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Contents


1. Overview
 
Introduction to Sun WorkShop Visual
 
Operating Environment
 
Requirements for Compiling Generated Code
 
Basic Concepts and Terms
 
Protection from Invalid Actions
 
On-Line Help
 
The Sun WorkShop Visual Development Cycle
 
How This Manual Is Organized
2. Building the Widget Hierarchy
 
Introduction to the Tutorial
 
The Design Hierarchy
 
Starting and Stopping
 
Navigating in the Menus
 
Toolbar
 
Status Line
 
Starting the Design
 
Widget Names
 
Naming Widgets
 
Adding Children to the Hierarchy
 
Dynamic Display of Layout
 
Currently Selected Widget
 
Multiple Selection
 
No Selected Widget
 
Adding the Buttons
 
Building the Menu Bar
 
Adding the Work Area
 
Building the Radio Box
 
Building the Row Column Array
 
Adding the Toggle Buttons
 
Adding a Window to your Application
 
Creating a Second Window
 
Editing the Hierarchy
 
Search
 
Fast Find
 
Display Options
 
Printing Your Hierarchy
 
Using the File Browser
3. Resources
 
Introduction
 
The Label Resource Panel
 
Multiple Selection and Resources
 
Resource Panels in Microsoft Windows Mode
 
Button Widget Resources
 
Shared Resource Panels
 
Resources for Menu Items
 
The Keyboard Page
 
Designated Help Widget
 
RowColumn Resources
 
Shell Resources
 
Navigating in the Resource Panels
 
Core Resource Panel
 
Constraints Panel
 
Default Resource Settings
 
The Reset Command
 
Rejected Resource Settings
 
Resource Bindings
 
Loose Bindings
 
Tight Bindings
 
Comparison of Resource Generation
 
Where to Look for More Information on Resources
4. The Layout Editor
 
Introduction
 
Concepts
 
Displaying the Layout Editor
 
Editing Area
 
Editing Modes
 
Selection: Single, Primary and Secondary
 
Layout Editor Toolbar
 
Layout Editor File Menu
 
Layout Editor Edit Menu
 
Layout Editor View Menu
 
Layout Editor Layout Menu
 
Grid
 
Resize Policy
 
Understanding the Default Layout
 
Rough Layout: The Move Mode
 
Offsets
 
Attachments to the Form
 
Attachments Between Widgets
 
Aligning Widgets: The Align Mode
 
Aligning Widgets: Group Alignment
 
Distribute
 
Proportional Spacing: The Position Mode
 
Self Mode
 
Resize Mode
 
Using the Constraints Panel
 
Other Layout Widgets
 
Layout Editor Restrictions
5. Other Editors
 
Introduction
 
Setting Colors
 
Setting Fonts
 
Selecting Pixmaps
 
Editing Pixmaps
 
Editing the Color Palette
 
Using the Pixmap Editor
 
Compound Strings
 
Callback and Prelude Editing
6. Activating the Interface: Adding Your Own Code
 
Introduction
 
Callbacks
 
Designating a Callback
 
Callback Functions
 
Accessing Widgets in Callbacks
 
Manipulating Widgets
 
Links
 
Drag and Drop
 
Translations and Actions
 
Xt Procedures
7. Generating Code
 
Introduction
 
The Generate Menu
 
Generate Dialog
 
Adding Callback Functionality
 
Analysis of the Primary Module
 
Resource File Syntax
 
Arranging Your Files
 
Customizing the Generated Files: Preludes
 
Module Preludes
 
Code Preludes
 
Using the Edit Mechanism
8. Structured Code Generation and Reusable Definitions
 
Introduction
 
Structured Code Generation
 
Function Structures
 
Data Structures
 
C++ Classes
 
Method Declarations
 
Method Preludes
 
Creating a Derived Class
 
Modifying the Base Classes
 
Children Only Place Holders
 
Structured Code Generation and UIL
 
Changing Declaration Scope
 
Definitions
 
The Definitions file
 
Modifying a Definition
 
Instances
 
Definitions and Resource Files
 
Online Help for Definitions
9. C++ Code Tutorial
 
Introduction
 
Creating a C++ Class
 
Callback Methods
 
Adding Class Members
 
Creating a Derived Class
 
Creating a Definition
 
Adding a Definition to the Palette
 
Generating Code for a Definition
 
Creating an Instance
 
Modifying and Extending an Instance
 
Creating a Derived Class
 
Overriding a Callback Method
 
Definitions and Resource Files
10. Designing For Java
 
Introduction
 
What is Java?
 
The Generated Java Code
 
Requirements
 
Using Sun WorkShop Visual For Java
 
Java Version
 
Widgets
 
New Widgets for Java Classes
 
Event Model
 
Generate Dialog
 
Generated Code
 
Moving Sun WorkShop Visual Designs to Visaj
 
Motif Widgets to Java Classes - The MWT Library
 
Mapping Motif Widgets to Swing Components
11. Designing for Microsoft Windows
 
Introduction
 
Prerequisites
 
Generating the Application
 
Starting in Microsoft Windows Mode
 
The Sun WorkShop Visual Window
 
Microsoft Windows Compliance
 
Compliance Failure
 
Using Links
 
Manager Widgets and Layout
 
Fonts
 
Pixmaps, Bitmaps and Icons
 
Colors
 
Using Third Party Widgets
 
Method Declarations
 
DrawingAreas
 
Application Class
 
Event Handlers
 
File names
 
Code Generation
 
Configuring Sun WorkShop Visual
12. Creating a Microsoft Windows and Motif Application
 
Introduction
 
Starting Your Design
 
Popup Menu
 
Setting Resources
 
Building the Application
 
Filling in the Stubs
 
Compiling the Application
 
Single Sourcing
13. Design Tools
 
Introduction
 
AppGuru
 
Sun WorkShop Visual Capture
 
Capture Dialog
 
Using Sun WorkShop Visual Capture from the Command Line
14. Sun WorkShop Visual Replay
 
Introduction
 
How to Invoke an Application with Sun WorkShop Visual Replay
 
Recording and Replaying from the Command Line
 
Getting the Most from Sun WorkShop Visual Replay
 
Preparing Rolling Demonstrations
 
Taking Screen Dumps
 
Testing
 
Extending the Sun WorkShop Visual Replay Widget Set
 
Adding your own Sun WorkShop Visual Replay commands
 
Allowing Your Applications to be Recorded and Replayed
15. Groups
 
Introduction
 
Creating a Group
 
Groups as Shortcuts
 
Groups for Smart Code
16. Get/Set Smart Code
 
Introduction
 
How the Smart Code Information is Organized
 
Using Smart Code
 
Get/Set Smart Code
 
Get/Set Tutorial
17. Thin Client Smart Code
 
Introduction
 
Using Thin Client Smart Code
 
Requirements
 
Thin Client Smart Code Tutorial
 
Thin Client Server Callbacks
 
Server Application
 
Customizing the Server Connection
 
Going Live
 
Generated Code
18. Internet Smart Code
 
Introduction
 
Internet and Thin Client
 
Receiving Data
 
Communication Protocol
 
Simple Internet Smart Code Tutorial
 
Extracting Information from HTML Data
19. Makefile Generation
 
Introduction
 
Makefile Generation Options
 
Creating the Initial Makefile
 
Updating the Initial Makefile
 
Editing the Generated Makefile
 
Using your own Makefiles
20. Advanced Layout
 
Introduction
 
Column Layout Using the RowColumn
 
Column Layout Using the Form
 
Edge Problems
 
Form Resizing
21. Hypertext Help
 
Introduction
 
The Help Model
 
Help Viewers
 
Setting up Help in Sun WorkShop Visual
 
Module Defaults
 
Finding Help Documents and Markers
 
Linking Help into your Application
 
Help Implementation
22. Internationalization
 
Introduction
 
What is the Problem?
 
Locale
 
Font Sets
 
Creating International Text
 
Localized Input in Your Application
 
Setting the Application Font Resource
 
Using Eight-Bit Characters in Shell Titles
 
Unsupported Locales
23. User-Defined Widgets
 
Introduction
 
Using Pre-Configured Integration Kits
 
Requirements
 
Generating UIL
 
Generating Java Code
 
Generating MFC Code
 
Caveats
 
Prerequisites
 
How Sun WorkShop Visual Works
 
Getting Widget Information
 
visu_config - the Main Dialog
 
Widget Classes
 
Widget Attributes
 
Resources
 
Aliases
 
Enumerations
 
Converters
 
Popups
 
Resource Memory Management
 
XmStringTable Resources
 
Headers
 
Motif Widgets Stop List
 
Generating and Compiling Code
 
Testing the Configuration
 
Configuration Functions
 
Generating UIL
24. Command Line Operations
 
Introduction
 
Command Line Switches for Interactive Use
 
Generating Code from the Command Line
 
Sun WorkShop Visual Replay
 
Sun WorkShop Visual Capture
 
Converting UIL Source to Sun WorkShop Visual Save Files
 
Converting GIL Source to Sun WorkShop Visual Save Files
25. Configuration
 
Introduction
 
Setting up Callback and Prelude Editing
 
Palette Icons
 
Palette Contents
 
Palette Layout
 
Toolbar
 
Makefile Features
 
Dynamic Display Window
26. Command Summary
 
Introduction
 
Widget Name and Variable Name
 
The File Menu
 
The Edit Menu
 
The View Menu
 
The Palette Menu
 
The Widget Menu
 
The Module Menu
 
The Generate Menu
 
Tear-Off Menus
 
The Tools Menu
 
The Help Menu
 
Keyboard Shortcuts
27. Widget Reference
 
Introduction
 
ArrowButton
 
BulletinBoard
 
CascadeButton
 
Command
 
DialogTemplate
 
DrawingArea
 
DrawnButton
 
FileSelectionBox
 
Form
 
Frame
 
Label
 
List
 
MainWindow
 
Menu
 
MenuBar
 
MessageBox
 
OptionMenu
 
PanedWindow
 
PushButton
 
RadioBox
 
RowColumn
 
Scale
 
ScrollBar
 
ScrolledList
 
ScrolledText
 
ScrolledWindow
 
SelectionBox
 
SelectionPrompt
 
Separator
 
Shells- Dialog, Top Level and Application
 
Text
 
TextField
 
ToggleButton
 
Mapping Motif Widgets to Microsoft Windows
 
Mapping Motif Resources to Microsoft Windows
 
Window Styles
28. Troubleshooting in Sun WorkShop Visual
 
Introduction
 
Sun WorkShop Visual Interface
 
Definitions and Instances
 
Unsupported Locale
 
Resource Panels
 
Layout Editor
 
Links
 
Code Generation
 
Sun WorkShop Visual Replay and Sun WorkShop Visual Capture
A. Sun WorkShop Visual Replay Command Syntax
 
Introduction
 
Specifying the context of actions
 
Button Actions (Simple controls)
 
Menu Operations
 
Option Menu Operations
 
Keyboard Operations
 
Text Entry
 
Button Actions (Position Dependent Controls)
 
Resource Evaluation
 
Widget Hierarchy Analysis
 
Non-application operations
 
Condition clauses
 
Display Expressions
 
Widget State Expressions
 
Importing User-Defined Commands
 
Sun WorkShop Visual Replay Widget Naming Conventions
B. Motif XP Reference
 
Introduction
 
Motif XP Library
 
Linking Error with Some Compilers
C. Getters and Setters
 
Introduction
 
How to Use This Information
 
More Information
 
Label and Button
 
Toggle
 
Text Field, Text and Scrolled Text
 
Scale
 
List and Scrolled List
 
Option Menu
 
Radio Box
D. Application Defaults
 
Introduction
 
General
 
Callback and Prelude Editing
 
Microsoft Windows
 
Filters
 
Generate Dialog
 
Generation
 
Comments in Generated Code
 
Help
 
Auto Save
 
Layout Editor
 
Hierarchy Colors
 
Work-arounds
 
FrameMaker
 
Configuration
E. Further Reading
 
Introduction
 
Books Mentioned In This Manual
 
Books on X and Motif
 
Books on C++ and Object Oriented Programming
 
Books on Microsoft Foundation Classes
 
Books on Java
 
Books on Networking and World Wide Web
 
Books on Internationalization
 
Books on CDE
 
Books on HTML
Glossary
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