You can view and update the rendered task details layout in an Process Developer task client without redeploying the BPEL process or even creating a new instance of the process.
In the Renderings tab of the Task Properties view, you can enable Development Mode for testing your renderings. In this mode, when you deploy the process, the rendering files are read from the file system.
Rendering files must be on the same machine as Process Developer when in Development Mode.
Development Mode works as follows:
You can edit the files, refresh the Process Developer task client, and see your results immediately.
The file location is displayed as project-based. Behind the scenes, the files are treated as file system-based, readily available for editing.
The rendering files are added to the deployment archive.
The rendering files are not cached.
: If you do not enable Development Mode, you can logout and login to Process Central to view changes to your forms and configuration files.
When you enable the Development Mode, you can test your rendering files as follows:
Deploy the process, start it, and sign in to the Process Developer task client. Sign in as one of the users you specified in the people activity assignments.
In Designer, open a rendering file in an editor and make updates, as desired.
Refresh the task client to see your changes.
To Remove Development Mode
When you are done editing the rendering files, you can do the following:
Disable Development Mode by removing the check mark in the Task Renderings tab.
In the Rendering tab, leave the file locations as project-based or edit the locations to make them Web-based.
Redeploy the process via a BRPD file or by creating a new PDD and BPR.
Deploy the rendering files as described in Deploying a Task Form and Properties Files.