Using the Page Layout Spreadsheet and Toolbox

Use the Page Layout Spreadsheet to lay out your pages.  The Microsoft Excel-like Page Layout Spreadsheet’s row and column interface is very familiar to almost everyone.

Finally, switch to the Live Preview mode to see how your page looks.

Add pre-bound Toolbox controls and panels to your pages

Controls are pre-bound to available fields (e.g., First Name).  Simply drag them from the Toolbox onto your page – no need to worry about hooking them up.  Drag complete report and form panels – parent or child, record or table – onto your page.  Then switch to Live Preview to see them in action.

And, you can change their properties via the Property Sheet after adding them to your page.

Easily move entire panels

Drag and drop panels into different cells or move the panel outside the current panel by cutting and pasting

Cut, copy and paste

Quckly move an entire group of cells and controls to another location on the same page or to another page.

Easily add tabbed panel sections

Select a cell, right-click, and select Insert, Tabs.  You can put panels, fields, or other controls within the tab panel.

To remove tabs, select a cell, right-click and select Remove, Tabs.

Rename controls

Select a control, right-click, and select “Rename…” to rename a control.  You can also rename a control by changing its “ID” property in the Property Sheet.

Proforma pages

Pages created by Version 6.2.0 or earlier are displayed as ‘Proforma’ pages and are so indicated in the Page Layout Spreadsheet’s title bar.  This indicates these pages are from older version; therefore, they will be built by the older code generation engine and cannot by modified in Iron Speed Designer unless Iron Speed Designer recreates the page.  Proforma pages are automatically recreated if you modify them in the Page Layout Spreadsheet.  Iron Speed Designer will recreate the page layout and attempt to retain the settings of each control on the page, though this is not guaranteed in all cases.  In some cases, you may need to re-apply page customizations made in earlier versions.


Example:  Using Tab Groups to Organize Fields

Example: Placing Master and Detail Panels within the Same Tab Group

See Also

Customizing Web Page Layout

Navigating Your Application in Layout Editor

Using the Page Layout Spreadsheet and Toolbox

Customizing Page Contents with the Cell Editor

Configuring Cell, Row and Table Styles

Configuring Master Pages

Placing ASP.NET Directives in Application Pages

Using Frames in Application Pages