Special value available in formulas:
The field this property is part of, enabling multiple checked items in the app designer to share the same formula and be updated all at once.
Consider the fields Field1 and Field2, which should
only be considered to be valid if their values are
greater than 4. Without using the
Item value, the Valid
property of Field1 would need to use the formula Field1 > 4Field1 > 4 and the Valid
property of Field2 would need to use the formula Field2 > 4Field2 > 4.
Item, both formulas can read Item > 4Item > 4. This is useful
if you have many fields and you want to be able to update their
formulas all at once. To do so, click their check boxes in Calcapp
Creator and make sure that a checked field is selected. Then, when you
update a formula for one checked field, you update all the other
checked fields too, which is a great timesaver.
Item in exactly the same way you'd use the regular
name. Field1.VisibleField1,Visible and Item.VisibleItem,Visible are equivalent, for
The color for blank, non-existent values.
If this color is not set, it inherits the blank field value color from the screen the number drop-down field is part of.
Refer to the examples for the BackgroundColor property of screens for more information on how to set this property dynamically, enabling it to change with values entered by your users.
Consult our reference material on colors to learn more.
Sets the blank value color to black.
Sets the blank value color to black. The COLOR function can return the same colors as those that can be accessed by writing Color.Color,, followed by the color name. However, any typos in the text string given to COLOR are only flagged as erroneous once your app is run, as opposed to writing Color.Color,, followed by the color name, in which case error are flagged immediately.