3.0 How Do I?

The following articles and videos show some how to customize and configure Reflection.

In This Section

  • Set up Sessions and Connections to automatically connect, use session templates, encrypt session files, and start sessions from the command line.

  • Select and Map the Keyboard and Mouse to create keyboard and mouse maps and shortcuts, and select a custom map for a session.

  • Set up Productivity Features such as Auto Complete, Auto Expand, Spell Check, Scratch Pad, Recent Typing, and Screen History to accelerate data entry and host navigation, maximizing user productivity, while reducing errors.

  • Change the Look and Feel of a Session including color settings, cursor styles, sounds, underlining of input fields, and which dialog opens when Reflection starts. Control these options and more by creating and using custom theme files.

  • Set up Custom Controls for your Program Screens to provide a modern interface with new features and capabilities. You can also enhance your program interface using Reflection Hotspots (virtual buttons that appear over text in terminal sessions).

  • Record, Run, and Edit VBA Macros created in Reflection, and most macros created with Extra! and legacy Reflection products. You can also run the majority of macros created with the Micro Focus Rumba, IBM Personal Communications, OpenText HostExplorer, and Brandon Systems\Jolly Giant QWS3270 products.

  • Set up Actions for Reflection Events to initiate Reflection actions, such as Reflection macros, and menu and terminal commands when an event is encountered during a host session. This makes it possible to monitor Reflection/host interactions and synchronize Reflection commands with a defined group of host session events.

  • Customize the Ribbon to add or remove, or modify ribbon controls, import legacy toolbars, change the Quick Access Toolbar, and minimize the ribbon.

  • Customize Classic Menus and Toolbars used by your Reflection Desktop sessions. You can set up sessions to share the same customized menus and toolbars or you can set up unique menus and toolbars for each session. You can also import toolbars from Reflection 14 or Extra! sessions and then save them in Reflection .xuml files that can be applied to other sessions.

  • Set up Workspace Settings that apply to all sessions, including: accessing a Centralized Management Server that you have set up to centrally manage and control sessions, performing a series of actions when the workspace starts, and saving sessions as compound session document files that contain session settings in a single file.

  • Perform Other Common Tasks such as broadcasting commands to multiple VT sessions, capturing incoming screen data or sending special character data on VT sessions, using customized host files, editing the translation table, and generating a HLLAPI trace.

  • Print a list of screens and then specify how many screens to print on a page or set up Reflection to print multiple screens as a continuous flow of text, without page breaks at the beginning or end of screens.

  • Transfer Files to IBM mainframes HP3000, UNIX, and VMS Systems, transfer files with FTP, and configure non-FTP file transfer.