PackageFile Toolbox Shortcuts
A PackageFile author can provide a customized Toolbox of PackageFile Shortcuts. These shortcuts make it faster and easier to access, add, and configure the Routines supported by the PackageFile. For example, instead of dragging over a PackageCall Object from the E-Objects Toolbox and configuring it's Package, Routine, and Parameter properties, you can simply drag over the PackageFile Shortcut from the customized Toolbox. Some of the Routines may still require you to modify parameters to enable them to work within the context of your experiment.
When a PackageFile is added to an experiment that supports PackageFile Toolbox Shortcuts, a new panel is added to the Toolbox in E-Studio. Clicking the header of the Toolbox displays the various PackageFile shortcuts that are available to the experiment. A Shortcut can then be dragged and dropped from the Toolbox to the place in the Procedure where the call is to be invoked. Scroll Arrows are present on the Toolbox for scrolling through the PackageFile Shortcuts.
Each PackageFile Shortcut contained in the Toolbox is simply a PackageCall Object (as outlined above) which has been predefined by the PackageFile author to save the experimenter time in renaming each PackageCall and configuring its required Properties. It is important to note that PackageFile Shortcuts that have different names in the Toolbox may be configured to reference the same PackageFile routine (e.g., properties may only differ by the list of default parameters that are specified). Providing multiple PackageFile Shortcuts for the same Routine can be useful when a single common PackageFile routine is used in different scenarios with the experiment.
NOTE: PackageFile Toolbox Shortcuts can only be used in Certified PackageFiles.
See Also:E-STUDIO: E-Objects and Sub-Objects