The main screen

There are 4 areas in the nexl main screen:

(1) Storage explorer is a regular files explorer within your storage directory. Here you can create/delete/rename/move files and directories. Right click on Storage explorer to perform any action or drag an item to move it to another directory.

(2) Files viewer/editor. When you click on a file in Storage explorer, it opens here for view or edit depending on permissions.
Use Ctrl+S shortcut to save a file ( or via File -> Save menu )

(3) As said earlier, nexl exposes JavaScript files via HTTP protocol. In this panel we can create and test HTTP request to resolve some data from JavaScript file(s).

HTTP request to nexl server based on:
- relative path to JavaScript file.
- expression in query string which tells what exactly you need to resolve from the currently opened JavaScript file.
- optional query string arguments.

To test an HTTP request to nexl server first open or create a JavaScript file, write nexl expression, optionally provide arguments ( click arguments button ) and then click on "Test HTTP request" green button ( or press F9 ). The result will be displayed in "Output" panel.

Under the "nexl expression" field we have automatically generated URL which can be used for your needs to perform the same HTTP request outside nexl GUI application.

For example if we open a /settings/qa/info.js JavaScript file and enter a ${data} expression, the URL will look like this:
You can click on that URL and it will be opened in a new tab of your browser.
Please pay attention the URL might be escaped when you click on it.

To provide an arguments click on "Arguments" button ( or press F8 ). It will toggle an "Arguments" dialog box.
Arguments are key=value pairs which are passed to the HTTP request as query strings. Arguments are needed to optionally override existing variables in JavaScript file.
For example you can specify there a data as a key and 1 as value. It will override a value of data variable in "info.js" JavaScript file for current HTTP request. The original file content will remain unchanged.

(4) This panel displays HTTP requests history which were made by clicking on "Play" green button.