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Tech Tip: Project Forms
PRODUCT: 4D Developer | VERSION: 11 | PLATFORM: Mac & Win
Published On: July 8, 2008

Project forms are forms unrelated to any table.

You can use them to accomplish the following:

1. Create a form that does not require a table to be associated to it. No need to create a table for interface forms.

2. Since components in 4D v11 SQL cannot have tables associated with them, project forms allow you to create an interface for a component.

3. A project form combined with the DIALOG command is the preferred way to display records in list form.

Keep in mind the following when using project forms:

- They can only be displayed using the DIALOG command or an inherited form.

- They cannot be used in the label editor or the 4D import/export editor.

- They can only be used as input forms. They are not compatible with the 4D output form mechanism.

- They can contain the same type of objects as table forms, including fields.

- They can have a form method.