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Setting up a Remote server prior to publishing

Abstract

Check out this tutorial to learn how to set up a Remote server before publishing your i4SCADA Application template project.

  1. With the i4SCADA App Template solution opened in Visual Studio, navigate to the _pageTemplates folder. There are two index templates available:

    • index-app.tpl - used when publishing the complete application

    • index-standalone.tpl - used when publishing the application in standalone mode, without Durandal

  2. Depending on your publishing method, open the correct index template and search for the //var remoteIISServer = "localhost"; line. It is located near the top of the body HTML tag, inside a script tag.

    ...
    <body>
        <div id="applicationHost">
            {% autoescape false %}{{ splashContents }}{% endautoescape %}
        </div>
    
        <script type="text/javascript" src="Scripts/vendor1.bundle.js?v={{appVersion}}"></script>
        <script type="text/javascript" src="Scripts/vendor2.bundle.js?v={{appVersion}}"></script>
        <script type="text/javascript" src="Scripts/vendor3.bundle.js?v={{appVersion}}"></script>
    
    	<script type="text/javascript">
            var urlPath = window.document.location.href;
            var remoteIISServer = window.document.location.hostname;
    	 //var remoteIISServer = "localhost"; 
    ...
  3. By default, the remoteIISServer variable is set to the local machine, assuming that the same machine running the application is also running the web services. To point the remoteIISServer variable to a remote server running the web services, un-comment the commented line and replace the its default value with the name/IP of the remote server. Then comment the line above it, pointing to the default hostname.

    <script type="text/javascript">
            var urlPath = window.document.location.href;
            //var remoteIISServer = window.document.location.hostname;
    	 var remoteIISServer = "YourRemoteServerNameOrIP";
  4. Save and proceed with publishing the application. Make sure to choose the correct publishing task inside the Task Runner.

  5. Deploy the application to IIS and access it using a web browser. The application will now use the web services hosted on the specified remote server.

    Note

    If modifying the index-app.tpl, only publishing the app using the publish-app task will reflect the modification. The same goes for the standalone method.