Creating an application in Navigator365 is a very simple and fast process. You need just a few steps to make one.
Let’s start creating an application by selecting the Create new application option from the application menu. It is available from anywhere in the system.
Create an application card #
You can see a short form with a few fields.
In the Name you can type the name of your application. It is good if the name is short and indicates the main functionality of the application.
After typing the name, a Code field will be filled automatically. The text of the Code field should be different between other applications.
The Application guid field contains the unique string of characters which is needed to separate your application in database. The guid will be generated after saving the application creation form so you can leave this field empty.
In the Description field you can enter additional information about the possibilities and functions of your application.
Now you can choose one of the icons from list (Icon). This will make the application properly highlighted in the system list of applications.
At this point, additional options will appear in the menu on the left – application elements that need to be configured. There are three items in Navigator that require configuration – forms, lists, and menus. You can configure it in any order, but it is recommended to do it in that order. Thanks to this, you can use the tools that allow you to do most of the activities automatically.
Create a form #
The first element that you need to add to the application is the form. After selecting Forms, a list of forms in the application will appear. At the beginning, of course, the list is empty. After adding a new form, a window with its configuration will appear.
You can learn more about creating forms in this article.
Create a list #
It’s best to generate a list based on the created form. The option to generate a list can be found in the More menu (represented by the three dots icon).
The generated list is named the same as the form on the basis of which it was created. To change it, go to list settings and find the right option. You can see many other options there, such as visibility of columns, sorting data, etc.
You can learn more about creating lists in this article.
Create a workflow procedure #
Creating a procedure is no different from the standard configuration of routines.
You can learn more about creating workflow procedures in this article.
If you are familiar with the BPMN standard, you will have no difficulties with learning how to create processes in Navigator365.
Create a menu #
Here you can configure the application menu. You can associate a menu item with a list, form or link to any place in the application. In this way, you can create a basic navigation through the elements of the application.
You can learn more about creating menu in this article.
Add own extension #
Extensions are a kind of programming libraries (.dll files), created to develop additional functionality to the application that cannot be programmed by using only application tools. You can write your own extension using the .Net Core framework class library linked to Navigator.Extensions. After compiling the files, you will receive the library needed to be added in Navigator 365. With the “Extensions” option you can install it and link it to the created form.
You can learn more about creating Navigator365 extensions in this article.