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The Client Descriptor

Screenshot showing the Client Descriptor tool used to generate XML description of client nodes needed by the Control Center.

Screenshot showing the Client Descriptor tool used to generate XML description of client nodes needed by the Control Center.

The Client Descriptor, accessible from the tool menu in the Control Center, allows creating client node description files needed by the Control Center to build client lists. They basically contain information about client nodes such as name, location of the client executable, and input and output flows descriptions. A flow is described by its direction, input or output, its type and its name. The name of the flow MUST match the name used in the code of the client node when creating the flow (second parameter of the method to create flows). Otherwise the Control Center won’t be able to establish dynamic connections between client nodes. This description is stored in an XML file, which can be created from scratch. However it is recommended to use the Client Description Generator to create this file in order to avoid syntax errors.

When the description process is done, you need to save the file. You can later on use this description file to declare the client node in the client list of the Control Center. Please see the How to create a client list section for more details about client node lists.

Created on 2008-06-18 by Antoine Fillinger - Last updated on 2008-11-23 by Antoine Fillinger