Glossary Item Box
New – Allows you to create a new project.
Open – Opens a pre-existing project file.
Save – Saves the current project.
Save As – Saves the project under a specified name.
Print – Prints a copy of the currently displayed diagram.
Add Diagram – Allows you to add another diagram to the existing project.
Recent Projects – Displays and opens recent project files.
Exit – Quits VPL. If you have changed the diagram and not saved it, you will be asked if you want to save before exiting.
Undo – Reverses the last edit action.
Redo – Restores the last undone action.
Cut – Removes the selected object and stores on the Clipboard. You can select multiple blocks, including their connections.
Copy – Copies the selected object and stores on the Clipboard.
Paste – Inserts the last cut or copied selection.
Del – Removes the selected object(s).
Insert – Allows you to insert a new activity.
Actions and Notifications – Displays a dialog box that enables you to add or edit user activity actions, results, and notifications.
Variables – Displays a dialog box that enables you to define variables and their data type.
Connections – Displays a dialog box to edit the connections between two activities.
Data Connections – Displays a dialog box to edit the data connections for a connection.
Set Configuration – Displays the configuration pane that enables you to define service configuration and partner settings.
Toolboxes – Displays or hides the Basic Activities, Services, Project, and Properties windows.
Diagrams – Allows you to select which diagram to display (if there is more than one in the project).
Reload Services – Refreshes the list in the Services toolbox.
Grid – Displays or hides a visual grid for the diagram.
Toolbar – Displays or hides the VPL toolbar.
Align – When you select two or more activities, this option allows you to align them in the diagram to make it appear neater.
Bring to Front – Allows you to pop the selected activity to the front of the diagram if it is obscured by other activities.
Send to Back – Allows you to push the selected activity to the back of the diagram, possibly behind other activities that it is obscuring.
Compile as a Service – Compiles the current project's diagrams and user activities as a set of services. If the project specifies one or more nodes, DSS manifest and DSS deploy packages for each node will be created.
Start – Start running the current project.
Debug Start – Starts running the current project, but pauses on the first activity, and displays a Debug view (which the programmer can step through).
Run Compiled Services – This option re-runs previously compiled services. You must do a Compile as a Service again if the diagram has changed.
Run on distributed nodes – If the project specifies one or more nodes, the DSS deploy packages for each node will be deployed on the target machine and started. The project must have been compiled as a service (see the Build menu) before running on distributed nodes.
Port Settings – Displays a Dialog box that enables the programmer to set the ports which the project uses when it is run.
Contents – Displays the VPL Help file.
About – Displays copyright and version information for VPL.
VPL Reference: Utilities Overview
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