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Configuring common control settings

Updated on December 13, 2022
Applicable to Theme Cosmos applications

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 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. By using labels, helper text, and placeholders, you define what kind of input goes into each control, which reduces time required to fill in the form.

  • 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.

  • Setting advanced presentation options for controls

    Instead of creating a new custom format in the skin, save development time by adjusting the visual aspects of UI elements with Cascading Style Sheet (CSS) helper classes.

  • 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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