VariableIcon Description

Nodes of this type are used inside Attributes controls. They can be used to place variables in the panel's form.

Runtime appearance

The runtime appearance of this control depends on the Theme property, the properties inside appearance category, the variable's type, and if it´s enabled or disabled.

VariableEditableRT VariableNoEditableRT
Editable variable Read only variable


Category Name Value
General Name (Id) Contains the variable name
Based On Defines the Type for the variable. Variables must be defined based on an Attribute or a Domain.
Is Collection Determines if the variable is a collection or not. See Collection variables in K2BTools.
Description Description text to be set to the attribute
Form Description Layout Defines the position of the description relative to the control. The default value for this property is loaded from the "Descriptions Layout" property in this node's parent. Note: Only available in SD Panels.
Visible When set to false, the attribute will be hidden inside the web form.
No Skip

When set to true, the variable will be shown in the same line as the last one. See NoSkip property.

Important: This property existed until K2BTools 13.2. In K2BTools 14.0 it was replaced by the "Element Relative Position" property.

Element Relative Position

Allows to configure the position of the element relative to the previous element. The possible values are:

  • New row
  • Same cell
  • New cell

For more information read Element Relative Position property

Readonly When set to "False" user can change the variable's value, set to false variable will not be editable
Enabled Contains the value for the Enabled property in the control. Note: Only available in SD Panels.
Invite Message Contains the string that will be used as an invite message. Only available when using Responsive Web Design.
Tooltip Tooltip to be used when generating the attribute control.
Left Text Text placed before the attribute, after the description.
Right Text Text placed after the attribute.
Contextual Help Value

A text that will appear alongside the variable to provide help for the user. Character values must be placed between quotes. This property's value must contain an expression. This allows the developer to concatenate attributes values ("Please insert value for " + &ProductDescription)




Format of the attribute value.

  • Text
  • Html
  • RawHtml
  • TextWithMeaningfulSpaces

The format property allows you to render html code placed inside an attribute.

Behaviour Required

Set to true an "*" symbol will appear at the description indicating variable must hava a value.


Date Picker Determines if a date picker should be associated to this variable's control.
Return On Click

Used when the web panel being built is a prompt implementation. Indicates that after the action's code the prompt should return to its caller.

Appearance Class Attribute's theme class.
Description Class Description's theme class.
Left Text Class Avaiable only if left text is not empty. Left Text's theme class.
Right Text Class Available only if right text is not empty. Right Text's theme class.
Autoresize Indicates if the attribute's control should be resized automatically or not.
Width If autoresize is set to false It allows to place attribute width.
Height If autoresize is set to false It allows to place attribute height.
Invisible Mode Contains the value for the Invisible Mode property in the control. Note: Only available in SD Panels.

Child nodes

ControlInfoIcon ControlInfo LinkIcon Link (Node) PromptIcon Prompt Rule (Node)