A large icon in the upper left corner of the view reminds you of the type of the object. You can drag an object by dragging this icon or right-click it to get object context menu.
In lists, objects are represented by small icons.
The top Information pane can include a number of icons telling you about the current status of the object:
You may see this icon when Vine is not connected to the server and you open an object that you haven't previously opened with your current local database.
This icon indicates that only you can see or edit the object.
This icon indicates that only the group of users that you are a member of can see or edit the object.
This icon indicates that you cannot edit the object.
This icon signals that the shown event is repeating.
This icon signals that the shown event has the Remind option set on.
A summary view can include a list of frequently used commands at the top which you can click to execute:
The top Information pane shows the basic information about the object. It can optionally include an image illustrating the object.
Figure. Top panel shows main object
Phones, e-mails and Web addresses are displayed as links which can be clicked in order to make a phone call, to send an e-mail or to open a Web site, respectively.
A double-click inside the pane will open the object’s edit form.
A right-click inside the pane will open the context menu for this object.
The panes below the main object pane show various groups of objects connected to the main object. An object pane lists objects having connections of the type specified for this pane in the layout file. Connections not available in other panes are listed in the ‘Other Connections’ pane:
Figure 7. The Other Connections pane shows connections of types not present in other panes
Each pane defines two sets of objects: one filtered set shown in the pane and the full set of connected objects shown when the pane is expanded in a table view. The Summary View can filter objects using values of their fields and, in addition, it can show only objects present in the local database.
To properly list and format the filtered objects according to the layout file, the Summary View can:
Sort objects by their fields;
Show fields in columns of specified widths;
Show or hide object counts, icons, etc.;
Sum up and publish totals for chosen object fields.
You can navigate and use objects in Summary View lists similar to objects in standard Vine lists. You can move within one pane or jump from one pane to another using the mouse or keyboard navigation keys. Objects are opened with a double-click and the context menu shows up after a right-click:
Figure. Objects in Summary View lists behave as in standard Vine lists
Each pane has an Enlarge icon . Click it to view the data of the pane as a table. To return to the normal object's view click the Shrink icon .
An object can be assigned a color code which makes its icon augmented with color bar everywhere.
A plug-in can assign a color code to an object or the Vine system can be configured so that objects are assigned different colors based on the values of their parameters.
For example, each project phase can be assigned a color code and users will be able to tell a project’s phase by its color: