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Creating a Windows Form

Creating a Windows Form

The Windows Form project item lets you present a window or a dialog during the process execution. You can use a Windows Form as a debugging tool to test robots before integrating them with a Pega application, or as a user interface (UI) for the solution.

Create a Windows Form

Follow these steps to create a Windows Form in a project.

  1. In the Solution Explorer, right-click the project and choose Add > New Windows Form. The Add New Item window is displayed.

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  2. In the Name field, enter the name of the Windows Form according to project documentation, typically frm{purpose of the project item}.

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  3. Click Add to add the Windows Form with the specified name. The Windows Form is displayed in the Solution Explorer.

  4. From the designer area, open the Properties window. The Properties window is displayed.
  5. In the Properties window, adjust the properties of the Windows form based on the project documentation and requirements.

  6. From the menu bar, click File > Save All to save your changes.

Add Toolbox components to a Windows Form

Follow these steps to add components to the Windows Form.

  1. In the designer area, open the Toolbox window. The Toolbox window is displayed.
  2. From the Common Controls section of the Toolbox, drag and drop a Windows control on the Windows Form.
    Note: You can also use components from All Windows Forms and Containers section of the Toolbox, if necessary.
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  3. In the Properties window, change the design (Name) property and other properties based on the project documentation.

    Note: The naming convention for Windows form objects is {type of the control in lowercase}{name of the object in uppercase}.
    Windows form properties
  4. From the menu bar, click File > Save All to save your changes.
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