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Project Window Help

This page is intended to manage the Valentina Projects (*.vsp files). The project is a container file for Valentina reports and auxiliary elements as datasources and queries. So, the project window - is a special browser for *.vsp files.

Project Window

Project Window

Project Tree

In the project tree is showing the content of the project file. There are several project items:

Item Icon Description
Datasource Datasource Icon The reference to database (Local or Remote)
Folder Folder Icon The container for project items.
Form Form Icon The Valentina Form instance.
Query Query Icon The special object containing the SQL query and specific parameters to get data from the datasource.
Report Report Icon The Valentina Report instance.
Script Script Icon The file with JS script.

Toolbar

Toolbar shows a different set of buttons depending on the type of the selected object:

  • Create – Shows the drop-down list, with names of objects to create. To create a necessary object – just select it in the list.
  • Edit… – Invokes the dialog to edit the selected object.
  • Execute – Executes selected form.
  • Export – Exports the current report to one of the supported formats.
  • Print – Opens a print dialog for currently selected report.
  • Browser – Generates current report as HTML and opens it in the browser.

Project Browser

The browser shows content of selected container (project or folder) in the tree.

Contextual Menus

Here described the contextual menu of project items and window areas.

Create

This menu appears, when the user selects the submenu Create in the contextual menu for the project item, or in the browser's whitespace.

Project Window - Menu Create

  • Folder – Create a new folder as a child for the selected item (project or another folder).
  • Datasource – Invokes the Create Datasource Dialog to create a new datasource.
  • Form – Opens the Form Editor to create a new form.
  • Label – Opens the Report Editor to create a new label.
  • Query – Invokes the Create Query Dialog to create a new query.
  • Report – Opens the Report Editor to create a new report.
  • Script – Opens a Script Editor where you can start type JS script and save into project.


Project

This menu appears, when the user makes right click on the project item.

Project Window - Menu Project

  • Create – Shows the Create Item Menu.
  • Show On Disc – Opens the system file manager in the location where stored the current project.
  • Paste – Insert copied items.


Item

This menu appears, when the user makes right click on the project child (datasource, query…).

Project Window - Menu Item

  • Cut – Cuts the selected item.
  • Copy – Copies the selected item.
  • Duplicate – Makes duplicate of the selected item in the current project.
  • Delete… – Removes the selected item from the project.

Browser

This menu appears, when the user makes right click on the browser's or tree's whitespace.

Project Window - Menu Browser

  • Create – Shows the Create Item Menu.
  • Paste – Insert copied items.
  • Select All – Selects all objects in the panel.
  • Refresh – Refreshes the content of the project.