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  • Recipients
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  • Typing the message
  • Save as incident
  • Sending the message
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Stored procedures
WDBal, the secure messaging supplied with WINDEV, WEBDEV and WINDEV Mobile, allows you to easily write a message.
To write a message from the WDBal messaging:
  • Display in "Mini-bar" mode: click .
  • Display in "full" mode: on the "Home" pane, in the "Message" group, click "New".
  • Versions 22 and later
    Display in the Project Monitoring Center: on the "Messages" pane, in the "Messages" group, click "New".
    New in version 22
    Display in the Project Monitoring Center: on the "Messages" pane, in the "Messages" group, click "New".
    Display in the Project Monitoring Center: on the "Messages" pane, in the "Messages" group, click "New".
Typing a message
The window for typing messages is as follows:
  1. Message recipients.
  2. Managing images.
  3. Managing attachments.
  4. Typing the message.
  5. Managing incidents.
  6. Programming the message sending.
  7. Sending the message.


To type the message recipients:
  1. Double-click the name of one or more recipients found in the list on the left. The recipients found in this list correspond to the contributors defined in the Project Monitoring Center.
    • All: is used to list all contributors. To send a message to all the contributors, you must:
      • Select "All".
      • Click the "Add" button.
    • Standard: is used to group the contributors by department. To send a message to all contributors belonging to a department, you must :
      • Select the department name.
      • Click the "Add" button.
  2. The selected recipients appear in the "Recipients" area.
  • When clicking "Photos", the list of contributors appears in list format with photos. These photos have been defined in the contributor characteristics specified in the Project Monitoring Center.
  • If you know the names of contributors, you have the ability to type them in the "Recipients" area. These names must be separated by commas (","), semicolons (";") or dashes ("-").


A message can be linked to an image. This image can correspond to:
  • an image coming from the clipboard .
  • an image captured when writing the message .
  • an image file accessible from the current computer .
  • a white board to fill .
  • a scanned document .
Regardless of the image type, it can be edited:
  • by clicking the image.
  • by pressing Ctrl + E.
The image can also be deleted if necessary.


In addition to images, any type of file can be joined to a message via the "Attachments" tab. This tab lists the attachments linked to the message and proposes to:
  • Add: Used to add any type of file to the message.
  • See: Used to see the attachment.
  • Delete: Used to delete an attachment.
  • Perform SS: Used to perform a copy of the current screen and to add it in attachment.

Typing the message

The message can be typed in the middle section of the window. A toolbar is used to format the message.
Tip: Writing a path (HTML file or page) automatically creates a link in the message if this path is accessible from the computer. The contributor who receives the message will be able to click this link to open the directory or the page.

Save as incident

The option "Save as incident" is used to save the message as incident in the Project Monitoring Center.
In this case, some options must be filled:
  • Contributor to whom the incident is assigned. This contributor must be found in the list of recipients.
  • Set of incidents: The different sets of incidents have been defined in the Project Monitoring Center.
  • Type of incident: The type of incident can be Incident, Suggestion or other.
  • Project: Name of project corresponding to the incident. The different projects have been defined in the Project Monitoring Center.
  • Priority incident: Used to give priority to the incident.
  • Associating the incident with a requirement: the incident can be associated (or not) with a requirement. You can:
    • Link the incident to the current task.
    • Link the incident to another task. In this case, the "..." button is used to find the requested requirement.
    • Don't associate the incident with a requirement.
The link "Wizard for entering reproduction information" is used to associate the WINDEV, WEBDEV or WINDEV Mobile project with the element used to reproduce the incident.

Sending the message

To send the message, all you have to do is click the "Send" button (or press the F11 key). The message is immediately sent to the recipients.
Note: The "Programmed" option is used to send the message at a given date and time.
The message will be displayed at the specified date and time. This option is useful:
  • to avoid disrupting the recipients. By default, checking the "Programmed" option proposes to send the message the same day at the next time.
  • to perform a reminder at a specific date and time.
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  • Version 14
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