Requesting Design Operations

There are two main ways to request a specific design operation.

If the application component's window has a menu, you can request design operations by selecting from the Design menu. All generators supplied with DC produce a menu with a Design menu item. Generators supplied by others do not necessarily contain such an item.

The Design menu in the main DC window can also be used. The design operation requested is always applied to the application window that most recently had the focus.

In order to use either of the above techniques, the application component must have a window. Since this is not always the case, an alternative method of applying design operations is provided by the Application Components menu item in DC. Selecting this item displays a dialog that shows all existing application components of all types. Select the component name and the operation you want to perform.