Floating panels

You can create floating panels or inspectors without the size and layout limitations of Property inspectors.

A custom Property inspector must be your first choice for setting the properties of the current selection. But, custom floating panels offer more room and flexibility for displaying information about the entire document or multiple selections.

You can create custom panels and add them to the Window menu. For more information on adding items to the menu system, see Menus and menu commands.

The following table lists the files you use to create a floating panel:

Path

File

Description

Configuration/Floaters/

panelname.htm

Specifies the text that appears in the title bar of the floating panel, defines the floating panel, and contains the required JavaScript functions.

Configuration/Menus/

menus.xml

Adds a command to a menu.