Virtual Applications

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XP XP 7.11.0 7.11.0

Virtual Applications allow to extend/override schemas and descriptors from usual bundled application or create a standalone application container. Applications, schemas and descriptors data are stored in nodes in separate system.app repository. Use lib-app to manipulate virtual applications.

Structure

Node structure of a virtual application follows file structure inside the site folder of a bundled application:

virtual-app/
    site/
      content-types/
      layouts/
      mixins/
      pages/
      parts/
      x-data/
      site.xml
      styles.xml

Use lib-schema to manipulate schemas and descriptors of virtual apps.

Application Mode

Depending on app data and config, the application can work with its resources in different ways:

VIRTUAL

Shows that only virtual application is present in the system and support of virtual apps is enabled.

BUNDLED

Can be one of the next cases:

  • Only bundled application is present in the system.

  • Both bundled and virtual applications are present, but bundled resources are configured to override virtual.

  • Both bundled and virtual applications are present, but virtual app support is disabled via config.

AUGMENTED

Both bundled and virtual applications are present in the system and virtual resources override bundled.

Check the documentation to find out how to configure application behaviour.


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