Graphical Application Designer
Build GUI control objects quickly and easily with the NOMADS Panel Designer
Use the NOMADS Panel Designer to create portable, reusable common control objects, including:
- Check Boxes
- Radio Buttons
- Drop Boxes
- List Boxes
- Multi Lines
- Scroll Bars
- Dialogue Boxes
- COM Controls
- Menu Bars
- Popup Menus
- Message Bars
- Tree Views
- List Views
- Charting Controls
- Lines and Shapes
The Panel Designer allows you to produce graphical control objects and panels, set up event processing and field validation, and create application menus. You can assign your objects properties (such as position, size, font, alignment, and status signals) as well as:
- Define Drag & Drop events for input controls.
- Set up Dependency Tables to hide/show/enable/disable specified controls under different circumstances.
- Define how controls will behave (in terms of size and location) when panels are resized.
- Set up simple internal help on an individual control basis.
Protect your system using the NOMADS Security Manager. Use the Security Manager component to protect your applications from unauthorized viewing. The Security Manager allows you to control access to a specific screen or individual components on the screen.
Achieve consistent file structures with the NOMADS Data Dictionary
Define and maintain data definitions on a file-by-file basis. The data definition can be embedded right in the physical file, which allows you to separate the IOLISTs from your code and ensure standardized definitions for the entire application. Also, program references can be embedded for event-triggered I/O instructions.
Generate master file maintenance panels using the NOMADS File Maintenance system
The NOMADS File Maintenance system automatically creates a file maintenance panel for any file defined in the Data Dictionary. These panels can be used to invoke either a generic or custom file maintenance program that allows you to insert, update, and delete records, as well as browse the file.
Set up online queries with the NOMADS Query Manager
With NOMADS, you can set up query objects, including relational queries. The Query Manager uses the data dictionaries built with the NOMADS Data Dictionary component, as well as manual file definitions and references to ODBC tables.
Separate your message text from your applications using the NOMADS Message Manager
The NOMADS Message Manager maintains message libraries outside the programs that call them. This component allows you to set up a library for standard prompts, warnings, and error messages that can be easily updated, or translated for multilingual applications.