Pane Customization Dialog Box

The Pane Customization dialog box is used to create, modify, and delete panes in the Task Pane Manager.

New

Displays the Pane dialog box for you to enter basic information about the new pane to create. The following options are displayed:

  • Vendor   Specifies the name of the company that is creating the new pane.

  • Unique ID   Specifies a unique ID number for the pane content. It is recommended that you accept the default value.

  • Name   Specifies the name of the new pane. This name appears at the top of the Task Pane Manager. To specify a hot key for the link at the top of the Task Pane Manager, include an escape character in the Name box. For example, \<My Pane would specify the letter M as the hot key in the panes link.

  • Pane Type   Specifies the type of pane you want to create. The four types of panes you can create are explained in the following table.

    Pane Type Description

    Web Page

    Displays an Internet URL using the Internet Explorer ActiveX control.

    HTML

    The pane and its content sections are displayed as HTML in the Internet Explorer ActiveX control.

    XML

    The pane and its content sections are displayed as XML in the Internet Explorer ActiveX control. A local Extensible Stylesheet Language (XSL) file must be distributed with this type of pane.

    VFP Controls

    Specify a Visual FoxPro class library and class to create as the pane. This class should inherit from the PaneContainer class of the FoxPane library.

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Delete

Delete a pane from the Task Pane Manager. When selected, a dialog box appears prompting you to delete the selected pane.

Publish

Displays the Publish Pane dialog box where you can publish the selected pane by wrapping the pane's content and its associated files into a manifest XML file for easy distribution. The following options are displayed:

  • Publish all content in pane   Specifies that all content sections of the pane are published into the manifest XML file.

  • Publish selected content   Specifies that only the content sections selected in the list are published into the manifest XML file.

  • Publish files associated with the pane   Specifies that files associated with the pane are published into the manifest XML file.

  • Publish files common to all panes   Specifies that files that are common to all panes are published into the manifest XML file. This option should be selected only if you need to distribute content in the root PaneCache folder.

View Content

Displays the Pane Content section on the right side of the Pane Customization dialog box.

View Files

Displays the Pane Files section on the right side of the Pane Customization dialog box.

Pane List

Lists all the installed panes in the Task Pane Manager. Selecting a pane updates the controls of the Pane Content and Pane Files sections with information on the selected pane.

Inactive

Specifies that the selected pane is inactive. Inactive panes do not show in the Pane List toolbar at the top of the Task Pane Manager or the Task Pane Options dialog box.

Save

Saves any changes to the selected pane, applies them to the Task Pane Manager, and closes the Pane Customization dialog box.

Apply

Saves any changes to the selected pane and applies them to the Task Pane Manager.

Pane Content

The Pane Content section is displayed when you select View Content. In this section, you can specify settings for the panes.

Add

Adds a new content section, which is displayed in Content Sections List below the button.

Remove

Prompts you to delete the selected content section.

Up Arrow

Moves the selected section up in the Content Sections List.

Down Arrow

Moves the selected section down in the Content SectionsList.

Content Sections List

Lists the content sections for a pane. Selecting a content section updates the controls of the Pane Content section with information on the selected pane.

General Tab

Displays options for the root pane content or section content in which you specify general information on the selected item. For more information, see General Tab, Pane Customization Dialog Box.

Data Tab

Displays the URL for panes based on Web pages, or contains the XML data used to render a page for HTML- or XML-based panes. This pane is available only when the root pane type is Web Page, HTML, or XML. For more information, see Data Tab, Pane Customization Dialog Box.

Transform Data Tab

Specifies the XML transformation that is used to render panes based on HTML or XML. This pane is available only when the root pane type is HTML or XML. For more information, see Transform Data Tab, Pane Customization Dialog Box.

Default Data Tab

Specifies the data to be used when the pane is rendered if the pane's online content cannot be downloaded. This pane is available only when the root pane type is HTML or XML. For more information, see Default Data Tab, Pane Customization Dialog Box.

Handler Code Tab

Specifies handler code to handle user input in panes. This pane is available only when the root pane type is HTML or XML. For more information, see Handler Code Tab, Pane Customization Dialog Box.

Options Tab

Specifies custom options for a content section. For XML- and HTML-based panes, options can be specified only on subsection content. For Web Page and VFP Control panes, options can be specified only on the root content section. For more information, see Options Tab, Pane Customization Dialog Box.

Pane Files

The Pane Files section is displayed when you select View Files. In this section, you can add, edit, and remove files associated with a pane.

Add

Prompts the user to select a file to add to a pane.

Edit

Opens a file and its associated default editor for editing.

Remove

Prompts the user to remove the selected file from the pane.

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