Caching display properties
Display properties include the background images used in forms and the display properties of each form field. Server display properties are display properties for forms and fields used in server workflow only. The Display Property Caching option enables you to control how the server caches display properties. This feature can be used alone or in conjunction with preload threads.
From release 7.5.00 or later, this option no longer distinguishes between form backgrounds and field display properties. Instead, it provides these settings:
- Cache all display properties (Default) — Server response time is faster when a client opens a form for the first time, but the memory space required for the server cache is larger.
- Cache only server display properties — Memory usage for the cache is smaller, but when a client opens a form for the first time, response time is slower. This delay occurs because the server must load the display properties from the database at that time.
To specify how display properties are cached, use the Display Property Caching option on the Configuration tab of the Server Information form.
This option is not useful in a 64-bit environment. Most 64-bit environments do not impose memory limitations and setting the option could unnecessarily impact performance.