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The following information provides the basic customization options that you can control within the App Studio interface. These options customize the appearance of the application window. You can modify these options at any time during development.
The New, Open, Save, Quick Print, Undo, Redo, Cut, Copy, Paste, and Run buttons appear on the Quick Access Toolbar, by default. You can add the commands that you use most often. You can quickly add commands to the Quick Access Toolbar by right-clicking the ribbon, groups, or the individual commands, and selecting Add to Quick Access Toolbar. In addition, you can follow the steps in How to Add Commands to the Quick Access Toolbar.
To add frequently used commands to the Quick Access Toolbar, follow these steps:
The Customize dialog box opens, as shown in the following image.
The commands associated with the command group that you selected appear in the Commands list.
The command name appears in the Quick Access Toolbar list.
Note the following about the Commands list:
If you select a command group or a command with a submenu, all associated commands are accessible from the Quick Access Toolbar, as shown in the following image.
To remove a command name from the Quick Access Toolbar list, select the command, and then click Remove.
This action also rearranges how the command buttons appear in the modified Quick Access Toolbar.
By default, all panels, except the Environments Tree panel, are auto hidden when they first open. You can use the panel customization options, which are located in the upper-right corner of the panel, to change the appearance and location of the panels around the canvas.
To rearrange a panel on your canvas using the panel properties menu, follow these steps:
The panel properties menu opens, as shown in the following image.
Note: You can also open the panel properties menu if you right-click the top of the panel.
You can pin a panel to the canvas to keep it open while you develop your application. When you unpin the panel, it becomes auto hidden again, and appears as a tab on the edge of the canvas. When you hover the mouse over this tab, the panel reopens.
You can dock floating panels within the canvas to ease accessibility. When you drag a panel across the App Studio canvas, a set of handles appears. These handles guide the placement of the panel, and automatically dock the panel to the edge of the canvas upon which you rest the mouse.
The following image shows an example of the handles that appear when you drag the Environments Tree panel across the canvas.
When you rest the mouse over a handle, a shaded area appears. This shaded area provides a preview of where the panel will dock if you release the mouse, as shown in the following image.
The panel automatically docks to the edge of the canvas.
Additional panels open as you develop applications throughout the product. To conserve space around the canvas, you can combine these panels. When you mouse over a docked panel, a tabbed handle option appears, as shown in the following image.
This handle option combines the panels into a single container with tabs. You can switch between the panels by clicking the appropriate tab at the bottom of the container. An example of the Environments Tree tab and File/Folder Properties tab, in a combined panel container, are shown in the following image.
You can switch between the canvases by clicking the colored tab at the top of the canvas. You can also develop in the canvases side by side.
The following image shows an HTML canvas next to a Report canvas.
To create side-by-side canvas development, follow these steps:
A pointer with a document icon appears.
The canvases now appear side by side.
Tip: Repeat the preceding steps to develop on additional canvases side by side.