From Xojo Documentation

Class (inherits from RectControl)

Used to add a placard to a window. A placard is a control that you can use as an information display or as background fill for a control area. Placards have three states: normal, pressed, and disabled.

Closing DropObject MouseEnter
ConstructContextualMenu Initialized MouseExit
ContextualMenuAction KeyDown MouseMove
DragEnter KeyUp MouseUp
DragExit MouseDown MouseWheel
DragOver MouseDrag

Active fa-lock-32.png LockLeft TabIndex
AllowAutoDeactivate LockRight Top
AllowTabStop LockTop Transparent
Enabled MouseCursor TrueWindow fa-lock-32.png
Handle fa-lock-32.png MouseX fa-lock-32.png Value
Height MouseY fa-lock-32.png Visible
HelpTag Name Width
Index fa-lock-32.png PanelIndex Window fa-lock-32.png
Left Parent
LockBottom Scope fa-lock-32.png

AcceptFileDrop AcceptTextDrop Invalidate
AcceptPictureDrop Close Refresh
AcceptRawDataDrop DrawInto SetFocus


On macOS, Placard is not a native control and does not automatically change its appearance in dark mode.

Perhaps the most familiar use of the Placard control is as a small information panel, often placed at the bottom of a window to the left of the horizontal scroll bar.

See Also

RectControl class; Canvas control.