Main Window

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Main window is divided in three parts:
  • Main menu and toolbar where you can start the majority of actions available in the aplication.
  • List of project items. This list supports handy context menu which can be accessed via right-click.
  • Status bar that display some statistics regarding project items (left part) and currently open project (right part).

Request item list

Main window list that displays project items has the following columns:
  • Name; the specified name of the item. Item name can be changed directly in the list (click item twice with sufficient delay between both clicks) or when editing the item (Edit Items menu option). Note that it is not possible to rename the item directly in the list if it is open for editing (open in its own tab).
  • URL; URL of the item. This value can be changed when editing project item (Edit Items menu option). Specified URL can be absolute, relative or global (inherited from project properties). If global URL is specified, value in this column will be empty.
  • Method; HTTP method of the item. This value can be changed when editing project item (Edit Items menu option).
  • Execution count; how many requests will be executed for the item. Execution count of the request item can be set manually or determined automatically based on the project parameters used in request item properties. For more information on setting execution count, see the corresponding topic.
  • Execution order; HttpMaster enables you to specify fixed execution order for each project item contained in the project. For each new item added to the project HttpMaster automatically determines execution order; default value for new item is current execution order maximum value increased by 1. You can, however, change execution order of any item in the project by using the following features:
    • Change execution order for the particular request item.
    • Manage execution order of multiple request items with drag and drop.
    • Align execution order of request items with the current sort order.
    • Compact execution order of request items.
    Execution order is useful if you are executing multiple project items simultaneously in a batch. When executing multiple project items, by default they will be executed according to the current sort order used in the main application window. You can, however, specify to always execute items according to their execution order no matter how they are currently sorted in the main window. You can change this setting in the application options. For more information on setting execution order, see the corresponding topic.
  • Create date; date and time when request item was created. This value is automatically determined by HttpMaster and cannot be directly specified.
  • Change date; date and time when request item was last saved. This value is automatically determined by HttpMaster and cannot be directly specified.
You can sort project items on any column by clicking its header. Currently selected sort order for the project is preserved when the project is closed; this way, project items will be sorted according to your desired sort order next time the project is opened.
If you would like to automatically select last selected request item when the project is opened, open application options and turn on Remember last selected request item option available in the General group.

Display groups

You can also create display groups to join together related request items for an advanced display in the main window. To manage display groups, use menu option Project/Manage Display Groups or press Ctrl+Shift+G. Alternatively, you can select desired request items and add them to a display group with the menu option Add Selected Items to Display Group available in the context (right-click) menu. For more information on display groups, see the corresponding topic.