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LESSON

Launching a Client

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Once you have the Vision Client Launcher installed, launching a Client is a couple of clicks away. Learn more in this video.

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[00:00] In this video we're going to take a look at the different launch modes for a client in the Vision Client Launcher. Within the Vision Client Launcher, it is possible to manage a client by clicking on the menu button at the top right corner of a client and going to manage. Here we can edit some properties about the client, but most notable is the window mode property. The window mode property will allow us to choose how we want our client to open, either as a window or as a full screen client. I'll leave it at window and hit okay, and then I'll go ahead and select the client and select the open application button at the bottom right to open it up so we can see what it looks like. Here we can see our windowed client has now opened up. It does start out maximized, but because it is a window, it does have a bar up at the top that allows us to resize our client to be any size we want on the screen.

[01:15] I'm going to close my client now and try switching it over to the full screen mode. I hit okay and I'll open the application once more. Here we can see that the client is in full screen mode. There is no longer a bar up at the top that allows me to move my client around or resize it. As such, there is an X in the upper right-hand corner that allows you to exit the application. The exit button can be disabled by opening up this project in a designer and going to the project properties.

[02:03] Finally, I also wanted to mention that there is a default launch mode property in the project properties. This allows you to specify what the default launch mode of the client is, so when I add the client to my Vision Client Launcher, I can determine whether I want it to start at full screen or windowed mode by default.

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