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Applications view

This section provides a detailed description of the Applications view. This view essentially provides a means for you to manage your Applications.


  • The Application view will be empty following a new installation

Shortcut menu

The following shortcut menu items are available in the view, depending on the item you right click:


Edit Use this option to modify the properties of your Application. The Application editor will be displayed.
Stop Managing Application Please see Stop Managing an Application for more information.
Backup Application Please see Backup an Application for more information.
Rename Application Use this option to rename your Application. A dialog box will be displayed enabling you to input the new name for your Application. Renaming an Application will also rename it in the Source Code Delivery Folder and therefore in the CAST AIC Portal.
Delivery Refresh Use this option to refresh the current status of your source code Deliveries. The CAST Management Studio will connect directly to the Source Code Delivery Folder (see Preferences - Platform Setting for more information) to obtain up-to-date information.
Add version Please see Add version.
Current Version Clean up  Analysis Units Please see Clean up Analysis Units
Function Points - Open Transaction Configuration Center Use this option to launch the CAST Transaction Configuration Center where you can calibrate Function Point measurements.
Execute Take a snapshot of the Application Please see Generate a Snapshot.
Open CAST Portal Use this option to access your CAST Portal - i.e. the CAST Engineering Dashboard. The CAST Management Studio will attempt to access the URL defined in the Dashboard Service editor for your portal (as such your default browser will be launched).


  • If no portal is defined in the URL field in the in the associated Dashboard Service editor and you select Open CAST Portal anyway, the CAST Management Studio will launch a temporary CAST Engineering Dashboard. This is primarily for validating a Snapshot. The portal is run on a JVM launched by the CAST Management Studio, hence an additional "java.exe" process will be displayed in Windows Task Manager. The JVM is killed when the CAST Management Studio is closed.
Upload Snapshots to Measurement Service Please see the Execute tab in the Application editor for more information.
Analysis Run Analysis only Please see Run analysis.
Test Analysis Will run an analysis on the current Application and all child Analysis Units but no results will be saved to the CAST Analysis Service.

This is purely for testing the analysis can run without error: you can consult the log files to resolve an issue before you use the run an analysis option or Generate a Snapshot, both of which will save the results to the Analysis Service.

Drop Analysis Results Please see Drop Analysis Results.
Review Dynamic Links Please see Reviewing Dynamic Links.
View execution unit This option will display an XML/HTML based report (in your browser) listing the Analysis Units that are part of the current Application's Execution Unit:

Please see Working with Execution Units for more information.

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Edit Use this option to modify the properties of your Delivery Unit. A generic editor will be displayed.
Add Application Use this option to start managing an Application. Please see Manage an Application for more information.
Import an Application backup Please see Import an Application Backup for more information.
Application view buttons

The following buttons are available in the view:

Use this option to start managing an Application. Please see Manage an Application for more information.
View Menu > Alternative method for accessing toolbar buttons
Minimize > Minimize the entire window
Maximize > Maximize the entire window
See Also

Pending Deliveries view| Technologies view

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