Form Builders vs. Control Builders

You may have noticed that we refer to some of the VPME builders as “form builders” and some as “control builders”. Whether a builder is a form builder or a control builder depends on how you access the builder. If you right-click on a form or on the white space surrounding a form to access the builder, you are accessing a form builder. If you right-click on a control that you have selected, you are accessing a control builder.

The ProMatrix PageFrame Builder automates the placement of pageframes on a form. The ProMatrix Grid Control Builder automates the creation of editable grids on a form. As you can see, both builders do much the same thing — they deal with objects on forms. However, the PageFrame Builder is a form builder because you access it by right-clicking on a form. The Grid Builder is a control builder because you access it by right-clicking on a grid control after you select it.

Another difference is that form builders usually add objects to forms while control builders modify controls already placed on forms.

See the difference? You may never have thought of this issue, but in case you did, we wanted to point out the distinctions.

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