Properties of Form Controls

 

Updated: May 13, 2016

Applies To: System Center 2012 SP1 - Service Manager, System Center 2012 R2 Service Manager, System Center 2012 - Service Manager

The table in this topic lists the properties of System Center 2012 – Service Manager form controls. This information can help you customize and create forms in the System Center 2012 – Service Manager Authoring Tool.

Most properties of Service Manager forms are based on Windows Presentation Foundation (WPF) properties, and other properties are defined by Service Manager. The following table provides details about the WPF-based property groups and their respective properties, when they are applicable. For more information about WPF properties, see System.Windows.Controls Namespace on MSDN.

Service Manager property groupService Manager property nameSource of propertyWPF-based property group/propertyAdditional information
AppearanceOpacityWPFUIElement/Opacity
VisibilityWPFUIElement/Visibility
BindingBinding ModeWPFBinding/Mode
Binding PathService Manager and WPFBinding/PathBinds the control to the property that the control displays. The control dynamically displays the property that it is bound to, updating the value as it changes. The type of the control and the type of the displayed property must match; for example, the type of the Binding Path property of a Date Picker control must be Date.
Binds directly to sourceWPFBinding/BindsDirectlyToSource
DateDate FormatService ManagerN/AThe format in which the control displays the date, such as “Full date and time”, and “Short”.
DrawingSource PathService ManagerN/AA path to the image file in an Image control.
StretchWPFImage/Stretch
Stretch DirectionWPFViewbox/StretchDirection
BrushBackground BrushN/AN/AThe background color in the control.
Foreground BrushN/AN/AThe foreground color in the control, basically, the color of text.
InstanceInstance TypeService ManagerN/AThe type of the instance in a Single Instance Picker control. The value is a class, such as Activity, Computer, or a custom class.
Instance type internal nameService ManagerN/AThe internal name of the Instance Type property.
LabelContentWPFContentControl/ContentA fixed string to be displayed in the label.
Font FamilyWPFTextBlock/FontFamily
Font SizeWPFTextBlock/FontSize
Font StyleWPFTextBlock/FontStyle
Font WeightWPFTextBlock/FontWeight
Label Binding ModeWPFBinding/Mode
Label Binding PathService Manager and WPFN/AIncluded in almost all controls. Binds the label of the control to the property that this control displays.
Label binds directly to sourceWPFBinding/BindsDirectlyToSource
LayoutHeightWPFFrameworkElement/HeightCan be set to Auto or to NaN, allowing for dynamic adjustment of size.
Horizontal AlignmentWPFFrameworkElement/HorizontalAlignment
Minimum HeightWPFFrameworkElement/MinHeightCan be set to Auto or to NaN, allowing for dynamic adjustment of size.
Minimum WidthWPFFrameworkElement/MinWidthCan be set to Auto or to NaN, allowing for dynamic adjustment of size.
Vertical AlignmentWPFFrameworkElement/VerticalAlignment
WidthWPFFrameworkElement/WidthCan be set to Auto or to NaN, allowing for dynamic adjustment of size.
ListList typeService ManagerN/AThe type of list that this control displays. This can be an existing list or a custom list.
List type internal nameService ManagerN/AThe internal name of the List type property.
MarginBottomWPFControl/BottomCan be set to Auto or to NaN, allowing for dynamic adjustment of size.
LeftWPFControl/LeftCan be set to Auto or to NaN, allowing for dynamic adjustment of size.
RightWPFControl/RightCan be set to Auto or to NaN, allowing for dynamic adjustment of size.
TopWPFControl/TopCan be set to Auto or to NaN, allowing for dynamic adjustment of size.
MiscellaneousFlow DirectionWPFFrameworkElement/FlowDirection
FocusableWPFUIElement/Focusable
Is EnabledWPFUIElement/IsEnabled
NameWPFFrameworkElement/Name
TextAccepts the Enter keyWPFTextBox/AcceptsReturn
ContentWPFContentControl/Content
Font FamilyWPFTextBlock/FontFamily
Font SizeWPFTextBlock/FontSize
Font StyleWPFTextBlock/FontStyle
Font WeightWPFTextBlock/FontWeight
Horizontal Scroll Bar VisibilityWPFTextBox/HorizontalScrollBarVisibility
Max LinesWPFTextBox/MaxLines
TextWPFTextBox/Text
Text WrappingWPFTextBlock/TextWrapping
Vertical Scroll Bar VisibilityWPFTextBox/VerticalScrollBarVisibility

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