Main menu in the Design module

Design module Main menu

1. File

Connect / Disconnect portal service

Click here for more information about these menu items.

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 visible 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.

Administrate browser rules

Each client that accesses a web application will be designated with a user agent. Upon each access to the server, the client sends an identifier, the so-called user agent string, to the server. With this recognition code, the client can be identified. By managing the browser rules, Intrexx can control which layout should be presented for which client.


Closes the Portal Manager.

2. Edit

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


Copy the currently highlighted element to the clipboard.


Paste the contents of the clipboard to the workspace.


Delete the currently highlighted 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 you can define your own CSS rules.

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.


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

Add control element

From the area Control elements, this menu item can be used to create a new control element with corresponding CSS rules. Highlight the desired type (e.g. "Text" or "Button" ) 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

By using this menu item, you can also create a new control element that does not contain any pre-defined rules apart from the class selector.


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

3. 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.

4. Layout

Layout settings...

The layout's properties can be modified here.

Administer image list

With this menu item, the current layout's image list can be managed.

Replace colors

Here, the colors used in the current layout can be adjusted.

Laout 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.