The Project explorer panel is used to manage projects and forms the projects bind together.
The panel is empty when the application starts.
Empty Project explorer panel
When a new project is opened, it will appear in the Project explorer panel.
To find out how to start a new project, click here.
Project visible in the Project explorer panel
Selecting a project item - a form - makes a context menu available.
This context menu item opens a dialogue window that allows the user to create a new form.
The newly created item is displayed in the project panel and the form is opened in the workspace.
Add existing item can import an existing form file from any location to the selected project or folder item. When the user selects this option, a standard open file dialog appears, allowing the user to select an existing file.
This option opens a dialogue window allowing the user to enter the name of the new folder.
Exclude from project removes the selected project item (folder or file) and all its child items from the project but keeps the files and folders in the physical storage of the project, typically on a hard disk.
When new forms are created, the list of the forms included in the project will appear in the Project panel.
Project panel with a list of forms included in the project
When the user right-clicks on one of the forms, a context menu for the given form will open, giving the user a number of possible actions regarding the form.
Context menu for the individual form
The Add form localization option opens a Language selection dialogue window which allows the user to select a language to which the form template will be localized.
The Properties option will open a dialogue window containing information about the selected form.
The information in the Properties dialogue window includes:
Properties panel with information about a form