settings from the parent section or harness, select Auto.
    • To disable editing, select Read-only (always).
    • To disable editing under specific conditions, select Read-only (expression), and then click the Open condition builder icon to define the conditional expression.
    • To disable editing when a when rule evaluates to true, select Read-only (when rule), and then click the Open icon to create the when rule.
    • To make the control fully editable, select Editable.
  4. If the control is read-only, in the Read-only value field, define the content that appears in the control:
    • To display the value of the property that is linked to the control, select Property value.
    • To display the value of a specific property, select Another property's value, and then define the target property.
    • To display a fixed value, select Constant, and then define the value of the target constant.
    • To display a localized value of the property that is linked to the control, select Localize property value.
  5. Click Apply.

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