- Example of window viewed in 3 dimensions
- How to?
- Possible actions when displaying a window in 3D
- Conditions for showing a window in 3 dimensions
Viewing a window in 3 dimensions
From version 28
, this feature is no longer available.
Your window contains overlapping controls?
You want to find out the Z-order position of your controls: which controls are displayed in the foreground?
The two-dimensional display soon becomes inadequate for this type of operation.
WINDEV gives a spatial view of a window by allowing you to view the window in three dimensions. The Z-order position of the different window controls appears immediately. A control selected in this display mode remains selected when the mode goes back to two dimensions.
You have the ability to choose the best view angle via the mouse and via the keyboard keys.
Caution: a specific configuration is required to use this feature.
Example of window viewed in 3 dimensions
To display your windows in 3 dimensions:
- Display the window in the editor.
- On the "Display" tab, in the "Options" group, click "3D".
- The window is displayed in 3D.
Remark: To display a 3-dimensional view of your window and to animate this view, press Alt + Shift.
The mouse or the keyboard can be used to optimize the window view.
|Moves with the mouse|
|Rotation (left mouse button)||Click inside the window view and move the mouse while holding the left button down.|
|Relocation (right mouse button)||Click inside the window view and move the mouse while holding the right button down.|
|Moves with the keyboard|
|Rotation||Use the arrow keys as well as the + and - keys on the numeric keypad.|
You can also use the numbers on the numeric keypad.
|Relocation||Hold the Shift key down and use the arrow keys on the numeric keypad.|
|Zoom||Press the following key combination:|
- Shift + to zoom in
- Shift - to zoom out.
|Modifying the spacing between controls (modifications between the different display planes)||/ (on the numeric keypad) to reduce the spacing between controls.|
"*" (on the numeric keypad) to increase the spacing between the controls
|Reinitializing the display||0 key on the numeric keypad: full reinitialization|
5 key on the numeric keypad: reinitialization while keeping the space between the controls.
|Animating the view in 3 dimensions||Scroll lock key.|
Esc key to cancel
: To disable the 3-dimensional view, press the Esc key.
Possible actions when displaying a window in 3D
In 3-dimensional mode, only some actions are available for the window controls. You can for example:
- select a control,
- display the control description,
- display the source code of the control.
Conditions for showing a window in 3 dimensions
To display your windows in 3 dimensions, the current computer must be equipped with:
- DirectX version 8.0.A (or later).
- A 3D accelerator card with updated drivers.
- A display mode in 16 bits or 32 bits.
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