So you've created a Xap, and you want to run it. This article will explain how to view it yourself and share it with non-Exaptive users. 


Sharing and collaborating with other users requires some attention to version control and the privileges you want to grant. Check out the separate article on sharing and collaborating in the city.



 

PREVIEW 

 

You can always get a look at your xap in the PREVIEW tab. This shows you the xap running, framed within your work space. As you update the xap in the DATAFLOW, the live xap will update in the PREVIEW tab.

 

The arrow above PREVIEW launches the live xap in a separate browser window. It still updates as you make changes in the Studio.

 

RUN

 

There's also the RUN button in the upper left of the Studio. RUN launches the live xap in a new browser tab, but it does not update as you make changes unless you refresh the browser. 


Sharing with Someone Outside the City

 

RUN is what you will use to share a xap with someone who is not also an Exaptive user. You must first publish the xap to STAGE. Your Studio is where you build stuff. The Stage is where you share stuff.


First, use the SAVE menu in the upper right to Save & Publish your xap.


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Select "No Version Change."


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Next You'll notice in the upper left, below the xap's name, there is a dropdown menu that is likely set to the default - STUDIO. Use that dropdown to switch to STAGE.

 

 

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Now, click RUN, and your xap will open in a new tab. That is a publicly viewable URL. You can send that URL to anyone, inside or outside Exaptive.City. 

 

Sharing and Collaborating with Other Studio Users

 

Sharing and collaborating with other users requires some attention to version control and the privileges you want to grant. Check out the separate article on sharing and collaborating in the city.


Embedding in a Separate Web Page

 

If you have an existing web page where you want the Xap, check out this article on embedding xaps in a separate web page.