Tools > Options > Property & Code Viewer
This page provides an explanation of the various options that can be set to optimize and modify the display mode in the application and in the Code Viewer.
|Automatically Refresh Property|| Selecting this option will force the Property Window to automatically refresh. For example, when the tab is active and displaying information relative to an object in the Graphical View, if you then select another object in the Graphical View, the Object Properties tab will refresh and display the new information. |
When left blank, the Object Properties tab will NOT refresh when another object is selected in the Graphical View.
|Report Options...||Clicking this button will launch the HTML Report Configuration dialog box, which is explained in more detail here.|
|Automatically Refresh Code Viewer|| Selecting this option will force the Code Viewer to automatically refresh. For example, with the option selected, every time an object is selected in the Graphical View, the Code Viewer window will update to show the object's code. |
Beware that selecting this option can cause a slight loss in performance - the Code Viewer will be constantly updating.
|When you click the Report Options button in the Property section, the following dialog box will be launched. This enables you to define what a generated report will look like. |
This dialog box enables you to insert your own header and/or footer into the report displayed in the Drop Objects dialog box.
To enable headers and footers:
You can include HTML tags in your header and/or footer if, for example, you want to format the text in any way. Make sure you select the appropriate Header contains HTML tag option. If you include text only in a header and/or footer, the text will be displayed in the format defined in the style sheet selected in the main Report option dialog box.
Example text: <a href="">text0</a>
This Advanced Configuration dialog box enables you to manage and organize existing (default) Report Templates and also add custom Report Templates. In essence, the templates govern what the Report will actually look like (above and beyond a simple style sheet). Each object type can have its own template, thus rendering identification easier.
Left-Hand Object Type Column
The Object Type column on the left-hand side of the dialog box displays an exhaustive list of ALL the object types (both Client and Server) that are present in your Knowledge Base. By default, each object type will have a number of templates assigned to it. By clicking on a specific object type in this column, the templates that are assigned to it will be displayed in the Templates List (top right of dialog box) explained below.
Templates files for Objects tab
As mentioned above, this section displays all the Templates stored on your PC (these Templates will be supplied with the all the main CAST files) that are assigned to the specific object you clicked in the left-hand Object Type Column. The Templates are placed in order of use: the uppermost Template will be the one that is used when you launch the Report.
If you want to select a different Template to be used during the HTML Report, click the one you require in the list to highlight it, then click the Up arrow button - it will then be moved to the top of the list. Similarly, you can use the Down arrow button to move a selected Template down a level.
Default Template filename
This heading, directly under the Templates list, refers to the default name that Enlighten will search for when looking for objects assigned to different object types.
In the screen shot above, Enlighten will search for and display any Templates conforming to Server_Table_#.hsq - where the # equals a number.
Property Files for Objects
This tab governs the content of the Property Window. This tab will contain a list that is identical to the Templates Files for Objects tab (described above) with the addition of a check box next to a template name. Selecting an item in the list will ensure that that particular template is used when the Properties Window is refreshed. By default all items will be selected. The idea behind this feature is to enable you to reduce the contents of the Properties Window if you find that it is taking a long time to display its contents.
See the above table for information about options and buttons in this tab.
Click Close once you are satisfied with any changes you make. This will return you to the main dialog box.