Control Window

Control window

After the program is launched, a small window appears on the desktop. This is the Control window, and it is the main window of the application. From here you can register new servers, open server browse windows, control the current jobs etc. The window can be minimized to the system tray by pushing the "minimize" button on the title bar. You can restore the window it to its original position and size by double-clicking the BitKinex's icon on the system tray. The window is split into two panes:

Data Source pane

This is the storage area for the data sources registered by BitKinex. Each data source is represented by an icon in the tree control. Some of them are predefined and read-only (e.g. "My Computer") but the most of them (FTP, HTTP servers) can be freely modified or removed. You can also create new data sources by clicking the toolbar's button ("New data source") or via the menu. To simplify the browsing of the tree, folders can be used to organize the elements. All elements in a folder can then use the same properties defined in the parent folder, thereby simplifying the management of all the settings a user can define for each data source, without eliminating the ability to further customize each data source's settings.

Request pane

This list displays all user requests. Each request is represented by one item in the list. Small icons at the beginning of each row denote the type of request and its status. Any current request can be cancelled, and any request that has been stopped can be removed from the list. Depending upon BitKinex's settings, the requests with the appropriate termination status are removed automatically. Each request can be examined in detail when choosing the "View Info" menu item in the context menu. The displayed dialog shows the general info and the internal log file. There you can clearly see the current state of the request processing, interaction with the user, or runtime errors.

Console

This pane can be used to run BitKinex commands. Syntax of these commands is identical to the integrated command line interface.

 

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