Docking Windows

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Database Designer for PostgreSQL user interface contains several Docking Windows. The product functionality is grouped in various docking windows.

In this topic you will find an overview of each Docking Window. Please see the detailed description below.

Object Tree View Window

The Diagram Tree View contains an organized view of the diagram tables, columns, constraints, indexes, triggers, rules, stored procedures/functions, User Defined Types (UDT), references, roles and tablespaces.

You can use the Tree View to:

§Browse through the diagram objects

§Search and locate the objects on the diagram

§Call the appropriate properties editor for the object

Minimap Navigator

The Minimap Navigator is intended to help you move quickly around a drawing.

Output Window

Output window contains run-time information, which is generated by such tools as Check Diagram, Generate Database and Reverse Engineer database.

Output window consists of several tabs (Check, Generation, Reverse), each of which is intended for representing the information for an appropriate tool.

Result List Window

Result List window is intended for showing the result of Check Diagram process.

Color Palette

Color Palette is intended for quick setting of the color to visual objects. Left click will set fill color for an object, right click will set line color. If several objects selected, color setting will be applied to all of them.

tipYou may reorder colors positions by dragging color boxes. Middle click will open Custom color dialog, so you can change any color in the palette to whatever you like. All these changes will remain after closing the Database Designer for PostgreSQL.

See also:
Workspace: Main Window Organization