There are a number of Properties which are common to most of Helm’s Visual Controls.
|Name||Enter a unique name for the item, using the characters A−Z, a−z, 0−9 and “_”. The software is not case-sensitive (i.e. “fred”, “Fred”, “freD” and “FRED” are all regarded as the same name). When you add a control to a panel it automatically receives a unique name, but it is recommended that you change this name to something more meaningful.|
|Enabled||True: the control is active
False: the control is inactive
|Height||Height of the control (in pixels)|
|Width||Width of the control (in pixels)|
|Left||Left-hand pixel position of the control . Zero is at the left-hand edge of the panel|
|Top||Top pixel position of the item. Zero is at the top of the panel|
|Align||Locks the control to an edge of the panel.
alTop aligns the control to the top of the panel. its width follows any adjustment to the panel width.
alLeft, alRight and alBottom align to the other edges.
|Alignment||Determines how text is aligned within the control :
|Color||The colour of the text: choose a colour from the list, or create a colour (double-click in the field, then use the Windows colour selection dialog.
For a specific RGB value, enter “$BBGGRR”, where BB, RR and GG are 2-digit hexadecimal values; so $00FF00 gives 100% green.
|FontFile||Enter the name of the Truetype Font file to be used for the control|
|Look||Contains various properties which affect the “look” of the text on buttons and button groups. These are:
|Opacity||A number between 0 and 1, where 0 is fully transparent and 1 is fully opaque|
|PointSize||The point size of the typeface to be used for the control|
|ShadowDistance||A floating-point number giving the distance of the drop-shadow text from the main text. To disable drop shadow, set this to zero.|
|Text||The text displayed in the control|
|Visible||True: the control will be visible.
False: the control will be hidden.