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AAF: Did you know?
Overview
Our surveys show that end users love AAFs (Automatic Application Features) and that these AAFs increase their satisfaction and efficiency when using the applications.
To allow end users to discover AAFs, WINDEV proposes the following mechanisms:
  • Displaying a "Did you know" window about AAFs when the application starts. The user can disable this feature.
  • Presence of a menu option for displaying today's tips ("Did you know") in the "?" menu.
How to proceed?

Displaying a "Did you know" window when the application starts

To display the "Did you know" window at the startup of your WINDEV application:
  1. Open the project description: on the "Project" pane, in the "Project" group, click "Description".
  2. In the "Advanced" tab, check "Enable the "Did you know" window for 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 project description window. The "TipOfTheDay" component is automatically included in your project.
Remarks:
  • To avoid displaying the "Did you know" window, simply uncheck "Enable the "Did you know" window for AAFs" ("Advanced" tab in the project description).
  • The user can choose not to show the "Did you know" window again: to do so, check "Don't display the tips at startup". To show the window again, it is possible to use the Shift key when launching the executable.

Displaying a "Did you know" 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".
  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" option must be checked in order to create the corresponding menu option.
  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" option, the tips will also be automatically proposed when the application is started: "Enable the "Did you know" window for AAFs" is automatically checked in the "Advanced" tab of the project description.
See also
Minimum version required
  • Version 14
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