Application Properties

The "Application Properties" dialog is divided into 8 sections:

Desktop
Log Streams
Layout and Organization
Backup Servers
Sound Mappings
Triggering
International Quotes
DoM Data Sources

Desktop

On this section you have a button called "Customize Shortcut Bar" that will open a dialog from where you can add/remove shortcuts in shortcut bar. You can also change the order of shortcuts from that dialog.

If you want to hide the title bar of the internal frames deselect the "show title bar" option.

There are three more settings that have an effect only for the frames without title bar:

-"seconds before show title" - if the mouse cursor is on the top of the frame, on the margin, the title bar will appear. This option sets the number of seconds for the mouse cursor to stay there until title bar will be visible.

-"seconds before hide title" - after mouse cursor has quit the title bar area, the title bar will hide. This option sets the number of seconds for the title bar to stay visible before it will be hidden.

-"seconds before enable hide delay" - if the mouse cursor will quit the title bar area to fast, the hide delay won't be activated. This options sets the number of seconds for which less than that means fast.

If you want to select a template for a workspace each time you create a new workspace then check "Show templates dialog for a new workspace".

"Bring persistent frames to front" has the effect of keeping the persistent frames (frames that are visible in all workspaces) on top of the regular frames.

"Show warning when closing internal frame"

From the "Default font size" section you can chose a default font size for each language.

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Log Streams

Every time the application is started, if at least one of the log types is activated, a directory will be created in the "Logs" directory. The name of directory looks like this: Mon_Dec_16_11-30-17_EET_2002.

The following three features are used in providing feedback about situations that need to be recreated and investigated.

From the "Enable logs" you can enable or disable the logging process. The "Upload Logs" button will bring you the "Upload Logs Dialog".

From "Enable Quotes Monitoring" you can enable or disable the monitoring of the quotes provided by the server for a given contract.

From "Enable Order Entry Monitoring" you can enable or disable the monitoring of the orders that are placed within this application. Like in the case of the "Quotes Monitoring" we can generate a report with orders from the "Generate OE Report".

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Log types

Errors This refers to the eventual errors that can appear at application level. This type of logs will be saved in "CBOX_errors.log".

Events This kind of log file will contain information about: login, logout, garbage collected and other events; will be saved in "CBOX_events.log". It refers at events that will appear at application level.

The following types of logs contains information about the communication with server:

Request Response (CBOX_request_response.log)

Online Quotes (CBOX_online_quotes.log)

Read (CBOX_read.log)

Write (CBOX_write.log)

Registration (GUI_OEApi_registration.log)

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Layout and Organization

In this section you can enable or disable the "Use Implied Decimals for Price Entry" check box that has the effect of using or not the implied price format. This means that the user can enter a price without specifying the decimal like 143525 for the ESH7 contract and the 1435.25 price will be implied automatically by the application. The "Use Alternate Print Mechanism" is used to switch between the new and the old print mechanism. When this feature is not checked the new print mechanism is used when printing from the application. "Allow computer to go into standby mode" permits you to select one of the options: "Ask User", "Always" and "Never". At the bottom of this section the "Start Server Configuration Wizard" button can be found. This will bring you the Server Configuration Wizard that will guide you through the process of setting up the Order Entry server.

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Backup Servers

In this section you can select the backup servers that are used when the primary servers are not available.

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Sound Mappings

In this section you can set a sound to be played when notification dialogs show up in the application like "Error", "Warning", "Confirmation", order entry specific dialogs like "Fill" and "Reject" or "Screenshot".

The three buttons at the bottom of this section allow you to select a sound file by clicking on "Edit", to clear the selected mapping by clicking on "Remove mapping" and you can listen to a mapped sound by clicking "Play sound".

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Triggering

There are frame types that permit the user to launch other frames like a "Chart", a "Depth Of Market", an "Options" or a "Time & Sales" frame. From this section you can set the sizes for these frames that you can trigger from other frames.

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International Quotes

There are two check boxes : "Enabled" and "Start At Login" that enables you to run international quotes. You are asked for user name and password.

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DoM Data Sources

From application's properties you can choose in "DoM Data Sources" to get "Depth f Market" data for a certain exchange from server or from RAN. By default, all market data for North American markets comes from the server. For market depth on any eCBOT spread contracts, RAN should be used as a data source. Likewise for Eurex, Euronext Liffe or other itnernational exchanges, RAN should be used as the data source.

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