Using the Panel Customization Options

How to:

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.

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Procedure: How to Rearrange Panels on the Canvas

To rearrange a panel on your canvas using the panel properties menu, follow these steps:

  1. Click the Window Position button arrow button.

    The panel properties menu opens, as shown in the following image.

    The panel properties menu

  2. Select an option from the panel properties menu.

    The options available are:

    • Floating. Undocks the panel and allows you to move it freely around the canvas.

    • Docking. Docks the panel onto the edge of your canvas where it last appeared.

    • Tabbed Document. Opens the panel in the canvas area, as a tab. This option is unavailable in App Studio.

    • Auto Hide. Hides the panel as a tab on the edge of your canvas. When you pause over the tab, the panel reopens. .

    • Hide. Closes the panel.

    Note: You can also open the panel properties menu if you right-click the top of the panel.

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Procedure: How to Pin and Unpin Panels to the Canvas

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.

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Procedure: How to Close and Reopen Panels