Main Tabs

Modified on Wed, 19 Jan 2022 at 03:46 PM


Main Tabs

Each module within ManagementStudio presents detailed information in tabs that are relevant to the data that it contains. For example, an application's installation pre-requisites would be captured in the Discovery tab.  The majority of tabs are predefined for a specific functionality and can be hidden, made visible or renamed with the Administration view.  Custom Tabs are also supported to cater for customer-specific information.

The Applications module is used here to illustrate the concept of Tabs, although the principles also apply to all modules within ManagementStudio.

An example of Tabs used in the Application module

The Tabs can be updated by switching to the Administration view:

  • Click the Administration menu item from the bottom of the vertical menu on the left of the application window.
  • Choose the module to update (in this example, Applications), and select Main Tabs from the following screen.

Editing Main Tabs

The numbers in the following text refer to the highlighted items in the image above.

  • Save Changes (1) commits the changes to the database.
  • Cancel Changes (1) to discard the changes and reload values from the previous save.
  • Toolbar icons (2), from left to right:
    • Search
    • Clear search
    • Toggle column group bar on and off (off by default) to enable grid to be grouped by a particular heading
    • Select All - highlights all entries in the main table
    • Select None - deselects all selections in the main table 
    • Invert - inverts the items selected in the main grid
    • Pivot to table
    • Pivot to chart
    • Copy to clipboard
    • Export to Excel
    • Export to CSV
  • Main grid (3):
    • Internal Name refers to the name used internally by ManagementStudio. This value can not be changed.
    • Display Name is the human-friendly text of the Tab as seen by the user when navigating the details.  To change this value, click the cell and replace the text.
    • Visible determines whether the tab is visible in the details panel.
    • Order is a numerical value that represents the item's position in the list. 0 (zero) places the item at the top of the list.
    • When changing any values in the main grid, use Save Changes to commit the changes to the database.

Enabling the Hidden Tab

The visibility of the Hidden Tab is set using the process defined above, however, the tab is also governed by additional permissions to determine which users have access.  These permissions are defined in Role Groups and are set on an individual module level.  E.g. A user might have permission to access the Hidden Tab in User Migrations but not Deployment Units.

Custom Tabs

Custom Tabs are useful for storing additional information about a project that doesn't fit any of the pre-built tabs.  For example, an application might need a tab dedicated to the settings required to publish the application using virtualisation technology.  

Creating a Custom Tab is a two-part process that involves enabling the tab and building the content.  To enable a Custom Tab:

  • Scroll to the relevant custom tab, either CustomTab1 or CustomTab2 (1).
  • Click the grey text in the Display Name column and enter the name of the Custom Tab (2).
  • Ensure that Visible (3) is enabled.
  • Update the Order (4) if necessary.
  • Click Save Changes (5) to create the new Custom Tab

To build the fields that will be used by the Custom Tab, please refer to Custom Forms.

Further Support

If you require further support, please visit ManagementStudio's Service Desk to search the knowledge base or create a new support ticket.