design-mode vs test-mode
At any point during design, you can toggle the design window back and forth between DesignMode and TestMode with the CheckBox at the top of the toolkit.
In design mode you select grids from the toolkit, lay them out in the design window, and assign appearance properties to them.
In test mode, grids in the design window will operate much as they will in your program. Actions in the design window that would cause callback messages print information to the console window for preliminary inspection.
When you want to convert a design window into a grid function and callback function, select Window ToFunction in the toolkit Menu.
GuiDesigner creates code to create, operate, and respond to the window, and adds it to your program, or updates the current contents.
The callback function is displayed in the lower text area of the program development environment.
Believe it or not, you can run your program right away, even though you haven't written a line of code. GuiDesigner puts a line of code in callback functions to display the arguments of every message it receives in a ReportMessage window. So go ahead. click the Start button to compile and execute your program. When your design windows appear, play with it and watch the ReportMessage window.
The primary arguments to the callback function are the Callback message in message, the original message in r1 , and a kid number in kid or r0. Most callbacks contain a Selection message in r1 . The kid number in kid or r0 tells which kid initiated the callback. To respond to a particular event, add code to the callback function to process the arguments you see printed in the Report window.
Activate a grid in the window, see what's printed in the console, then add code to the code function to process it. When you add code to callback functions, be sure to write kid number constants, not the literal kid numbers printed in the console. The kid number constants are defined near the top of callback functions.
You'll probably execute different code for each message,kid.