How to Edit an OSD File

Use the following procedures to modify a sequenced application package's Open Software Descriptor (OSD) file by adding or deleting an element or an attribute.

Note
Some elements do not have an attribute, so it is not possible to add an attribute to every element.

Important
If you use the OSD editor to change the .sft file name, the HREF attribute of the CODEBASE element in the OSD file, you must use the Save As command to save the change to the project files.

To add an element

  1. Click the OSD File tab.

  2. In the navigation pane, select the sequenced application package's OSD file you want to modify.

  3. In the navigation pane, right-click the element that you want to modify. On the menu, select Element and select Add.

  4. From the menu, select the element you want to add—for example, Codebase.

  5. From the File menu, select Save.

To delete an element

  1. Click the OSD File tab.

  2. In the navigation pane, select the sequenced application package's OSD file you want to modify.

  3. In the navigation pane, right-click the element that you want to delete. On the menu, select Element and select Delete.

  4. From the File menu, select Save.

To add an attribute

  1. Click the OSD File tab.

  2. In the navigation pane, select the sequenced application package's OSD file you want to modify.

  3. In the left pane, right-click the element to which you want to add an attribute. On the menu, select Attribute and select Add, choosing from the listed available attributes.

  4. From the File menu, select Save.

To delete an attribute

  1. Click the OSD File tab.

  2. In the navigation pane, select the sequenced application package's OSD file you want to modify.

  3. In the navigation pane, right-click the element from which you want to delete an attribute. On the menu, select Attribute and then select Delete, choosing the attribute you wish to delete.

  4. From the File menu, select Save.

About the OSD Tab

How to Edit an OSD File Using a Text Editor

OSD File Elements

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