Using the Create tool.
In a Windows environment, this can be opened from the Start menu, by choosing All Programs, then Querix, then Tools, and selecting Create. Alternatively, you can simply double-click the icon for Create.jar in your Program Files\Querix\Chimera folder.
To start Create in the command line, or in a Unix/Linux terminal, in the directory that contains the Create.jar file, run the command:
java –jar Create.jar
To use the Create tool in Unix/Linux, you must be in the directory
where Chimera is installed to use the command:
java –jar Create.jar
NOTE: On Unix/Linux platforms the DISPLAY environment variable must be set to the identity of your machine.
The Creator window is displayed.
1) Type the appropriate information in the fields of the Creator window.
Application: this is the name of the program that you want to run in the applet.
Host: this is the IP address of the host that the applet resides on.
Port: this is the port that you want to use to access the
server that holds the applet. The default is 1589.
Script: this field is only active if when you launch create. It is an alternative to using the Application, Host and Port fields. You can use the Script field to enter an HTML link to a .qxs script file which contains the Application, Host and Port information.
2) Click the Next button, to display the More Settings dialog.
3) In the More Settings dialog, type the appropriate information in the fields.
Company Name: this is the name of the company that owns the program. It will appear in the splash screen when JavaWebStart is used. Application Title: this is the name of the program (not the name of the executable file) that the applet will access. It will appear in the splash screen when JavaWebStart is used.
Chimera.jar Location: this is the URL of the folder in which the Chimera.jar file resides. This may need to be downloaded to the local machine to run the applet.
4) Click the Net button, to display the Advanced Settings dialog.
5) Check the boxes and type the information required, as appropriate to your application.
MDI Mode: check this box if you want your application to run in MDI mode, by default. OR : check this box to keep all application windows within the applet panel (set by the Applet Height and Applet Width values). If this is not checked, application windows can appear outside the applet panel.
Applet Height & Width: The dimensions, in pixels, of the applet. This should be set to meet the requirements of your application.
Embed Applet: check this box if you want the applet to be embedded in a Web page, rather than appearing in a pop-up window of its own.
Look And Feel: select from the drop-down-menu.
If you choose Custom, the Advanced Settings dialog will be displayed again, with the Look And Feel field active. You will need to type in the name of a specific look and feel design that Java recognizes.
6) Click the Next button, to display the Create File dialog.
7) Check the save Settings box if you want to save the settings that you have used.
This may be useful if you want to create both JNLP and HTML files, or if you will need to create more applet connections with similar settings. The settings are saved as a text file in your Chimera folder.
8) Click the button to create your JNLP file or HTML file. This will launch a Save As window, allowing you to name the file and save it where you want in your file system. When you have saved the file, the Create File dialog is displayed again, with a confirmation message.
If you now want to create, say, a JNLP file with the same settings you just need to click the Create JNLP file button.