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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 AAF when the application is started. 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 ("Project .. Project description").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" feature of AAF".
    Note: The "Show the available AAF" button is used to open the PDF file containing the overview of the different AAF available in a WINDEV application.
  3. Validate the description window of project. The "TipOfTheDay" component is automatically included in your project.
Notes:
  • Versions 16 and later
    The "Did you know it" window can also be included when creating the project.
    The "Display a "Did you know it" window when starting the application" option is available in the plane about the style book. This option is checked by default.
    A specific plane of the wizard for project creation is used to include this window in the project currently created.
    New in version 16
    The "Did you know it" window can also be included when creating the project.
    The "Display a "Did you know it" window when starting the application" option is available in the plane about the style book. This option is checked by default.
    A specific plane of the wizard for project creation is used to include this window in the project currently created.
    The "Did you know it" window can also be included when creating the project.
    The "Display a "Did you know it" window when starting the application" option is available in the plane about the style book. This option is checked by default.
    A specific plane of the wizard for project creation is used to include this window in the project currently created.
  • To avoid displaying the "Did you know it" window, all you have to do is uncheck "Enable the "Did you know it" for AAF" ("Advanced" tab in the description window of the project).
  • 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 re-enable the display of the window, press the SHIFT key when the executable is run.
  • Versions 16 and later
    You also have the ability to include the "Did you know it" window by using the wizard for including new features. To start this wizard, select "Project .. Edition audit .. Wizard for including the new features".To start this wizard, on the "Project" pane, in the "Audit and performances" group, expand "Edition audit" and select "Wizard for including new features".
    New in version 16
    You also have the ability to include the "Did you know it" window by using the wizard for including new features. To start this wizard, select "Project .. Edition audit .. Wizard for including the new features".To start this wizard, on the "Project" pane, in the "Audit and performances" group, expand "Edition audit" and select "Wizard for including new features".
    You also have the ability to include the "Did you know it" window by using the wizard for including new features. To start this wizard, select "Project .. Edition audit .. Wizard for including the new features".To start this wizard, on the "Project" pane, in the "Audit and performances" group, expand "Edition audit" and select "Wizard for including new features".

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. Add an automatic menu into your main window via "Windows .. Main menu .. Add the '?' menu". See '?' menu for more details.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.
Note: If the automatic menu proposes the "Did you know it" option, the tips will also be automatically proposed when the application is started: the option "Enable the "Did you know it" for AAF" is automatically checked in the "Advanced" tab of the project description.
See also
Minimum required version
  • Version 14
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