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Layout Templates

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Overview

Layout Templates – Dialogs, Previews, Wizards, Landing Pages, and Dataset Views - are Solution Builder entities that allow users to easily create the UI of their Applications without any (or with only minor) coding involved.

 

To create a Layout Template for a page, in Administration, under User Interface > Layouts:
 

  • Select the type of the Layout: Dialog, Dataset View, Preview, Wizard, or Landing Page;
     
  • Fill out and save the provided form: here you will need to provide not only certain basic entity related data, such as the Name and Description for the entity, but also certain previously created Master Data, such as a Configuration Item;
     
  • Design the look and feel of the new entity (a Dialog, Preview, Wizard, or a Landing Page) in the Layout Designer.


Most of the layouts available in the Solution Builder are pretty much self-explanatory. Thus, when building your Application, you would select “Dialogs” from the Layouts list to create a Dialog. You will then use this Dialog to create and subsequently edit new entities, such as Licenses, Contracts, and what not in your own Application built with the help of the Solution Builder.

Likewise, you would select “Previews” to create a Preview for an entity. The Preview you create for an entity, such as a License or a Contract, allows you to preview the entity you select in the grid. You will not be able to edit the selected item from the Preview dialog, and will need to open the Edit dialog instead. On the plus side, the Preview dialog opens up way faster than the Edit dialog. In other words, Previews and Dialogs are two separate entities with different purposes.

Click the Wizards navigation item in the Navigation Panel on the left of the screen to create a Wizard.
Wizards, unlike dialogs, usually consist of several steps and have buttons at the bottom, such as NEXT, BACK, and CANCEL, which allow the user to navigate the wizards.

 

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