A DdsPanel control is used to visually group a set of controls in an area of the screen. A panel may define, via the GroupingTextField and GroupingTextFieldLength properties, a character field which is included in the record format presented to RPG. It is through this field that a program can set the title of the panel to be presented to the user.

The other interesting property of a panel (shared with some other controls) is VisibleCondition. Setting VisibleCondition allows the developer to provide a logical expression, involving indicators, controlling whether the panel and all of its contained controls is visible and rendered to the user screen.

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