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Jason Hocker
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I apologize, and please close this thread, if it is not appropriate.

I originally was not going to use any menus, but today I see threads where people lost points on the gui and think this may be a reason.

Did you use menus, and what were those menus? Did you use "file, edit, help" to keep in line with how Microsoft does things?
 
mike acre
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I don't see that an edit menu is appropriate.

Traditionally and hence user expectation finds an edit menu with cut/copy/paste/find, unless your app does that I don't see that it is appropriate.

I have:


refresh : reload comboboxes
book : a room
help file : joptionpane just says see here:- /docs/userguide.txt

I don't configure during run of application only at start-up, expect I'll lose a mark or two for that.

RE: userguide.txt

Recently there has been a lot of discussion and poo pooing of userguide.txt option, everyone preferring html in some text component or on-line.
I say that if the spec says you can do it in plain text and explicitly says that an option is within the application then an option is NOT within the application and they don't have a leg to stand on if they mark you down for a dull .txt file.
 
Richard Jackson
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Hi,mike

You has a good assume,I think,especially that help menu contains menu item to tell user help info in userguide.txt.

But I was still wondering... What role does this frame have in your project?
Which one do you select staring mode between command argument and menu?
 
Klaas van Gelder
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I don't see that an edit menu is appropriate.


Mike, i agree with you that the classical edit operations (cut, copy, paste) are not used in the application. But where to place the connectlocal, connectremote and disconnect items ? If you choose to implement a menu (as I did), these basic operations needs to be implemented by it IMO.
I placed them in the File menu (after a tip of ine of the forum gurus), and plan to use the Edit menu for search and book actions.
[ September 06, 2004: Message edited by: Klaas van Gelder ]
 
mike acre
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Originally posted by Richard Jackson:
But I was still wondering... What role does this frame have in your project?
Which one do you select staring mode between command argument and menu?


I'm afraid you'll have to rephrase that is some form of English I understand.

No offence, but how the heck did you end up with such an English name and such appaling English ?

 
peter wooster
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Originally posted by mike acre:


I'm afraid you'll have to rephrase that is some form of English I understand.

No offence, but how the heck did you end up with such an English name and such appaling English ?



To quote G.B.Shaw from Pygmalion, via My Fair Lady:

"Her English is too good,
which clearly indicates that she is foreign,
while others are instructed in their native language,
English people aren't"
 
mike acre
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while others are instructed in their native language,
English people aren't"


Now that IS offensive!

It is the Yanks that don't have a clue!

And damned Java is corrupting me.

Synchronized?
Serializable?
Color?
 
peter wooster
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Originally posted by mike acre:


Now that IS offensive!

It is the Yanks that don't have a clue!

And damned Java is corrupting me.

Synchronized?
Serializable?
Color?



But G.B.Shaw was Irish, so he had a god given right to criticise the English. A.J.Lerner was American, so he didn't need any excuse for anything. Later in the same tirade the lines

"the Scots and the Irish leave you close to tears,
while in America they haven't spoken it for years."

appear, so they didn't spare their own countrymen either.
 
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