Module Settings




Module settings allow for the configuration of visual appearance in all modules and often behavior for certain select modules based on the type of module.


Modules are initially created and placed onto the browser canvas into one of the five content panes as described in the tab designer topic.  They will inherit their visual appearance from the style defined at the site level, which in turn is overridden by dashboard style settings, which is also overridden by tab style settings.  These settings are comprised of page-level CSS stylesheets and more focused module skins that contain HTML and CSS markup that style individual modules.  To make individual modules stand out from one another on a tab it is possible to override the style settings at the individual module level as detailed below.


It is important to note that manipulation of module style is restricted to users with Full Control permission on the tab that contains the module.  This is determined by the role membership of the end--user in conjunction with the permissions established on the tab from within the tab designer.


To open the module settings editor click the  icon on the module to edit which will open the drop down module menu detailed in the navigation topic.  From this menu, users with Full Control access can choose the Module Settings option and open the module settings editor.


Minimally the module settings editor will contain the following attributes:


Module Type: This read-only label displays the type of module as defined in the Module Definition Manager module.

Module Name: This is the name of the module.  It cannot be blank and must be unique on the tab.

Height: This is the height of the module.  The default value which appears in a faded font is the current height.  Manually changing this value will impose an enforced height and is not recommended.

Module Skin: This is the targeted HTML and CSS markup code that will format the module.  A value of None uses inheritance to determine the style - any other value overrides inheritance.

Tab Location: This is the name of the containing tab.  Users with Full Control can move the module to another tab at the same level as long as a module with the same name is not already present.

Collapsed: When checked the module is collapsed by default and will need to be expanded from the module menu in order to view the content.

Hide Toolbar: This is a legacy option used to suppress the generation of tool bars on the module.  Tool bars have largely been replaced by module menus so this setting has no impact.


In addition to these standard attributes some modules may display additional custom attributes to the right side of the editor.


After module setting changes have been made press the  button to save your changes and close the module settings editor.



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