If you select a single form component in the list of form components, you can
edit its properties on the right side.
Selecting multiple form components is possible on the same
tree level, i.e. all selected elements have to be siblings in the tree.
When the configuration area is focused, you can transfer the focus back to the list of form components
with the keyboard by pressing
The list of form components provides the following actions in the toolbar on the right that operate on the
current selection. You can also access these actions from the context menu or use the associated keyboard
All selected form components will be deleted after a confirmation dialog when invoking the
Delete action. The deleted
form components cannot be restored.
After you add a form component, the list of form components shows it with its
default name. This is often enough, however, if you have multiple instances of the
same form component alongside, a custom name makes it easier to distinguish these
instances. You can assign a custom name to each form component with the
The default name is still displayed in brackets after the custom name. To revert to the
default, just enter an empty custom name in the rename dialog.
By default, form components have no comments associated with them.
You can add comments to selected form components with the
Add Comments action.
When a comment is added, the affected form components will receive a "Comments" tab.
After adding a comment to a single form component, the comment area is focused automatically.
Likewise, you can remove comments from one or more form components with the
Remove Comments action.
In order to visit all comments, you can use the Show next comment and
Show previous comment actions. These actions will focus the comment area automatically
and wrap around if no further comments can be found.
In order to "comment out" form components, you can use the
Disable action. The
configuration of the disabled form components will not be displayed, their
entries in the list of form components will be shown in gray and they will not be checked
for errors when the project is built.
- Copy and paste
install4j offers an inter-process clipboard for form components. You can
form components to the clipboard and
Paste them in the same or a different instance
of install4j. Note that references to launchers or references to files in the distribution tree might
not be valid after pasting to a different project.
Pasted form components are appended to the end of the list of form components.
If your selection is a single contiguous interval, you can move the entire block
down in the list.
The selection can only be moved on the same level with the reorder actions. To move the selection to
a different parent, you can cut and paste it (see above).