Common Desktop Environment: Application Builder User's Guide

To Import a Module into a Project

To import an existing module into the current project:

  1. Choose Import Module from the File menu of the App Builder primary window or Import from the Module menu of the Project Organizer.

    The Import File dialog box will be displayed.

  2. Change to the folder where the module (.bil suffix) file is saved.

  3. Change the Import Format type, if necessary.

    By default, BIL format is selected. If the file you are importing is a UIL file, click the UIL button. The file will be converted to BIL format when it is imported.

  4. Change Import By method, if necessary.

    By default, Import By Copy is selected. If you want to import the module by reference rather than making a copy of it, click the Reference button.

    Note -

    Import By Reference, which causes module files to be shared, can be dangerous, since the actual module file may be changed or deleted inadvertantly.

  5. Double-click on the module to be imported in the Files list.

    Or, select the file and click Import.

    The module will be added to the current project the next time you save the project.