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  1. #1
    Michael Cole Guest

    EMail Recipient Tab for "Options" form.

    The situation.

    1. This is to go on a single tab of a standard "Options" form (you know,
    the form that most Windows apps have that's roughly square, has a series of
    tabs, and the "OK", "Cancel" and "Apply" buttons down the bottom) so real
    estate is limited.

    2. On this tab, the user should be able to set up the following for
    particular function points (which are contained in a drop-down list)
    a) The subject of the email
    b) The email message text
    c) (And here is the major problem) The list of recipients for the
    email. The recipient collection should contain the following: -
    i) Whether the recipient is a To, a CC or a BCC (Options)
    ii) The Display name
    iii) Whether the recipient's name should be resolved against
    the Windows Address Book to get the email address.
    iv) The email address if they are not to be resolved.
    Note that there may be multiple recipients.

    Has anyone seen or have any idea as to how this could/should be presented,
    given that real estate is limited?

    Its just that its a **** of a lot of crap to fit on one small tab, and
    whilst I am trying to keep the info easy to set up, there seems to be a
    limit to the amount of crunching of controls I can do.

    --
    Regards,

    Michael Cole



  2. #2
    Robert C. Cain Guest

    Re: EMail Recipient Tab for "Options" form.

    How about using a listview control, with the View property set to 3 -
    lvwReport. Then you'd get columns, you could put each item in a column. If
    the number of recipients exceeds the viewable area the listview would just
    scroll.

    You didn't mention if the user could add people here or if this was just for
    viewing, so I'm assuming it's just for viewing. If you need to add I guess
    you could include an "Add" button with another dialog, or put text boxes
    just above the listview and when the user fills 'em in and clicks something
    they get added to the listview.

    The nicest thing about the listview is that you've already got it! (Project,
    Components, select Microsoft Windows Common Controls 6.0 (assuming you have
    VB6)).

    Hope this helps,

    Robert

    "Michael Cole" <michael.cole@hansen.com> wrote in message
    news:3bf89c5c$1@147.208.176.211...
    > The situation.
    >
    > 1. This is to go on a single tab of a standard "Options" form (you

    know,
    > the form that most Windows apps have that's roughly square, has a series

    of
    > tabs, and the "OK", "Cancel" and "Apply" buttons down the bottom) so real
    > estate is limited.
    >
    > 2. On this tab, the user should be able to set up the following for
    > particular function points (which are contained in a drop-down list)
    > a) The subject of the email
    > b) The email message text
    > c) (And here is the major problem) The list of recipients for the
    > email. The recipient collection should contain the following: -
    > i) Whether the recipient is a To, a CC or a BCC (Options)
    > ii) The Display name
    > iii) Whether the recipient's name should be resolved

    against
    > the Windows Address Book to get the email address.
    > iv) The email address if they are not to be resolved.
    > Note that there may be multiple recipients.
    >
    > Has anyone seen or have any idea as to how this could/should be presented,
    > given that real estate is limited?
    >
    > Its just that its a **** of a lot of crap to fit on one small tab, and
    > whilst I am trying to keep the info easy to set up, there seems to be a
    > limit to the amount of crunching of controls I can do.
    >
    > --
    > Regards,
    >
    > Michael Cole
    >
    >




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