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Design a New Dialog

Creating a new Win32 dialog is easy and mostly visual. You will probably need a workspace that shows:

  • The new diagram (select the 'Design > Diagram > Insert > User Interface - Win32 > User Interface - Win32' ribbon path)
  • The Win32 User Interface Toolbox (select the 'Design > Diagram > Tooolbox' ribbon option) and
  • The Tagged Values window (Ctrl+Shift+6)

Dialog design in Enterprise Architect

The UI Toolbox

All of the common RC elements can be found on the UI toolbox

User interface design toolbox

The Tagged Values Window

This window is where all the properties of a control can be viewed and edited.

Dialog property editor

Using the Picture Control

Images from your model (see Image Manager) can be applied by selecting the control on the dialog and pressing Ctrl+Shift+W. You might have to enter the value of the resource ID in the appropriate Tagged Value.

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  • You can copy and paste dialog Packages