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Scripting Support for HTML Forms and
Form Guides
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Contents
About This Document ................................................................................................................. 5
Who should read this document? ............................................................................................................................................ 5
How to use this document.......................................................................................................................................................... 5
Additional information................................................................................................................................................................. 6
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Overview ...................................................................................................................................... 7
Objects that support scripting .................................................................................................................................................. 8
2
Creating Scripts for HTML Forms and Form Guides................................................................ 10
Choosing a scripting language ...............................................................................................................................................10
Executing JavaScript in a specific client application .......................................................................................................10
Considerations when creating JavaScript for form guides ...........................................................................................11
Limitations when working with data sources....................................................................................................................12
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Object-Level Scripting Support ................................................................................................ 13
xfa.......................................................................................................................................................................................................13
data .............................................................................................................................................................................................13
datasets ...............................................................................................................................................................................14
eventpseudomodel...............................................................................................................................................................14
hostpseudomodel .................................................................................................................................................................14
form.............................................................................................................................................................................................15
field .......................................................................................................................................................................................16
subform ...............................................................................................................................................................................17
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Scripting Events ......................................................................................................................... 20
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Scripting Properties................................................................................................................... 22
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Scripting Methods ..................................................................................................................... 32
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About This Document
This document outlines the XML Form Object Model scripting events, objects, properties, and methods
that are available for forms rendered in HTML and as form guides. For more information about the
availability of other features, see Target Version Reference and Transformation Reference.
Who should read this document?
This document is intended for form developers interested in either creating scripts for forms that will be
rendered into HTML or as form guides, or in maintaining existing scripting capabilities across several form
output types. Knowledge of JavaScript™, the XML Form Object Model, as well as data binding using
Adobe® LiveCycle® Designer ES 8.2 is expected.
How to use this document
This document is divided into sections to present similar kinds of information in different ways. The intent
is to allow users to locate what they need as quickly as possible.
Chapter
Provides information on
Overview
The scope of the support for scripting in HTML forms and
form guides
Creating Scripts for HTML Forms and Form
Guides
Considerations for creating scripts that may need to run on
multiple client applications, as well as techniques for
adapting your existing scripts
Object-Level Scripting Support
What scripting objects are supported for HTML forms and
form guides. For each object, any supported properties and
methods are also listed. Use this chapter if you want to
know, generally, what properties and methods are
supported for a particular scripting object.
Scripting Events
A complete, alphabetical list of all scripting events and
their availability for HTML forms and form guides
Scripting Properties
A complete, alphabetical list of all scripting properties and
their availability for HTML forms and form guides. Use this
chapter if you want to know the availability for a specific
scripting property.
Scripting Methods
A complete, alphabetical list of all scripting methods and
their availability for HTML forms and form guides. Use this
chapter if you want to know the availability for a specific
scripting method.
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Scripting Support for HTML Forms and Form Guides
Additional information
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Additional information
The resources in this table can help you learn more about Adobe LiveCycle ES (Enterprise Suite) Update 1.
For information about
See
Detailed information about creating and editing form
guides using Guide Builder
LiveCycle Designer ES Help
Getting started creating scripts in Designer ES
LiveCycle Designer ES Scripting Basics
Complete reference information detailing the
scripting objects, properties, methods, and events
available in Designer ES
LiveCycle Designer ES Scripting Reference
An overview of what from guides are, how you can
create them, and how to integrate them into
processes using Adobe LiveCycle Workspace ES
Getting Started with Form Guides
LiveCycle ES terminology
LiveCycle ES Glossary
Other services and products that integrate with
LiveCycle ES
www.adobe.com
Patch updates, technical notes, and additional
information on this product version
LiveCycle Technical Support
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Overview
When you create forms using LiveCycle Designer ES, you have the option of rendering those forms in
either PDF or HTML, or creating form guides based on Adobe Flash® technology. End users view each of
the formats (PDF, HTML, and form guides) by using an associated client application. The following table
provides an overview of the client applications required to view PDF forms, HTML forms, and form guides.
Format
Client application
PDF
Adobe Acrobat® Professional, Acrobat Standard, Adobe Reader®
HTML
Microsoft® Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Netscape Navigator, Apple®
Safari
Form guide
Adobe Flash Player
Note: While end users may view the PDF form, HTML form, or form guide in an application such as
LiveCycle Workspace ES, it is important to remember that it is the underlying client technology that
is responsible for displaying the form and its data.
Not all form features available in LiveCycle Designer ES are available across all output formats. Forms
rendered in PDF format, by default, have access to the full XML Form Object Model, including all scripting
events, objects, properties, and methods. Forms rendered in HTML format, or those rendered as form
guides, have access to only a portion, or subset, of the XML Form Object Model. The following diagram
illustrates the relationship between the full XML Form Object Model and the subsets available for HTML
forms and form guides. Note that the support for form guides is a subset of the full XML Form Object
Model, and that the support for HTML forms is a subset of what is supported for form guides.
The reduced scope of the XML Form Object Model for HTML forms and form guides means that if you are
creating form designs that may be rendered in either of those formats, you will need to consider how to
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Objects that support scripting
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structure your form scripting to avoid scripting on your form that references objects, properties, or
methods that are not available, to avoid unexpected results.
Objects that support scripting
LiveCycle Designer ES uses two separate definitions of objects with respect to scripting:
●
Objects that you add to your form design from the Object Library palette
●
Objects exposed from the underlying XML architecture of a form design
Architecturally, objects that exist within the Object Library palette are more meaningful representations of
objects exposed in the underlying XML. In fact, all objects available in the Object Library palette are
derived from only four XML objects: contentArea, draw, field, and subform.
The Designer ES scripting model allows you to reference objects directly using the name of the object. For
example, if you have a text field on your form, and you want to set its value, you could use the following
JavaScript:
TextField1.rawValue = "Hello World";
From an architectural perspective, this is logically equivalent to the following:
field.rawValue = "Hello World";
The following table outlines how the Object Library objects map to their underlying XML equivalents.
Object on the Standard tab of the Object Library
Derived from
Content Area
contentArea
Circle, Image, Line, Rectangle, Text
draw
Barcodes (all), Button, Check Box, Date/Time Field, Decimal Field,
Drop-Down List, Email Submit Button, HTTP Submit Button, Image Field,
List Box, Numeric Field, Paper Forms Barcode, Password Field, Print Button,
Radio Button, Reset Button, Signature Field, Text Field
field
Subform, Table (each body row, header row, and footer row is a distinct
subform object)
subform
subform.instanceManager
Note: You cannot script against Designer ES objects derived from contentArea or draw objects. To find
what properties and methods are available for your Object Library objects, consult either the field
or subform sections of Object-Level Scripting Support.
In addition to objects available from the Object Library in Designer ES, objects that are only available
through scripting are supported by HTML forms and form guides. The table below outlines how you
reference the supported scripting model objects using script:
Supported scripting model objects
Syntax
data
xfa.data.
data.datasets
xfa.data.datasets.
eventpseudomodel
xfa.event.
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Supported scripting model objects
Syntax
hostpseudomodel
xfa.host.
form
xfa.form.
xfa
xfa.
For more information on the entire Adobe XML Form Object Model, see LiveCycle Designer ES Scripting
Reference.
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Creating Scripts for HTML Forms and Form Guides
When you add scripts to a form you create in LiveCycle Designer ES, you must decide where those scripts
will execute: either on the client application, on the server, or on both the client and the server. If you
choose to execute your scripts on the server in any way, your form must be deployed in conjunction with
Adobe LiveCycle Forms ES so that the form and its data can return to the server when the script executes.
After the script executes, the form is re-rendered and posted back to the end user. Executing scripts on the
server provides you with access to the full XML Form Object Model objects, scripting properties, and
scripting methods.
If you choose to run your scripts on the client application, there are restrictions to the scope of the XML
Form Object Model you can access, and even what scripting language you can use. This section discusses
the considerations you need to keep in mind when creating scripts for HTML forms or form guides.
Choosing a scripting language
If you are creating scripts that execute on the server, you are free to create scripts in either JavaScript or
FormCalc. However, if you are creating scripts that will execute on the client application, you can only use
JavaScript. This restriction applies because FormCalc is not natively available in client applications, such as
internet browsers or Flash Player.
If you have an existing PDF form that you want to make available in HTML format, or as a form guide, one
strategy is to set your existing FormCalc scripts to execute on the server. This technique may not always be
appropriate for your specific use case, for example, if you don’t want the form to make a round trip to the
server as part of the form filling experience. However, this technique may be useful if you do not want to
rewrite your existing FormCalc script in JavaScript.
Note: Not all scripting events can execute on the server. For example, interactive events are specific to
user interactions with the form in the client application, so they cannot be set to execute on the
server.
Executing JavaScript in a specific client application
If you want to customize your scripting depending on the particular client application in which the form or
form guide is being viewed, you can use the name property of the host model to conditionalize your
scripts. For example, the following JavaScript executes only if the form is rendered as a form guide:
if (xfa.host.name == "Flash")
{
xfa.host.messageBox("This is executing in Flash Player!");
}
Similarly, the following JavaScript executes only if the form is rendered in HTML format (and the form is
viewed in Internet Explorer):
if (xfa.host.name == "IE")
{
xfa.host.messageBox("This is executing in Internet Explorer!");
}
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Considerations when creating JavaScript for form guides
Form output format
Client application
xfa.host.name
PDF
Acrobat Standard, Acrobat Professional,
Acrobat Pro Extended, and Adobe Reader
Acrobat
Form guide (SWF)
Adobe Flash Player
Flash
HTML
Internet Explorer
Microsoft Internet Explorer
HTML
Mozilla Firefox
Netscape
HTML
Apple Safari
Netscape
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If you want to distinguish between Firefox and Safari, you can use the standard HTML object model to
access the window.navigator.userAgent property. The userAgent property returns a string that
should contain the name of the application. For example, for Firefox 2.0.0.13 the userAgent property
contains the following value:
Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.1; en-US; rv:1.8.1.13) Gecko/20080311
Firefox/2.0.0.13
The following JavaScript uses the String.search() method to determine if the value of userAgent
contains either Firefox or Safari, and displays a customized message box for each case.
var sVar = window.navigator.userAgent;
if (xfa.host.name == "Netscape")
{
if (sVar.search(/FireFox/) != -1)
{
xfa.host.messageBox("This is executing in Mozilla Firefox!");
}
if (sVar.search(/Safari/) != -1)
{
xfa.host.messageBox("This is executing in Apple Safari!");
}
}
Note: Individual applications can configure the userAgent property to display any string value. You should
verify the value of userAgent for specific versions of the HTML client application on which your
users will view the rendered form.
Considerations when creating JavaScript for form guides
When you create a form guide based on a form design, you should consider the following:
●
Scripting on master pages is ignored.
Form guides do not make use of page-based layout. Instead, form guides use the concept of sections
and panels which the form guide author creates in Guide Builder. Therefore, no scripting on master
pages defined in LiveCycle Designer ES is preserved when the form guide is rendered.
●
Field level dependencies are ignored, with the exception of the rawValue property.
Field data values, controlled using the rawValue property, that are dependent on the values of
another field or fields will continue to operate as expected. All other field properties that are
dependent on the values of other fields will not persist on a form guide. For example, if the color of a
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field’s border is set to change when the border color of another field changes, this behavior will not
persist on a form guide.
●
Form guides cannot correctly use the this JavaScript shortcut reference as part of a script object.
For example, the following function will not evaluate correctly on a form guide.
function addToValue( nNumber )
{
this.rawValue = this.rawValue + nNumber;
}
In this case, you must modify the function to either explicitly pass the this shortcut reference as a
variable, or pass a variable that represents a pointer to the current object as a formal parameter. For
example:
addToValue( this, 10 );
- or function addToValue( obj, nNumber)
{
obj.rawValue = obj.rawValue + nNumber;
}
Limitations when working with data sources
If your form is bound to a data source, you should consider the following restrictions:
●
Only simple binding against a data value is supported. Complex binding is not supported.
●
If you use data binding, you must use explicit binding. For example, if a subform is using normal
binding, the name of the subform must appear in the data source.
●
Subform objects that can grow in response to the amount of data must be explicitly bound to elements
in the data.
●
The concept of form state is not supported for HTML forms or form guides. Only states represented in
the data are preserved.
For more information on data binding and form state, see LiveCycle Designer ES Help.
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Object-Level Scripting Support
This section lists only those scripting objects that are available for HTML forms and form guides, along with
any scripting properties and methods that each object supports for those output formats. For a complete,
alphabetic list of scripting properties and methods, and their availability in HTML forms and form guides,
see Scripting Properties and Scripting Methods.
Note: Scripting properties and methods listed as Not applicable do not have any logical meaning within
the specified output format. For example, form guides do not contain a concept of pages, so
properties or methods related to information about form pages do not apply. These properties and
methods will fail gracefully and will not generate errors or return exceptions.
xfa
The xfa object corresponds to the following Designer ES scripting syntax:
xfa.*
Properties
Scripting property
Supported in HTML
Supported in form guides
no
yes
Supported in HTML
Supported in form guides
resolveNode
yes
yes
resolveNodes
yes
yes
className
Methods
Scripting method
data
The data object corresponds to the following Designer ES scripting syntax:
xfa.data.*
Properties
None
Methods
Scripting method
Supported in HTML
Supported in form guides
resolveNode
no
yes
resolveNodes
no
yes
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eventpseudomodel
datasets
The data object corresponds to the following Designer ES scripting syntax:
xfa.data.datasets.*
Properties
None
Methods
Scripting method
Supported in HTML
Supported in form guides
loadXML
no
yes
resolveNode
no
yes
resolveNodes
no
yes
saveXML
no
yes
eventpseudomodel
The eventpseudomodel object corresponds to the following Designer ES scripting syntax:
xfa.event.*
Properties
Scripting property
Supported in HTML
Supported in form guides
className
no
yes
name
no
yes
newText
no
yes
Methods
None
hostpseudomodel
The hostpseudomodel object corresponds to the following Designer ES scripting syntax:
xfa.host.*
Properties
Scripting property
Supported in HTML
Supported in form guides
calculationsEnabled
yes
yes
className
no
yes
currentPage
yes
Not applicable
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Scripting property
form
Supported in HTML
Supported in form guides
name
yes
yes
numPages
yes
Not applicable
validationsEnabled
yes
yes
Supported in HTML
Supported in form guides
gotoURL
yes
no
messageBox
yes
yes
pageDown
yes
no
pageUp
yes
no
print
no
no
resetData
yes
yes
setFocus
yes
no
Methods
Scripting method
form
The form object corresponds to the following Designer ES scripting syntax:
xfa.form.*
Supported child objects
●
field
●
subform
Properties
Scripting property
Supported in HTML
Supported in form guides
className
no
yes
nodes
no
yes
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Methods
Scripting method
Supported in HTML
Supported in form guides
execCalculate
yes
yes
execInitialize
yes
yes
execValidate
yes
yes
recalculate
no
yes
remerge
no
yes
resolveNode
yes
yes
resolveNodes
yes
yes
field
The field object corresponds to the following Designer ES scripting syntax:
field_name.*
Properties
Scripting property
Supported in HTML
Supported in form guides
access
yes
yes
all
no
yes
borderColor
yes
Not applicable
borderWidth
yes
Not applicable
classesAll
no
yes
className
no
yes
fillColor
yes
Not applicable
fontColor
yes
Not applicable
formattedValue
yes
yes
h
yes
Not applicable
index
yes
yes
isContainer
no
yes
mandatory
yes
yes
name
yes
yes
nodes
no
yes
parent
yes
yes
parentSubform
no
yes
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Scripting property
form
Supported in HTML
Supported in form guides
presence
yes
yes
somExpression
no
yes
validationMessage
yes
yes
w
yes
Not applicable
x
yes
Not applicable
y
yes
Not applicable
Supported in HTML
Supported in form guides
addItem
yes
Drop-down lists and
boundItem
no
Drop-down lists only
clearItems
yes
Drop-down lists only
deleteItem
no
Drop-down lists only
execCalculate
yes
yes
execEvent
yes
yes
execInitialize
yes
yes
execValidate
yes
yes
getDisplayItem
no
Drop-down lists only
getItemState
no
Drop-down lists only
getSaveItem
no
Drop-down lists only
resolveNode
yes
yes
resolveNodes
yes
yes
setItemState
no
Drop-down lists only
Methods
Scripting method
subform
The subform object corresponds to the following Designer ES scripting syntax:
subform_name.*
Supported child objects
●
instanceManager
●
occur
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form
Properties
Scripting property
Supported in HTML
Supported in form guides
all
no
yes
borderColor
yes
Not applicable
borderWidth
yes
Not applicable
classesAll
no
yes
className
no
yes
fillColor
yes
Not applicable
index
no
yes
instanceIndex
no
yes
isContainer
no
yes
name
yes
yes
nodes
no
yes
parent
yes
yes
presence
yes
yes
somExpression
no
yes
validationMessage
yes
yes
Supported in HTML
Supported in form guides
execCalculate
yes
yes
execEvent
yes
yes
execInitialize
yes
yes
execValidate
yes
yes
resolveNode
yes
yes
resolveNodes
yes
yes
Methods
Scripting method
instanceManager
The instanceManager object corresponds to the following Designer ES scripting syntax:
subform_name.instanceManager.*
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form
Properties
Scripting property
Supported in HTML
Supported in form guides
className
no
yes
count
yes
yes
isContainer
no
yes
max
yes
yes
min
yes
yes
name
yes
yes
somExpression
no
yes
Supported in HTML
Supported in form guides
addInstance
yes
yes
insertInstance
yes
yes
instanceCount
yes
yes
moveInstance
yes
yes
removeInstance
yes
yes
setInstances
yes
yes
Methods
Scripting method
occur
The occur object corresponds to the following Designer ES scripting syntax:
subform_name.occur.*
Properties
Scripting property
Supported in HTML
Supported in form guides
initial
no
yes
max
yes
yes
min
yes
yes
Methods
None
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Scripting Events
This section lists support for XML Form Object Model scripting events in HTML forms and form guides.
For more information on scripting events and event timing, see LiveCycle Designer ES Scripting Basics.
Scripting event
Supported in HTML
Supported in form guides
yes
yes
Drop-down lists only
yes
click
yes
yes
docClose
no
no
docReady
no
no
enter
yes
yes
exit
yes
yes
form:ready
no
yes
full
no
no
indexChange
no
no
initialize
yes
yes
layout:ready
no
no
mouseDown
yes
yes
mouseEnter
no
yes
mouseExit
no
yes
mouseUp
yes
yes
postOpen
no
no
postPrint
no
no
postSave
no
no
postSign
no
no
postSubmit
no
no
preOpen
no
Drop-down lists only
prePrint
yes
no
preSave
no
no
preSign
no
no
calculate
change
20
Adobe LiveCycle Designer ES
Scripting Events
Scripting Support for HTML Forms and Form Guides
Scripting event
21
Supported in HTML
preSubmit
validate
Supported in form guides
Submit buttons only
yes
yes
5
Scripting Properties
This section lists support for XML Form Object Model scripting properties in HTML forms and form guides.
For more information on scripting properties, see LiveCycle Designer ES Scripting Reference.
Note: Items marked as not applicable will not generate an error or cause a script to fail; however, they do
not produce any effect on the rendered form or form guide.
Scripting property
Supported in HTML
Supported in form guides
#text
no
no
{default}
no
no
access
yes
yes
accessKey
no
no
action
no
no
activity
no
no
addRevocationInfo
no
no
aliasNode
no
no
all
no
yes
allowMacro
no
no
allowNeutral
no
no
allowRichText
no
no
anchorType
no
no
appType
no
no
archive
no
no
aspect
no
no
baselineShift
no
no
bind
no
no
binding
no
no
blankOrNotBlank
no
no
bofAction
no
no
borderColor
yes
Not applicable
borderWidth
yes
Not applicable
bottomInset
no
no
22
Adobe LiveCycle Designer ES
Scripting Properties
Scripting Support for HTML Forms and Form Guides
Scripting property
23
Supported in HTML
Supported in form guides
break
no
no
calculationsEnabled
yes
yes
cancelAction
no
no
cap
no
no
change
no
no
charEncoding
no
no
checksum
no
no
circular
no
no
classesAll
no
yes
classId
no
no
classIndex
no
no
className
no
yes
codeBase
no
no
codeType
no
no
colSpan
no
no
columnWidths
no
no
commandType
no
no
commitKey
no
no
commitOn
no
no
connection
no
no
contains
no
no
content
no
no
contentType
no
no
count
yes
yes
credentialServerPolicy
no
no
crlSign
no
no
cSpace
no
no
currentPage
yes
Not applicable
currentRecordNumber
no
no
currentValue
no
no
cursorLocation
no
no
Adobe LiveCycle Designer ES
Scripting Properties
Scripting Support for HTML Forms and Form Guides
Scripting property
24
Supported in HTML
Supported in form guides
cursorType
no
no
data
no
no
dataColumnCount
no
no
dataDescription
no
no
dataEncipherment
no
no
dataLength
no
no
dataPrep
no
no
dataRowCount
no
no
db
no
no
decipherOnly
no
no
delayedOpen
no
no
delimiter
no
no
digitalSignature
no
no
disable
no
no
editValue
no
no
embedPDF
no
no
encipherOnly
no
no
endChar
no
no
eofAction
no
no
errorCorrectionLevel
no
no
excludeAllCaps
no
no
excludeInitialCap
no
no
executeType
no
no
fillColor
yes
Not applicable
fontColor
yes
Not applicable
fontHorizontalScale
no
no
fontVerticalScale
no
no
format
no
no
formatMessage
no
no
formattedValue
yes
yes
formatTest
no
no
Adobe LiveCycle Designer ES
Scripting Properties
Scripting Support for HTML Forms and Form Guides
Scripting property
25
Supported in HTML
Supported in form guides
fracDigits
no
no
from
no
no
fullText
no
no
h
yes
Not applicable
hAlign
no
no
hand
no
no
highlight
no
no
href
no
no
hScrollPolicy
no
no
hyphenate
no
no
id
no
no
imagingBBox
no
no
index
yes
yes
initial
no
yes
initialNumber
no
no
input
no
no
instanceIndex
no
yes
intact
no
no
inverted
no
no
isContainer
no
yes
isDefined
no
no
isNull
no
no
join
no
no
kerningMode
no
no
keyAgreement
no
no
keyCertSign
no
no
keyDown
no
no
keyEncipherment
no
no
labelRef
no
no
ladderCount
no
no
language
no
no
Adobe LiveCycle Designer ES
Scripting Properties
Scripting Support for HTML Forms and Form Guides
Scripting property
26
Supported in HTML
Supported in form guides
layout
no
no
leadDigits
no
no
leader
no
no
leftInset
no
no
length
no
no
letterSpacing
no
no
lineHeight
no
no
lineThrough
no
no
lineThroughPeriod
no
no
locale
no
no
lockType
no
no
long
no
no
mandatory
yes
yes
mandatoryMessage
no
no
marginLeft
no
no
marginRight
no
no
mark
no
no
match
no
no
max
yes
yes
maxChars
no
no
maxH
no
no
maxLength
no
no
maxW
no
no
min
yes
yes
minH
no
no
minW
no
no
model
no
no
modifier
no
no
moduleHeight
no
no
moduleWidth
no
no
multiLine
no
no
Adobe LiveCycle Designer ES
Scripting Properties
Scripting Support for HTML Forms and Form Guides
Scripting property
27
Supported in HTML
Supported in form guides
name
yes
yes
newContentType
no
no
newText
no
yes
next
no
no
nodes
no
yes
nonRepudiation
no
no
ns
no
no
nullTest
no
no
numbered
no
no
numberOfCells
no
no
numPages
yes
Not applicable
oddOrEven
no
no
oneOfChild
no
no
open
no
no
operation
no
no
orientation
no
no
output
no
no
override
no
no
pagePosition
no
no
parent
yes
yes
parentSubform
no
yes
passwordChar
no
no
permissions
no
no
placement
no
no
platform
no
no
posture
no
no
presence
yes
yes
preserve
no
no
prevContentType
no
no
previous
no
no
prevText
no
no
Adobe LiveCycle Designer ES
Scripting Properties
Scripting Support for HTML Forms and Form Guides
Scripting property
28
Supported in HTML
Supported in form guides
printCheckDigit
no
no
priority
no
no
pushCharacterCount
no
no
radius
no
no
radixOffset
no
no
rate
no
no
rawValue
yes
yes
ready
no
no
recordsAfter
no
no
recordsBefore
no
no
reenter
no
no
ref
no
no
relation
no
no
relevant
no
no
remainCharacterCount
no
no
reserve
no
no
restoreState
no
no
rightInset
no
no
role
no
no
rotate
no
no
rowColumnRatio
no
no
runAt
no
no
save
no
no
savedValue
no
no
scope
no
no
scriptTest
no
no
selectedIndex
no
no
selEnd
no
no
selStart
no
no
server
no
no
shape
no
no
Adobe LiveCycle Designer ES
Scripting Properties
Scripting Support for HTML Forms and Form Guides
Scripting property
29
Supported in HTML
Supported in form guides
shift
no
no
short
no
no
signatureType
no
no
size
no
no
slope
no
no
soapFaultCode
no
no
soapFaultString
no
no
somExpression
no
yes
spaceAbove
no
no
spaceBelow
no
no
startAngle
no
no
startChar
no
no
startNew
no
no
stateless
no
no
stock
no
no
stroke
no
no
sweepAngle
no
no
tabDefault
no
no
tabStops
no
no
target
no
no
targetType
no
no
textEncoding
no
no
textEntry
no
no
textIndent
no
no
textLocation
no
no
thickness
no
no
this
no
no
timeout
no
no
timeStamp
no
no
title
no
no
topInset
no
no
Adobe LiveCycle Designer ES
Scripting Properties
Scripting Support for HTML Forms and Form Guides
Scripting property
30
Supported in HTML
Supported in form guides
trailer
no
no
transferEncoding
no
no
transient
no
no
truncate
no
no
type
no
no
typeface
no
no
underline
no
no
underlinePeriod
no
no
upsMode
no
no
url
no
no
urlPolicy
no
no
usage
no
no
use
no
no
usehref
no
no
uuid
no
no
validationMessage
yes
Not applicable
validationsEnabled
yes
yes
vAlign
no
no
value
no
no
valueRef
no
no
variation
no
no
version
no
no
vScrollPolicy
no
no
w
yes
Not applicable
weight
no
no
wideNarrowRatio
no
no
wordCharacterCount
no
no
wordSpacingMaximum
no
no
wordSpacingMinimum
no
no
wordSpacingOptimum
no
no
x
yes
Not applicable
Adobe LiveCycle Designer ES
Scripting Properties
Scripting Support for HTML Forms and Form Guides
Scripting property
31
Supported in HTML
Supported in form guides
xdpContent
no
no
y
yes
Not applicable
6
Scripting Methods
This section lists support for XML Form Object Model scripting methods in HTML forms and form guides.
For more information on scripting methods, see LiveCycle Designer ES Scripting Reference.
Note: Items marked as not applicable will not generate an error or cause a script to fail; however, they do
not produce any effect on the rendered form or form guide.
Scripting method
Supported in HTML
Supported in form guides
absPage
no
no
absPageCount
no
no
absPageCountInBatch
no
no
absPageInBatch
no
no
absPageSpan
no
no
addInstance
yes
yes
addItem
yes
Drop-down lists only
addNew
no
no
append
no
no
applyXSL
no
no
assignNode
no
no
beep
no
no
boundItem
no
Drop-down lists only
cancel
no
no
cancelBatch
no
no
clear
no
no
clearErrorList
no
no
clearItems
yes
Drop-down lists only
clone
no
no
close
no
no
createNode
no
no
delete
no
no
deleteItem
no
Drop-down lists only
documentCountInBatch
no
no
32
Adobe LiveCycle Designer ES
Scripting Methods
Scripting Support for HTML Forms and Form Guides
33
Scripting method
Supported in HTML
Supported in form guides
documentInBatch
no
no
emit
no
no
enumerate
no
no
evaluate
no
no
execCalculate
yes
yes
execEvent
yes
yes
execInitialize
yes
yes
execute
no
no
execValidate
yes
yes
exportData
no
no
first
no
no
formNodes
no
no
getAttribute
no
no
getDelta
no
no
getDeltas
no
no
getDisplayItem
no
Drop-down lists only
getElement
no
no
getFocus
no
no
getItemState
no
Drop-down lists only
getSaveItem
no
Drop-down lists only
gotoRecord
no
no
gotoURL
yes
no
hasDataChanged
no
no
importData
no
no
insert
no
no
insertInstance
yes
yes
instanceCount
yes
yes
isBOF
no
no
isCompatibleNS
no
no
isEOF
no
no
isPropertySpecified
no
no
Adobe LiveCycle Designer ES
Scripting Methods
Scripting Support for HTML Forms and Form Guides
Scripting method
34
Supported in HTML
Supported in form guides
isRecordGroup
no
no
item
no
no
last
no
no
loadXML
no
yes
messageBox
yes
yes
metadata
no
no
moveCurrentRecord
no
no
moveInstance
yes
yes
namedItem
no
no
next
no
no
open
no
no
openList
no
no
page
no
no
pageContent
no
no
pageCount
no
no
pageDown
yes
no
pageSpan
no
no
pageUp
yes
no
previous
no
no
print
no
no
recalculate
no
yes
record
no
no
relayout
no
no
relayoutPageArea
no
no
remerge
no
yes
remove
no
no
removeAttribute
no
no
removeInstance
yes
yes
requery
no
no
reset
no
no
resetData
yes
no
Adobe LiveCycle Designer ES
Scripting Methods
Scripting Support for HTML Forms and Form Guides
Scripting method
35
Supported in HTML
Supported in form guides
resolveNode
no
yes
resolveNodes
no
yes
response
no
no
restore
no
no
resync
no
no
saveFilteredXML
no
no
saveXML
no
yes
selectedMember
no
no
setAttribute
no
no
setElement
no
no
setFocus
yes
no
setInstances
yes
yes
setItems
no
no
setItemState
no
Drop-down lists only
sheet
no
no
sheetCount
no
no
sheetCountInBatch
no
no
sheetInBatch
no
no
sign
no
no
update
no
no
updateBatch
no
no
verify
no
no
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