It's important to understand that the Common Activities panel is not the only way to create new VLF objects. It should be viewed as 'training wheels' for new VLF developers.
This tutorial will help you to understand how to manually create, compile and snap in VLF filters and command handlers:
You should find that as your understanding of the VLF increases that you no longer need to use the Common Activities panel.
The examples in this section are for a business object associated with the xEmployees table.
Create Business Object Employees
Manually Code and Snap in a Filter
Manually Code and Snap in a Command Handler