MapDotNet UX Help

The Server Explorer is in the upper-left hand corner of the interface, beneath the main menu and above the Maps pane.

Use Server Explorer to control the environment in which you work.  You may select 'Studio Engine' or any instance of MapDotNet UX Web Services from the dropdown.  Click "Add" to add a new MapDotNet UX Web Services instance. 

Connecting to Studio Engine

MapDotNet UX Studio connects to Engine by default.  If you have connected to a server and would like to revert to working locally, simply select 'Studio Engine' from the Server Explorer dropdown.

  • Studio includes the ability to work with data and maps on your workstation without an active connection to a server.
  • Working with the local system instead of a server allows users to create maps and transfer data when disconnected from a server.
  • It is possible to create and design maps locally, export them, and then import them to a server.  Make sure that the data sources you are using in your map can be accessed by the server when you do this, otherwise layers in your map may be unavailable.

Connecting to the MapDotNet UX Web Services

MapDotNet UX Studio connects to 'Studio Engine' by default. You can switch to the local instance of the MapDotNet UX Web Services (installed by default) by clicking the Server Explorer Dropdown.

  • The connection string is http://[server name]/MapDotNetUX9.0.  When MapDotNet UX Studio and Web Services are installed locally, "localhost" is an acceptable substitute for [server name].
  • When you connect to a server, data connections are made by the server, and maps are saved on the server when you create, edit and save them.
  • Connecting to a server will not prevent users from connecting to a local data source.  In fact, users can connect to any data source to which they have access, working either in 'Studio Engine' or connected to MapDotNet UX Web Services. See Connect to Spatial Data Sources.

Removing a Connection
 
To remove a Server Explorer connection, select it and then click Tools, go to Server, and click "Remove Current Connection."