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This format code takes two integer arguments and positions the next control at the given (x, y) point. The units are the same as those used in the %gd (Grid) format code described below. This format code is not recommended for general use. The following points should be noted if %ap (Absolute Position) is used:
· Try to place all the absolute positioned objects at the end of a format, or follow a %ap format with a %ff (Form Feed) to enable the automatic control placement mechanism to recover.
· It is possible to place controls on top of each other using this format. This is usually undesirable unless all but one of the overlapping controls are given the 'hidden' attribute.
See also %rp (Relative Position) and %dy (Vertical Displacement).