Creating a new transformation

There are many ways to create a new transformation. When you create a screen event and apply a transformation as one of the actions, ZIETrans will by default create a transformation with the same name, based on the same host screen, and associate it with the screen event. Because the transformation is named and associated with a host screen, it is created without the use of a wizard.

You can also create a transformation in other ways:
  • To create a new transformation based on a screen capture, right-click that screen capture in the ZIETrans Projects view and select New ZIETrans > Transformation. Or double-click that screen capture in the tree to start the screen capture editor, and click the Create ZIETrans Transformation icon.
  • To create a new transformation based on an active host terminal, bring up the host terminal and click the Create ZIETrans Transformation icon.
Either of these methods starts the Create a Transformation wizard. If you create a transformation directly from a screen capture or from a host terminal, you will have to associate it with a screen event later by editing the screen event and adding the transformation as an action. This process is described in ZIETrans User's and Administrator's Guide.

The Create a Transformation wizard asks you to select the target project, supply a name for the transformation, and indicate on which screen the transformation is based. The wizard creates the transformation and opens it in the transformation editor so that you can add host components and widgets.