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User Interface Reference

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User interface (UI) reference topics explain the options that appear on various dialog boxes, windows, and other user interfaces. These types of topics generally appear when you press F1 in a dialog box or window.

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Workflow Designer
The Workflow Designer is a tool used to build workflow processes stored in Microsoft® Exchange 2000 Server or Microsoft® SQL Server™. In addition, the Workflow Designer helps you enhance your workflow process using script and makes it possible for you to set workflow properties on your workflow folder or database.
Workflow Manager for SQL Server User Interface Reference
The Workflow Manager for SQL Server is an administration tool that makes it possible for you to manage your existing workflow applications, view and manage templates, create and synchronize user directory information, and create instances of workflow applications based on templates.
Digital Dashboard User Interface Reference
A Digital Dashboard is a container that provides a customized display of information consolidated from various information sources. Every Digital Dashboard is a Web page containing one or more Web Parts, which are individual objects that contain data or script that presents information to the user.
Code Librarian
Development teams can increase their productivity by storing reusable code in a centralized database. The Code Librarian includes a large starter database of prewritten code for standard routines for Microsoft® Office XP Developer, Microsoft® Visual Basic® for Applications (VBA), and the development environment. You can add your own code to the existing Code Librarian database, or you can create new code databases.
Code Librarian Viewer User Interface Reference
The Code Librarian Viewer provides a simple way to view, search, and copy code snippets from your Code Librarian databases. The code snippets cannot be modified, and new code samples cannot be added in the Code Viewer. The Code Viewer supports drag-and-drop capabilities in copying code snippets.
Packaging Wizard
The Packaging Wizard provides you with one way to easily package and add professional setup routines to Microsoft® Office XP Developer applications. The wizard guides you through the steps of creating .cab files for your application, grouping them into a solution package that contains all that is required for installation, and delivering those packages to end users with a setup program.
Office Developer Productivity Tools
A number of tools designed to aid in rapid application development in the Visual Basic Editor are provided with Microsoft® Office XP Developer. This section of the documentation provides information about how to use the dialog boxes and windows associated with each tool.

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Designing Applications
It is important for developers to go through the process of planning and design to be able to begin coding with a clear goal in mind. Spending a few hours up front on design can mean the difference between delivering the application that customers must have a few months down the road or backtracking to try to convert many hours of coding work into the application that should have been designed in the first place.
Developing Applications with Microsoft Office Developer
Projects are the building blocks of a Microsoft® Office XP Developer application. If a project is a building block for an application, then a solution is the foundation.
Debugging and Error Handling
All code contains errors of one kind or another, and how you deal with errors might be the most important part of a well-designed application.
Adding Help to Your Custom Application
Reduce the amount of time required to train and support users of your applications by adding online Help to your Microsoft® Office XP application.
Working with the Office Web Components
Microsoft® Office XP applications support HTML code as a native file format, making all Office documents "Web-ready" by default.
Working with the Exchange Web Store
Web Store is a database technology that you can use to store, share, and manage heterogeneous data, such as e-mail messages, Web pages, multimedia files, and Microsoft® Office XP documents.
Working with Smart Tags
Using Smart Tags, you can automate user interaction with text in a document based on the value of the text string. For example, the name of an employee can be automated to provide a menu list that makes it possible for a user to compose an e-mail to that person, display an organization chart showing that person, or link to the employee's Web page.
Language Reference
This section includes topics on the controls, objects, properties, methods, events, statements, functions, and constants available.