ChartIQ Blog

Posted on by Eric Barden

Snapping and Docking Windows with Finsemble

Snapping and docking with Finsemble allows users to rapidly create groups of windows that join and move together. Users can swiftly spawn necessary components and bring them together into unified configurations that can be relocated to different locations on the screen, even moved across different monitors. Want to change the group? Just detach windows, and re-snap the windows into a new configuration. Workspace modification has never been so easy and flexible.



The concept of managing a workspace is an age-old UI model that allows for the management of multiple tasks on a point-and-click interface. With the market shift to mobile and web interfaces, the emphasis shifted toward interfaces devoted to tasks contained in a single window, but a single window paradigm does not suit the needs of all working environments. It’s no surprise then that the financial sector – which requires strict management of all kinds of data and tasks - has stuck to the workspace model very closely. Rapid multi-tasking can mean the difference between missing an opportunity or clearing a huge profit. To mitigate risk and increase efficiency, keeping tabs on groups of windows contained in a workspace is the best way to do this. 

Finsemble’s workspace framework is built on the OpenFin operating layer. OpenFin serves as a complement to the operating system itself, offering quick installation and minimal interface setup with native desktop performance. In addition to providing a custom component frame suitable for linking financial data, Finsemble’s custom frames allow for snapping and docking capabilities not provided by Windows.

Finsemble’s next release (coming July 2017) improves window docking, assimilation, authentication, and many API enhancements. For full descriptions on feature development go to our documentation page.


Learn more about the power of Finsemble by downloading the White Paper or watching the Finsemble Webinar.