Design Views and Object Tree

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When you open a data page, for example an info page, from the Web Designer catalog, a design window containing a Design View and an Object Tree is opened. Design Views are the primary development environment for your end user GUI interface. They are a close approximation of what the end user will see and use. The left pane of the design window shows a the Design View of the class that is being worked on, and the right pane contains the Object tree. The Object tree enables you to quickly navigate to parent or child objects of the currently selected object. It provides access to visible objects such as controls, and to non-visible objects such as queries.

Open a design view for an info page class by dragging the class from the Web Designer catalog,.

In a design view, you can for example:

· Select any visible control contained in the window simply by pointing at it.


· Navigate to parent controls by clicking whilst holding the ALT key down, or by using the Object tree.


· Open the Property Inspector for a selected object, and set or change object properties.


· View the underlying HTML for the data page, by opening the HTML tab.


· Insert or delete objects.


· Use menu options from the Edit and Insert menu.


· Choose a publication.