As said in my previous post the Look and Feel is very important for endusers. And in every screen I use most time the same options like a free "Search argument" which searches over several fields and a Help button which displays a dialog with help-information about the screen, a Print-button for printing the dataset (without the limit of 20 records). The problem is I'm getting to much buttons, so I'm experimenting with "Menu buttons" Below I've created a sample, which is (at least I think) for all endusers very easy to recognise.
The Record-button with options to hide/reset colums (this is one of the new features coming very soon) and a Save Filter for saving the current From/To settings and the Sorting and Hiding of the Colums. I do want to store this information in a table in JSON format, in this way I only need to know the User, View/Screen and a field with the settings.
The Data-button with options to print the recordsset (without the limit), and the export (in excel, which is possible in the commercial edition) and the import from an excel sheet.
The new Help-button with the options Help and Release (with some technical information about the screen), below how a helpscreen looks alike:
I know this is not a solution for every application but if an enduser is using many applications I think this layout helps an enduser very easy in understanding how the application works.
What do you thiink?
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