Useful Tips

There are useful tips for webOS TV IDE such as:

Shortcut

The webOS TV IDE provides shortcut keys for the webOS menu. To use the shortcuts below, click the guided set buttons simultaneously, then click the representative character. For example, "Ctrl+Alt+W, P" is telling you to press the Ctrl key and while continuing to hold the Ctrl key, press the Alt key and W. Then release all keys from the keyboard and press P key to perform the shortcut.

The shortcut keys are listed on the right bottom of the screen by pressing "Ctrl+Alt+W".

Menu Shortcut
New webOS Project Ctrl+Alt+W, P
Register Application as Template Ctrl+Alt+W, A
New Enyo Source File Ctrl+Alt+W, F
Import webOS Project Ctrl+Alt+W, I
Export IPK Ctrl+Alt+W, E
Run as browser Ctrl+Alt+W, B
Run webOS Application Ctrl+Alt+W, R
Debug webOS Application Ctrl+Alt+W, D
Debug JS service with Node inspector Ctrl+Alt+W, N

Exporting IPK

The web app must be packaged to be tested on a real TV, to be submitted to Seller Lounge or any other purposes.

Following shows how to export a package file (.ipk) in the webOS TV IDE:

  1. Click webOS Menu > Export IPK from the menu.

  2. On Export IPK window, select a packaging type: minify or non-minify. If needed, select a location to export an IPK file after packaging your web app.

  3. If your app has service(s) to package, follow the steps below. If not, skip this step.

    1. Click the Next button.

    2. Select your service(s) to package with your app.

  4. Click the Finish button.
    After packaging your app, the package file (.ipk) is created, where you set in the Export IPK menu. You can check the status and the path of the created package file in Console.

Running HTML on Web Browser

The webOS TV IDE provides the preview on an integrated the Chromium browser as an external web browser. This enables you to check the preview of an application before launching on the target device.

Following shows how to run your app on the Chromium browser:

  1. In the IDE, select an HTML file in the Project Explorer which you want to preview.

  2. Click webOS Menu > Run as browser from the menu. Alternatively, click the toolbar icon (Run as browser toolbar icon).

  3. Then, the preview is launched on the Chromium browser.

Opening Views

During developing your app in IDE, any view such as Project Explore, Target Configuration can be closed by mistake.

Following shows how to open views:

  1. Click Window > Show View from the menu.
    The openable views are listed on the left or right side of the menu.

  2. Select one among Console, Image Viewer, Outline, Problems, Project Explorer, Search, Servers, Target Configuration, and others.

  3. Then, the selected view will be open to the current perspective.

Help Menu

The About webOS IDE for webOS TV Developers menu provides helpful links for developers.

  1. In the IDE, click Help > About webOS IDE for webOS TV Developers from the menu.

  2. Click the link on the popup window. Then, the web browser opens and goes to the Using webOS TV Eclipse IDE help page in the LG Developer site.

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