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Identity Manager 8.0 - Web Designer Reference Guide

Web Designer Editor Web Designer Structures and Functions The Web Designer Object Model Working with the Web Designer Web Project Configuration Options Customizing the Web Portal Basics of Web Designer Programming Compiling and Debugging Monitoring Frequent Tasks in the Web Portal

Navigation Menu Functions

Table 8: Functions in the navigation view toolbar
Icon Description

 

You can select a function in this context menu. The functions available depend on which database object you selected beforehand.

You can delete a database object with this button.

You can load a new database object with this button.

You can display database object properties with this button.

To execute a function

  1. Mark either a module, component, project file, form type, layout definition, or test script in the category you want.

NOTE: You cannot add a web project through this context sensitive submenu. You can add new modules using the corresponding wizard. This procedure also applies to creating new web projects.

    Depending on your choice, other functions are available in the context sensitive submenu displayed using the .

  1. Click in the navigation view toolbar.
  2. Select the function you want from the submenu.

You can execute the following functions in the Project files category.

  • Add project files
  • Import files
  • Export files
  • Add help archive

To delete a database object

  • Select the relevant database object in the navigation view and click .

    This deletes the selected object after confirming the security prompt from the database.

NOTE: The is only enabled if you have selected a database object.

NOTE: The delete process cannot be undone.

To load new database objects

  • Click the database objects in the appropriate category to refresh the database.

To view database object properties

  • Mark the relevant database object in the navigation view and click .

    This display the database object properties.

To search in the navigation view

  1. Select the category in which you want to search for database objects in the navigation view.

    The selected category is displayed in the navigation view.

  2. Enter the search term in the text field and click RETURN.

    The search results are listed under the text box.

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Definition Tree View

Web Designer’s graphic user interface, which you can use to edit data objects in your web application, is displayed as a definition tree view. The definition tree view is displayed as a tab next to the home page. You open the definition tree view by selecting a database object from the navigation view for example.

Almost all database objects consist of several nodes that are shown as a tree structure in the definition tree view and can be edited. If you add a new database object (web project, module, component) to your web application, this database object is created with a predefined number of nodes in the object definition. The object definition is a view in the definition tree view. For more information, see Menu bar icons in the definition tree view.

The predefined nodes of a database object provide the foundation for an XML document in your web application and, as a result, cannot be deleted. You can add additional nodes in addition to the predefined nodes using the context menu. These additional nodes can be removed again. When a database object is being edited, the user is always located at a defined position in the definition tree view.

A database object generally consists of several sub-documents that can be edited in separate views in the definition tree view. You can switch between different views using the toolbar in the definition tree view. The toolbar is explained in the following table.

Table 9: Menu bar icons in the definition tree view
Icon Description

Object definition (read-only).

This view is mainly used to view existing database object nodes. This view is preset when you switch to the definition tree view. If the database object comes from the standard version of Web Designer, the view is called Object definition (read-only). For more information, see Customizing Object Definitions.

Configuration (read-only).

Configuration (custom).

Generated code (read-only).

Settings.

Search and replace.
Help for displaying selected node type.
Create object copy.

Compiles a single object without writing the changes to the database.

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Node editor

The Node Editor

The Node editor window allows you to edit the properties of a node that you have selected in the definition tree view. Each node type has a special set of properties that are listed in the Node editor. Therefore, the list of properties varies depending on which node type you have selected.

The functions in the toolbar are listed in the following table.

Table 10: Functions in the "Node editor" Toolbar
Button Description
Node name / node type icon Show the node identifier and the node type icon that marks it in the definition tree view. This cannot be edited.
Database

Displayed if a database object is selected.

This cannot be edited.

and name / icon of the base object

Displayed if a file-based object is selected.

When you hover over , the custom object's local path is displayed in a tool tip.

When you hover over and click the right mouse button, your Windows Explorer context menu opens.

For more information, see File-Based Workflow in Web Designer.

Filters the current settings. Only the settings are filtered, not the settings' values. Enter at least part of a setting's name to display the settings whose names contain this string.
Sorts the settings alphabetically in ascending order within each category. If this is enable the icon's border is highlighted. If sorting is enabled, it follows by default, a logical order that is graded by importance. Compulsory fields have the highest priority and are displayed at the top.
Sorts the settings alphabetically in descending order within each category. See the entry about sorting in ascending alphabetical order when sorting disabled.
Enables/disabled settings groups in the node editor window. This means the settings are not divided into categories.
Expands the category contents. These buttons are only active when categories are grouped. You can use to expand a group separately.
Collapses grouped categories. These buttons are only active when categories are grouped. You can use to collapse them separately.

Highlights setting that have had an extension added to them. Use to switch to the extension. A node that has had an extension added to it, is labeled in the definition tree view with . is highlighted if the function is enabled.

The node editor is divided into several categories. These categories could be the following. Which categories are shown, depends on the type of node selected.

Table 11: Categories in the "Note editor" window.
Category Description
General settings Settings in this category include node ID, node type, viewing condition or condition for executing. Not all settings are not listed here. Which settings are shown, depends on the type of node selected. This applies to all categories.
Workflow control This category is available for module or container nodes, for example. You can edit the data Identifier of the associated menu item for a module node. For a container node, you can edit the data Display node for enter key and Expression to trigger an AJAX update.
Style Menu for selecting a layout that you can modify with an editor. First check the box to enable this function and add a condition to the layout.
Advanced settings In this category, there can be a control ID that you can overwrite.
Viewing options This category is available for nodes of type "Chart", for example. You can change styles or set heights and width of charts.
Source data collection

This category is available for nodes of type "Combobox". You want to make source data from other collections available to the current collection. This means the user can select the collection with the desired source data over the menu.

Global settings

Establish basic settings for Web Designer in the Global settings dialog box. The settings are sometimes preset. You can adapt the settings to your needs.

To adjust Web Designer settings

  1. Select Connection | Settings in the menu bar.

    The Global settings dialog box opens. Detailed information concerning global settings is described in the following table.

  2. Open the relevant settings area and apply any necessary changes.
  3. Save the changes.
Table 12: Global settings for Web Designer
Settings area Setting Description Default setting
General Language Sets the language used. German
Resolution Sets the screen resolution. 1280 X 1024
Maximum history length Sets the maximum number of history items displayed. 25
Maximum number of recently opened elements Sets the maximum number of recently opened items displayed. 10
Editor Use colors to distinguish data, display, and action Enables color differentiation. Enabled
Shorten long property values Enables a shortened display. Enabled
Show XPath navigation Enables XPath navigation. Not set
Show messages after syntax errors are found after editing Enables message display. Not set
Check for problems before publishing Enables checking. Enabled
Save and load Web Designer parameters with layout Enables Web Designer to be saved and loaded with layout. Enabled
Show message, if new assemblies are available Enables information on new assemblies to be displayed. Enabled
Check if web is not published, when closing Enables checking. Enabled
Saving and restoring Ask for change label if none is selected Enables queries. Enabled
Keep backup of unsaved objects on the local machine Enables caching. Not set
Compiling and Debugging Show warnings of this database modules Manual input of the module displaying the warnings. Empty field
Perform enhanced check Enables enhanced checking. Not set
Suppress background actions Disables background actions. Not set
Keyboard layout Zoom in on preview Zooms in on the preview. Ctrl + D
Recompile Recompiles the web application. F6
Display next bookmark Displays the next bookmark. F2
Enable/Disable the debugger Enables or disables the debugger. F9
Resume debugging Resumes debugging after stoppage. F7
Debugger - Step Into Locates the error at debugging. F11
Suppress background actions Enables or disables background actions. F8

To switch the keyboard layout back to the default layout

  • Click the Default layout button in Keyboard layout settings.

    Resets the settings to the default layout.

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