Options: The Essentials

The UX > Options section of the editor provides access to additional options to tailor the app's user experience. The options set apply across the entire app.

Options tab in the UX section that shows General options expanded, and System buttons, Fonts, and Forms closed.

General options

Starting view

Identifies which view the user sees when the app is launched the first time after installation. See Choose the launch page for an app.

Start with About

If enabled, the app's About page will be displayed the first time the app is started after installation, before any configured view is shown. The user will need to click OK to access app functionality.

The app's About page may be accessed within the app from the app main menu.

Show name and email in the side menu

If enabled, the name and email address of the app user will be displayed in the app's main menu. This information is only known and displayed if the app requires user sign-in.

Show name and email in side menu

Preview new features

Enable the Preview new features option to gain access to app features that are in the Preview Program.

Fonts

Sets the font style and size within the app itself.

The font style applies throughout the app and may not be overridden elsewhere. The font size also applies throughout the app, but format rules may be used to adjust font size in some places.

Custom fonts are not supported.

Examples of font settings

Forms

Form style

Sets the default form style, either Default or Side-by-side.

The default form style may be overridden for each form view in the form view's configuration.

Form style, default and side-by-side

Apply show-if constraints universally

If enabled, the Show_If column constraint is applied everywhere within the app; if disabled, Show_If applies only within form views. Most app creators will prefer this option to be enabled.

This setting applies throughout the app and may not be overridden elsewhere.

Inputs

Image upload size

Used to automatically downscale images uploaded with the app. See Capture images for more information. Choose Full to disable down-scaling.

This setting applies throughout the app and may not be overridden elsewhere.

Allow image input from gallery

If enabled, the app user may choose an existing image or use the device's camera to capture a new one; if disabled, existing images are not available to the app.

This setting applies throughout the app and may not be overridden elsewhere.

Allow scan input override

If enabled, the app user will have the opportunity to edit the value scanned from a barcode or with NFC; if disabled, the scanned value may not be edited by the app user.

This setting applies throughout the app and may not be overridden elsewhere.

Table view

These settings apply throughout the app and may not be overridden elsewhere.

Table view settings examples

Detail View

Detail style

Sets the default detail style, either Normal, Centered, No Headings, or Side-by-side.

The default detail style may be overridden for each detail view in the detail view's configuration.

Detail style setting examples

 

 

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