8.5.2 Creating screens using Screen Builder
Screen Builder is a user friendly wizard which is helpful in building new screens of various build types using different screen templates. Screen Builder minimizes the effort and time by doing basic designing of the UI. It takes care of using the right layout, components and connections for the selected template.
Screen Builder asks for step by step input from you and on finishing all the steps the screen is created under the selected project. You need not necessarily complete all the steps in order to create a screen. You may quit in between any of the intermediate steps and a screen based on the provided inputs will be created.
To disable the Screen Builder and directly create a blank screen, go to Properties --> Global Properties menu item and disable the corresponding option.
How to create a new screen
On choosing File --> New --> Screen menu item or clicking on the New screen tool button, the Screen Builder is invoked. The Screen Builder is invoked by default as set in Global properties dialog. New screen will be created based on the inputs provided in the Screen Builder wizard.
The new screen can be set with any build type such as 'Application', 'Applet', 'Frame', 'Panel'. etc. in the first dialog of Screen Builder. To learn about various Build types, read the topic elaborating on 'Build' menu.
There are basic screen templates available for each build type. To know more about screen templates, read the topic 'Choosing Screen Templates'.