Design Studio User's Guide
Drag and Drop a Step
Adding a New Connection
You can also create new connections using the mouse. Place the cursor near the end of a step so that an
indicator appears (an orange circle with a green halo). Click on the indicator and a new arrow will appear.
Keep the left mouse button pressed; move the mouse and a new connection will follow your mouse when
you move this around (see image below). New indicators will appear and you can then move the mouse
to one of these and drop the new connection end point there by letting go of the left mouse button.
Adding a New Connection
Undoing and Redoing Changes
Everything you do when you edit a robot you can undo and redo. So you don't have to fear accidentally
dropping a step at a wrong position or deleting a connection. You can always just press Ctrl-Z (or click
the icon) one or more times to undo what you just did and you can press Ctrl-Y (or click the icon) to
redo (if you happened to undo too much).
While you edit your robot, the Robot View will validate your steps and any invalid steps are underlined
in red. If you move the mouse to an invalid step, an explanation of why the step is invalid is shown.
The Windows View
The Windows View is located below the Robot View in the Robot Editor. In the Windows View, you
view part of the current robot state — that is, the part of the robot state that has to do with the loaded
pages. The state that is shown is the input state to the current step.
In the Windows View, you see the Page Views of the windows in the current robot state. When loading
from a URL, several windows may be opened, each containing a page. The current window is marked with
an arrow. For each window, the Page View is split into several sub views depending on the type of the
page, e.g. if the loaded page is an HTML page the Page View has sub views that reflects this. There are
four types of pages, but essentially only two different types of Page View. The page types HTML, XML
and Binary use the same view and the Excel page type has its own specialized Page View. The following
two sections describes these two Page Views.
If you want to see the Cookies View of the state of the current step you can open the Cookies Dialog from
Similarly, you can open the Authentications Dialog from the View menu to see the authentications of
the current state.