What exactly is it that you're calling a "fixed onscreen header"?
I have a form layout which is larger than the window size I use to display it. The form has some information which I would like to be anchored, as a header, so when the user scrolls down it remains always visible. This is perfectly possible in a list view, but I can not get it on a form view.
Thank you for the clarification. In form view, I'm afraid you're out of luck.
Thanks to you! I wanted just to make sure I was not wrong...
The header can be "fixed" if you work on your layout - group similar items on tab panels, reduce white space where possible. If you can prevent the window from scrolling you're fine. If you're mimicking a printed page - try to break that metaphor. Screens are wider than tall. Use a separate layout to print vs data entry.
There are many things you can do to visually condense without lessening usability.
J is correct! In FORM view...
however, if you have a mechanism to isolate the single record, you can switch to LIST view for what you desire. You can do this with a script (perhaps a trigger on layout?)
But you don't say if you are working with a "found set" of records and/or need to navigate in other ways.
Perhaps this can be done by spawning a new window with the single record and switch to List View?
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Oh kool. I like the list thing. Need to get rid of the Black bar now
No you have the black bar in List View. I "solved" that problem years ago, by putting a black bar on my Form View layouts to match List View.
I used it on Table View until that go totally different. Now I rarely use the Table View.
Added bonus, the elements don't jump the 3 pixels/points when toggling between form and list view.