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The Home Panel is a multipurpose panel with a variety of possible uses. You could use it to:
Identify your organization.
Publish a disclaimer.
Introduce the application.
Provide instructions for working with the application.
Provide hyperlinks that run viewer commands or workflows. For information, see Ways to Configure Hyperlinks in the Viewer in the Geocortex Essentials documentation.
You can configure the viewer to show the Home Panel when the user launches the viewer. In this case, the Panel serves as a welcome page.
The contents of the Home Panel are defined using HTML markup. The contents can include text, images, and UI elements like buttons and links that launch web pages, invoke commands, and run workflows. Initially, the Home Panel contains placeholder text to help give you ideas for how you might use the Panel.
Home Panel in the Desktop interface (rear), and in the Handheld interface
The Home Panel is implemented by the Info Module.
The Home Panel was introduced in version 1.3 of the HTML5 Viewer.
To open an HTML5 Viewer's Home Panel page in Manager:
In the side panel, click Home Panel.
The Home Panel page opens.
The Home Panel page has the following settings:
Include Home Panel: When this checkbox is selected, the Home Panel is available in the viewer. If you do not want the viewer to have a Home Panel, clear the checkbox. By default, the viewer has a Home Panel.
Open Home Panel by Default: When this checkbox is selected:
In the Handheld interface, the Home Panel displays instead of the map when the viewer launches.
In the Desktop and Tablet interfaces, the Data Frame has a tab for the Home Panel when the viewer launches. The user can click to see the Home Panel if the Data Frame is closed. Alternatively, the user can click the Home button in the toolbar to see the Home Panel.
You can configure the Data Frame to open when the viewer launches by selecting the Open By Default checkbox on the Look and Feel page in Essentials.
By default, the Open Home Panel by Default checkbox is not selected.
If you clear the Open Home Panel by Default checkbox but leave the Include Home Panel checkbox selected, the user can click the Home button in the toolbar to open the Home Panel.
Title: The title that appears at the top of the Home Panel.
If your viewer is going to be available in more than one language, enter the text key that the Home Panel title is assigned to. See Configure User Interface Text for more information on using text keys.
The default title is
Content: The HTML markup that defines the contents of the Home Panel. The Content box provides a Rich Text Editor with a toolbar at the top. By default, the Rich Text Editor is open in the Content box.
If the Rich Text Editor does not have a particular tool that you want, or you prefer to work directly in the HTML markup, click the Show Source icon at the end of the toolbar. This displays the HTML markup in the Content box, so you can edit the HTML markup directly.
To return to the Rich Text Editor, click the icon again. You can switch between the Rich Text Editor and the HTML markup as many times as you want.
You can use a valid text key for the content as long as there are no spaces or HTML markup surrounding the text key. For more information on using text keys, see Configure User Interface Text.
To configure the Home Panel:
On the Home Panel page, select the Include Home Panel checkbox.
If you want the Data Frame to have a tab for the Home Panel when the user launches the viewer, select the Show Home Panel checkbox.
In the Title box, type the title that you want to appear at the top of the Home Panel. You can use a text key or the literal text.
In the Content box, create the contents of the Home Panel.
Use the Rich Text Editor that displays by default, or click the Show Source icon to work in the HTML markup.
Click Apply Changes.
If you want the user to see the Home Panel when the Desktop or Tablet interface launches, you must configure the Data Frame to open:
The Handheld interface does not have a Data Frame; if you want the Home Panel to be the first thing the user sees when the viewer launches, all you have to do is select Include Home Panel and Show Home Panel.
Click Look and Feel in the side panel.
The Look and Feel page opens.
In the Data Frame area, select the Open By Default checkbox.
Click Apply Changes.