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This tutorial section explains how to customize the automatically generated user interface.
Visual elements in your XAF application are based on the data classes that you declare and the information from the assemblies that your application references. All the received information is metadata - data that defines database structure and application features in a neutral format that you can adopt to any target platform. This metadata is called the Application Model. It is a powerful tool that allows you to make changes to your application.
To customize the Application Model at design time, use the Model Editor. It opens directly from Visual Studio.
The following lessons explain how to use the Model Editor:
- Place an Action in a Different Location
- Specify Action Settings
- Format a Business Object Caption
- Create a Calculated Property
- Format a Property Value
- Use a Multiline Editor for String Properties
- Add an Item to the Navigation Control
- Implement Property Value Validation in the Application Model
- Customize the View Items Layout
- Localize UI Elements
- Add an Editor to a Detail View
- Change Field Visibility in a List View
- Change List View Filters
- Group List View Data
If the required option is not available in the Model Editor, you can directly access the options of controls used in the application. Review the following topics to learn more: