QAD .NET User Interface Overview > Applications Menu
Applications Menu
The Applications menu displays the menu items for the QAD applications running in the QAD .NET UI.
Applications Menu
When the system is installed, the default menu organization is automatically loaded.
Note: Menu substitution is not supported in the QAD .NET UI; only items on the menus are included.
Menu Search
You can use the menu search field to quickly find menu items by menu item label (alias), program name, and menu number (key).
Search results display directly in the application menu area.
You can use Search for multiple purposes:
Find programs based on one or more menu label keywords, program name, or menu number. For example, enter sales to display all menu labels that include the word sales.
Execute a specific program based on full menu label, program name, or menu number. For example, enter Item Master Maintenance, ppptmt.p, or 1.4.1 and then press Enter to display Item Master Maintenance.
Execute a specific program based on a shortcut defined in the Name field of Menu System Maintenance.
Example: Menu is the shortcut for Menu System Maintenance; enter menu and press Enter to display this screen.
Search supports an auto-completion feature. You can type a minimal number of characters and press Enter to expand the phrase you entered with the first match. When only a single match exists, the program is executed.
Even though menus are listed by menu description, search by menu number (or key) and program name is supported to accommodate users who are familiar with other user interfaces.
Search locates all items that contain the search string, not just those that start with it. This is true of numeric as well as alphabetic input. Matches beginning with the search string display at the top of the results; matches that contain it display lower down.
Example: Typing Customer finds Customer Maintenance before Controlled Customer Maintenance. Typing 1.1 finds 1.1.1 before 2.1.1 or 3.1.1.
Search results display directly in the application menu area.
The system displays results as you type, so you can select what you are looking for as soon as it is uniquely identified.
Note: When a program has been added to more than one menu, each occurrence displays in the search results. This is likely to occur if you have added programs to Favorites. A tool tip displays the full path to the menu.
After using Search, you can right-click an item in the search results to display options.
In addition to the options that you have when you right-click a menu in non-search mode, you can choose Find in Menu in search mode. Choosing this option displays the currently selected menu item in location in the menu hierarchy.
You should be aware of these additional considerations when using Search:
If you enter sales order, the search finds only menu labels containing that exact string.
A shortcut—specified in the Name field of Menu System Maintenance—is always found first during a search. For example, Add is defined as the shortcut for Item Master Maintenance. If you enter add in Search, Item Master Maintenance displays first and executes if you press Enter.