The designer has several "views" or interface panels which provide tools and information about your project and tasks. You can show or hide each view by choosing it from the Window menu.
|To access context-sensitive Help in the designer, use the F1 key on your keyboard. This feature is enabled for all dialog boxes, and all views except the Live Interaction view.|
|Live Interaction||Interact with the host.
This view appears to emulate a host screen, but it is not an emulator — it does not provide full local terminal key handling support. It does, however, provide basic cursor manipulation key support such as TAB, ARROW, and BACKSPACE. Also, this view provides automatic TAB support, so if you enter data up to the end of a field then the cursor will automatically TAB to the next unprotected field for additional data entry.
The designer uses a copy of the Bridge Java requestor to communicate with the Bridge. All interactions with the host, including navigation, gathering information (such as field properties for screen rendering, and so on), are driven by internal API calls. (To review these internal API calls in the API log, click the Show Internal API Calls toolbar button in the API Log view).
|API Calls||Shows a list of the API calls in your project, organized by host screen or interaction.
For more information about this view, see Using the API Calls View.
|Parameter Values||Displays the values associated with the API call selected in the API Log view.|
|Variables||Create variables to use as inputs or outputs to your API calls. Drag-and-drop a newly created variable to the Offline Review view to use as an input to an API call. Or, create a variable to use as an output from an API call by dragging the target host field from the Offline Review view to the Variables view.
For more information about this view, see Creating Variables.
|API Log||Displays the results when you execute an API, either through a live interaction (a recording), or by testing (executing already recorded or inserted API calls).
For more information about this view, see Using the API Log View.
|Properties||Displays the properties of items selected in other views.
Items that show properties in this view include screens, fields, and API calls selected in the API Calls view, fields selected in the Offline Review view, and variables selected in the Variables view.
For more information about this view, see Using the Properties View.
|Generating Host Access Code|
|Supported 3270 Keystrokes|
|Using the API Calls View|
|Using the API Log View|
|Using the Properties View|