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Vision Client Launcher

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Learn how to use the Vision Client Launcher, an executable which automatically searches the network for existing Ignition Gateways and lists existing Vision projects.

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[00:00] Launching a Vision Client is done using the Vision Client Launcher. You can download and install the Vision Client Launcher from your Gateway Homepage. You'll notice that I'm currently here on the Gateway Homepage, and in the bottom left corner here, I can download the Vision Client Launcher. I'll go ahead and click on that button, and it's gonna take me to a new screen, where it is going to automatically detect my operating system. I can click on the download button, in the upper right-hand side to download the Client Launcher for my detected operating system. Or I can click on one of the download options on the right, for different operating systems. I'll go ahead and click on the download for windows button, to download the Client Launcher Installer and then I'm gonna run that application. I'll go ahead and install it just for me.

[01:05] And then we're greeted with an Install Wizard. Here we can choose where we want to install the Vision Client Launcher, I'll just leave it at the default and hit next. We can also choose to create a desktop shortcut, which I will and hit next. And now we're ready to install by clicking the install button. You'll see the Vision Client Launcher installs very quickly. And once it's finished, we are ready to click the finish button, which will automatically open up our Vision Client Launcher. When you first open the Vision Client Launcher, it may automatically find your Gateway for you, like it has here for me. Clicking yes will allow you to add Vision Clients from that Gateway, to launch from this launcher. I'll go ahead and click no for now, and take a look at the launcher itself. I can add a client from any Gateway, that the launcher can see on the network.

[02:05] To do so, I simply need to click on the add application button here. And the launcher will automatically go out on the network, and find all available Gateways. If for some reason, the Gateway is not showing up in this list of available gateways, I can also manually type in the gateway URL, to find clients that way. Once I have selected my gateway, I then want to hit the select Gateway button in the lower right. It will then go into the Gateway and get a list of all of the available clients. These are all of the projects in the Gateway, that have a launch able Vision Client. I simply need to select the clients that I want to be able to launch, and then hit the add applications button in the bottom Right. You'll notice that they get added, to my Vision Client Launcher. If you click on the menu button of any client, and go to manage, it will provide you with some configuration options for the client.

[03:09] Here I can set things like the Fallback Application or the Window Mode, or even go to the Client Tag Overrides tab, where I can specify specific overrides to happen when I launched this client. Finally, in the upper right hand corner of the Vision Client Launcher, is the settings button. Clicking this, takes us to the settings of the Vision Client Launch as a whole. These settings are similar to the Designer Launcher, in that you can set up a default application, that you want to launch, when you first open the Vision Client Launcher, and you can tell the launcher to automatically exit when you launch a client. You can also export and import the Launcher and application configurations, using the buttons down below.

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