Studio Developer contains a completely new and re-designed User Interface Designer.
Key features of the new UI Designer include:
- Window / Dialog size no longer restricted to the size of the developer's monitor. The window / dialog box can be designed to any size with scrolling and zoom features in the UI designer allowing the developer to design larger windows than their own workstation
- Windows and Dialogs for each procedure step are edited in independent editors allowing changes to different procedure step UI designs to be saved independently.
- Tabs are used to specify all of the window and control properties, eliminating the need for most secondary pop-up dialog boxes
- Direct editing / updating of co-ordinate values to allow precise positioning
- Use of keyboard arrow keys to precisely move controls
- Co-ordinates can be stored using pixel perfect positioning thus avoiding the rounding errors associated with the OS/2 co-ordinate system used by the Gen toolset
- Visual indicators for tab sequencing
- Ability to design layout before binding controls to specific views
- Integrated support for enhanced Rapide controls. Note however that Rapide is not a pre-requisite.