OK – so before anyone gets too excited and thinks that I (or BMC for that matter) have provided something like a template that all forms can inherit from (wouldn’t that be useful) – let me stop you there. I haven’t! However, as I got extremely bored of building the same forms and laying them all out slightly different, it became quickly apparent that some sort of template was needed. Apart from anything else, when others create forms on “my” systems it can quickly end up looking very disjointed/uncontrolled.
So, what follows is a template of numbers that will at least cause every form to have a similar look and feel and, although not perfect, is a fairly good match to the out of the box forms provided by BMC.
|Control||FG Colour||BG Colour||X Pos||Width||Y Pos||Height|
|“Previous Button”||–||–||663||Leave Blank||38||Leave Blank|
|“Next Button”||–||–||712||Leave Blank||38||Leave Blank|
|“Form Title Text”||–||Dark Blue – Bold||7||100||33||20|
Clearly, there is a whole bunch of other stuff that you could do as well – one thing I would also suggest is that you add the Sequence field next to the “Form Title Text” field as it makes integration/database queries much easier.
Anyway, hope this helps – as always comments (positive or negative) always welcome.