A new or existing application will be loaded in the Applications
module. The module is subdivided into five areas. The sizes
of these areas can be changed by dragging with the mouse. To do so,
position the mouse cursor on the border of an area until the cursor
symbol is shown as a double arrow. If there is insufficient space for
elements to be displayed in an area, vertical and/or horizontal scroll
bars will be shown automatically.
Each tab in the module can be closed via the
symbol next to the title. If you show a tab via the menu View,
and it is shown in its own window, you can also anchor it in one of the
areas to the left or the right of the workspace, by dragging its title
with the mouse to the desired position.
While the window is being moved, the area will be shaded in gray in its
future position as a preview, and then anchored at the moment in which
you release the mouse button. Anchored areas can also be moved in this
way to other positions.
In the upper left area, the hierarchy of the individual pages and data
groups of an application will be represented. Clicking on
the arrow symbols left to the name of an element allows
subordinate levels of the application structure to be opened or closed.
The application node can always be found at the uppermost
place in the application structure. It represents the application
itself. In the properties dialog, general properties of the
application, the application menu, portlets, and access permissions
will be defined. From the context menu of the application node, new
data groups, foreign data groups, system data groups, view pages, and
portal pages can be created.
Data groups represent database tables. With the context menu
item New, edit pages, view pages, view pages with
elements, portal pages, subordinate data groups, data fields, and
references can be created. The Delete context
menu allows a complete data group, including all pages, data fields,
and references contained within it to be deleted. The data of the data
group will thereby be irretrievably lost. The context menu item Show
/ Hide data fields allows the data fields of the data group
in the application structure to be shown or hidden. The Properties
context menu item opens the properties dialog for the data
group. The Details context menu item is only
visible when options for experts is activated (Menu item Extras
/ Options), and will give you the GUID, Title,
Type, and Name of a highlighted
System Data Groups
In a system data group, only one data set may be saved. A system data
group will be created from the context menu of the application node.
Only one system data group may be created per application. The data in
a system data group has validity application-wide. They can be used in
all data groups of the application.
Foreign Data Groups
With a foreign data group, data will be connected from
The data fields of a data group can be shown in the
application structure by clicking the context menu item Show
data fields . Here you will also find the system data
(PK) (S) ID
ID of the data set
ID of the user who last edited the data set
Date of last change
ID of the user who created the data set
Date of creation
These data fields can, if desired, be additionally connected
to view elements. When creating a data set in the browser, system fields will
automatically be filled with relevant data by Intrexx.
This symbol designates view pages, on which data entered
to an application will be shown.
This designates edit pages. Edit pages are always found
within a data group. New edit pages may be entered via the context menu
of their data group.
Pages in the Application Menu
This symbol designates view or edit pages that are
connected to the application menu. These pages can be directly accessed
in the browser from the application menu. The application menu can be
changed in the properties dialog of the application node.
This symbol designates a main or edit page that has
been defined as the start page of the application. The start page will
be loaded first upon clicking on the application link in the browser,
independent of what position it takes in the application menu or
whether it is there at all. Edit pages can therefore only be defined as
the start page if they are located in data groups directly below the
The portal page is a special view page that allows an
application portal to be constructed on it.
The iMenu portlet offers the user a navigation
mode for mobile end devices such as the iPhone. The levels of hierarchy will move from
top to bottom in this mode. A Keyhole page can be
defined in the Applications module
in the following manner: Create a view page on the uppermost level of the structure view of the
application. On this page, you can now place elements (links, filtered
free tables, etc.). Klick with the right mouse button on the page and
select Keyhole iMenu from the context menu. The contents of this page will now be shown in this
portlet to the right of the name of the application. Please note that
when creating this portlet that you should show only one-line contents
on the page if possible, in order not to impact the optics, and
therefore the usefulness, of the portlet. The My Favorites portlet
also offers you the ability to show a keyhole page in addition to the
display of your favorite applications.
Edit pages with Office integration will be designated
with this symbol.
Underneath the application structure you will find the Elements area.
The elements that you will use to construct an application can be
selected here and then moved onto the workspace via drag &
The display of elements can be changed via the context
Show Icons: shows icons for the elements Show Icons and Titles: shows icons and titles of the elements Show Icons and Descriptions: shows icons and descriptions
In the Search field, you can search for elements. If you click in the
upper area on an entry, the elements in the lower area will be filtered
depending on which group has been selected.
To create a new element, please select a page in the application
structure. Depending on the type of page you selected, only the
elements which can be used for the page will be available. Next, drag
the element that you wish to create to the workspace. The borders of
the element will be shown as a preview of the element. Next, an
assistant will lead you through the creation process.
Frequently used items can be included in this area for quick and easy
access. Click on ConfigureFavorites.
Selected items are displayed in the Favorites list. This
listing can be exported in XML file format by clicking on
Export Favorites. An existing Favorites export file can be imported again by
clicking on Import Favorites.
In the right-hand area of the module Applications
you will see the workspace. The contents and appearance of the workspace will change,
depending on whether a page, data group, or the application node is
selected in the application structure. If, for example, the
application node has been highlighted, the
workspace will inform you of the application description, start page,
and additional pages of the application.
If a data group has been highlighted, the name of the corresponding
database table will be shown. All data fields and references of the
data group will be listed.
If an application page in the application structure has been selected,
elements can be assigned via drag & drop in the
If an element in the workspace is moved with the mouse to a position
that is not allowed, such as when elements overlap one another or when
the borders of the workspace have been exceeded, the border of the
element will be shown in red.
The movement will also not be executed. When the mouse button is
released, the element will be returned to its original position.
The most important properties of the elements will be output in a
quicktip upon positioning the mouse pointer on an element.
Elements with script calls or comments will be automatically designated
with a blue symbol. Edit elements for which an
entry is required (mandatory field) will be designated on the workspace
with a red symbol.
On the workspace, vertical and horizontal help lines can be inserted
via the context menu.
These help lines will be displayed in every application that is loaded
in this way. They serve to help orient the designer on all pages to
create a uniform layout. In the browser, these lines will not be
The workspace will then be given a grid on which view and edit elements
can be aligned.
Additionally, a ruler will help you to position the elements. The
current coordinates of the mouse pointer will be shown highlighted on
You can select elements in the workspace via mouse click. You can
select multiple elements by clicking with the mouse and dragging a
border around the elements, or by clicking on the elements, one after
another, while holding down the Ctrl-key.
With the context menu item Group, selected elements can be grouped together.
The group is assigned the Container_Standard style class, which uses a background shadowing.
With Grouped H1, the text of the grouped elements is automatically assigned to the H1 style class.
Transparent grouping groups the elements without background shadows. This grouping style can be used when a group of
elements should not be visible. Hidden group groups the elements and hides them.
The key combination Ctrl + a allows all elements on the workspace to be highlighted. When this is done,
elements that are found in a group will not be individually selected. If you have selected an element in a group or
have selected the group itself, the key combination Ctrl + a will highlight all additional elements in this group.
In addition to the workspace, there is also a hidden area, which
– like the workspace – can be populated with
elements. The elements defined here are not displayed on the screen. Using the
additional control Settings, which you can find in
the Design module, or with the keyboard shortcut Alt
+ h, the hidden elements can be displayed if necessary, for example, for
testing purposes. The keyboard shortcut can be configured in the internal/system/xml/misc/shortcuts.xml
In this process, the elements will be moved and configured via drag
& drop in the hidden area just as they are for visible elements. If
browser, you need to activate this setting in the Web
column. If the setting is not activated for a particular element, then
that element can only be used server-side, (e.g. in Velocity).
All hidden elements will be combined in a group. You can open the
properties dialog of the hidden group by double-clicking on the Hidden
Other groups can be created within the highest level grouping in the
hidden area, e.g. to group the hidden elements into smaller units for
Elements can be moved back and forth between the work surface and the
hidden area, using the context menu. From the hidden area, elements can
be moved onto the workspace using Drag & Drop.
Search, Notifications, Problems, Description
In the lower area you will find several tabs, which can also be shown
or hidden via the View main menu item. Here you can search through the currently opened
application by specific criteria here. This function can be very
helpful during the development process and when maintaining an
application. Whenever you double click on an entry in one of these
tabs, the corresponding element will be selected on the workspace.
In the list box several functions for the search are available. The
search string can be entered in the search field on the left hand.
Click on Search to start the search.
This function gives you the ability to make a targeted search
for an attribute value. In the expert mode, the expert attributes of
elements will be assigned values. Here all elements will be listed that
possess an expert attribute with the value that you enter in the search
Buttons / Buttons sending an e-mail
The search can be run for buttons and buttons that execute a send e-mail action.
Data Fields without Edit Control
You can search through the application for Data
fields without edit element in order to list all data fields
that are not connected to an edit element.
Elements linking to other Applications
The search for Elements linking to other
applications returns all elements that are connected to other applications, such as buttons
whose target page is found in another application, or tables that show
data from other applications.
Elements linking to Relationships
The search for Elements linking to Relationships returns
all elements that are connected to relationships.
all elements will be listed that have a script call entered in their
Elements using Style Class
Elements using style classes will find
elements that have been assigned a specific style, which you can enter
to the search field.
Elements with Comments
If you search for Elements with comments,
all elements will be listed that have been assigned comments, as long as you enter no
text to the search field. If text has been entered to the search field,
the search engine will look for elements that contain this text in
Elements without Title
Searching for Elements without title will
find all elements that have no title entered for any of the portal
The search for Groovy returns all elements that are using Groovy script.
This function will find the element with the GUID you entered
in the search field.
Searching for Velocity finds all VTL-Include view elements
integrated into the application.
On this tab messages will be printed, for example if an element cannot
be deleted because it is linked with other elements.
Here errors in the application or FIXME- or TODO comments in Scripts
will be listed.
Here you also have the ability to enter a description of the currently
selected element. This applies for all elements of an application, i.e.
pages, data groups, data fields, etc. The text that you enter here will
be entered in only one language when the application is saved.
Elements with a description will also be designated with a
symbol on the workspace.
If entering a description is not
possible, such as when multiple elements are currently selected, this
symbol will appear in the comments field.