Edit the user interface navigation with the User Interface Editor. The editor is started from the program "Designer" and opens in the document view. Only additional User Interface Editor functions are described in the following.
The following items are added to the menu bar when the editor starts.
|Menu||Menu Item||Meaning||Key Combination|
|Menu Item||New||Creates a new menu item|
|Delete||Deletes the selected menu item and all child items after requesting confirmation.|
|Copy||Copies the selected menu.|
|Paste||Inserts copied menu item. If a menu item is copied with child items, then the menu item is inserted with all children.|
|Copy with child nodes||Copies the selected menu item with all its children.|
|Create root node||Creates a new menu category.|
|Reload nodes||Updates the menu items in the list.||F5|
|Simulation||Start simulation||Starts user interface navigation simulation.||F9|
|Simulate overview form||Starts simulation of an overview form.|
|Define simulations data...||Starts a wizard for defining the simulation data.|
|Options||Create menu markers...||Opens a dialog window for creating menu markers.|
|Delete menu markers||Deletes menu markers.|
|Show captions||Shows the menu items display text. If this option is not active, the identifiers from the data model are shown.|
|Select columns...||Opens a dialog window for selecting columns that can be additionally displayed in the user interface navigation.|
|View||Properties||Shows/hides the edit view.|
|Variable definition||Shows/hides the variable definitions edit view.|
|Permissions group||Shows/hides the permissions group edit view.|
|Related Applications||Shows/hides the application edit view.|
|Forms||Shows/hides the forms edit view.|
|Help||Navigation help||Opens the help on this topic.|
|User Interface Editor help||Opens the editor help.|
|Creates a new menu item.|
|Deletes a menu item.|
|Copies a menu items.|
|Copies menu items with all its children.|
|Inserts a copied menu item.|
|Toggles display text with data model captions.|
|Starts the WHERE clause wizard to define menu markers.|
|Deletes menu markers.|
|Refreshes the display.|
|Starts the simulation.|
|Starts the wizard for simulating overview forms.|
|Starts the simulation data wizard.|
The User Interface Editor makes different views available for editing the user interface:
Menu items and links are presented below one another. This is where you can create and delete menu items.
Use the view edit the properties of the selected menu item. A default context menu is available for input fields.
In this view, all the variable definitions that belong to the selected menu item are displayed in tabular form with type, name and assigned value. When you click on the variable type, a pop list with all available types is shown. The variable name and the value can be edited by clicking on the appropriate column in the table.
Alternatively, you can enter the variable definition in a dialog window. To open the dialog window, select the edit icon in the toolbar.
|Permissions group||Displays all available permissions groups. You can assign menu items to the permissions groups or delete existing assignments. These menu items are available to system users depending on their permissions group memberships.|
|Related Applications||All available applications are displayed. You can assign menu items to the applications or remove existing assignments.|
|Forms||All available interface forms are shown. You can assign menu items or remove existing assignments. When the associated menu item is selected in the navigation or the item is selected in the result list, the interface forms are shown for all system users without taking their permissions group memberships into account.|
|Context Menu Item||Meaning|
|New||Creates a new menu item.|
|Delete||Deletes the selected menu item.|
|Properties||Displays the object properties of the selected entry.|
|Move up||Moves the selected menu item up one hierarchy level.|
|Move down||Moves the selected menu item down one hierarchy level|
|Follow link node||Tracks a link if the menu item is of type "link".|
|Referenced by||Shows all menu items that are linked to the currently selected menu item.|
|Copy||Copies the selected menu item into the clipboard.|
|Copy with child nodes||Copies the selected menu item with all its child menu items into the clipboard.|
|Paste||Inserts the copied menu items at the selected position in the navigation.|
|Navigation||Shows all other editors that can be used with the selected object.|
The navigation menu is mapped in the category User interface | User interface navigation in the Designer. When you select a menu item in the navigation view, the properties of the menu item are shown in the edit view. The type of menu item determines the availability and editability of the properties.
TIP: You can use the User Interface Editor’s wizard to create a preselection of menu items to be edited.
To create a new category
NOTE: Change the item type to "Task category" if it should represent a task category.
To create a new menu item
To copy and paste a menu item
TIP: Use "drag and drop" to move menu items around within the hierarchy.
You must make the following assignments to show the menu items in the user interface:
NOTE: Recompile the database after adding or deleting a menu item.