Here's a screen shot of where my GUI is at, at the moment. http://www.redbrick.dcu.ie/~iceman/als_gui.jpg
The green highlighing indicates an unbooked record. You can sort in ascending/descening order on all columns.
The problem I have is what to do with that big ugly chunk of white space. I've tried putting some buttons there, but they look out of place.
I was thinking of having buttons there which could switch mode - i.e Search & Book | Create | Update | Delete .. which would show a different frame on the left hand side. Two problems with this, as I mentioned the buttons look out of place, and two, I havent implemented create/update/delete functions in my business layer or gui, so I cant really add the buttons. But the intention is that for the future someone could add these extra buttons and functionality.
The file menu is also a bit bare! But the application looks all wrong without one..
Thoughts, criticisms, tips, all welcome.