Web Pages Folder

IWS also enables you to save screens in the HTML format. You cannot create the HTML pages contained in the Web folder directly; instead they are generated from pre-existing screens.

To create an HTML page, you must first create a screen. Configure a screen as you usually would (create objects, add properties, and so on) but keep in mind that this screen will become a Web page. Save the screen as usual when you finish. Then, with the screen still open, click Save As HTML on the Application menu.

The Web pages that are generated when you click Save As HTML are independent of the screen files from which they were generated. Consequently, if you change that screen, the changes will not appear on the Web page until you click Save As HTML again.
To view your Web pages during runtime, you must first configure the project settings (Thin Client on the Project tab of the ribbon).
Figure 1. Project Settings dialog — Web tab

  1. Open the dialog and type the IP address (from which to run the project) in the Data Server IP Address field.
  2. Type a value in the Send Period (ms) field to specify the send period (in milliseconds) used to exchange data between the Server and the Thin Client stations.
  3. In the URL field, enter the address of the project file using the following format:
    http://IP address of the server/path from the server root to the directory containing your Web pages/project name.app

    You can also enter a local file path using the following format:

    file:///volume name/path to the directory containing your Web pages/project name.app
  4. Click (enable) the following checkboxes if applicable:
    • Disable Remote Client Commandscheckbox: Click (enable) this box to prevent a remote client from issuing commands from your Thin Client to your Server.
    • Enable ToolTipscheckbox: Click (enable) this box to see Windows ToolTips when viewing the project screens on the Thin Client (browser).
    • Auto Screen Scalingcheckbox: Click (enable) this box to automatically scale screens displayed in a Browser window.

      Enable this parameter if you are running remotely on a Thin Client, and you want IWS to scale screens automatically when you resize the Browser window.

    • Enable File Compressioncheckbox: Click (enable) this box to compress the files stored in the Web sub-folder of your project folder. This option is useful for reducing download time, particularly if you have a slow connection between your Server and the Thin Client.
  5. Click the IP Security button to open the IP Security dialog (see figure). Use the parameters on this dialog to specify the range of IP addresses for the computers that are allowed to access the project as Thin Clients.
    Figure 2. IP Security dialog

    When the Edit pane parameters become active, type IP addesses in the From and To fields to specify the IP address range. Use the Add and Remove buttons to move the IP addresses into the IP Address Range list. IWS permits the computers listed in this pane to access the project as Thin Clients

  6. To enable logging for the Thin Client, move to the Log pane and click (enable) the Enable checkbox and type a file name into the Filename field to generate a log file on the Thin Client station. You can use this log file for debugging purposes.
  7. Click OK to close the Project Settings dialog.
Note: If you change any of the Web information on the Project Settings dialog, you must re-verify the project for the new setting to take effect. To verify the project, click Verify on the Home tab of the ribbon. (If you have any windows open in the development system, IWS prompts you close them before you verify the project).

Also, because the Web pages display information from the project through the Web server, you must be running the runtime system, Web server, and the TCP/IP server to view your Web pages.