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Using Navigation bar and Toolbars


The Navigation bar and Toolbars provide quick access to tools implemented in Visual Database Designer.

 

VDBD - Using Navigation bar

 

Database

iconDB select a database for building the diagram

 

File

iconNew create a new diagram;

iconLoadFromFile open an existing diagram;

iconSaveToFile save the current diagram to a *.pgd file;

iconSaveToFileAs save the current diagram as a custom file

 

Navigator

Tick use Diagram Navigator

 

General

iconVDBD_Undo cancel latest modification;

iconVDBD_Redo repeat canceled modification;

iconRefresh refresh objects in the diagram;

iconProperties Print setup - define printing settings;

iconPrint print the diagram;

iconPreview show Print Preview;

iconOptions edit diagram options

iconRestoreDefaultSize restore the default size and position of the window

 

Pages

iconVDBD_NewPage add a new page;

iconVDBD_DeletePage delete the current page;

iconVDBD_DeleteAllPages delete all pages.

 

Database Objects

Contains the list of objects that can be placed to diagram.

 

VDBD - Database Objects pane

 

Context menu of Database Objects group allows you to:

iconFindText search for objects in the diagram using the Database Objects pane;

iconPlus add objects to the diagram using the Database Objects pane;

Tick Show Tables - отображать на диаграмме таблицы.

Tick Show Views - отображать на диаграмме представления.

Tick As tree/Tick As list - switch objects view;

Tick Sort by... - enable/disable sorting;

iconRefresh refresh list of objects.

 

The main toolbar (by default, the toolbar is located at the top of the diagram area) contains a number of tools (including items of the Navigation bar, context menu, tools for printing diagram, etc.) allowing you to:

iconDB select the database for building the diagram;

iconNew create a new diagram;

iconLoadFromFile open an existing diagram;

iconSaveToFile save the current diagram to a *.pgd file;

iconSaveAsPicture save the current diagram as an image;

btnVDBD_IncrementalSearch activate the Incremental search panel;

  • adjust diagram zoom for optimal representation: iconZoomIn zoom in, iconZoomOut zoom out, iconZoomFitModel fit model;

iconZoomSelectRectangleToFit switch cursor mode: select / select rectangle to fit;

iconPrintSetup open the Print Setup dialog;

iconPrint print the diagram;

iconPreview show Print Preview;

iconAlwaysOnTop arrange objects in the diagram;

btnExtractDB extract metadata of all objects in the diagram and load the script to Execute Script Editor;

btnReverseEngineer perform Reverse Engineering;

iconRefresh refresh objects in the diagram;

iconOptions view/edit diagram options;

  • specify a predefined zoom value;

iconRestoreDefaultSize restore the default size and position of the window;

iconVDBD_Undo cancel latest modification;

iconVDBD_Redo repeat canceled modification.

 

 

Object Customization panel allows you to define font color, pen color and brush color.

 

VDBD - Toolbars - Main

 

The Pages toolbar (by default, the toolbar is located at the top of the diagram area) contains tools for working with diagram pages allowing you to:

iconVDBD_NewPage add a new page;

iconVDBD_DeletePage delete the current page;

iconVDBD_DeleteAllPages delete all pages.

 

 

Diagram toolbar located on the left allows you to:

iconVDBD_AlignLeftEdges align left edges;

iconVDBD_AlignRightEdges align right edges;

iconVDBD_AlignTops align tops;

iconVDBD_AlignBottoms align bottom;

iconVDBD_HorizontalCenters align horizontal centers;

iconVDBD_VerticalCenters align vertical centers;

iconVDBD_SpaceEquallyHorizontally space equally, horizontal;

iconVDBD_SpaceEquallyVertically space equally, vertical.

 

iconVDBD_Select set the cursor mode to Select;

iconVDBD_CreateTable enables creating tables on clicking;

iconVDBD_CreateView enables creating views on clicking;

iconVDBD_CreateRelation create a new relation; switch to create relation mode;

iconVDBD_CreateComment enables creating comment on clicking.

 

NB: You can enable\disable Toolbars and Navigation bars at Environment Options.

 


See also:

Using Diagram Navigator and DB Objects pane

Using context menus

Adding/removing objects to/from diagram

Incremental search

Creating new objects

Creating relations

Working with diagram pages

Reverse engineering

Printing diagram

Saving/loading diagram

Setting diagram options