R u developing something on Series60 platform ? Then I think u can't get rid of the options menu bcof u add back and ok command into your displayable. And the system will insert exit command automatically. That's mean u can c the options menu. If u r using 2.0 now, u may can try form and add customitem. U can add command to all customitem instead of adding them to the form. 4 ur case, I think u can add ok to each item and add back to the form. So u will c the back commant on the form only. I hope I don't make the mis-guess.. :-)
Yep, am developing on Series 60 platform. Your suggestion works as one way of solving the problem (which is great). But when i looked at the NOKIA SERIES 60 UI STYLE GUIDE, they mention about "CONTROL PANE which occupies the bottom part of the screen and displays the labels associated with the two softkeys".(there should be a way of configuring this control pane) if you know any thing about the customizing the control pane please let me know.
Also, when they describe the LEFT SOFTKEY at the end of the explanation they say
"Other labels and functions:
-SELECT. Used in menu lists and grids where further options ar not available. Selects the focused item; same as Select key function.
- OK, YES and other positive replies; used in confirmation queries.
- In idle, a shortcut to specific application
Configurable by the user, labeled according to the application"
Now my question do they mean Configurable to the extent of choosing between the above labels (select,ok, yes). Or by configurable they mean any textual label that the developer desires.
Thanks in advance for taking the time to read this.
and the "menu" will be automatically aligned to the right. The function is configurable, meaning, you might actually display it as "SELECT" on the screen, while you can actually configure it to "EXIT" in your codes.
I also would like to have on the left "OK" and on the right either "Back" or "Exit" depending on which menu. It seems a bit cumbersome for users to hit options and then ok. Right now if you want to app to do a system call, have to go to options and then hit ok. Is it possible?
The only way I know to get rid of the Options menu on Series 60 is by using Nokia's FullCanvas class. You can't add any commands to a FullCanvas, but you get keyPressed events when the user pressed a softkey. However, it's no solution if you want to use the higher level classes, such as Form or List.