Overview: Customizing Individual Screens

Once you've applied a theme that customizes how your application is converted from a host application to a browser-based application, you may want to make more changes that are specific to particular screens within your application. To work on a particular screen, you first need to turn it into a custom form within Presentation Designer by navigating to it in the Interact page of the Editor. As you navigate through the screens of a live host session, a corresponding form is created for each screen, and displayed in the Forms pane on the left.

Forms created in this way are called recorded screens, and each one has a screen recognition rule to associate it with the actual host screen that it came from. On these types of forms, you can bind GUI controls to elements of the original host screen. You can also create "user-defined" forms and integrate them with your application.

For either type of form, you can customize it by selecting the form (screen) on which you want to work, then clicking the Customize tab in the Editor pane. The Customize page includes a Controls Toolbar and an Editing Toolbar to help you design the form to provide the functionality you want available on that form.

Once you've customized an individual screen, you can publish your application to MCS. Then, when end users access the presentation that contains your application, and they navigate to that screen within your application, they will have access only to the custom form. If, for example, you have removed a host field from that screen, there will be no way for the end users to access that field.

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Bullet Creating Custom Applications, Overview
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