Introduction to QAD .NET UI Administration
  
Introduction to QAD .NET UI Administration
The QAD .NET User Interface (UI) provides a common framework for multiple QAD applications. This framework is based on Microsoft .NET technology, and incorporates familiar UI standards, reducing the need for users to learn how to navigate QAD applications.
The QAD .NET UI is the common interface for both Standard Edition, the core QAD solutions suite, and Enterprise Edition, which offers all of the core Standard Edition capabilities as well as enhancements and new features in a number of other areas. This guide describes how to use the many QAD .NET UI maintenance functions to administer the QAD .NET UI, how to customize the interface for your own business requirements, and how to maintain the most commonly used configuration files. This chapter contains the following sections:
QAD .NET UI Administration
Discusses the maintenance features and utilities for the QAD .NET UI interface and programs.
Configuration Environments
Lists the configuration files used to customize interface features and functions.
Configurable Screens
Discusses the Configurable Screens customization function for non-component based programs.
QAD .NET UI Administration
The QAD .NET UI contains a range of maintenance programs and utilities that let you customize programs and the interface itself for specific requirements. These include programs to:
Monitor user sessions
Configure menus, programs, and workspaces
Define menu and browse collections
Add links to program help and enable the Guide Me feature
Use the QAD Shell Interface
See Administration Features and Functions.
Configuration Environments
Many of the interface features are controlled using the system configuration files:
client-session.xml
client-bootstrap.xml
plugin-menus.xml
These files also control program parameters and timings, and enable and disable application menus as required.
See Configuration Files.
Configurable Screens
The programs within the QAD .NET UI are fully customizable, and the Configurable Screens function lets you add or remove fields and frames from the application screen using user-defined templates. Once you have designed your template, you apply the template to enable your changes. The template system ensures that individual customizations can be applied without impacting the core application code.
See Configurable Screens.