Synergy/DE Composer is UI Toolkit’s visual user interface designer for Windows environments. It provides a WYSIWYG way to create and modify window script files, enabling you to
- interactively design windows, including input windows.
- save your UI design to a script file.
- modify existing script files.
- compile window scripts in a window library.
The following are required to start Composer:
- Your environment must be set up for 32-bit Synergy (by running dblvars32.bat). See the document “Synergy/DE Version 11 on 64-bit Windows” (PDF) for more information.
- If you are not in the directory that contains dbr.exe, DBLDIR\bin must be in your path. Likewise, the SYNBIN environment variable must be in your path, and it must be set to the directory in which Composer is installed.
To start Composer, do one of the following:
- At a Windows command prompt, enter
- From the Workbench toolbar, select Synergy/DE > Composer.
- In Visual Studio, select Tools > Synergy Composer from the Visual Studio menu. The Composer menu entry is available only if Synergy DBL Integration for Visual Studio (SDI) has been installed and a traditional Synergy project is open in Visual Studio.
Getting help with Composer
For information on Composer options and procedures, select Help > Composer Help Topics from the Composer menu, or click the Help Topics button (the button with the question mark) on the Composer toolbar.
You can also get context-sensitive help by doing one of the following in Composer:
- Select the item and press F1. (From a dialog box, you can also click the Help button.)
- Right click an item and select Context Help from the context menu.
- Highlight a menu entry (without selecting it), and press F1.