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    I have a custom applet icon/button in the toolbar of my Appointments view and I’d like to specify the position of this button on the toolbar so that it appears to the left of some of the built-in default buttons.

    Is this possible? And if so, how would I implement this when installing the applet in GroupWise?

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    Support 1a

    Unfortunately it is not possible to specify where a button appears in relation to a pre-defined GroupWise button. This limitation is bought about by the unreliable means by which existing buttons need to be itentified. (for example, users may have dragged buttons off the toolbar).

    The only positional feature currently available is based on the physical name of the applet, in that Formativ adds toolbar buttons based on alphabetical sorting of the physical applet name. This lets you specify the order your buttons appear in relation to other applets installed on the users machine.

    I hope this helps.

    Advansys Support


    I wanted to confirm the positional feature you outlined above, but in the main GW application window’s toolbar.

    I have five applets, each with a toolbar button. I have tried to re-order toolbar button positions by changing the physical applet names, but it does not seem to change the ordering on the toolbar.

    I have noticed, however, that Formativ does seem to order the toolbar buttons based on alphabetical sorting of the tooltip text associated with each button, and not the filenames. Is this correct?

    Thank You

    John H
    IntelliReach Corp.

    Support 1a

    Hello John,

    I’ve gone back and checked our change log. Prior to the 26th of November 2003, Formativ would sort items prior to insertion on a toolbar using the help hint. Due to problems and limitations with this approach (and feedback from a number of developers), we changed this behavour to sort by the physical applet file name.

    You may wish to check the version of the FSE you are using, and download the latest version from our web site to see if that helps. I know this change is definitely in version 2.0 of the FSE, which is due for release in a couple of weeks.


    Advansys Support

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