Experimental Features

Experimental Features are pre-release versions that you can enable to try out and share feedback about. Based on the usage and feedback the feature(s) eventually become official features in the WebUI, or might be removed if they are proven to not work well or do not add value to users.

How to enable or disable Experimental Features

To access and enable/disable the list of experimental features you can follow the below steps:

  1. You need to press a three-key combination i.e CTRL+SHIFT+. (Control Key + Shift Key + Dot/Fullstop Key).

  2. Once you key in the combination you will see a new icon experimental-features in the Application Toolbar in the top right corner. Click on the icon.

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  3. Clicking on the icon will reveal the Experimental Features menu on the left hand side.

    ../_images/Experimental_FeatureList.png
  4. To enable or disable a feature, just check/uncheck the checkbox for the respective feature. In this illustration, we will enable the webui state support feature. After enabling the feature either click the Reload text or refresh the page. The feature will only be active once the page is reloaded.

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Current list of Experimental Features

Experimental Feature

Description

Version introduced

Compact Scalar

By enabling this feature you have the option to condense the height of the scalar to a fixed height that is similar to a label or button widget. An option Enable Compact mode (1/0), will appear in the Miscellaneous section of the Scalar widget options that allows toggling the compact mode.

4.46

Highlight Annotations

Enable this feature to use annotations to responsively highlight certain tuples in the Table and the Gantt Chart widget. Read more here.

4.68.5

Ignore Map Upgrade

Enable this option to roll back to the previous map version. This is unlike the other experimental features. This option will eventually be removed and only the latest map widget will be available for use. This option is merely here such that you may make the transition to the new map widget gradually

4.73

WebUI State Support

By enabling this feature the element parameters CurrentPageId and CurrentSidePanelPageId will be updated with the pageId of the current page the user is on and the pageId of the Side Panel page that is open, respectively.

4.72

Grid Layout

Enable this feature to leverage the new Grid Layout that makes it easy to create consistent and beautiful looking applications. Read more.

4.75

Application Management

Enable this feature to activate the application manager that allows you to copy, cut, paste, and drag widgets from one page to another. Read more about Application Management.

4.78

Skip Combining CSS/JS Files

Activate this option to load the CSS and JS files separately. This is unlike the other experimental features. This option will eventually be removed and the new setup will be applied. Read more about the improvements here. This option is merely here such that you can roll back in case you face issues with the new setup. Please note, you will have to close the project, reopen the project and launch the WebUI each time this option is toggled.

4.78

Download Image - PNG

Enable this feature to be able to save images of the widgets and the page to disk. Read more about about the feature.

4.79