We’re accelerating! Studio v2018.4 beta is now available only in Community Edition, with a heap of new and highly wanted features!
Halloween has just passed but we thought the party shouldn’t stop. Studio v2018.4 Beta brings a much-requested perk, the Dark Theme . The whole Studio UI has been painted black, with controls and panels endorsed in a darker shade to make it easier to automate workflows even in the wee hours of the night. A darker theme ensures no eye-straining and makes the whole UI look a bit more Batman-ish. Check it yourself! Go to Settings in Studio, choose Theme - Dark and restart Studio.
Aside from Studio having a brand new look, here are the new things on the functional side:
Save as Template - Furthering our customization goals, Studio now brings Save as Template. The functionality allows you to create your very own workflow templates, adding whichever activities packages you need or even building your own REFramework - why not? In this way, your custom process or library template is readily available in the Studio Backstage View. Neat, huh?
Global Exception Handler - The new template is aimed at generating a process to execute every time the workflow encounters an error. When an error occurs, the Global Exception Handler process steps in, cleans up the mess and then either continues, ignores, retries or aborts the execution altogether. Such a process is useful during debugging also, as it makes it easier to understand why an error occurred and how to manage it.
Source Control Repository Browser - Continuing the focus on source control integration and ease-of-use, Studio v2018.4 makes it more seamless to work on projects in TFS or SVN repositories. The new Repository Browser gives you a quick access to all projects in the location, allowing you to browse folders and peak inside them, all before checking out the project itself.
The Robot Tray / Agent also got some improvements:
- Start Process from Commandline which will allow you to trigger processes via commandline
- Pause and Resume a process
- See Process Execution Status in tray
See it for yourself by accessing https://forum.uipath.com/t/orchestrator-beta-https-beta-uipath-com/74674.
There are many other features in the making and we will be announcing them once we go stable via release notes. In the meantime we will be creating separate posts for each of the above new features. Stay tuned!
If you’ve gotten this far you’re probably wondering how to get the fresh Studio v2018.4 Beta:
- Switch to Beta channel available only in Community Edition and accessible from Help section - “Update channel” option.
- Restart Studio
- Please give us your feedback & questions in the User Voice. This way it’s easier for us to track it and for you to find your answers.
Happy times & Happy testing,
UiPath Product Team