icon Heading

The Heading control is used to add visually appealing headings and titles to the form. Choose the appearance of the header from a predefined list or style it to your liking using CSS.

This page contains a detailed description of the control properties and JavaScript samples which you can use with this control.

Heading control


Here you can find properties available for the Heading control.


The property holds the text to be displayed on the form:

Heading property


A unique identifier for the control.

Control's name

The Name property is used in JavaScript to select a specific control.


The Name property allows to work with the control via JavaScript code, like this:

    //can access the control using its Name:


The property defines the appearance of the heading on the form:

View property

You can choose from the list of predefined options:

  • Normal

View property - Normal

  • Line

View property - Line

  • Underline 1

View property - Underline 1

  • Underline 2

View property - Underline 2


The property defines the style of the text:

Font property

You can define:

  • the ranking level of the heading from H1 to H4,

  • the color of the text,

  • the aligmnet,

  • the text style.


The property defines the horizontal and vertical padding (extra space) and border radius (roundness) of the control:

Frame property


The property defines the background color of the control:

Fill property


The property defines the width and the color of the control’s border:

Border property


The property stores the text of the subheading:

Subheading property


The property defines the width of the control in pixels.

If left blank, the control takes up the entire available width in the current grid cell.

Control's width


Add a CSS class to the control, which comes in handy with CSS or even JavaScript code. This will work like class attribute for an HTML tag.

Control's class

Same class can be applied to multiple controls, and then you can use CSS to modify the appearance of these controls.


Add custom CSS style to the control. This will work like style attribute for an HTML tag.

Control's style

You can apply different styles to the control. For example, the following style will add a shadow under the control:

box-shadow: 0 9px #999;

And this makes the control invisible to user (but still usable with JavaScript):

display: none;

JavaScript framework

In this section, you can find basic examples of how to work with the control using JavaScript.

If you are not familiar with the JavaScript framework, get started with the JavaScript basics.


The control is only accessible once the form is rendered, so all calls to the control must be inside fd.rendered event:

    //hide the control
    fd.control('Control1').hidden = true;
    //show the control
    fd.control('Control1').hidden = false;

Get or set text of heading

Get or set the text of the heading with the following property:

//return the heading as a string

//set the heading
fd.control('Control1').heading = 'New text for the heading';

Get or set text of subheading

Get or set the text of the subheading with the following property:

//return the subheading as a string

//set the subheading
fd.control('Control1').subheading = 'New text for the subheading';

Get HTML element

Access HTML element inside the control in order to modify it, hide it, or do something else.

//access control's HTML
var htmlControl = fd.control('Control1').$el;

Hide/show control

Hide a control from a user. The control value can still be accessed and changed with JavaScript.

//hide control
fd.control('Control1').hidden = true;

//show control
fd.control('Control1').hidden = false;

Set frame of control

Set vertical, horizontal and round (border-radius) frame of the control:

//set padding in pixels
fd.control('Control1').frame.horizontal = 100
fd.control('Control1').frame.vertical = 100

//set border-radius
fd.control('Control1').frame.radius = 100

Set border of control

Set border color and width of the control:

//set border color with a valid color name
fd.control('Control1').border.color = 'red';

//set border color with a HEX value
fd.control('Control1').border.color = '#009688';

//set border color with an RGB value
fd.control('Control1').border.color = 'rgb(255,0,0)';

//set border width in pixels
fd.control('Control1').border.width = 3;

Set background of control

Set the background color of the control:

//with a valid color name
fd.control('Control1').fill = 'red';

//with a HEX value
fd.control('Control1').fill = '#009688';

//with an RGB value
fd.control('Control1').fill = 'rgb(255,0,0)';

Set ranking level of heading

Set the ranking level of the heading from H1 to H4:

fd.control('Control1').size = 'H4';

Set view of heading

Set the appearance of the heading on the form:

fd.control('Control1').view = 'Underline2';