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How to: Add Static Text or Images to a Screen

In addition to using the controls that are bound to data, you may also want to display static text and images. For example, you might want to display a company logo or provide instructions for filling out a form.

To add static text

  1. In the screen designer, in the Screen Content Tree, choose the group where you want to add static text.

  2. In the Add list, choose New Static Label.

    The Edit Text dialog box appears.

  3. Enter the text that you want to display, and then choose the OK button.

    Tip Tip

    You can display multiple lines of text. Choose the Ctrl + Enter keys to start a line.

  4. Drag the Static Label control to the appropriate location in the Screen Content Tree.

  5. (Optional) In the Properties window, change the appearance of the text by choosing a style in the Font Style list.

To add a static image

  1. In the screen designer, in the Screen Content Tree, choose the group where you want to add an image.

  2. In the Add list, choose New Static Image.

    The Select Image dialog box appears.

  3. Choose an image that you have already added, or choose the Import button to browse to the location of an image file (.png or .jpg), and then choose the OK button.

  4. Drag the Static Image control to the appropriate location in the Screen Content Tree.

  5. (Optional) In the Properties window, change the appearance of the image by choosing a value in the Stretch list.

  6. (Optional) In the Properties window, display a border around the image by selecting the Show Border check box.

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