Main menu in the Applications module

Applications module Main menu

1. File

Connect / Disconnect portal service

Click here for more information about these menu items.

New, Open, Close, Delete application

These menu items open a dialog where new applications can be created or existing applications can be deleted, copied, opened, unlocked, or closed.

Import / Export application

Information on import and export of applications can be found here.

Publish application

Opens a submenu with the different options for managing versions with or without Git. Click here for more information.

Create entry in application history

Opens a changes dialog where changes, which were saved, but not yet added to the application history, can be added retroactively.

Save working copy

Saves a working copy of the currently opened application in its current status locally or on the server. The application data will not be applied to this. This file, with the ending *.ixapp, can be loaded again later via the menu item File / Open application.

Delete application

Opens the Application Manager where existing applications can be deleted.

Publish JavaScript / Velocity / Groovy files

If your application contains JavaScript, custom Velocity files, or Groovy scripts, click this menu item to publish changes to the scripts and changes to the Velocity file on the server. Changes to the application will not be published if you do this.

Publish JavaScript, Velocity or Groovy files

With this menu item, only the changes to the script will be published. Changes to the application will also not be saved here.

Publish layout files

With this menu point, only the Layout files that relate to the application will be published.

Recently opened applications

A list of the most recently opened applications is shown above the "Quit" button. From here, they can be loaded directly.

Quit

Closes the Portal Manager.

2. Edit

In the Edit menu, some menu items will only be available if elements have been selected. This means, for example, that the menu item Group is only available when multiple elements have been selected on the workspace.

Undo

This command allows you to undo individual editing steps. The size of the history (number of editing steps) will be set in the menu Extras / Options.

Redo

This command allows you to reproduce individual editing steps that you have previously undone.

Add parent folder, Add child folder, Edit folder, Delete folder, Add document

Click here for more information about these options.

Copy

All elements, as well as pages can be copied to the clipboard. Properties set for them will be retained.

Paste

Copied elements will be inserted from the clipboard. Pasting elements with all defined properties can only be executed within the same data group.

Delete

The selected element will be deleted.

Copy / Apply view

With the "Copy view" menu item, the style properties of the currently highlighted control can be copied. Then, highlight the control onto which you want to transfer the copied view, with the menu item "Apply view".

Move to hidden area

Moves the selected element to the Hidden area.

Create template

Creates a template for new elements based on the properties of the selected element.

Display links

With this function, all of an element's links with other elements will be shown in the Search window (e.g. pages with buttons that open other pages)

Properties

This menu point opens the properties of the currently selected element.

Details

This menu point can only be accessed if the setting Enable expert options is activated in the menu Extras / Options.

Group

The elements selected in the workspace will be gathered together in a grouping.

Ungroup

The grouping is removed.

Edit script

Via this menu item, the corresponding script editor for editing will open.

Start page

Clicking on this menu item will define the currently selected page as the start page of the application.

Create label

With this menu item, a static text field will be created, which contains the title of the selected element and which can be used as a label for the element.

Create a date picker

Click here for more information about this menu item.

Show / Hide elements




Shows or hides the elements of a page in the application structure. The properties dialog of a page element can also be reached here via the Edit menu or by double-clicking on it. If a page element is selected in the application structure, it will be highlighted on the workspace.

Show / Hide data fields




Shows or hides data fields and references of a data group in the application structure.

Define tab order

In the browser, users can move from one edit element to the next with the TAB key. This order will be defined via this menu item.

Edit web services

This menu item leads you to the settings dialog for web services.

Decrease frame / Increase frame

This menu decreases or increases the frame area of the Grid element on the workspace, respectively.

Set full size

With this option, an image element will be shown on the workspace in its original dimensions.

Create preselection

If a View table is selected, a preselection can be created from this menu point.

Delete preselection

Deletes the preselection.

Move left / Move right

With these menu points, the order, and also the priority, of preselections in a View table can be adjusted. The following rule applies: the further to the left, the higher the preselection's priority. If, for example, you use a preselection for customer data, which filters all of the customers with the country code "DE", and this is positioned on the far left, then all of the preselections that are to the right of this preselection will use the filter result of this first preselection. This means that the additional preselections will filter customers with the country code "DE".

Edit layout / Edit for mobile devices

For every application, individual styles for desktops and mobile devices can be defined by using these menu items, these are included when the application is exported.

Design presets for elements

This menu point opens a dialog where margins and user-defined style classes for elements in layouts without tables can be edited.

Decrease grid

The grid on the workspace may be made smaller with this menu item.

Increase grid

The grid on the workspace will be made larger.

3. New

In addition to the area toolbox and the context menus of the application structure, all application structure elements can be created via this menu item. This page is shown when an element in the application structure is selected.

Page wizard

The Page wizard will help you with creating new pages.

Form wizard

The Form wizard will help you with designing new pages.

Copy GUID

Via this function the GUID of the following controls can be copied to the clipboard, if they are selected in the application structure:

Copy name

Via this function the name of the following controls can be copied to the clipboard, if they are selected in the application structure:

View page with elements

This menu item allows for an edit page to be used to create a view page, which will contain all elements of the edit page as view elements. The view elements will then be already connected to a corresponding data field and located at the same position were placed on the edit page.

4. View

In this menu, the individual areas of the Applications module can be shown or hidden. An area that is shown will be shown in its own window depending on space, which you can move wherever you wish via drag & drop.

Global views

Click here for more information.

Restore default view

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

5. Application

Import / Export texts

With this menu item, all descriptions or titles of elements in an application will be exported in the formats CSV, XLS or XML. The function can be used in the translation of applications into other languages.

Manage language constants

Opens the dialog to manage application language constants.

Refresh

Individual elements may be assigned layout attributes via the Styles tab in the properties dialog. If you have opened an application for editing and switch to the Design module in order to change its style properties there, the attributes that you edit there will first be available in the Applications module after you refresh the application.

Access permission

This menu opens the dialog to configure application's permissions.

Show license

This menu item is available when a licensed application is opened. Information on the publisher and notes about the license can be found here.

Application history

Opens a dialog where the history entries can be managed.

Compare with last entry of application history

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

Compare with entry of application history

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

Properties

Opens the properties dialog for the application.