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inform user of functionality

Pallav Grigo

Joined: Mar 29, 2002
Posts: 29
Hi everyone..i'm about to submit my assignment but had a problem in beta-testing..most of my testers did not know that you could book a flight by double clicking on that particular row in the search table...what is the best way to inform the user of this functionality when the app is starting...i thought of using a dialog box..but it's a pain to close a dialog every time the app starts..any ideas??
Mark Spritzler

Joined: Feb 05, 2001
Posts: 17276

Well you could always have a status line at the bottom, that when a user passes the cursor/mouse over the JTable the status bar reads, "Double Click Flight row to book seats"
Or if you want the easy way out, just remove the double-click functionality.
Oh an you should put this feature in your User documentation.
[ May 29, 2002: Message edited by: Mark Spritzler ]

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Robin Underwood
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Joined: May 01, 2002
Posts: 117
First my flights could only be booked by pressing a button. Of course my husband then tested by trying to double-click. So I ended up implementing both methods.
Sai Prasad
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Joined: Feb 25, 2002
Posts: 560
How about setToolTipText(String) defined in JComponent?
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