8.5.3 Choosing Screen Template
Generally, after choosing the Build type of your screen you will start building the UI. You may design your UI as a wizard or Split pane or anything else according to your requirement. Screen Builder helps you to design the UI by providing few basic templates.
How to choose Screen Template
According to the Build type you have chosen, the Screen Builder offers you a set of templates. The template can be selected in the second dialog of the wizard. If you do not want to use any of the available templates, then you can create a blank screen by following any one of the following steps
Clicking on the 'Finish' button in the first dialog itself
Choosing 'Blank Screen' as the screen template in the second dialog of Screen Builder and clicking on the 'Finish' button
Choosing 'Blank Screen' in the second dialog and entering the screen details in the third dialog to set the name, height, width, look and feel etc. for the blank screen; now clicking on the 'Finish' button creates a blank screen with the specified settings
The screen templates can be classified into Main -screen templates and sub- screen templates according to their usage.
The screens built using the main screen templates forms the core component of the project. Various screens can be built as sub screens to this screen. The Main screen templates are Wizard and Split Pane. These two templates are applicable for build types 'Applet', 'Application', 'Frame' and 'NMS Frame'.
The screens built using the sub screen templates will be used from the Main screen and can be run independently for testing purpose. They can be invoked from screens built with main screen template or be a component of the Main Screen itself. Screen Templates for build type ' Panel', 'NMS Panel' and 'Dialog' are classified as sub screen templates and they are listed below:
Label Text Field Dialog