For each entry that you include in a profile set, you must define the UI display element that will represent the object in the profile manager.
For example, if you include Geographic Region as a profile set entry, you might represent this entity with a select list (displaying North, South, East and West) or with a set of similarly labeled radio buttons.
When you create an entry, the Add Entry
dialog UI Type
select box has seven interface types from which you can choose.
Creates a text input area in which the user can enter a text string.TextArea
Creates a scrollable text input area in which multiple lines of text can be entered.Select
Creates a list from which an item can be selected.SelectableInput
Creates a list from which an item can be selected, but the user also has the option of entering a new value.Checkbox
Creates a check box that can be toggled between enable and disable.RadioBox
Creates an array of radio buttons.
Specifying extra data
The Extra Data
field (in the Entries
tab of the profile manager) determines the content displayed by the input control. This field is populated by the data that you enter in the UI control fields of the Add Entry
or Edit Entry
dialog. The table below lists the UI control fields that the dialog displays for each UI type.
Table 1. UI control fields in the profile manager
|UI type||UI control field in Add/Edit Entry dialog||Description of field|
|TextInput||Width||A number specifying the width of the input box, in characters.|
|TextArea||Columns||Number of columns in display region |
|Rows||Number of rows in display region|
|Wrap||On to enable text wrapping or Off to disable it|
|Select||Select Data||Choices for the list items, specified as: choice-1, choice-2, choice-3, ...choice-n|
|SelectableInput||Extra Data||Choices for the list items, specified as: choice-1, choice-2, choice-3, ...choice-n |
|Checkbox||Label After Check Box ||Prompt for the checkbox|
|Checked Value||True (the checkbox is checked)|
|Unchecked Value||False (the checkbox is not checked)|
|RadioBox||Data||Choices for the radio buttons, specified as: choice-1, choice-2, choice-3, ...choice-n|
Parent topic: About specifying choices in profile manager