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shortkey confusion

James Du
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Joined: Mar 23, 2001
Posts: 186
I created a menubar for my GUI, but where should I attach the shortkey? should i set up the shortkey for the buttons or for menu, or both? Are there any principles in the HCI concerning this side?
Frankly speaking, i cant see any purpose in providing a menubar for a SDI application, only for confusing the clients. I created it just for "show to the marker that i know how to do that", as many posts in the saloon advised. And that's why i cant find any reference about the shortkey issue in my real practices.
How do you think about that?
James
harcharan kanwal
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Joined: Jul 02, 2001
Posts: 64
hi james,
yes, you donot have to write the shortkeys,let all be default.
to check radio buttons and click buttons use the space bar.to select the first component of menubar use F10
i hope you have already read these posts
http://www.coderanch.com/t/182043/java-developer-SCJD/certification/focus-JMenuBar-JFrame
http://www.coderanch.com/t/182047/java-developer-SCJD/certification/anchor-cell-return-row-column
definitely go to the sites mentioned in the first post
hope this helps
harcharan
 
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