Understanding Orienteer UI

The Orienteer UI is based on HTML5. Its adoptive design makes Orienteer suitable for desktop, tablet and mobile devices.

Pages and perspectives

An Orienteer app is displayed as a set of pages. Some pages are common for all Orienteer apps, like "Users" or "Classes". Other pages are specific to particular apps. You can access pages by clicking their links (e.g. on the menu) and via their URLs. Here you can check URLs of common Orienteer app pages.

Perspectives are used to personalize UI for different user roles. For example, in your app, you may have 1) a perspective for executive managers with business analysis dashboards and 2) another perspective for customer service operators with their everyday operational activities. A perspective defines menu structure and generic UI properties, like user's home page.

Example (the default perspective in Orienteer):

To switch between perspectives, click on the top right and select the one you need.

Tabs, dashboards and widgets

What the user sees on a page is a dashboard. On a dashboard, there can be several widgets that display a variety of data. These may be lists, tables, graphs, custom widgets developed for a particular app. Selecting other tabs on the page, a user will see other widgets.

Example: the default dashboard of a class, on its default tab, contains several widgets: Configuration, Properties, Indexes, Custom properties. The user can also select between tabs: Configuration, Localization, Security, Subclasses.

To add new widgets, re-size and move them around on the dashboard, click on the top right of the dashboard.

You can add pre-defined Orienteer widgets only to particular pages. The set of these pages is called a wiget's scope.

Page URL Scope in Orienteer 1.1
ODocumentPage /doc/<rid> Schema class of a document
BrowseOClassPage /browse/<class name> Schema class
SchemaPage /schema or /classes Global
OClassPage /classes/<class name> Global
OPropertyPage /property/<class name>/<property name> Global
OIndexPage /index/<index name> Global

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