Glossary of terms in iTwin.js UI

Term Definition
Backstage A menu used to open Frontstages and launch Tasks and commands. It is opened by clicking or pressing the App button. It can open a full-screen overlay presenting application settings and data management to the user.
Content Control A class that specifies the React component to display for a Content View.
Content Group A collection of Content Controls.
Content Layout A layout configuration of Content Views.
Content Manipulation Tools These tools are located in the left side of the content area. These tools are used to Select, Create, Update, and Delete data.
Content View A representation of an iModel's data.
Dialog A small temporary window of options presented to the user.
Frontstage A full-screen configuration designed to enable the user to accomplish a task. There are three types: Primary, Nested and Modal.
Keyboard Shortcut A keystroke or combination of keystrokes used to launch a command or tool.
Navigation Aid A user interface control that moves the user's perspective around within a specific Content View.
Panel Zone An area of within a Stage Panel that can contain a collection of Widgets. There are three designated zones: Start, Middle, and End.
Stage Panel A panel defined as part of a Frontstage that displays to the left, right, above or below the 9-zone area.
Status Bar The Footer area of the application window that gives the user feedback about the state of an application.
Status Field An area of the Status Bar assigned to display specific feedback about the active application. Also referred to as Status Item
Tool Settings Properties that modify the behavior and outcome of the active tool. Typically docked at the top of the application window.
View Navigation Tools These tools are located in the right side of the content area. These tools are used to navigate and modify the view parameter such as rotation and zoom level.
Widget A collection of UI components tied to a particular zone that allows the user to view and/or modify data relevant to their current context.
Workflow A defined sequence of tasks used to accomplish a goal.
Zone A standard area on the screen for users to read and interact with data applicable to the current task. Each Zone has a defined purpose.

Last Updated: 22 March, 2021