What's New in Presentation Builder
Presentation Builder includes some exciting new features and enhancements to existing features.
Enhancements to the Event Editor
Enhancements to the Table Editor
Support for Unisys Hosts
Presentation Builder now supports accessing Unisys hosts. Create a UTS configuration to connect to a Unisys ClearPath IX or 2200 Series host. Create a T27 configuration to connect to a Unisys ClearPath NX, ClearPath LX, or A Series host.
Further Enhancements to HTML Support
Enhancements to HTML support in applications includes, but is not limited to, the following:
Larger Font Sizes for HTML Clients
The default font size for clients using HTML has been increased.
Turkish Host Code Page Support
The Turkish Host Code Page support is now fully functional and all screens are displayed properly at design-time and in run-time.
International Character Support in Form Names
Forms can be renamed using international characters, for example, the umlaut, the tilde, and accent marks.
Keyboard Shortcut for Select All
The keyboard shortcut, CTRL+A, is available to select all controls on a form.
Z-order places a specified control at the front or back of other controls. The z-order of controls is set at design time. A transparent control can be positioned on top of a visible control, causing the visible control to appear in front of or behind other controls. For example, if a background image is opaque, it may cover all other controls on the form, and in Interact mode, the covered controls would not be visible. (To move a control forward or back, right-click it, then choose To Front or To Back.) Once set, the z-order is honored in both the applet and in HTML.
Undo/Redo Feature for Form Customization in Presentation Designer
Undo and Redo functions are available in the Presentation Designer in Customize mode. (From the Edit menu, choose Undo or Redo to reverse or reinstate the last actions on the controls. There are also Undo and Redo buttons on the Editing Toolbar, on the right side of the Customize pane.)
You can set a default undo level so that the designer keeps that number of form customizations available for Undo or Redo operations. (From the Edit menu, choose Project Properties, or from the Designer toolbar, click the Project Properties button. On the Editor page, under Undo type the number of Undo operations you want. The default is 20.)
Property changes are affected by Undo or Redo operations, with the exception of an event tied to a control. For example, if you delete a button control with an event, the Undo operation restores the control and all its properties except the event previously created for the button.
TAB Key Navigation for All Applicable Controls
TAB key navigation has been changed, so that the tab sequence is now in ascending order from the lowest to the highest number. In the Properties pane, using a new property named Tab Index, you can set the tab sequence to the order you want for all applicable controls (Select the control, then, in the Properties pane, click the Tab Index field, type the number of the tab order, and press the ENTER key. If you want to bypass a control as part of the tab order, set the tab index to -1. Additional controls placed on the form are added to the end of the tab order.)
Images Autosize to Image Control Size
If you resize an image control, the embedded image automatically resizes to fit the control. (If you don't want the image to resize, select the image control, then in the Properties pane, in the Resizable value field, choose False. When you add a new image, the default is always set to True.)
Ability to Set Common Properties for Multiple Selected Controls
You can set the same formatting properties on multiple controls all at once. When you select multiple controls, the Format page in the Properties pane displays common properties that can be set for those controls. If a value is displayed for a property, all of the controls selected have the same property value; if no value is displayed for a property, the controls selected currently have different values for that property.
A new theme has been provided, with which you can quickly convert your host application to a Web application that uses a Windows look-and-feel to display the user interface.
Background Image as Form Property and Theme Property
You can easily select images to be displayed as a background for all forms (using the Theme property) or for a specific form (using the Form property).