The Address Book Manager allows the addition, modification, and removal of additional address books. Each address book contains its own list of devices and are entirely separate from each other.

  • Address Book List
  • The List contains all address books within WoLEX. There must always be at least one address book.

    • ToolBar
    • The toolbar pertains to the address book list.

      • Add
      • Adds a new address book to the list.

      • Remove
      • Removes the selected address book from the list; this cannot be undone and is permanent.

      • Sync Selected
      • All selected address books that are of the Remote type will be synchronised with their remote copy; this is the only way to synchronise an address book that is set to the Manual remote type.

      • Import
      • Imports a previously-exported address book from disk.

      • Export
      • Exports the selected address book to disk.

  • Name
  • The name of the address book.

    For Technical Users

    The address book is saved to the local file system (the user's AppData directory) using this name; any non-OS-legal characters are stripped from the filename. If this results in an empty filename, then a randomly-generated filename will be used instead.

  • Description
  • The description for the address book.

  • Read OnlyDefault: disabled
  • Setting the Read Only flag will prevent any changes being made to the address book, such as adding/editing/removing devices.

    This is useful if the address book is being distributed to other clients and serves as a helpful reminder that editing the address book serves no purpose as any changes made will be lost when updating that address book (if Source below is set to Remote).

  • SourceDefault: local
  • The type of address book.

    • Local
    • The address book is stored locally on the machine that WoLEX is running on. This is the standard Source type and is the recommended setting for a majority of users.

    • Remote
    • A copy of the address book is stored locally on the machine that WoLEX is running on, but the master copy is available on a central server somewhere. The local address book is regularly synchronised with the master copy; this results in any changes made to the local copy being overwritten.

      • HTTP Url
      • This is the full HTTP URL address of the address book to synchronise from. Only HTTP is supported at the time of writing.

      • Test
      • Performs a test using the entered details to see if everything is working as it should.

      • Username
      • The HTTP username for accessing the address book, if required. This is specified at a server level and isn't an inherent feature offered by WoLEX.

      • Password
      • The HTTP password for accessing the address book, if required. This is specified at a server level and isn't an inherent feature offered by WoLEX.

      • Sync TypeDefault: none
      • The type of synchronisation the address book supports.

        • None
        • The address book doesn't support any type of synchronisation. The main use of this Sync Type is to temporarily disable overwriting of the local address book. This setting isn't generally used in everyday use.

        • Manual
        • The address book is only synchronised manually by the user. This allows the user to dictate when the local copy is overwritten by the remote version.

        • Auto
        • The address book is automatically synchronised by a timer, as specified by the Interval value. When this inteval has elapsed, then WoLEX will synchronise the address book unless the Address Book Manager or Device Editor is open.

          Manual synchronisation is supported by clicking on the Sync Selected toolbar button.

      • IntervalDefault: 0
      • How long, in seconds, between each automatic synchronisation of the address book. A value of zero (0) disables auto-syncing.


        Too low of a value (1 to 10) is highly discouraged as it could result in WoLEX throwing an error; the lowest value should probably be in minutes, but there is no point in syncing too much as it creates unneccessary network and resource usage. If you're making changes to the remote address book once a day, then syncing 2 to 3 times per day is sufficient - or even once a day.