Registering Components

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Registration works on a compilation unit basis, so if you create several components in a single compilation unit, you can register them all at once.

To register a component, add a Register procedure to the unit. Within the Register procedure, you register the components and determine where to install them on the Tool palette.

Note: If you create your component by choosing Component > New Component in the IDE, the code required to register your component is added automatically.

The steps for manually registering a component are:

  1. Declaring the Register Procedure
  2. Writing the Register Procedure
    1. Specifying the Components
    2. Specifying the Palette Page
    3. Using the RegisterComponents Procedure.