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X_RISK®

Formatting Grids

X_RISK includes a number of useful methods for customizing its look and feel. You can customize your windows and save them in a workspace so that each time you launch X_RISK , you open the workspace and avoid having to customize each individual window’s appearance.

Follow these procedures to format grids:

Setting the Default Visible Columns

Use the Properties menu to customize the default columns that display in X_RISK windows.

Note: You do not have to save your workspace to save these settings.

To set the default column selection:

  1. From the Control Panel, click the Settings menu and choose Properties.
  2. Select the tab related to the window whose columns you want to set: Trading, Fill, Orders, or Audit Trail.
  3. Click the Columns button.

    The Columns dialog box appears. All checked columns are visible in a new window.

  4. Click the boxes to select or de-select the column.
  5. Click OK to exit and save.

You successfully set default visible columns.

Moving Rows or Columns

Some windows let you customize the order in which rows and columns are displayed. You do this by dragging and dropping the appropriate rows or columns where you want them to go.

To move rows or columns:

  1. Click the row or column heading to select the entire row or column.

    Note: Press and hold the CTRL key and continue clicking rows or columns to select multiple rows or columns. Then release the CTRL key.

  2. Click and hold the mouse button on the header and drag the row(s) or column(s) to its new position.

    A red line appears to indicate where the column or row will be dropped.

  3. Release the mouse button.
  4. To retain these settings, save your workspace.

You successfully moved a row or column.

Hiding Rows or Columns

Follow these procedures to hide rows or columns:

To hide selected rows or columns using the context menu:

  1. Click the row or column heading to select the entire row or column.
  2. Press and hold the CTRL key and continue clicking rows or columns to select multiple rows or columns. Then release the CTRL key.
  3. Right-click a grid cell to access the context menu.

  4. Click Hide Row(s) or Hide Column(s).
  5. To retain these settings, save your workspace.

You successfully hid selected rows or columns.

To hide unselected rows or columns using the context menu:

  1. Right-click a grid cell to access the context menu.

  2. Click Hide/Show Row(s) or Hide/Show Column(s).
  3. Click to de-select the rows or columns you want to hide.
  4. To retain these settings, save your workspace.

You successfully hid unselected rows or columns.

To hide a row or column by manually sliding it closed:

  1. Move the cursor between two row or column headings until the cursor turns into a double-headed arrow.
  2. Click and hold the mouse button and slide the row or column closed.
  3. Release the mouse button.

    This automatically de-selects the row or column from the Hide/Show Columns/Rows options.

  4. To retain these settings, save your workspace.

You successfully hid a row or column by manually sliding it closed.

To hide multiple rows or columns by manually sliding them closed:

  1. Click the row or column heading to select the entire row or column.
  2. Press and hold the CTRL key and continue clicking rows or columns to select multiple rows or columns. Then release the CTRL key.
  3. Move the cursor to the end of the largest selected row or column heading until the cursor turns into a double-headed arrow.
  4. Click and hold the mouse button and slide the row or column closed.
  5. Release the mouse button.

    All highlighted rows or columns are hidden. This automatically de-selects the row or column from the Hide/Show Columns/Rows options.

  6. To retain these settings, save your workspace.

You successfully hid a row or column by manually sliding it closed.

Restoring Hidden Rows or Columns

Restore hidden rows or columns using the context menu, regardless of how they were hidden.

To restore hidden rows or columns:

  1. Right-click a grid cell to access the context menu.

  2. Click Hide/Show Rows or Hide/Show Columns.
  3. Click to select the rows or columns you want to restore.

You successfully restored hidden rows or columns.

Changing the Heights of Rows or the Widths of Columns

The heights of rows and widths of columns can be changed one at time, or several rows or columns can be changed at once.

Follow these procedures to change the heights of rows and widths of columns:

To change the height or width of one row or column:

  1. Move the cursor between two row or column headings until the cursor turns into a double-headed arrow.
  2. Click and hold the mouse button and slide the row or column to the desired size.
  3. Release the mouse button.
  4. To retain these settings, save your workspace.

You successfully changed the height or width of a row or column.

To change the height or width of multiple rows or columns:

  1. Click the row or column heading to select the entire row or column.
  2. Press and hold the CTRL key and continue clicking rows or columns to select multiple rows or columns. Then release the CTRL key.
  3. Move the cursor to the end of one selected row or column heading until the cursor turns into a double-headed arrow.
  4. Click and hold the mouse button and slide the row or column to the desired size.
  5. Release the mouse button.

    All highlighted rows or columns change to the desired size.

  6. To retain these settings, save your workspace.

You successfully changed the height or width of multiple rows or columns.