The Outline view in the IBM® WebSphere® Portlet Factory perspective displays the builder call list for the model that you selected in the edit area.
The builder call list for the currently selected model is a listing by number, name, or type, of each builder call in the model. Builder calls that are profiled display a profile icon. With icons in the view toolbar, you can readily generate the current model or add a builder call to the model.
The Outline view supports a popup menu that lets you manage a builder call in the list by selecting it and using the available commands (for example, cut, copy, and paste).
In the builder call list, you can drag and drop the builder calls to reorder them. The number sign (#
) in the builder call list indicates the numeric order of the builder call. The order of builder calls in the list is important because, if a builder call is dependent on another builder call later in the list, the call fails. Disabled builder calls are greyed-out.
is the designation that you can enter as the Name
input in the builder. If you do not enter a name, one is generated based on the page location or displayed as <No Name>
. Under Type
is the designation of the actual builder as selected in the builder picker. Another column indicates whether the builder call has an associated profile.
In the Outline view toolbar, a View menu provides commands to manage the builder call list. The Expand All
command displays all builder call entries. The Collapse All
command hides builder call entries under their categories. This is useful for shortening lengthy lists. The following commands are available.
Link with Application Tree
At the end of the View menu, a list of names suggests builders that you might want to add to your model. Simply clicking the builder name adds the builder to your model and opens the builder call editor in the editor area.
Use the Group By
command in the View menu to select an arrangement of builder calls in the list. You have the following options.
You select the category. You can hide all the builder calls in that category. Drag and drop of builder calls assigns category values.Comment
Similar to group by Category but any Comment builders in the list are used as the categories. Dependency
Order is based on the dependency information in the Application Tree. For example, Service Operations appear under their Service Definition. Drag and drop are disabled. None
Use default ordering by inserted position. Drag and drop are enabled only if sorting is by number. Type
Similar to Sort by type, except that you can hide entire groups. Drag and drop are disabled.
The Sort by
command lets you arrange the list display in various ways. The default is numerical order. You can also click the column titles to sort the builder call list.
command opens a Search Builder Call List dialog in which you specify a criterion and a string to use to search inputs in builders. You can specify one of the following criteria.
does not contain
Select Perform case sensitive search?
to have the search match the case of letters in the text that you specify. Use the icon to the right of the text box to clear the content of the search string.
The command finds the builders that have inputs matching your criterion and string and displays only their calls in the builder call list. To restore the full builder call list when you are done, specify start with
and an empty string and click OK
Link with Application Tree
The column that contains an arrow icon for each listed builder call lets you link to related elements in other views. Click this arrow to highlight related elements in the Application Tree and Pages views. This feature also displays and highlights code in the Source view and the related object in the Design view. If you set Link with Application Tree
in the View pull-down menu, the Application Tree view, Pages view, Source view, and Design view highlighting changes each time you select a different builder call in the list. With the command set, the arrow icon does not appear in the column. The command is not set by default, because it adds performance overhead to the IBM WebSphere Portlet Factory Designer.
Use the Columns
command in the View menu to control the order and appearance of the columns in the builder call list.
Builder call list
The builder call list contains all the builder calls that define your model.
Builder call popup menu
If you right-click in the Outline view, you open a popup menu that lets you manage the builder call list and perform other operations on builder calls.
Parent topic: The IBM WebSphere Portlet Factory interface