The Servoy Design default perspective contains the following parts:
These are described in further detail below.
Note: When the Servoy Developer opens (after closing the Welcome window), the StartPage is shown in the Editor area. This page shows links to online Servoy resources and headlines, including the online forum, blog, new releases, and events. When closing and reopening Servoy, the perspective will load with the last set of editors that were active or loaded before closing.
The Solution Explorer view is a hierarchical tree view of all the objects available in Servoy Developer. It is central to the Servoy development environment; everything that one can do in Developer can be found in the Solution Explorer.
The Solution Explorer has two parts, the tree of objects (appears on top) and a contextual list (appears below). Depending on what is selected in the tree view, different objects will appear in the list view.
The following nodes in the Solution Explorer are of note:
Users can open and work with any resource from the Solution explorer by selecting the resource and accessing the context menu. In addition, the following toolbar at the top of Solution Explorer provides navigational functions:
Items opened from the Solution Explorer will open in an appropriate editor in the main Editor Area. For example, users can select a form to open in either a Form Editor (a graphical view of the form) or a Script Editor (a text editor). Media items will open using a supported media viewer (Servoy supports image files, and one can assign other applications to open other file types via the Preferences menu). The following editors/viewers are provided by Servoy:
Most of these editors are straightforward; special features for the Form, Script , Stylesheet , Security, Database, and i18n editors are described in further detail as separate chapters or addressed in the Programming Guide.
Once a property item is modified or set, this property is saved with no further action required.
The views underneath the Editor area include Problems, Tasks, and Bookmarks.
When activated, the Search Results view will show as a tab underneath the Editor area.
Note: To limit the Problems listed to the current solution, click on the inverted triangle at the top right of the Problems view and select Configure Contents. Check the Servoy Active Solution filter. This process only needs to be set once after Servoy installation, and will apply to all solutions from then on.
Other views are available via the menu item Window > Show View. Newly activated views are typically shown on the right panel (as a tab next to Properties), but users can drag the tab to any desired location in the perspective. Once a view is active, it will remain in the perspective even when Servoy is closed and reopened. The default Servoy Design perspective can be reset at any time using Window > Reset Perspective, provided the modified perspective was not saved as the default Servoy Design perspective.
Commonly used Eclipse views include the Project Explorer and Navigator. For more information, visit the Help menu.