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AAF: Did you know it?
Overview
Our surveys show that the end users are fond of AAFs (Automatic Application Features) and that these AAFs increase their efficiency when using the applications.
To allow the end users to discover the AAFs, WINDEV proposes the following mechanisms:
  • Displaying a "Did you know it" window regarding the AAFs when starting the application. This feature can be disabled by the user.
  • Presence of a menu choice for displaying today's tips ("Did you know it") in the "?" menu.
How to proceed?

Displaying a "Did you know it" window when the application is started

To display the "Did you know it" window when starting your WINDEV application:
  1. Display the project description: on the "Project" pane, in the "Project" group, click "Description".
  2. In the "Advanced" tab, check "Enable the "Did you know it" option in the AAFs".
    Remark: The "Show the available AAF" button opens the PDF that contains the presentation of the AAFs available in a WINDEV application.
  3. Validate the description window of project. The "TipOfTheDay" component is automatically included in your project.
Remarks:
  • To avoid displaying the "Did you know it" window, simply uncheck "Enable the "Did you know it" option in the AAFs" ("Advanced" tab in the project description).
  • The use has the ability to disable the display of the "Did you know it" window: to do so, check "Don't display the tips at startup". To reactivate the window display, it is possible to use the Shift key when launching the executable.

Displaying a "Did you know it" option in the automatic help menu

If your application already contains an automatic help menu "?":
  1. In the window containing the automatic help menu, select the menu option '?'.
  2. Select "Wizard for editing the '?' menu" from the popup menu.
  3. In the wizard, when choosing the menu options, select "Did you know it".
  4. Validate the wizard. The automatic help menu is modified. The "TipOfTheDay" component is automatically included in your project.
If your application contains no automatic help menu:
  1. Adding an automatic menu into your main window: on the "Window" pane, in the "Bars and menus" group, expand "Main menu" and select "Add the '?' menu". See '?' menu for more details.
  2. In the wizard, the "Did you know it" option must be checked in order for the corresponding menu option to be created.
  3. Validate the wizard. The automatic help menu is created. The "TipOfTheDay" component is automatically included in your project.
Remark: If the automatic menu proposes the "Did you know it" option, the tips will also be automatically proposed when the application is started: "Enable the "Did you know it" option in the AAFs" is automatically checked in the "Advanced" tab of the project description.
See also
Minimum version required
  • Version 14
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