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  • Overview
  • Repositionable notes: Available features
  • Creating a repositionable note
  • Configuring a repositionable note
  • Implementation and configuration
  • Enabling the repositionable notes
  • Disabling the repositionable notes
  • Activation and deactivation by programming
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Overview
From version 21, the end user can create repositionable notes in all windows found in his WINDEV applications. This automatic application feature is available by default.
Repositionable notes: Available features

Creating a repositionable note

To create a repositionable note:
  1. Display the popup menu of window (right mouse click).
  2. Select "Repositionable notes .. Create a repositionable note".
  3. The repositionable note appears in the current window. You can position it anywhere in the window and type the text of the note.
    Note: You have the ability to paste text in the note (CTRL + C).
By default, the created repositionable note has the following characteristics:
  • Text of note colored in red.
  • Medium size for the text of note.
  • Background color of note colored in yellow.
  • Creation day displayed in the note (Today). This date will change in time (for example, 3 days ago, ...).
  • Automatic reduction: Whenever the window is displayed, the note is displayed during 10 seconds then it is automatically reduced (in the top right corner of window).

Configuring a repositionable note

The popup menu of repositionable note allows you to configure this note.
You can:
  • Modify the text of the note: The input cursor is displayed at the end of note text for modification.
    Note: To modify the text of the note, you also have the ability to click the note directly.
  • Reduce: This option is used to reduce the note. The note is positioned in thumbnail format in the top right corner of window.
    A click on the square icon is used to restore the note to its initial dimension.
  • Reduce automatically: If this option is selected, the note will be displayed when opening the window and it will be automatically reduced after 5 seconds (if it was not modified).
  • Background color: This option is used to customize the background color of the note.
  • Text color: This option is used to customize the text color.
  • Size of text: This option is used to customize the text size.
  • Delete the note: This option is used to delete the note. In this case, the note will not be displayed anymore. The deletion can be undone by pressing CTRL + Z.
  • Export the notes of this window: This option is used to create a "wdnote" file in the specified directory. The file name proposed by default corresponds to the window name. This option is used to save the notes associated with the window. The exported notes are not deleted from the window.
  • Export all application notes: This option is used to create a "wdnote" file in the specified directory. The file name proposed by default corresponds to the application name. This option is used for example to save the notes of the application. The exported notes are not deleted from the application.
  • Import the notes: This option is used to import a "wdnote" file into the application. This window can contain the notes of a window as well as the ones of the application. The notes found both in the application and in the file will not be modified, the notes found in the file only will be added into the application.
Implementation and configuration

Enabling the repositionable notes

By default, the repositionable notes are available for the users of applications compiled with version 21 (and later) for all windows that use the popup menu of AAFs (Automatic Application Features). This feature is linked to the modification of GUI by the end user.
To enable the repositionable notes in the project:
  1. Display the description window of project: on the "Project" pane, in the "Project" group, click "Description".
  2. Check whether the modification of the GUI by the end user is enabled and that the notes are available:
    1. In the "Advanced" tab, click (if necessary) "Modification of GUI by the end user" or click "Options" to see the options.
    2. In the window that is displayed:
      • check whether the default options are used,
      • if specific options are defined, the options for managing the repositionable note must be checked.
  3. Check whether the popup menu of the project ("Repositionable notes") is enabled for the project:
    1. In the "Advanced" tab, click the "Menu of AAF" button.
    2. In the windows that is opened, select the "Window" element: the "Repositionable notes" option must be enabled.
To enable the repositionable notes in a window:
  1. Display the description window of the window ("Description" from the popup menu).
  2. Check whether the modification of the GUI by the end user is enabled and that the notes are available:
    1. In the "Details" tab, click (if necessary) "Modification of GUI by the end user" or click "Options" to see the options.
    2. In the window that is displayed:
      • check whether the default options are used,
      • if specific options are defined, the options for managing the repositionable note must be checked.
  3. Check whether the popup menu of the project ("Repositionable notes") is enabled for the window:
    1. In the "GUI" tab, expand the "Popup menu" option. Check "Display the menu of AAF" then click "Parameters".
    2. In the window that is opened, the "Repositionable notes" option must be enabled.

Disabling the repositionable notes

You can disable the ability to use repositionable notes:
  • for the entire project, by disabling the repositionable notes in the menu of AAFs:
    1. Display the description window of project: on the "Project" pane, in the "Project" group, click "Description".
    2. In the "Advanced" tab, click the "Menu of AAF" button.
    3. In the windows that is opened, select the "Window" element and disable the "Repositionable notes" option.
  • for a window, by disabling the repositionable notes in the menu of AAFs:
    1. Display the description window of window.
    2. In the "GUI" tab, display the options of the popup menu and click the "Parameters" button.
    3. In the windows that is opened, disable the "Repositionable notes" option.
Note: You also have the ability to disable the options regarding the repositionable notes in the configuration window of the GUI modification by the end user, for the entire project or for the windows.

Activation and deactivation by programming

To disable the repositionable notes, use AAFDisable associated with the aafRepositionableNote constant.
To disable or enable the repositionable notes by programming for a window, you have the ability to use ..WinEditMode associated with the weAddRepositionableNote constant:
MyWindow..WinEditMode = weAddRepositionableNote
This property is used to find out and modify all the actions allowed in "Edit by the end user" mode.
Minimum required version
  • Version 21
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