Goal

Customize the way specific screens look and function.

Global changes are helpful ways to control how your application looks and feels to a user, but to make more structural modifications to your application, you need to work on specific screens.

Method

Using Presentation Designer, you can make a screen look just the way you want, with only the fields and controls you want. To make these controls provide functionality, you use Presentation Designer editors. For example, you would use the Screen Binding editor to bind a control to a host field or the Event editor to have controls execute actions.

Start by creating a simple application, then use the Interact page to navigate to the screens you want to customize. The screens will have the theme applied, but you can make further modifications. You can also restructure the relationships between the screens with the Skip Screens editor or the Event editor.

Before You Start

This How-To assumes that you have installed Presentation Designer and have access to an MCS server that has Presentation Manager installed. You may have Presentation Builder Runtime Service installed on your MCS server or on another server. Start with your project open in Presentation Designer. If you want help getting to that point, see How to Create a Simple Application for more information on the basic steps required to get started with a project.

Steps

Following are the main steps you need to complete for this How-To:

  1. Create custom forms by navigating to specific screens in your host application from the Interact page.

  2. Customize your forms and workflow.

  3. Publish your application to MCS.

  4. Assign users to your application and activate it.

  5. Provide your users with access to a presentation.

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