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Altova MobileTogether Designer

The Page Sources Pane (screenshot below) is where page sources are managed. These page sources provide both (i) the structure of data trees used in the design, as well as (ii) the data held in the data trees.

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The pane provides the following main functionality:

 

Displays all the page sources of the page currently selected in the Pages Pane

Displays all the namespaces declared for the active project

Enables page sources to be added to the page, via the toolbar's Add Source icon

Enables namespaces to be added to the project, via the toolbar's Add Namespace icon

Enables the default data file of a page source to be set. The data file provides the data that goes into the nodes of the page source

Enables elements and attributes to be added to a tree, relative to the selected node

Enables elements and attributes to be given fixed values or XPath-generated values on page load

Enables the default XPath context node to be set (the highlighted node in the screenshot above). The selected node will be the context node for all XPath expressions defined for that page

Enables nodes to be associated with controls in the page design. This is done by dragging the node onto the control. The associated node (called the page source link) is displayed in bold. When you hover over such a node in the page source tree, a popup provides information about the associated control/s in the design. Controls that are associated with a page source link have an icon at the control's top left. Hovering over the icon displays information about the associated page source link.

Enables items in the pane (namespaces, trees, elements, and attributes) to be deleted

 

For detailed information about how to manage and work with page sources, see the section, Page Sources (Data Sources).

 

Manually creating a tree structure

Elements and attributes can be added relative to any node in a tree structure (including the root node), and they can be deleted. Select a node in a page source, and click the appropriate toolbar command (see toolbar screenshot below). Temporary elements and attributes are intended to hold data used for calculations or data that for any other reason should not be saved to file. The data of temporary nodes is not saved.

MTPageSourcesToolbar

Icon

Command

Does this...

ic_AddSource

Add Source

Displays the Add Page Source dialog. A root node is created for the page source that is added. Only one child element can be added to a root node.

ic_AddNamespace

Add Namespace

Inserts or appends a namespace declaration under the Namespace entry. Edit the default prefix if you want, and enter a namespace.

ic_AddElement

Add Element

Inserts, appends, or adds a child element relative to the selected node.

ic_AddAttribute

Add Attribute

Inserts, appends, or adds a child attribute relative to the selected node.

ic_delete

Delete

Deletes the selected node.

 

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