Define a Component Signature

Use the Signature Editor to create or modify component signatures. Signatures of Uniface components are automatically generated during compilation. Signatures of non-Uniface components can be created or imported.

  1. To start the Signature Editor, choose More Editors >Signatures.
  2. In the Open Signature dialog, choose an existing signature or enter the Name of a non-Uniface component for which you want to create a signature.
  3. Optionally, choose one or more implementation types and click OK. For more information, see Define a Component Implementation.

    If you do not choose an implementation, a modeled component is created. You can define an implementation for a modeled component in the Signature Editor at a later stage.

    The signature details of the new component now appear in the Signature Editor.

  4. If the component is to be used for COM or Java call-in, click Properties to define additional signature properties.

    Double-click a specific implementation type to set its properties. For information on specific properties, press F1.

  5. If the signature describes a non-Uniface component for call-out, you may need to define the component operations and its parameters. For more information, see Define Component Operations of a Signature and Define Operation Parameters in a Signature.
  6. Compile the signature. Do any of the following:
    • Choose File >Compile Signature.
    • Close a new signature you have just created.
    • Close a signature you have modified, and open another component signature.
    • Add or modify operations or parameters, or properties of operations or parameters. This includes changes to operation and parameter properties in secondary windows.
    • Modify the communication default.

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