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Create or Modify a Layout

In Reflection, the size, location, and arrangement of the workspace and any open terminal or Web session documents can be saved to a layout file. When opened, a layout automatically opens and arranges all documents saved to the layout, opens and positions any docked panes (such as Scratch Pad or Screen History), and connects session documents to configured hosts.

If the workspace is configured to display documents as tabs, you can create a name for each tab. This can be useful when you use two different applications on one host. You can create a session document that connects to that host, then open the document twice, add a different name to each tab, and then save your layout.

In addition, by using layout files, you can access the Reflection .NET API in multiple instances of Reflection simultaneously.

Note: If you already have terminal session or Web session documents open when you open a layout, the layout opens in a new workspace.

By saving terminal sessions you use regularly to a layout, you can open them all at once, arranged as you prefer, just by opening the layout.

To create a layout

  1. Open the documents and any docked panes you want to include in the layout.
  2. (Optional) To access multiple layouts using the Reflection .NET API, enter the necessary API settings as follows:
    1. Open the Layout Settings dialog box.
    2. Enter the appropriate values for the server and channel name.
  3. (Optional) If the workspace is configured to display documents as tabs, you can add a descriptive label to each document tab:
    1. Right-click the session tab, and then choose Tab Properties.
    2. In the Name box, type in the name that you want to appear on the tab, and then click OK.
  4. Adjust the size and position of the workspace, as needed.
  5. Save the layout.
  6. Name and save the layout file to a trusted location, and then click Save.

    If you haven't saved the session documents, you are prompted to do so.

To modify a saved layout

  • To save changes to a layout, save it again using the same name.

    Note: Reflection doesn't prompt you to save changes to a layout.

Related Topics

Open a Layout

Tab Properties Dialog Box

Layout Settings Dialog Box