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Configuring a screen layout

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Applicable to Theme Cosmos applications

Determine the purpose of each area of the screen layout and identify the section to be placed in each area. When you create a new harness, the application populates it with a default screen layout, which you can reorganize conveniently by using one of the out-of-the-box templates.

A screen layout comprises at least a main area, and often includes additional regions, each identified by position, for example a header or a footer. Each region in a screen layout can contain a single section.

  1. Open the harness that you want to modify.

  2. Click the Screen layout, and then click the View properties icon.

  3. On the General tab, select a screen layout format, such as Header footer right, and click Submit.

  4. On the Harness form, drag a section into each region of the screen layout and complete the property panel for each region of the screen layout.

  5. Optional:

    To allow users to resize the screen layout, select the User resizable check box on the Panel properties dialog box for the appropriate regions in the screen layout.

  • Screen layout - Region properties - General tab

    Click the View properties icon in the header of the region of the screen layout to display the Properties panel for that region.

  • Upgrading panel sets to screen layouts

    As a best practice, upgrade deprecated panel sets to screen layouts. Existing panel sets continue to function, but you cannot create a new panel set in applications rendered in HTML 5 document type (standards mode). Screen layouts are available only to user interfaces rendered in HTML 5 document type (standards mode).

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