Field property to display as text in read mode (or formula returns true) 
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: Paul Davies13558 24 Mar 2009
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Fields that involve a specific control for data entry, e.g. radio buttons, check boxes, combo boxes and dates also display the same way in read mode (although the control element may be greyed out). This is untidy and can be confusing to end users and so developers typically pair these fields with a plain text field as a Computed for Display (CFD) field and then hide the field controls according to mode.


The ideal solution would be that these types of field display as plain text in read mode by default, but this could break existing applications, so I suggest that an additional field property be available to select whether to display the field as a CFD control in read mode without the need to add a seperate CFD field.


A more advanced option could be that any field (even text) could display as a CFD even in Edit mode when a formula is TRUE (just like Hide When).  i.e. this means that the field would prevent data entry when the formula is TRUE. This of course would be superceded by the Hide-When formula

This essentially would be a 'Compute-For-Display When' option

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