The new Redwood-based design time environment for visual applications in Visual Builder Studio doesn't just look nicer, it also streamlines your work as a developer. Here are some tips that will help you leverage the new environment.
All the building blocks that make up a visual application page - such as variables, actions, events, etc - are easily accessible from a new tab bar at the top of the editor. In addition this tab shows a count of artifacts in each category, and highlight any areas where the auditing system identified errors or missing things - highlighting them with a red underline.
You can easily collapse and expand the windows in your environment by clicking on them. This helps get more editing space for the visual editor and to hide windows that are not relevant to your current work.
You'll also notice that the component palette and the structure pane now occupy the same space. Note however that you can still drag and drop UI components from the component palette to the structure window - start dragging a component and you'll see the structure window becoming active.
These new features and many other "small" enhancements result in a smoother development experience that we hope you'll enjoy and benefit from.