Editing default rendering

Default rendering is responsible for transforming host screens that have not been individually customized. Default rendering works to change host components on the screen to widgets in the GUI. Certain host components are mapped to specific widgets for conversion in the default transformation. A default list of mapping items is defined for projects. This list is called a rendering set. You can modify the rendering set to suit your needs.

The items in the rendering set are processed in the order in which they are listed. After a rendering item has been applied to a region of the host screen, that region has been consumed and will not be processed again.

To access the default rendering set, follow these steps:
  1. In the ZIETrans Projects view, locate the name of your project. If the list of resources associated with this project is not already expanded, click the plus sign Plus sign to expand it.
  2. Double-click Project Settings.
  3. At the bottom of the editor window, click the Rendering tab.
  4. In the list of rendering items, click Default Rendering. The list of rendering sets appears in the upper table on the right. Using the buttons beside the table, you can add, edit, or remove rendering sets.
  5. In the upper table, select the rendering set you want to edit. The mapping items contained in the rendering set are displayed in the lower table on the right.

As you can see, there are several items defined in a rendering set. A check box precedes each item. When the box is selected, the item is active, and the default transformation uses the item, if ZIETrans finds the component on the screen. If there is an item that you do not want to use in your project, you can clear the check box rather than removing the item entirely. Using the buttons beside the table, you can add, edit, or remove items. The Up and Down buttons allow you to reorder the rendering items.

To define additional default rendering items, follow these steps:
  1. You create new default rendering items from a screen capture. Begin by creating a screen capture, as described in Using the host terminal screen as you work, for each default rendering item you plan to create.
  2. Click Add to add a new item to the list.
  3. In the New Default Rendering Item window, supply a unique name and optionally provide a description for the item.
  4. In the Select Screen Region dialog:
    1. Select a previously captured screen that contains a component for which you want to assign a widget.
    2. In the graphic of the selected screen, draw a rectangle around the region of the screen that contains the component. For example, click and hold the left mouse button and move the mouse until the rectangle surrounds the intended region.
    3. Click Next.
  5. In the Rendering Options dialog:
    1. Select the component from the list of components. If necessary, click the component settings component settings icon to change the default settings.
    2. Select the widget from the list that you want to assign as the default widget for the component. If necessary, click the widget settings widget settings icon to change the default settings.
    3. Click Finish.

For more information about default rendering see the ZIETrans User's and Administrator's Guide.