AutID

User interface with background image as buttons

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Hello,

First of all sorry for the bad tittle; i can't explain what i am trying to achieve in a few words.
So let me explain here;

 

This image is the planogram of the enterprise i am working with atm.
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I put some labels so it is more clear and you have an idea how the shop looks like.
So what i want to do; my GUI will be this image, no border (plus some small buttons but this is not a problem). I want to make all those squares(fridges, tills, stairs etc...) act like buttons and lists. All our products will be registers according to the place they are(fridges, shelves, tills etc...). I will put a small input box from where will will be inserting the codes bar numbers of the products and then the programm will have to tell us where the product is. The way for the program to do this will be to highlight the fridge or the place where our product is.
My idea was to create a blank UI and then add buttons that will represent the fridges etc...


However i have studied Arts and Design so i am sure that i can make a better design with my Tools. So i would prefere to create the design of the enterprise, save it as a picture and use it as a background on my GUI. But then what would be the best solution to make it act the way i want to?

I am just here for ideas, so bring it on people!

P.S. I know it is not very clear what i am trying to achieve but if you have any question, please do ask me.

Thank you in advance

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If you put pictures as items in your GUI you can click on them just like buttons.


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Use the image as you have mentioned and overlay  the individual shop components as as buttons, meaning copy and past them.

So you cut image of till, and use that as a control exactly where till is.

That's a good idea.

If you put pictures as items in your GUI you can click on them just like buttons.

hmm the background isn't so complicated so if it is to create individual images of everything then adding buttons instead of the images would be easier.
What John suggested is similar but saves some time for the standard things that don't actually need a control.

Thank you both, i am open for more ideas.

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The best thing to do is, in my opinion, to have a standard background image and monitor the clicks. That way one image could act as multiple buttons and everything but what conserns me is the memory that it will take. It will be a lot more heavy won't it?
Is it Worth?
Plus then i will have to paint each section to highlight it everytime...

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AutID,

This UDF from Malkey allows you to determine if a click was within a defined area onscreen - I have used it on large images to define clickable areas with great success.

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AutID,

This UDF from Malkey allows you to determine if a click was within a defined area onscreen - I have used it on large images to define clickable areas with great success.

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Thank you. I like Milkey and he has helped me in personal some time ago. I will definitely have a look at it.

Not really, if you just have one image then determine where the cursor was when clicked, I don't see how that would use more memory.

That wouldn't. But then i would need arrays with areas to determine which area was clicked. And each area has 4 points, x, y, z, p. So in each loop of the array i will have to check all points which will take time and memory each time a click is pressed on the GUI.

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