UiPath Studio Guide

The User Interface

UiPath Studio contains multiple panels for an easier access to specific functionalities. They can be docked, act as floating windows, or the Auto-hide option can be enabled.

The Ribbon

The ribbon is straightforward and can be minimized or expanded by clicking the Minimize / Expand button image alt text. It consists of the following four tabs:

  1. Start - create a project or open a previously created one, switch to a Beta or Stable version, go to the online documentation or submit a request. By default, projects are created in C:\Users\Username\Documents\UiPath.
  1. Design - create or launch sequences, flowcharts or state machine diagrams, access wizards, manage variables, and inspect user interface elements from third-party apps.
  1. Execute - run or stop projects, start the debug process, slow down steps and open logs.
  1. Setup - publish a project or create a shortcut for it, schedule tasks, and install extensions with just one click.

Note:

Files that are not created during the execution of the automation project become read-only when published to Orchestrator. As a result, you can only read them, and not write to them when starting the process from Orchestrator. If your business process requires you to write in a specific file at some point, be sure to create it while designing the project.

The Quick Access Toolbar

The Quick Access Toolbar is located by default on the title bar, above the ribbon, yet you can easily move it below.

It provides shortcuts for the most used commands, and you can easily add new ones to it by right-clicking a desired button and selecting the Add to Quick Access Toolbar option.

The Universal Search Bar

The Universal Search bar enables the user to find anything contained in the Activities, Libraries, Project and Designer panels of Studio.

The Designer Panel

The Designer panel displays your current automation project, enables you to make changes to it, and provides quick access to variables, arguments and imports .

It is possible to navigate within a diagram by double-clicking the activity you want to view. The path is displayed as breadcrumbs in the header of the Designer panel.

The Activities Panel

The Activities panel provides quick access to all available activities that can be dragged to the current project.

It features a search box, and the Show Activities list enables you to hide or show the Favorites, Recent and Available folders of activities.

The Manage Packages functionality enables you to install additional activity packages. For more information, see the Managing Packages chapter.

The Library Panel

The Library panel enables you to easily reuse automations. A search box is included to facilitate finding items faster.

It includes, by default, multiple samples and snippets, and you can add your own by clicking the Add Folder button and selecting a directory from your hard drive.

To remove a folder, right-click it and select Remove.

Note:

If you add empty folders, they will not be displayed.

The Project Panel

The Project panel enables you to view the contents of the current project and open the file location in a Windows Explorer window.

You can connect to a type of source control, either TFS or SVN, and create a new project directly from this panel.

For more information, see the Connecting to Team Foundation Server chapter.

Version control is available through the context menu, and it is also possible to view the history of a selected file.

The Properties Panel

The Properties panel is contextual and enables you to view and change the properties of a selected activity.

The properties can be sorted alphabetically, while the search box enables you to look for a specific one.

The Outline Panel

The Outline panel displays the project hierarchy, all available variables and nodes, and includes a search box. This enables you to easily navigate through large automations.

You can highlight activities in this panel by selecting them in the Designer panel, or you can go to a specific activity by selecting it in the Outline panel.

The Output Panel

The Output panel enables you to display the output of the Log Message or Write Line activities, as well as the logs when the debug mode is activated.

When debugging, the logs are more or less detailed, depending on the option you selected in the Execute tab, under Options > Logging Level.

You can hide or show timestamps, errors, warnings, information or trace data, by clicking the buttons in the panel’s header. Additionally, the Clear All button erases all info displayed in the Output panel.

Double-clicking a message displays further details about it.


The User Interface