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From Pranav Saxena <>
Subject RE: [DISCUSS] UI user prompt redesign
Date Tue, 05 Mar 2013 16:40:04 GMT
So one way to think of this scenario is to have checkboxes corresponding to each of the global
variables . Checking/ Unchecking  them to select multiple items(global variables) together
and then have a global Save button where we pass the Id's for all the global variables selected
to the object responsible for saving the configuration and finally popping up a box which
displays that we need a management server restart. 

The drawback of such a approach would be if the user has to change only a single global variable


-----Original Message-----
From: Chip Childers [] 
Sent: Tuesday, March 05, 2013 9:36 PM
Subject: Re: [DISCUSS] UI user prompt redesign

On Tue, Mar 05, 2013 at 02:22:42AM +0000, Parth Jagirdar wrote:
> This screen is more appropriate with case below.
> .jpg

>From a user standpoint, I like your proposal Parth.  Any thoughts on the implementation?

> Thanks,
> .. Parth
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Parth Jagirdar []
> Sent: Monday, March 04, 2013 4:55 PM
> To:
> Subject: [DISCUSS] UI user prompt redesign
> Currently in UI if an,
> Action X has an associated message Y. For example say X is changing a global variable
and Y can be message that prompts user to restart the Management Server.
> If user changes 3 global variables he will be presented with 3 message boxes; all displaying
same message !
> See the reason for proposal here...
> Proposal ::
> Approach (The most commonly found in UI based tools - But - Different than what we have
in place now) is to have only one "Save" button for group of actions that produce same message.
> Now 2 common Scenarios::
> Upon clicking "Save" button :: User changes gets realized and relevant message box is
> Due to fact that each web page has similar actions and thus have 
> similar messages this makes life very easy. (Multiple global variables 
> changed and only one box presented requesting to restart MS)
> Upon navigating away from page without clicking Save :: Present a warning and if accepted,
discard changes and continue with requested navigation; else ignore navigation request and
present user the same page and wait for user to click "Save" button or to perform another
> (Repeat till either Save is clicked or user accepts warning)
> Current implementation:: We can see that small green "correct/right" ticker (Screen:
ticker) next to global variable input box as the Save button. Clicking which our changes gets
realized message pops up.
> But the problem with our current approach is of association.
> We have associated each message with each action. If we associate set of actions that
produce the same message; say the whole table that contains Global Variables and associate
only one Save (And in turn which results into associating only one message) with it then we
can achieve what I am trying to propose here.
> I believe this is most common approach in UI based tools.
> Suggestions / Inputs?
> Track it here ::
> Thank You,
> Parth Jagirdar
> Software Test Engineer
> Datacenter & Cloud Division
> Citrix Systems - Powering Mobile Workstyles and Cloud 
> Services.<>

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