And now we come to our third tab, Screen Properties. This tab has three expandable sections, which are the same for every screen you can build or edit in Method designer. The sections are: Settings, Actions, and Versions. Let’s take a look at each.
Every screen in Method has four events for which can trigger actions: Load, Close, Focus, and Active Record Change. Remember this is at the screen level not any particular control and dictates what happens when certain things are done on your screen. It’s difficult to explain without understanding how actions and events work, so we’ve discussed this in further detail in our section on Events and Actions.
Remember when we talked about Versions? If you’ve created multiple versions of this screen, you can select which one you wish to view in the designer from this menu. Each version will have a date and time stamp attached to it to help distinguish one from another. The version you are currently editing will be underlined. If you only have one version of the screen, that’s the only one that will show up!
And that’s it for our overview of the Design Mode. In the Mission section we’ll be walking you through how to use these tools, but it’s recommended that you take a look at our Events and Actions section before you start - that way you’ll know how to make these tools work for you to make your screen run!