Editing the Start-up Event

When your custom application first loads in an end user's browser, that event is called the start-up event. By default, the start-up event will display the start-up screen for the host session (or the user-defined form) upon which you based your project. You can edit this event to configure and connect to one or more hosts, or add any action available from the Event editor.

When you first open the editor to edit your start-up event, you'll see the default actions that were put in place when you first created your project. If you chose to create a project based on an active host session, your start-up event will include two actions: Connect and Display Form. The Connect action connects to the host with the connection information you provided, and then the Display Form displays the start-up screen for that host. If you chose to create a project based on a blank form, your start-up event will have one action, Display Form, which shows the first form you made.

The start-up event is a great place to put some Sendkey actions to auto-navigate your end users to the place in the host application where they need to be to start working.

To edit the start-up event for your application
  1. Open your project in Presentation Designer.

  2. From the Edit menu, choose Project Properties.

  3. In the Project Properties dialog box, under Project, choose Startup/Stop.

  4. Click the Edit Application Startup button.

    The Event editor displays showing the ApplicationStartup event.

  5. Edit the event by modifying the current actions or adding new ones.

    For details about the available actions, see the Adding Actions to Events topic.

    Note The last action in your event must be Display Form.
  6. Click OK to close the Event editor.

  7. Click OK to close the Project Properties dialog box.

Related Topics
Bullet Adding Events, Overview
Bullet Adding Actions to Events