About the Window painter

Views in the Window painter

You design windows in the Window painter. The Window painter has several views where you specify how a window looks and how it behaves. The Window painter looks similar to the User Object painter for visual user objects and it has the same views. For details about the views, how you use them, and how they are related, see Views in painters that edit objects.

Window painter workspace

The default layout for the Window painter workspace has two stacked panes with the Script and Properties views at the top of the stacks.

Most of your work in the Window painter is done in three views:

  • The Layout view, where you design the appearance of the window

  • The Properties view, where you set window properties and control properties

  • The Script view, where you modify behavior by coding window and control scripts

This illustration shows the Layout view at the top of one of the stacks.

For information about specifying window properties, see Defining the window's properties.

For information about adding controls and nonvisual objects to a window, see Adding controls and Adding nonvisual objects.

For information about coding in the Script view, see Writing scripts in windows and Writing Scripts.