About-Customizing-Image-Tile-Menus

About Customizing Image Tile Menus

About Customizing Image Tile Menus

The purpose of an image tile menu is to provide an image that can be selected instead
of text. You can create, edit, or add image tiles and image tile slides.

An image tile dialog box displays images in groups of 20, along with a scrolling
list box on the left that displays the associated slide file names or related text.
If an image tile dialog box contains more than 20 slides, the additional slides are
added to a new page. Next and Previous buttons are activated so that you can browse
the pages of images.

The following is an example of an image tile menu.

You define an image tile menu in the Customize User Interface (CUI) Editor. The following
table shows the properties for an image tile menu.

Properties for the Tiled Viewport Layout image tile menu

Properties pane item

Description

Example

Name

String that is used as the title of the dialog box.

Tiled Viewport Layout

Description

Text that describes the element and does not appear in the user interface.

 

Aliases

Specifies the aliases for the image tile menu. Click the […] button to open the Aliases dialog box. Each alias in the CUIx file should be unique
and are used to reference the image tile menu programmatically.

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The following table shows the properties for an image tile slide.

Properties of the Four: Equal tile slide on the Tiled Viewport Layout image tile menu

Properties pane item

Description

Example

Name

String displayed in the list box on the left side of the image tile menu dialog box.
The string must include alphanumeric characters with no punctuation other than a hyphen
(-) or an underscore (_).

Four: Equal

Command Name

The name of the command as it appears in the Command List pane.

Tiled Viewports, Four: Equal

Description

Text that describes the element; does not appear in the user interface.

 

Macro

The command macro. It follows the standard macro syntax.

^C^C(ai_tiledvp 4 nil)

Element ID

Tag that uniquely identifies a command.

MM_0427

Slide library

A file that is made up of multiple slides and created using the slidelib.exe utility.

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Slide label

Name of a slide contained in the slide library file or a slide image that is stored
separately.

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You can use any slide generated by the application as an image. Keep the following
suggestions in mind as you prepare slides for an image tile menu.

  • Keep the image simple. When an image tile menu is displayed, you must wait for all images to be drawn before
    making a selection. If you show numerous complex symbols, use simple, recognizable
    images rather than full renditions.
  • Fill the box. When making a slide for an image, be sure to fill the screen with the image before
    starting the MSLIDE command. If the image is very wide and short, or long and thin,
    the image tile menu will look best if you use the PAN command to center the image
    on the screen before making the slide.

    Images are displayed with an aspect ratio of 3:2 (3 units wide by 2 units high). If
    your drawing area has a different aspect ratio, it can be difficult to produce image
    slides that are centered in the image tile menu. If you work within a layout viewport
    that has an aspect ratio of 3:2, you can position the image and be assured that it
    will look the same when it is displayed in the image tile menu.

  • Remember the purpose of the images. Do not use images to encode abstract concepts into symbols. Image tiles are useful
    primarily for selecting a graphic symbol.

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