The IDLitTool::RegisterVisualization procedure method registers a visualization component with the iTool. Once registered, the iTool has the ability to instantiate this type of visualization when needed.
When a visualization class is registered with the system, an object descriptor for this visualization class is placed in the iTool's visualization folder. To retrieve this descriptor at a later time, the iTool relative identifier would be:
VISUALIZATIONS/identifier where identifier is the identifier provided to this method.
Obj->[IDLitTool::]RegisterVisualization, Name, ClassName [, /DEFAULT] [, DESCRIPTION=string] [, ICON=string] [, IDENTIFIER=string] [, PROXY=string]
A string containing the human readable name of the visualization type being registered with the iTool.
A string containing the class name of the visualization component being registered. The iTool object uses this class name to instantiate a visualization component of this type when requested.
If set, this registered item will be treated as the default visualization for this iTool. Only one default visualization can exist at a time.
Set this keyword to a string that provides a brief description of the component being registered.
Set this keyword to the icon that should be used when displaying the visualization in an iTool browser. See System Resources for additional details.
Set this keyword to the identifier that should be used by the system for this visualization type. If not provided, an identifier is constructed from the provided name value.
While some items registered with an iTool can contain sub-folders that are specified by identifiers, the visualization registration cannot. As such, any nested identifiers that are registered are not visible to the iTool system.
Set this keyword to the identifier of the object that this registered item should utilize instead of providing a new object descriptor. If a proxy is registered, all requests and actions performed on this item are routed to the item specified by the identifier provided for this keyword.