4.2.2 Process Style

LANSA supports two process styles:

Most of your applications will use the SAA/CUA Menu style. This menu style displays a menu item for each function in the process. The menu uses a simple interface to call programs.

The Action Bar style process displays the menu as an action bar with a series of categories and options. The CUA Basic Interface Design Guidelines define an action bar as follows:

     "The action bar is the panel element at the top of the panel that consists of a list of choices that represent a group of related actions that the user can request.  A group of actions appears in a pull down menu when the users request an action bar choice.  Pull downs are located immediately below the action bar.

     The actions typically affect the information displayed in the work area or in some way control the user's dialogue with the application."