Create a New Project

Choosing a theme and providing connection information is all that's needed to get your application ready for publishing. As end users move beyond the initial login screen, Presentation Builder automatically applies your chosen theme's look and feel modifications to every new screen encountered.

To create a new application project
  1. Run Presentation Designer.

  2. From the File menu, choose New Project.

    The New Project dialog box appears.

  3. Under Application Information, select An Active Host Session (the default), and choose Next.

    The New Project dialog box appears with the Project Information page selected.

  4. Type a name for the project.

  5. Select a theme for the project, and choose Next.

    The theme determines the look and feel that will be used when converting the host application into your custom application.

    The Project Information page provides other settings that can be changed later by choosing, from the Edit menu, Project Properties.

  6. Select a Host Type, and then choose OK.

    The Host Settings dialog box appears.

  7. Configure the connection settings for your host type, then choose OK.

    For details, see the connection configuration topics for your host type. For information about options in the Host Settings dialog box, click the Help button in the dialog box with the relevant page displayed.

    After you click OK, the Connection Information dialog box appears showing the configuration settings.

    You can choose the Configure button and modify your connection settings at any time before choosing the Finish button. (There are several ways to change these settings later as well.)

  8. Choose Finish.

    Your new project is shown in the project pane.