Standard controls

As you build forms, use standard controls to bring consistency and predictability to the look and feel of your application. Use the Records Explorer to see a complete list of the standard controls available to you.

Standard controls provide these additional benefits:

  • Let you customize a control in a section or harness without having to make multiple copies and reconfigurations.
  • Preserve custom settings when you upgrade your system.
  • Ensure browser independence and compatibility.
  • Eliminate hand-coding, which simplifies design and maintenance.
  • Eliminate inline JavaScript, which reduces cross-site scripting (XSS) vulnerabilities and improves performance.

This section begins with procedures common across standard controls and then provides procedures that are specific to individual controls, by type.