myDesigner Installation

myDesigner is Allonis's application that helps the integrator or the DIY user design their own user interface web pages, without needing to be a web developer. myDesigner connects to the myServer engine and to the myServer SQL 2014 Server back end database.


System Requirements

  • Microsoft Windows 10, 8, Windows 7, Vista with all the current service packs and security updates. (32 or 64 bit versions. 64 bit recommended). Windows 2008 Server or newer is supported. XP cannot be used.  .NET 4.5 must also be installed.
  • modern dual-core processor
  • 2GB main memory. (4GB or more recommended)
  • 100GB free disk space
  • myServer version 5.0.0.1 or later running on same or a second PC that is networked to the myDesigner PC

The ideal PC for using our software is a Core i5 processor with 8GB of memory with a SATA III hard drive running Windows 10 Home or Pro 64 bit. SSD drives are recommended.

Installation

  1. Step 1: Install myServer and ensure it is started.
  2. Step 2: Temporarily disable any anti-virus software. Once these products are installed it will be safe to re-enable your virus software. The installer modifies firewall permissions to allow the components to network properly.
  3. Step 3: Install myInstaller on the PC you want to run myDesigner on, by following the instructions HERE
  4. Step 4: Select myDesigner from myInstaller app and download. Once finished, click the Install button.
  5. Step 5: Check the installed desktop icon. If it has a "shield" graphic on it, you are good to go, if not, Windows 10 and 8 Users must now take one additional step. Right-click on the "I" icon that was created on the desktop to change the properties of the icon. Go to the compatibility section and make sure you check off the box that says "Run this program as an Administrator"
  6. Step 6: The myServer installer will open the appropriate ports on the SQL server to allow a remote PC running myDesigner to connect to it. Here are the details of the firewall configuration: Microsoft SQL connectivity instructions
  7. Step 7: Once myInstaller starts up, it will attempt by default to connect to the myServer installation on the same PC. If you are running myDesigner on a second PC, you need to change the connectivity settings. SQL Server entry: "yourSERVERname\myServerSQL, 1433" File Share: "\\yourSERVERname\myServer\" WebServer URL: "http://yourSERVERname:80/" Modify the port number to be same as what you are running myServer's web server on. Port 80 is the default. Click Save button.
  8. Step 8: Click the SAVE button and Connect. myDesigner should now be running and your list of web apps should be listed on the left side.
  9. Step 9: Follow the myDesigner instructions on how to design user interfaces for myServer. Click HERE. Recommended is to explore the included sample web apps, copy them, and modify until you become proficient to build your own from scratch.

Tips:

Issue a Quick Command from myServer like: webcmd|w1921681109~ShowDimensions this will display on the target device it's screen resolution that can help in the design of the webpages.  Yeah, that 1921681109 is the devices network IP address...

 

To view Fonts:

The Font Awesome icons can be viewed here. The Material Icons can be viewed here. And the legacy icons are here.