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Attribute Browser controls

This control panel is shown at the of any view pane Attribute Browser view. By default, all bar the first row of controls are hidden, accessed via a standard disclosure triangle to the left of the top set of controls. The labels in the top row refer to the controls in the second row of the panel.

attribute. This comprises a pair of pop-ups and a search box (the latter to the right of the label).

container. More accurately this is the scope of the view.

summary. The controls are for per-category summaries. By default there is no summary. The first pop-up lists the $Name (default) plus an attributes shown in column view. The second control offers a choice of operation to apply to the choice. The default is no choice. The choices offered are:

sort. Within a category, the items can be sorted on a chosen attribute. The default is $DisplayName. Attribute Browser categories are sorted by locale; thus, diacritical marks should not create unexpected sort orders. When categories are sorted by the summary, ties are sorted by the category name. A pair of group/attribute pop-ups allow the sort attribute to be selected.

query. A query can be added to further refine the overall choice of included items. The query applies within the current container scope as set via the container controls (above). Clicking in the input box opens a query pop-up. The description entered in the pop-up is used as a label in this box.

action. Akin to an agent action this optional action code is applied to all items listed in the view. Clicking in the input box opens an action pop-up. The description entered in the pop-up is used as a label in this box.

bins. (Default: 0) Only displayed/used where the attribute analysed is of Number-data type. If a figure is entered the view divides the difference of the lowest and highest attribute value to the desired number of equally-sized bins. It is not possible to Set a floor or ceiling for the lowest/highest bins. There is no stated limit for the number of bins that may be defined.