Developer Control Bar

Check or uncheck View > Show/Hide > Developer to toggle the visibility of the Developer Control Bar.

The Developer Control Bar has two separate tabs:

Positioning the Developer Control Bar

When SIS Desktop 9 is started, you will see the Developer Control Bar at the bottom of the Map Window.

If the bar position is changed, the new position will be saved in the UI settings database so that the latest Developer Control Bar position will be used when SIS Desktop 9 is restarted.

To move the Developer Control Bar to a different screen position right-click in the left hand pane of the control bar and select Floating.

TIP: See below for an explanation of these local menu options.

Hold down the right-button and move the Developer Control Bar to the required new position.

When the control bar is in the required position release the right button.

Positioning local menu options:




Allows the Developer Control Bar to be moved as a standalone block anywhere on the screen, inside or outside of SIS Desktop 9.


Positions the Developer Control Bar at the top, bottom, left or right of the screen according to the position it is placed. See the first screen shot of this sub-section.

Auto Hide

When the Developer Control Bar is docked Auto Hide allows the control bar to retract to the top, bottom left or right side of the screen as required.

The Developer Control Bar is redisplayed by placing the cursor over the Developer tab button:


Removes the Developer Control Bar from the screen and unchecks the Developer [Show/Hide] tickbox.

Developer Control Bar local menus:

This is the local menu for the left-hand pane of the Developer Control Bar:

You can use these editing and display options when you select any text in the command line.

Option Description

Undo/Cut/Copy/Paste/Delete/Select All

Standard editing controls for the code entered in the command box.

Right to left Reading order

Aligns the code in the command box to the right-hand side of the box.

Show Unicode control characters

Displays a marker in the command line to indicate the position of any Unicode characters.

Insert Unicode control character

The following Unicode control characters can be inserted in the command line:

LRM - left-to-right mark

RLM - right-to-left mark

ZWJ - Zero width joiner

ZWNJ - Zero width non-joiner

LRE - Start of left-to-right embedding

RLE - Start of right-to-left embedding

LRO - Start of left-to-right override

RLO - Start of right-to-left override

PDF - Pop directional formatting

NADS - National digit shapes substitution

NODS - Nominal (European) digit shapes

ASS - Activate symmetric swapping

ISS - Inhibit symmetric swapping

AAFS - Activate Arabic form shaping

IAFS - Inhibit Arabic form shaping

RS - Record Separator (Block separator)

US - Unit Separator (Segment separator)

Open IME/Close IME

Toggles between Open IME and Close IME to open and close an IME (Input Method Editor) to enable you to enter text in a foreign language that is made up of numerous characters that are not on a standard keyboard, i.e. .Japanese.



Allows you convert back and forth between the phonetic spelling of a word (using the standard Western keyboard) and the language character that represents the word.