Logi Studio General Features
Logi Studio provides development convenience and efficiency. It includes many features added in direct response to requests from our developer community. General features include:
- Wizards - More than 50 wizards are provided to help you create applications and visualizations, and to accomplish other activities.
- Multiple-Document Editor - The Workspace panel allows multiple files of different file types to be opened simultaneously, including report and process definitions, style sheets, script files, and XML data files. Elements and attribute values can be easily copied between definitions.
- Support File Editing - Studio's internal support file editor provides improved editing and intelligent formatting of the source material based on file type. Features include line numbering, collapsible code regions, and syntax-specific highlighting.
- Global Search and Replace - The editor's Find and Replace feature supports current document and cross-document searching using a variety of criteria.
- Attribute Spy - This feature displays in the element tree, next to all relevant elements, their values for a selected attribute. For example, this feature allows you to quickly see which style class has been assigned to each element.
- Tree-based Element Selection - Child elements can be selected and added to the element tree either from the Element Toolbox panel or by right-clicking a parent element and selecting from the popup menu that appears.
- Intelligent Code and Token Completion - The task of entering tokens in attribute values is simplified by this feature, which dynamically presents selection lists for token types and appropriate identifiers in a drop-down list.
- Attribute Value Selection Lists - Values can be selected from drop-down lists for attributes with discrete sets of value options, such as True/False, Percent/Pixels, etc.
- Color Picker Tool - Attribute color values can be selected from a "color picker" tool, which can be opened from the attribute value.
- Theme Editor - An editor that allows you to create custom Themes, based on the provided standard Themes, by selecting colors, typography, and more in an easy-to-use interface.
- Test Parameters Panel - Parameters used in previews and tests remain accessible for easy use in the Test Parameters panel.
- Element Copy/Paste and Drag/Drop - Multiple elements can be selected at once in the element tree and copied, moved, or deleted.
- Query Tools - The SQL Query Builder is a separate dialog box that allows queries to be created from graphic table representations, using drag-and-drop techniques. SQL statements can be extended across multiple lines, allowing more complex statements. In addition, statements can be tested by selecting them and pressing F5; the operation will be limited to just the selected portions of the query statement.
- Attribute Display Order - Element attributes can be viewed listed either in functional groups or sorted alphabetically.
- Database Browser - This handy utility launches from the toolbar and allows browsing of the structure and data in connected databases. It's also a non-modal window, so it can be kept open and referred to it while working with elements and attributes.
- Style Class Selector - This utility, shown as the first option in a the drop-down list of available classes for any Class attribute, appears as a dialog box and displays available classes and previews their effects as each is selected. Classes can also be edited right in place in the dialog box.
- Deployment Tool - Allows you to easily deploy Logi applications by copying their files to local or shared network drives, or using one of three flavors of FTP (regular, SSL, or SSH).
Detailed information about how to use Studio is available in Using Logi Studio.