Design Tool User Interface Overview

Icons

Toolbars and status bars in the terminal window. Use the Window menu to adjust toolbar settings.

Standard Toolbar

New
Click to create a new model.
Open
Click to open an existing model. By default, the Design Tool opens the <Documents>\Micro Focus\Verastream\HostIntegrator\models folder created during installation.
Save
Click to save your model. By default, the Design Tool saves the model in the <Documents>\Micro Focus\Verastream\HostIntegrator\models folder created during installation.
Deploy to local server
Click to deploy your model on your local Host Integrator server. For more information, see Deploy to Local Server.
Generate new web project
Click to use the Web Builder to generate Web applications, Web services, and component interfaces based on host application models.
Connect
Click to connect to the host via Telnet. Connection information is contained in the model where you can make any necessary adjustments.
Disconnect
Click to disconnect from the host. .
Online
Indicates that the Design Tool is in online mode. Click to switch to offline mode.
Offline
Indicates that the Design Tool is in offline mode. Click to switch to online mode.
Start Recording
Indicates that the Design Tool is recording keystrokes and screen navigation for a recorded command list. Click this button to stop recording.
Stop Recording
Indicates that the recorder has stopped.
Model Properties
Opens the Model Properties dialog box.
Variables
Opens the Variables dialog box.
Tables
Opens the Tables dialog box (or the Tables Wizard).
Host Events
Opens the Host Events Edit dialog box.
Templates
Opens the Model Templates dialog box.
Execute Login Command List
Executes a login command list. To create a login command list, use the Command List Edit dialog box.
Execute Logout Command List
Executes a logout command list. To create a login command list, use the Command List Edit dialog box.

Model Toolbar

Preferences
Opens the Preferences Setup dialog box.
Start Host Emulator Recording
Click to turn on the Host Emulator recorder. To manually access this feature, point to Host Emulator Recording and click Start on the Connection menu.
Stop Host Emulator Recording
Click to turn off the Host Emulator recorder. To manually access this feature, point to Host Emulator Recording and click Stop on the Connection menu.
Validator
Click to open the Validator dialog box.
Navigator
Click to open the Navigator dialog box.
Signature Analyzer
Click to open the Signature Analyzer dialog box.
Model Debug Messages
Click to open the Model Debug Messages dialog box.
Command Debug
Click to open the Command Debug dialog box.
Attributes Test
Click to open the Attributes Test dialog box.
Recordset Test
Click to open the Test Recordset dialog box.
Procedure Test
Click to open the Test Procedure dialog box.
SQL Test
Click to open the Test SQL dialog box.
Update Initial Cursor Position
Click to change the initial cursor position to the current cursor position. To manually access this feature, click Update Initial Cursor Position on the Model menu. View the current cursor position and the initial cursor position in the status bar in the lower left corner of the Terminal window. Any entity properties that you configured relative to a cursor position are updated automatically. Click Apply to save your changes or Cancel to revert the intial cursor position back to its original state.

Event Handler Toolbar

Attach Event Handlers
Opens the Attach Event Handlers dialog box.After an event handler has been attached to an object, a symbol displays to the left.
Rebuild Event Handlers
After editing an event handler, use this option to recompile the new event handler and to update it for the default JAR or assembly file.
Disable Timeout
Controls the use of event handler timeouts. If enabled, the default event timeout setting is enforced. If disabled, no timeouts are enforced when an event handler is processing an event. This option is useful for debugging.
Reload Event Handlers
Resets the terminal session and reloads the event handlers.
Show Event Handler Console Window
Opens a window that displays output that event handlers send to the system output stream.
Status bar
The following images may appear on the status bar, located at the bottom of the Terminal window:
Row, Column = Cursor Offset Indicates the current cursor position and its offset.
(Row, Column) = Cursor Offset Indicates the initial cursor position and its offset.
The following icons may also appear in the status bar:
Edit entity mode
Indicates that you are editing an entity.
Connected to the host
Indicates that the Design Tool is are connected to a host.
Datastream trace
Indicates that the Design Tool is recording or playing back a datastream trace.
Debug trace
Indicates that the Design Tool is recording a debug trace.
Block mode
Indicates that the Design Tool is connected to a block mode host application.
Keyboard lock
Indicates that the keyboard is locked.
Waiting for the host
Indicates that the Design Tool is waiting for a response from the host.
Recordmode
Indicates that the Design Tool recorder is on.
Offline mode
Indicates that you are working in offline mode.
Reset needed
The Script Manager needs to be reset. Click Reload Handlers on the Events menu to perform the reset. If this does not correct the problem, see the troubleshooting information for event handlers.
Update needed
The event handlers are out of date with the associated libraries. Click Rebuild on the Events menu to rebuild the event handler libraries.
Status bar text
Specify this text on the Options tab of the Display Setup dialog box.
Keyboard State
Indicates the state of the keyboard: INS (insert), CAP (caps lock), NUM (num lock)

Entity Window

The Entity window contains all of the settings used to define the host screens that make up the model. The Entity box contains all of the currently defined entity names with visual indicators to indicate whether each entity listed is "reachable" from the current location via dynamic traversal or navigation.

When you are in offline mode, all screens are considered reachable and display a green icon since the screen shots are loaded from a .snapshot file which has also recorded the navigation of the model. Next to the Entity box, there are three buttons that allow a user to add a new entity, delete the current one, or view the Advanced Entity Properties dialog box.

There are five tabs available from the Entity panel:

Tab Learn...
Pattern tab How to add a pattern
Attribute tab How to add an attribute
Operation tab How to add an operation
Recordset tab How to add a recordset
Cursor tab  

Terminal Window

The Terminal window contains all of the menu items that can be used to configure host screens that make up the model.

The following menus are available on the Terminal window:

If you're ready to begin modeling, see The Modeling Process.

See Design Tool Features for a complete description of the Design Tool's features.

Related Topics
Bullet Design Tool Features
Bullet The Modeling Process: Getting Started