Enter the swimlane!
By insisting that apps appear and behave in predictable and consistent ways we can manage a higher application density while at the same time delivering an ease-of-use never previously achieved.
Window Management Features
Save and restore the position and layout of application windows. Optionally record data context to ensure the correct data is displayed. Multiple workspaces can be displayed at anytime
Stick windows together to form a single application group…
Grouped window actions
Focus, close, minimise, restore or resize an application group with a single click: windows from different applications that are stuck together or participating in a workspace will respond in unison
Allow windows to be arranged as tabs within a tab group. Subject to entitlements, allow end-user to configure these at runtime using simple drag/drop metaphor…
Drag and Drop
Rearrange applications by dragging and dropping – as a tab or separate window
Ensure that logically related windows are constantly updated with the very latest data. Optionally override this behaviour when applications are dragged outside of a group
Full control over application resource allocation, including process sharding and load/rendering priorities. Glue42 is supplied with the necessary operational tools to allow these changes to be made and monitored
Full UI control
All elements of the windows UI are fully customisable, including window frames, menus, loading animations, task-bar icons etc
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Applications and tabbed groups can be composed into fixed or resizable swimlanes. The developer or the end-user can define horizontal/vertical layout and optionally include context headers…
Universal search mechanism across applications to retrieve business object (e.g. client, product, order) and share data context
When applications are resized and become too small – override rendering to ensure a thumbnail or suitable icon is displayed
Drag and Drop
Moved windows within and between swimlanes – as a tab or a standalone window. Drag and drop floating window into swimlane or back out again
Builds upon basic performance optimisation to allow specific cells in the swimlane to be painted in a specific order.
Variation of standard swimlane that allows user to select specific process steps and jump to pre-defined workspaces