User interface design
Tekla Open API contains WPF and Windows Forms support to help developers to design the user interface for .NET applications and plugins.
The user interface can also be defined using the same definition language as custom components and system components: input file format (INP).
User interface checklist
Check the following guides before starting implementing user interface to your app:
- Keep logic and user interface separate
- Keep tool always above Tekla Strucures
- Hide tool from Windows taskbar
- Start tool from Tekla Structures user interface
Creating user interface
The following guidelines helps you to create user interface elements in Tekla Structures.