About this book : Conventions used in this book

Conventions used in this book
This book uses several conventions that you might not have seen in other product manuals.
Throughout this book, the term "Windows" applies generically to all versions of Windows supported by VA Smalltalk. Information applicable to a specific Windows environments is noted accordingly.
Tips and environment-specific information are flagged with icons:

Windows icon

UNIX icon
These highlighting conventions are used in the text:
VA Smalltalk uses construction from parts to develop software by assembling and connecting reusable components called parts.
Select Add Part from the Options pull-down. Type the part's class and select OK.
Do not save the image.
Refer to the VA Smalltalk User's Guide.
The status area displays Category: Data Entry.
VA Smalltalk programming objects, such as attributes, actions, events, composite parts, and script names
Connect the window's aboutToOpenWidget event to the initializeWhereClause script.