Direct Editing of Application Components
Typically, application components are designed while the application is running. This enables you to see immediately the effect of your changes. However, there are situations where you perform design operations on components when the application is not running. These include cases where
- a component has no user interface and cannot be designed any other way
- a component does not run (typically because the database model has been changed, invalidating the original generation of the objects)
- you know the name of the component and do not wish to incur the overhead of designing while the application is running
The Design Actions menu item in DC’s Tools menu can be used to apply design operations directly to a component.