Using the Layout Editor and Toolbox

Use the Layout Editor to lay out your pages.  The Microsoft Excel-like Layout Editor’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

You can rename a control by changing its “ID” property in the Property Sheet.

Layout Editor Related

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 Layout Editor and Toolbox

Customizing Page Contents with the HTML Editor

Configuring Cell, Row and Table Styles

Configuring Master Pages

Placing ASP.NET Directives in Application Pages

Using Frames in Application Pages