The Resource Editor allows you to edit the properties of a resource that belongs to your extension. This editor is displayed when a resource is selected in the Resources tree or in the Multi-tab Editor.

Resource Storage

The value of the Deploy Action property indicates where the resource is stored when the eSpace that added a reference to this extension is published. The next table describes the possible values, their behavior, and in what types of files they should be used.

Deploy Action

Description

Files extensions

Copy to Binaries directory

The resources are copied to the Platform Server where the eSpace is published. The files are stored in the following directory, under the eSpace directory:

  • bin2 directory for a .NET application server.

  • WEB-INF/lib directory for a J2EE application server.

Files stored in this directory are not accessible through the Internet browser.

dll, config, manifest, jar

Copy to Application directory

The resources are copied to the Platform Server where the eSpace is published. The files are stored in the eSpace directory

css, js, asmx, aspx

Copy to Images directory

The resources are copied to the Platform Server where the eSpace is published. The files are stored in the img directory under the eSpace directory.

bmp, eps, jpg, jpeg, gif, tiff, ico and other image format files

Ignore

The resources are not copied to the Platform Server. They belong to the extension but are not available in the server.

source files (cs or java), documentation, etc

You can change the Deploy Action property but this operation should be done with care because if a dll or a jar is not copied to the Binaries directory, the eSpace won't be able to use the actions implemented by that dll or jar.

Comparing with Template

Integration Studio has the necessary mechanisms for merging the changes in Integration Studio and the IDE, through the Update Source Code operation.

The Resources tree contains the Compare With Template operation, which allows you to compare the differences between the resource file, stored in the file system, and the template file.

To use this operation, you have to specify the Compare files using parameter in the Options Window.

The "Compare With Template" operation is very useful if the changes made in the extension elements are more complex and it becomes impossible to merge the two definitions. For example, if you changed the name of an element, it is not possible for the merge operation to relate the two elements.

Change a Resource's Properties

You can change the properties of a resource at any time. Simply double-click in the resource in the Resources tree or select the resource in the Multi-tab editor, if the resource editor is already opened.

Import Details

This button is enabled when this resource was added due to importing actions from a .NET assembly and displays a report where you can check for additional information. The following information is displayed:

Resource <resource name> : <additional information>

See Also

Add a Resource | Resources tree