Hypertext behavior of TppDBText

edited January 2015 in End User
I'm looking for a way to redirect the field's Hypertext behavior for
e-mails. In our application, we use an internally-configured SMTP client
to send e-mails. However, a text field in the Previewer, with its
Hypertext Enabled property set, attempts to send the field content to a
default browser or email, with no opportunity to handle what happens. On
a box with no default email, it sends "mailto: to the
browser's URL.
Is there any way to intercept this behavior and redirect the email via
the internal SMTP Client? We're using Clever Controls' SMTP objects, and
have had satisfactory results.


Lane Campbell


  • edited January 2015
    Hi Lane,

    When the HyperLink property is defined, the drawcommand automatically
    becomes clickable and a ShellExecute is called for the hyperlink if valid.

    To completely customize this process, you can implement the
    OnDrawCommandClick event and perform any task(s) you need when the item
    is clicked. In this case you would want to disable hyperlinks.

    Best Regards,

    Nico Cizik
    Digital Metaphors
  • edited February 2015
    On 1/12/2015 2:30 PM, Nico Cizik (Digital Metaphors) wrote:
    I've tried the OnDrawCommandClick; but I'm still not able from that
    event-handler to get to the content of the field clicked. Specifically,
    it's a TppVariable field whose content is generated by its OnCalc
    handler. How do I connect the two to get the actual field content?

    Thanks in advance,

    Lane Campbell
    NW Software
  • edited February 2015
    Below is my email response to the same question that I sent to you
    January 16th.


    Hi Lane,

    You can use the Tag property of the DrawCommand to "attach" data to the
    clickable object. Assign the Tag property in the OnDrawCommandCreate
    event and access it in the OnDrawCommandClick. See the following
    article on how this can be done.


    Best Regards,

    Nico Cizik
    Digital Metaphors
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