The Rich Text Viewer control is used to display rich text which is well-formatted and can consist of multimedia like Images, tables, graphs, etc.
- Label: A label is a text that is displayed above the control and helps the user to understand the purpose of the Rich Text Viewer.
- Properties: These properties help you customize the Label by changing the text size, weight( Light, Normal, Bold, Extra Bold, X Extra Bold), alignment (Left, Center, Right, Justified) and color of the label.
- Type: The Type field is automatically generated depending upon the type of control used. In this case, it is a “richtextviewer” type.
- Unique Name: A Unique Name is used to uniquely identify a control in your App. Every control that is added on the screen gets an auto-generated Unique Name on the basis of the Label name given to the control.
- Hidden: The hidden option helps you to hide the field from the user. This might help to perform some computation you don’t want the user to see or if you want to show certain fields only when a specific condition is met/not met.
- Caching: When the caching option is selected and if a LOOKUP formula is applied to this control, the state that the LOOKUP returns will be cached and the user will be able to see this state of the field even when he accesses the microapp later with no connectivity. This option is required when you want your app to be accessible in offline mode as well and getting the latest data from the sheets always is not critical.
- Hide Label: This option hides the label of the control from the view.
- Height: This option lets you define the size of the Rich Text Viewer Control.
- Default Text: This option is used to open a rich text editor which can be used to write the contents that are to be shown in the control.
How to Use a Rich Text Viewer?
Start with selecting the Rich Text Viewer from the Display section of the Controls Menu.
The Rich Text Viewer will then appear on the screen in the builder, you can then set all the above properties as per your requirements.
You can use the F option to bind data to Rich Text Viewer and the V option to add validations to the field. You can learn more about validations here. There are four ways in which you can bind data to the text field.
- Static Data: By using the Static option, you can directly type in the value that you want to set.
- Sheet: The Sheets option allows you to get value from a sheet and display it in the control.
- Control: Control options allow you to bind data to the control by using another control’s value present in the microapp.
- Formula: Formula options can be used to apply formulas and use the output of those formulas to set the control. You can learn more about formulas here.