Common Desktop Environment: Application Builder User's Guide

Scale Property Editor

Only properties unique to a scale or gauge object are described here. See "Property Editor: Universal Properties" for descriptions of Object Type, Objects, Object Name, Initial State, and Color. See "Property Editor: Common Properties" for descriptions of Label Type, Position (Label), Label, and Geometry.

Scale Type

Specifies Scale or Gauge. A scale includes a slider and is modifiable by a user (in the compiled application or in test mode). A gauge indicates a value, does not include a slider, and is not modifiable by a user.


Specifies whether the scale object will be displayed in Horizontal or Vertical orientation.


Specifies Left to Right or Right to Left incrementing of value for a horizontal scale object, Bottom to Top or Top to Bottom incrementing of value for a vertical scale object.

Value Range

Specifies Min(imum), Max(imum, and Incr(ement) values for a scale object. All values must be integers. The increment value is used when you click with the mouse at either end of the scale object (in the compiled application or in test mode). See Decimal Points.

Decimal Points

Specifies the number of decimal places to shift the scale value when displaying it (if Show Value is checked). For example, a scale value of 250 with a Decimal Points value of 1 would display as 25.0; a scale value of 250 with a Decimal Points value of 2 would display as 2.50.

Initial Value

Specifies the initial numerical value setting for the scale.

Show Value

Specifies whether the numerical value of the scale position will be displayed. See Decimal Points and Initial Value above.