Customizing View and Editor layout
When first launched, the CAST Management Studio will default to a preconfigured layout. You can continue to use this, or you can modify the layout as you wish. This page lists some of the changes you can make to the CAST Management Studio and how to do them.
Moving views and editors
Any view or editor in the CAST Management Studio can be moved from its default position to a new position as shown in the example below:
Click the title tab of the Services view and drag the view around the CAST Management Studio. Do not release the mouse button yet.
While still dragging the view around the CAST Management Studio, note that various drop cursors appear. These drop cursors indicate where the view will "dock" in relation to the view or editor area underneath the cursor when the mouse button is released. Notice also that a rectangular highlight is drawn that provides additional feedback on where the view will dock.
The selected item can be placed in one of three positions:
- Docked into a new position
- Stacked with other tabs
- Detached as a standalone item
The following drop cursors indicate where the item will be placed:
Dock above: If the mouse button is released when a dock above cursor is displayed, the view will appear above the view underneath the cursor.
Dock below: If the mouse button is released when a dock below cursor is displayed, the view will appear below the view underneath the cursor.
Dock to the right: If the mouse button is released when a dock to the right cursor is displayed, the view will appear to the right of the view underneath the cursor.
|Dock to the left: If the mouse button is released when a dock to the left cursor is displayed, the view will appear to the left of the view underneath the cursor.|
|Stack: If the mouse button is released when a stack cursor is displayed, the view will appear as a tab in the same pane as the view underneath the cursor.|
|Restricted: If the mouse button is released when a restricted cursor is displayed, the view will not dock there. For example, a view cannot be docked in the editor area.|
The CAST Management Studio allows for the creation of two or more sets of editors in the "editor area" (the area reserved for the display of editors) - this is known as "tiling". The editor area can also be resized but views cannot be dragged into the editor area. You can tile editors as follows:
Open at least two editors in the editor area by double-clicking editable items in one of the views.
Click and drag one of the editor's tabs out of the editor area. Do not release the mouse button.
Still holding down the mouse button, drag the editor over the editor area and move the cursor along all four edges as well as in the middle of the editor area, on top of another open editor. Notice that along the edges of the editor area the directional arrow drop cursors appear, and in the middle of the editor area the stack drop cursor appears.
Dock the editor on a directional arrow drop cursor so that two editors appear in the editor area as shown below:
Notice that each editor can also be resized as well as the entire editor area to accommodate the editors and views as necessary.
It is important to observe the colour of an editor tab (in the figure below there are two groups, one above the other)
- blue - indicates that the editor is currently active
- default (grey) - indicates that the editor was the last active editor. If there is an active view, it will be the editor that the active view is currently working with. This is important when working with views like the Outline and Properties that work closely with the editor.
Rearranging tabbed views
In addition to dragging and dropping views around the PM, order of views can also be rearranged within a tabbed notebook.
Choose Window > Reset Perspective to reset the Resource perspective back to its original layout.
Stack one view with another as shown in the example below:
Click the tab of one view and drag it to the right of the other view's tab.
Once the cursor is to the right of the other tab and the cursor is a stack cursor, release the mouse button. The views should now have changed place: