Icetips - Templates, Tools & Utilities for Clarion Developers

Templates, Tools and Utilities
for Clarion Developers

Magic Locks


Lock or unlock any control on a Clarion form (including view-only forms), and set colors and fonts on controls

Icetips Magic Locks make it easy to limit what kind of access users have to controls on regular and view-only forms. You can lock any type of control so it is completely inaccessible, or unlock controls on a view-only form. You can allow access to certain controls and allow the data to be saved. And you can change color and font settings to indicate read-only/change availability.

  • Use in any Clarion form, including view-only forms
  • Lock/unlock any type of control: entry fields, buttons, checkboxes, radio buttons, drops, RTF controls, etc.
  • Allow user access to specific controls
  • Set visual styles to indicate locked controls, such as border colors or font styles
  • Specify controls to include or exclude
  • Override settings for specific controls
  • Optionally color prompts and strings
  • All Clarion source code - no black boxes

Locking controls

The Magic Locks can lock down checkboxes, radio buttons, entry fields, buttons, text, RTF controls - any type of control that you want to lock. By default it locks everything if the form is called in ViewOnly mode. The Magic Locks can also allow updates of certain fields in View mode, which is not possible with regular View mode. This allows users to update certain fields even if the rest of the form is completely locked.

You can set a form to Change mode and open up some fields that you may want the user to be able to enter data into, for example a text field with comments. It can also be used with forms in Insert and Change mode when the locking is conditional.

Class, Template & Settings

The Magic Locks consist of a set of Classes and templates that enhance the View Only forms to better indicate read-only controls. It also locks checkboxes, radio buttons, drop down controls, etc. which normally can not be set as read-only. Settings for each control can be overridden in the procedure template. Background color, font color and font style for locked controls can be set with a global template and overridden in a procedure template.

And more...

There is a video showing how to use Magic Locks, a demo program, and a 16 page PDF users guide and class reference. You can download the documentation for detailed information about how the product can be used, as well as download the video and demo program.

How to buy

Magic Locks are included in the Icetips Gold Subscription for $299 and also in the Silver Subscription for $99. Magic Locks can also be purchased separately for just $49.

Compatibility

You can use the Magic Locks with Clarion 4 - 10 in the ABC template chain, and with Clarion 6 Legacy applications by turning on the use of ABC classes. The Magic Entries can be used in any form procedure, including view-only forms.

INFORMATION
Updated: 25-Feb-2015
Clarion 4.0-6.3Yes
Clarion 7 - 10Yes
ABCYes
LegacyYes
Multi-DLLYes
Source codeYes
Video demoYes
Demo programYes
Documentation16 pgs (PDF)

13 Files Available for Download for Icetips Magic Locks

File Date Description Size
2015-02-24 Icetips Magic Locks 2.1.374 (Clarion 10)
Build 2.1.374. Compatible with Clarion 6.0 - 6.3, Clarion 7.0 - 10
Pre-release for Clarion 10
3,077,704 Download
2014-01-28 Icetips Magic Locks 2.1.373 (Clarion 9.1)
Build 2.1.373. Compatible with Clarion 6.0 - 6.3, Clarion 7.0 - 9.1
Installer is now Clarion 9.1 compatible.
2,801,544 Download
2013-08-03 Icetips Magic Locks 2.1.371 (Clarion 9)
Build 2.1.371. Compatible with Clarion 6.0 - 6.3, Clarion 7.0 - 9.0
Installer is now Clarion 9 compatible.
2,794,248 Download
2011-06-07 Icetips Magic Locks 2.1.369
Build 2.1.369. Compatible with Clarion 6.0 - 6.3, Clarion 7.0 - 7.3 and Clarion 8.0
Installer fix.
2,711,592 Download
2011-05-04 Icetips Magic Locks 2.1.362
Build 2.1.362. Compatible with Clarion 6.0 - 6.3, Clarion 7.0 - 7.3 and Clarion 8.0
Installer is now compatible with Clarion 8.0
2,711,680 Download
2010-12-21 Icetips Magic Locks 2.1.361
Build 2.1.361. Compatible with Clarion 6.0 - 6.3 and Clarion 7.0 - 7.3
Installer is now compatible with Clarion 7.3
2,862,856 Download
2010-06-06 Icetips Magic Locks 2.1.359
Version 2.1.359. Compatible with Clarion 6.0 - 6.3 and Clarion 7.0 - 7.2
2,856,776 Download
2010-03-17 Icetips Magic Locks 2.1.355
Version 2.1.355. Compatible with Clarion 6.0 - 6.3 and Clarion 7.x. Fixes a .inc file for Clarion 7.x that was accidentally included in 2.1.354!
2,587,352 Download
2010-03-15 Icetips Magic Locks 2.1.354
Version 2.1.354. Compatible with Clarion 6.0 - 6.3 and Clarion 7.x
2,586,616 Download
2009-04-15 Icetips Magic Locks 2.1.350
Version 2.1.350. Compatible with Clarion 6.0 - 6.3 and Clarion 7
2,542,904 Download
2007-11-14 Icetips Magic Locks Introduction Video
This is an introduction video for Icetips Magic Locks 1.1
6,142,536 Download
2007-09-29 Icetips Magic Locks 1.1 Documentation
16 page PDF documentation for the Icetips Magic Locks version 1.1
264,092 Download
2007-09-29 Icetips Magic Locks demo, version 1.1
This demo install shows what can be done with our new Icetips Magic Locks. This demo uses Icetips Magic Locks version 1.1 and should work flawlessly on Windows Vista. The demo comes with an introduction video with information about how to use the Magic Locks.
7,726,336 Download

Update form locked with Magic Locks, using red borders to show locked controls
Update form locked with Magic Locks, using red borders to show locked controls

Global Extension
Global Extension

Procedure Extension:
Main
Procedure Extension:<br>Main

Excluding controls
Excluding controls

Including controls
Including controls

Override controls
Override controls

Override control properties
Override control properties

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