18.1 Description of the Interface Builder

The Interface Builder has three views that help you to design a window.

The Interface Builder has its own menu bar, containing commands that let you work with a loaded interface, or any of its components.

To create an Interface Builder, choose Tools > Interface Builder from the podium.

Figure 18.1 The Interface Builder

Because the Interface Builder generates source code which uses the CAPI library, this chapter assumes at least a minimum knowledge of the CAPI. See the LispWorks CAPI User Guide and the LispWorks CAPI Reference Manual for details.

A complete example showing you how to use the Interface Builder to design an interface, and how to integrate the design with your own code, is given in Example: Using The Interface Builder. You are strongly advised to work through this example after reading this chapter, or in conjunction with it.

Common LispWorks User Guide (Unix version) - 21 Feb 2008