Menu bar

The default position of the menu bar is at the top of the screen.

The following options are displayed from left to right on the menu bar:


  • Exit – To exit and close Linx Application Designer.


File

Includes the standard file operations of Open, Close, Save, Save As, Recent Files and Exit.

Also includes:

  • New – To create a new Solution or to add a new project to the existing solution
  • Plugins – To open the list of Plugins from where plugins could be installed or removed. It also indicates the specific version details of each plugin.
  • Configuration – To define the location of an offline plugin repository. (This is only available to enterprise customers.)


Edit

Includes the standard edit operations of Undo, Redo, Cut, Copy, Paste and Delete.


Solution

  • Settings – To define settings (variables with default values) that can be reused at different times within the Solution.
  • Deploy – To deploy a Solution to the Linx Application Server. See details on how to deploy.


Project

  • New Folder – To add a new Folder to a Project.
  • New Process – To add a new Process to a Project. A Process is a container to which any Function, Type or other existing Process can be added. See details on how to create a process.

  • New Custom Type – To add a Custom Type to a Project. Custom Types are set up by specifying the Name, Type and Value. See details on how to create a Custom Type.

  • Import Custom Type – Import a Custom Type in the form of a supported file or enter the supported contents in the editor. Supported data types: JSON, JSON schema, XML or XML schema.

  • Flow – To view a basic process flow diagram depicting the flow between Processes and Services. Note: Process flows are only displayed if the solution contains services that can kick them off.

    Flow

  • Debug Process – To debug the Solution to ensure it performs as intended. For more on debugging, please see our Debug documentation.


Windows

  • Close All Tabs – To close all the open tabs on the main canvas.
  • Reset Panel Layout – To return to the default panel display layout.
  • Solution Explorer – To indicate (by selecting/ deselecting the associated checkbox) whether the Solution Explorer panel should be displayed or not. (In effect, this feature allows for the panel to be temporarily hidden, but can be made visible again at any time.)
  • Properties – To indicate (by selecting/ deselecting the associated checkbox) whether the Properties panel should be displayed or not. (In effect, this feature allows for the panel to be temporarily hidden, but can be made visible again at any time.)
  • Output – To indicate (by selecting/ deselecting the associated checkbox) whether the Output panel should be displayed or not. (In effect, this feature allows for the panel to be temporarily hidden, but can be made visible again at any time.)
  • Plugins – To indicate (by selecting/ deselecting the associated checkbox) whether the Plugins panel should be displayed or not. (In effect, this feature allows for the panel to be temporarily hidden, but can be made visible again at any time.)
  • Validations – To indicate (by selecting/ deselecting the associated checkbox) whether the Validations panel should be displayed or not. (In effect, this feature allows for the panel to be temporarily hidden, but it can be made visible again at any time.)


Help

  • View Help F1 – To open the Linx help site in your browser.
  • Community – To open the Linx Community Forum in your browser.
  • License – To view the details of your Linx license.
  • About – To view the version details of the Linx Application Designer. Click the version number to view the Release Notes in your browser.


Your name

The name associated with the Linx license.