Widgets for Static Server Pages

Widgets for static server pages (USPs) are HTML controls that determine how data is represented in the web page.

Unlike the widgets in other presentation components, USP physical widgets do not support logical widgets.

In the HTML layout of USPs, the widgets are represented by Uniface-specific XHTML tags, which are automatically inserted when copying the component structure to the layout. For more information, see XHTML Elements for Static Server Pages.

At runtime, webgen uses these tags to generate and populate the HTML controls in the web page with the actual data. You configure the XHTML that is generated for fields and labels by editing XHTML tags and adding settings to the application assignment file. For more information, see Customizing the XHTML Generated for USPs.

Uniface-Supported HTML Controls

HTML control

Explanation

Button

Click to submit the Web page.

Checkbox

Switch between true and false.

FileUpload

Select a file.

Hyperlink

Link to another Web page.

Image

Display an image that can represent a hyperlink, have alternative text, or make use of other features that are not available in the picture control.

List

Select one or more options from a list.

Menu

Select an option from a drop-down list

Picture

Display an image.

RadioButton

Select one of several options.

Raw HTML

Define HTML elements such as frames and paragraphs, and to define dynamic behavior in scripting.

Text

Input and display data on a single line.

TextArea

Input and display data for multiple lines.

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