[FA105] AEF – User Interface Customization

Duration of Course: One day

Course Covers

Adapt, extend and build custom Front Arena GUIs.

The course covers creating new meny extensions to launch newly created Python modules and tasks. It also covers modifying existing GUIs by adding new fields and changing existing layouts.

Menu Extensions

Menu extensions are new menu items that can be added to almost any application in the system. In this section users learn how to:

  • Create new menu items
  • Launch applications from the new menu items
  • Learn the different menu types and how to use them
  • Show how to group menu items

Automation API

The automation API can be used for:

  • Retrieving data from GUI about active objects, applications, etc.
  • Controlling GUI applications
  • Automatic testing

Layout UI

With the Layout UI we can modify existing screens and add functionality to new fields. In this section you will learn how to:

  • Rename existing GUIs
  • Change the layout of existing GUIs
  • Add new fields to existing GUIs

Goal of the Course

After the course attendees should:

  • Have a solid understanding of menu extensions and how to create and group new menu items
  • Be able to modify GUI layouts and add new fields
  • Have an understanding of the Automation API and be able to automatically launch tasks and applications

Target Audience

Developers working with the customization and extension of Front Arena.

Participants must be employed by a customer of SunGard Front Arena or an authorized Front Arena partner.

Required Knowledge Level

Participants should have attended the "AEF – Calculation Trees, ADFL and ACM" course or have the equivalent knowledge.

Participants must be familiar with Front Arena and have a thorough understanding of PRIME and the Arena Extension Framework.

Type of Course: Technical/software deployment