Posted 29 September 2005 - 09:49 PM
We are in the process of reworking our User Interface. Does anyone know of an easy to implement way to implement better looking buttons for menu selections? We have spent a good deal of time dressing up our systems, but the menu buttons look deathly.
Obviously, we can create our own graphics for the buttons. However, the thought of retrofitting a couple hundred menu functions is a touch on the ugly side.
Is anyone else bothering with this or are you using the Active X tree function instead for your menu systems?
Thanks in advance,
Posted 30 September 2005 - 08:45 AM
A Prettier Looking application. This is also something on our to-do list now that we've upgraded to 5.5.
you mention above hundreds of menu functions, are these the pro-iv menus ?
We dont use pro-iv menu in our application, We have a menu application (a screen function) and in effect only 1 Menu screen that has 8 menu options/buttons.
We have a menu file with menu records present, 8 options per menu. could be as many as you wish.
When we create a user we assign them a log-on menu and this controls the menus/options etc, to which the users access. when they log-on they are brought to the menu application/screen and the user menu presented could be menus/functions on the page, if a mneu selectd then that menu page of items is presented, which could again be more menus or functions to be accessed.
Our Menu Screen 8 buttors which we populate with the options from the users current menu selected.
We have a user/teminal file which is updated with where a user currently is in their menu sturcture. All of our functions exit back to the same menu appliction which presents user with their current menu, Even when user log-off and logs back on they are back at their last menu accessed.
Manybe you could reduce the over-head of hundreds of menus prior to jazzing up each of these individually, hopefully you can automate the task of updating your current menus.
Posted 30 September 2005 - 05:09 PM
Yes, we do use ProIV menu functions.
I've looked at some of the universal menu systems - like what you mentioned. The issue always seems to be one of when it is worth it to rip out all those functions, put in a new system and QA it.
It certainly is a good point though that the cosmetic overhead would be significantly reduced in the long run.
Posted 30 September 2005 - 08:51 PM
I think my partner looked at it briefly. If I remember correclty, I think that the main issue was one of cost justification. I believe that even if we bought the Menu system, we would still have a significant amount of work to convert everything over...
Would you mind sending me a screen capture of your solution?
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