Main menu in the Design module

File

Connect / Disconnect portal service

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New, open, delete layout

With these menu items, a dialog will open where new layouts can be created, opened for editing, or deleted.

Close layout

Closes the currently opened layout.

Close all layouts

Closes all currently opened layouts.

Importing and exporting layouts

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Publish layout / Publish layout with history

Saves the layout currently open on the workspace to the server. Click here for more information.

Create entry in layout history

Here, changes, which were saved, but not yet added to the layout history, can be added retroactively.

Save layout locally

The layout can be saved to an accessible local directory of your choice, or to the network as a layout file with the ending .ixcla.

Administer browser rules

Opens a dialog where the browser rules can be edited.

Quit

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Edit

Depending on the element that is currently selected, various menu items are available in this menu.

Copy

Copies the currently highlighted element to the clipboard.

Paste

Paste the contents of the clipboard to the workspace.

Remove

Deletes the currently selected element.

Copy CSS property

Copy the style properties for the currently highlighted element from the stylesheet to the clipboard.

Paste CSS properties

Overwrites the CSS properties of the highlighted element with the CSS properties on the clipboard.

Add CSS rule

Opens a dialog, where custom CSS rules can be defined.

Insert new level

Opens a dialog where a new level can be created.

Create snapshot

Creates a snapshot of the current layout.

Edit stylesheet

In this menu, you can find additional menu items with which the stylesheets of a layout can be edited in the Stylesheet editor.

  • Edit layout styles

    Opens the editor so that the entire stylesheet can be edited.

  • Edit user-defined styles

    You have the option to define your own styles here.

    If you perform adjustments to style sheets, you should have established knowhow for this area. Errors in the stylesheets can impair the portal's performance. Any CSS rules that are defined in this style sheet will overwrite Intrexx styles, if the selector name from Intrexx styles are used for user-defined styles. The style properties of all rules can be modified in the styles for the layout, calendar and calendar navigator. However, it is not possible to add a new rule or to modify existing selectors. Even your comments will not be saved.

  • Edit user-defined styles for print version

    "Edit user-defined styles for print version" opens the stylesheet where CSS rules for printing pages from the browser menu "Print" can be defined. These rules are attached to the stylesheet "print.css". Settings for printing Intrexx pages out can be adjusted in the layout properties under the "Print" tab.

  • Edit Image@2x Styles

    In this stylesheet, styles can be defined for optimizing images that are presentend on retina displays.

Properties

From this menu item, the properties dialog of the element currently selected in the Layout areais opened.

Add control element

Opens a dialog where a new control element with the corresponding CSS rules can be created. Highlight the desired type (e.g. "Text" or "Button" ) in the Control elements area to do that.

If you create new controls in the Applications module from the Edit menu / Edit layout, make sure that you use a title that is unique across the entire portal. A title may not appear in another application of the current portal.

Add empty control element

Opens a dialog where a new control that does not contain any predefined rules apart from the class selector can be created. Highlight the desired type (e.g. "Text" or "Button" ) in the Control elements area to do that.

Details

Opens a dialog where information about the current layout is shown. This option is only available if the expert options have been activated.

View

In this menu, the individual areas of the Design module and the ruler at the edge of the workspace can be shown or hidden.

Global views

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Restore default view

Restore default view will rearrange all areas back to the default.

Layout

Layout settings...

The layout's properties can be modified here.

Administer image list

Opens a dialog where the current layout's image list can be managed.

Replace colors

Opens a dialog where the colors used in the current layout can be adjusted.

Layout history

Opens a dialog where the history entries can be managed.

Compare with last entry of layout history

Opens a dialog where the current state can be compared with the last entry in the history.

Compare with entry of layout history

Opens a dialog where the current state can be compared with entries in the history.