To improve the readability of code and improve the load performance of large forms, you can use Page filtering to limit how much information is displayed in the Source panel at one time.
Page filtering displays the source code of the current page you are designing in the Source panel and hides the binary information in your form for JAR files, images and other data.
- Global page source code is always displayed, even if page filtering is enabled.
- The Source panel is only visible in the Advanced Designer perspective.
To filter what is displayed in the source code:
- Click Windows -> Preferences.
The Preferences window is displayed.
- In the left column, expand IBM Forms Designer, and Source Panel.
- Set any of the following preferences:
- Click Display a single XFDL page at a time to display only the current page you are designing in the Source panel.
- In the Minimum number of pages in form before filter is applied field, type the minimum number of pages of a form to activate the page filtering feature.
- Click Show mimedata filtering to show binary information in the source code.
Changes made to the Source
preferences, while working in the Source
panel, will have no immediate effect. To see the applied preferences, click the Design
panel tab and then click the Source
panel tab. Preferences are then applied to the source code.
Parent topic: Setting preferences