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Menus - Menu

The Menu tab is used to set up the actual menu layout, that is what functions are available in what where.

The left side of the screen shows the menu definition. Its displayed as a tree. The main options are shown at the top. If the option is a sub-menu, you can press the + to expand it and show its options. The top level option is always 'Main Menu'

The icons in the menu tree show the function of that node.

This indicates the menu title. This is the text that will be displayed at the top of the menu buttons on the right side of the screen.

This indicates a sub-menu. If you click on the + next to this option, the tree will expand to show you the details of this sub-menu.

This indicates a link to an existing sub-menu. It works like a sub-menu because it shows new options but it allows you to re-use a menu that has already been defined.

This indicates an actual function. When the user selects this option, the system will run the indicated function.

The right side of the screen shows a table listing all the available functions that a user could perform. To add a function to the menu, you simply click on a process and drag it over to the menu tree.

Modifying The Menu Details

As explained above, you add functions to the menu tree but dragging the function from the grid and dropping it on the menu tree.

There are two ways to modify the details in the tree.

You can modify the menu by clicking the right mouse button in the menu area. This will give different options depending on whether you are editing a Back Office or POS menu.

New Menu Level

Select this option to add a new sub-menu ()to the current menu.

Link To Existing Menu Level

Select this to add a new sub-menu link () to the current menu.

Add Log Off Option

Adds an option to the current menu level to allow the user to log off without closing the Main Menu.

Add Close Menu Option

Adds an option to the current menu level to allow the Main Menu to be closed.

Delete

Deletes the current highlighted node of the menu tree.

You can also double-click on the node in the tree. This will display a pop-up window which will allow you to edit the details. The details will depend on what the node is.

Display Name

The name that will be displayed to the user. This is only used for sub-menus. The 'Main Menu' displayed for the top-level is never displayed to the user.

Image Name

Not used.

Display Name

The name that will be displayed to the user. This is only used for sub-menus. The 'Main Menu' displayed for the top-level is never displayed to the user.

Image Name

The name of the bmp file to display on the button. This is only used by the top-level menu buttons that display on the nine main buttons on the left of the screen. This should be just the name of the file, with no path. The file will exist in the bmps sub-directory under the executable's directory.

Button#

The button that this function will appear on. This can be a number from 1-9 for back office menus and a number from 1-99 for POS menus.

Display Name

The name that will be displayed to the user. This is only used for sub-menus. The 'Main Menu' displayed for the top-level is never displayed to the user.

Image Name

The name of the bmp file to display on the button. This is only used by the top-level menu buttons that display on the nine main buttons on the left of the screen. This should be just the name of the file, with no path. The file will exist in the bmps sub-directory under the executable's directory.

Button#

The button that this function will appear on. This can be a number from 1-9 for back office menus and a number from 1-99 for POS menus.   

Link To Menu

The submenu you want to link to. The combobox will display existing submenus for you to link to.

Display Name

The name to display to the user on the menu. This will default to the display name of the function.

Image Name

The name of the bmp file to display on the button. This is only used by the top-level menu buttons that display on the nine main buttons on the left of the screen. This should be just the name of the file, with no path. The file will exist in the bmps sub-directory under the executable's directory.

Button#

The button that this function will appear on. This can be a number from 1-9 for back office menus and a number from 1-99 for POS menus.   

Run Process

The function that will be run. This cannot be changed. If you don't want this function, you have to delete it from the menu and add the one you do want.

Additional Process Parameters

Any additional command-line parameters that should be used when the function is run. For example, if you run the ACCOUNTS function, you need to specify the account type you want to use, for example MEMDR.

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