Large applications may contains a lot of choices in the Tabbed UI's Buttons Pane. Users may only use a handful of options in the menu. Adding favorites gives the user a way to quickly access the tabs they use most.
The Tabbed UI Favorites feature adds the ability for users to place buttons in the Tabbed UI menu into a "favorites" section for quick access. When you turn on the Favorites feature, an icon is added to the Tabbed UI menu items that indicates whether or not the item is a favorite.
Clicking the star icon toggles the favorite state of the menu item. Once a menu item has been designated as a favorite, it appears as follows:
Favorites are stored in the Repository table, which must be configured separately. Favorites are stored separately for each logged in user.
Favorites can either be shown in the Buttons Pane or in a menu bar
In this image, the favorites are shown in a menu bar with a Dropdown style.
In this image, the favorites are shown in a menu bar with a Horizontal style.
To enable the Favorites feature, edit the TabbedUI and on the Properties pane, in the Favorites section check the Enable favorites property.
hen this Enable favorites properly is checked the following additional properties can be set:
Favorites category label
Specify the label for the Favorites category. (Does not apply if Show favorites in menu bar is checked and Menu bar style is Horizontal).
Favorites icon color
Only applies if you are not using the Alpha web theme (or a web theme that inherits from Alpha). Specified the color for the favorites icon shown next to each button in the Buttons Pane.
Show favorites in menu bar
Specify if the favorites should be shown in a menu bar. If this property is not checked, the favorites are shown at the top of the Buttons Panel.
Menu bar id
The Id of the element where the favorites menu bar should be shown. If favorites are shown in a menu bar, it is common to put an HTML element in the TabbedUI Header text. If the Menu bar id is set to render in an HTML element with the ID element1, the HTML element placed in the Header text could be:
Initial state of favorites container
Can be open or closed. When the TabbedUI is initially shown, if favorites have previously been defined, should the container that shows the favorites be open or closed. If closed, the user will need to click on the container label to open the container. (Does not apply if Show favorites in menu bar is checked)
Bubble help - toggle status
Bubble help for star icon in Tabbed UI buttons
Bubble help - turn favorite off
Bubble help for star icon in Favorites display
Menu bar style
Can be Dropdown or Horizontal - Only applies if Show favorites in menu bar is checked. For Dropdown, a single item appears in the menu bar with a label specified by the Favorites category label. The favorites are shown as a drop-down menu. For Horizontal, all of the favorites appear as a top level, horizontal list of choices.
When you set or un-set a favorite, a client-side event will fire. When the event fires, the id of the button (i.e. the idInternal property) is passed to the event as well as an array of all of the buttons in the TabbedUI. This array indicates the favorite status of each button.
Fires when a menu item is added to favorites.
Fires when a menu item is removed from favorites.
In a large TabbedUI component with many buttons, a user might want to designate certain buttons as favorites, so that these buttons are easier to find.
In this video we show how you can define favorites in a TabbedUI component.