Service Studio 5.1 Help
About the Link Widget
In your web screens you can submit data, execute an action or navigate in your web flow. This behavior is implemented by the Button widget or by the Link widget.
The difference between these two widgets, besides their look and feel, is that in the Link widget you can decide whether the input values provided by the end-user are submitted or not. How?
To create a link in your web screen, you can drag the Link widget from the Widgets toolbar or do one of the following:
Right-click on your text and select the option Link to...;
Right-click on a Expression widget and select the option Link to...;
Right-click on an image and select the option Link to....
In these situations, a Link widget is inserted in your web screen. Simply use the right-click options to select the Link widget or the original widget.
If you want to remove the link and just have original elements, right-click on the Web Link widget and select the Unlink operation.
The Destination property of the Link widget allows you specify the flow of your eSpace. To specify the destination of the Link widget, you can:
Set the Destination property to the suitable value. How?
In the Web Content Canvas, right-click on the Link widget and select the suitable destination.
Use IntelliWarpTM to create a link to a new element that is automatically created and designed for you by the Service Studio. Learn more about Using IntelliWarp.
Possible Destinations of a Link
The possible destinations of a Link are:
Action: Simply select the action from all the screen actions created for the current screen. The possible actions are: (New Action), which creates a new screen action and all the screen actions of the current screen, sorted by name. The action is executed immediately after the end-user clicks on the link widget. In the action flow decide the screen where the flow continues through the Destination element or, refresh parts of the current screen using the Ajax Refresh Tool.
Web Screen: Simply select the screen from all the possible screens available. The possible screens are: the (Current Screen), the web screens graphically connected to the current screen, sorted by name, or you can choose the (Another Destination) option to use a screen that is not connected yet. See Select Destination Window.
If the destination of your Link widget has input parameters, you have to specify the values that you want to send to that screen or action. This is done by specifying the Arguments property of the widget. How?
If you double-click on a Link widget, in your screen flow, Service Studio automatically opens the destination of that widget: either a screen or an action flow.
To improve the interaction with the user, you can specify a default link, invoked when the end-user presses ENTER. See Default Button or Link.
This widget has Ajax capabilities. Learn more About Rich Web Screens using Ajax.
Layout of Web Widgets | Link Widget Properties | Different Behaviors of Link Widget | Apply Web Styles