Sunday, July 8, 2012

Working with Controls in Designer

Controls are instances of custom user controls that are placed in containers on a page.

Controls can be accessed via the Controls tab when a page is selected in the Project Browser.

List of controls that belong to the Home page in the Project Browser.

They can also be accessed by selecting a page, then a container, and then switching to the Controls tab.

List of controls that belong to container1 on the Home page.

From the Project Explorer, controls can be accessed via the Show All Controls context menu action on a container.

Show All Controls context menu option on container1 in the Project Explorer.

The context menu option List will also open a list of controls.

List context menu option on control1 on the Home page.

A control can be located by entering the Id of the control in the configuration navigator.

A control located in the configuration navigator.

The properties page of a control will be activated via the control Id link or by using the context menu option Open in the list of controls.

Open context menu option in the list of controls.     Control properties page in the Project Browser.

The context menu option Sync will synchronize the corresponding project configuration node in the Project Explorer.

Sync context menu option in the list of controls.      Control1 synched in the Project Explorer.

The Rename option in the context menu allows changing the Id of the control.

Rename context menu option in the Project Explorer.

Controls can be reordered in the container by dragging the control nodes in the Project Explorer.

Dropping control1 on the right side of control2 in the Project Explorer.     Control1 placed after control2 in container2.

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