Application Store - Intrexx Share 2.2 Add-on - Chat
The Chat add-on can be
imported into the portal as usual.
You'll find a file in the download package that cannot be imported automatically.
In the internal/cfg/spring directory in the
downloaded ZIP file you'll find the file
40-share-chat-context.xml. Copy this to your
restart the portal service.
When you open the add-on in the browser you'll also find the
from Intrexx Share that enables you to directly switch to Intrexx Share.
You can also
switch to the add-on
via the navigation bar from within Intrexx Share. In doing so, you'll barely
notice that you have left Intrexx Share and are now in the
Intrexx Chat add-on. Intrexx Share and Intrexx Share add-ons flow
seamlessly into one another.
1. Create chat
Click on Start now and create your first chat.
Enter your message here.
Select recipients / Selected recipients
In the Select recipients list you'll find all portal
users who can be selected for the chat. Any users who are moved to the
Selected recipients list will receive your message.
Participants can add/remove other users
With this setting, the participants of the current chat can modify who receives
the message. Click on Send.
2. Online status
The following stipulations apply if you want to show whether a user is online:
The option for displaying the online status must be activated in the
Show archived chats if they were replied to?
With this setting, chats that have already replied to will be
shown in the main area again as soon as somebody replies to it.
More pager after how many messages (default: 20)?
Shows a navigation element that can be used to switch between pages.
You can define how many messages are shown on each page here.
The following options are available for displaying your online status:
The current user is shown as online.
The current user is shown as offline.
This status shows that the current user is not in the office.
This status shows that the current user is busy.
Not at desk
This status shows that the current user currently is not at their desk.
If the current user is logged in to the portal, their status is shown
as Online. If they are logged out, their
status is shown as offline.
Click on OK to save your settings.
The online status is shown with a small colored symbol at the bottom rigt of
the profile picture thumbnails
(e.g. in the Contacts).
Online : green
Offline: no symbol
Not at desk: blue
If the Portal/Sessions setting is active, then the
status is shown as follows:
Logged out: no symbol
Logged in: green
If you move the mouse over the symbol in the user image, the online status will
be shown in a quicktip as text.
4. Participate in the chat
If a user, who has been added to a chat by the chat creator, opens the chat,
they can enter their answer in the text field in the middle area of the
chat and submit their message by clicking on Send.
They also have the ability to add a file attachment.
Search to open a page where you can
enter a search term. You can choose whether you want to search for the term
in messages, files or images. Search results that are shown beneath the
search field can be opened by clicking on the text.
click on this button to open a page where you can modify the participants list
of the currently opened chat and change the setting as to whether participants
have permission to add other participants.
9. Archive chat
Archives the currently opened chat. The entire chat is then hidden from
10. Manage participants
Opens a page where the list of participants for the currently opened chat
can be modified.
11. Leave chat
With this button, the current user is removed from the list of participants.
12. Activate/Deactivate email notifications
Activates the sending of emails that contain information about new chats or posts.
13. Mobile use
Intrexx Chat can also be used on mobile devices. To do that, the
m_Start page from the Intrexx Chat application
needs to be integrated into the
Mobile menu structure.
14. Edit your messages later
By default, editing your messages later is deactivted. This setting can be
changed in the application. Open the application in the
Applications module to do that.
Open the file chatContent.vm in the
desktop folder and set the
$showEditButton variable to true.
Please note that United Planet assumes no liability for
errors made while adjusting Velocity scripts.
15. Additional control for displaying new messages
With the additional control for Intrexx Chat, the number of new messages can
be displayed wherever you would like in the layout. Furthermore, the control will show
new messages at the bottom-right of the browser window, if the user is currently
not in Chat. To set up the additional control, please carry out the following
steps: Create a backup of your portal layout. Then,
open your layout in the
so that you can
The structure of the layout is depicted in the
To add the additional control, for example next to the logo, select the
first Row as the external container.
Select Insert new element at bottom /
Other elements / VTL Include
from the context menu.
Enter the file path internal/application/resource/CCF0B49F13489BACC22DFCCA8AD8B3B8B556810C/actioncontrol/chat.vm
here and click on Next until the element is finished.
Move the element to the position of your choice and set the height and
width to 30px. Save the layout.
The Intrexx Share Chat control will now show the number of received messages -
next to the company logo in our example.
Furthermore, the control will show notifications for
new messages at the bottom-right of the browser window. By clicking on
the notification, the chat will be opened in a small window and can be replied
to directly from here.