How to create a new Tool for an application to run.
All versions of I/Net Seven.
How to create a new Tool to be functional on a graphic page.
User Tool Type
TAC I/NET Seven displays this dialog when you add, copy, or modify a tool from the User Tool Configuration editor. Use this dialog to define a name for a tool, and to choose the tool type.
- Define a Name for the tool (up to 50 characters).
- Choose a tool type. The following options are available:
- Event – Choose this tool to execute an event sequence defined in a controller.
- Shortcut – Choose this tool to launch another application, run a batch file, open a file, visit a website (via a batch file), etc.
- Select OK to accept these settings. If you chose Event in the previous step, TAC I/NET Seven displays the Event Selection dialog. If you selected Shortcut in the previous step, TAC I/NET Seven displays a file selection dialog, allowing you to choose the file or application to be launched by the tool.
Example of Creating a Tool to Open a URL
The following example describes how to create a tool that will open http://www.msn.com in your system's default web browser.
- Using Notepad, create a new text file and type the following line of text:
- Save the file to your PC as OpenMSN.bat.
- Add a new tool using the steps described at the beginning of this help topic. Use the following guidelines:
For the tool type choose Shortcut.
When the file selection dialog appears, select the OpenMSN.bat batch file that you just created.