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Elvis 6 action plug-ins setting - userInterface

Elvis 6 action plug-ins setting - userInterface

The userInterface setting is one of the settings of an Action plug-in that can be configured in its configuration file. For more information, see Elvis 6 Action plug-ins - configuration settings.

Required Yes

Controls where the URL is opened:

  • in a tab,
  • in a dialog
  • in an external web browser.
Basic setting

Tab - <tab/>

Opens the URL in a new Browser tab.

Dialog - <dialog/>

Opens the URL in a dialog.



Dialog width in pixels.

Optional. Default is 800.


Dialog height in pixels.

Optional. Default is 600.

External browser - <externalBrowser/>

Opens the URL in the system's default (external) Web browser.



Defines if the URL is opened in an iframe.

Set to true when the URL is a HTML page, in this case the URL is loaded in an iframe which consumes the complete browser window. The elvisContext is available via JavaScript, via parent.elvisContext.

Set to false, or do not specify when the URL is a server side page (JSP, PHP, ASP, etc). The elvisContext is available as POST variable, formatted in JSON.

Optional. Default is "false".


Open a tab


Open a dialog with default dimensions


Open a dialog with a custom width and height

    <dialog width="500" height="400"/>

Open an external browser with default settings


Open an external browser and load the URL in an iframe

    <externalBrowser loadInIframe="true"/>
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