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Most of the controls are linked with storing and displaying information but horizontal line is purely styling control. It is used to group fields or to separate different controls. For example, separating two row controls. As the name suggests, it will be an horizontal line between controls.


In Brixxbox, app configuration allows you to add different controls in your app. It also provides four types of properties which manages how control should behave or look in app. Those four property types are:
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    General Properties
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General Properties

These are the main properties of any control. These properties define how control behaves in Brixxbox App. In case of horizontal line, these properties are of less importance.
  • Control Type
- For using grid control, click on "Add Control" and select "Horizontal line" control type from drop down list. As this most commonly used control, Brixxbox has a designated button for adding a new row. User can find this button on app editor page and on the top right corner.
  • Control Id
- For each Brixxbox app, this id should be unique. For Example: "_abcdef". Brixxbox allows you to change its value only once. You can change this id to any value but it should be meaningful. Recommended way is to start with mandatory prefix(set in app). It can contain numbers, underscores, uppercase and lowercase letters.
  • Label
- It is the display value for control. It should be meaningful.
  • Refers to Config
- You need to set this option if this is a field, that other fields refer to, to get data from another config.


In this tutorial, we will see how to use horizontal line control. this control is purely for styling. For this tutorial, we will be using "unitDemo" app. We have used this app in "unit" control tutorial also. If you want to look into details of this app please go through the "unit" documentation. Here is the link: | Row Documentation. Our app looks like this:
We have already separated controls with rows but there is no visible barrier between them. Now this is where "horizontal line" comes to help. Now we want to visually separate item id, item name and sale price, sale price test then we should put a horizontal line between them. To add horizontal line, click on controls list, select "horizontal line" control. It will be placed at the end of app tree. Drad this control and place it between two rows. Now our app will look like this:
This looks nice. Now lets also separate Unit type control from second row. We need to add another horizontal line between them. After that our app looks like this:
In this way, we can separate different group of controls visibly.
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