Scope: managed applications.
1. A tabular section header must consist of one line for both one-level and multi-level lists.
In multilevel columns, provide a common title to clearly indicate the stored data and display tooltips in rows with unfilled values.
To display a tooltip, simultaneously use the following:
- Style element of the "UnfilledCellTooltip" font type (size: 8, font style: italicized)
- "InputHint" property
For example, for attributes with short and full names of products, display a common column title "Products" and tooltips in cells:
You can stop displaying column titles in headers in Designer using the "ShowInHeader" property.
2. The column title must fit the header.
3. If a tabular section contains a lot of columns and they do not fit the screen upon a standard screen resolution without a horizontal scroll, display some of them first and freeze.
Freeze only the most important columns. Freeze a sequence number column as well.
For example, freeze the "Full name" column for an employee list. Freeze the "Products" column for a list of goods and services. Freeze a fixed asset name for a list of fixed assets.
All other attributes will be in the area, which is scrolled horizontally.
In Designer, you can freeze tabular section columns using the "FixingInTable" (=left) property.
4. Explicitly set width for numeric columns. The width must be appropriate for most frequently used values. Users can resize column widths themselves if necessary.
For example, width 10 is sufficient for bookkeeping documents in most cases. This width allows users to enter amounts of several millions.