Workspace Management

When you start ODTK for the first time, it presents itself visually as a grey rectangular area - which we will call the Task Area - surrounded by various windows, menus and toolbars. Collectively, we will call the Task Area and these other windows, menus and toolbars the Workspace.

ODTK's state-of-the-art user interface gives you a great deal of freedom to select, size and arrange Workspace components to suit your particular analytical or operational needs. In addition to more familiar Windows features, the following options are provided for positioning windows within the Workspace:

Windows Positioning Options
Option Description
Docked Select this option to affix the window to a position within the Workspace but outside the Task Area.
Floating Select this option to free the window from the Workspace. If this option is chosen, and the Workspace is not maximized, the window in question can be moved outside the Workspace.
Integrated Select this option to place the window within the Task Area. When so positioned, the window can be moved within the Task Area, but if you attempt to move it beyond the edges of that zone, portions of the window will cease to be visible and will appear to pass under the edges. If the Task Area is subsequently increased in size, hidden portions of the integrated window will re-appear.
Docked to ... Select this option to dock the window to a specified side of the Workspace: Top, Left, Bottom or Right.
Integrated Window as ... Select this option to integrate the window into the Task Area in a specified state: Minimized, Maximized or Restored.

To access these options for a window, place the cursor within the window's title bar and right-click the mouse.

ODTK 6.5