Section Tiles subpattern

This article provides information about the Section Tiles subpattern. This subpattern is used as part of the Operational Workspace pattern, specifically for the first panorama section (the Summary section) that contains a set of tiles, charts, and singleton cards.

Usage

The Section Tiles subpattern is used as part of the Operational Workspace pattern, specifically for the first panorama section (the Summary section) that contains a set of tiles, charts, and singleton cards.

Wireframe

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Pattern changes for Microsoft Dynamics AX

This pattern didn't exist for Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012.

Model

High-level structure

  • TabPage

    • TileButton (TileButton) [0..N]
    • TargetForm (FormPart) [0..N]

The Form Parts are used to embed Charts or singleton Cards into the Summary section of the workspace. Each form that represents a Chart should use the Section Chart form pattern.

Core components

Apply Section Tiles to the first tab page in the Operational Workspace.

UX guidelines

The verification checklist shows the steps for manually verifying that the form complies with UX guidelines. This checklist doesn't include any guidelines that will be enforced automatically through the development environment. Open the form in the browser, and walk through these steps.

  • The Summary section should be named "Summary" or a variant that qualifies the word “Summary.”
  • No two tiles in the workspace should have the same symbol.
  • There should be a maximum of one "New" tile.
  • Chart sizes should correspond to multiples of tile sizes.
    • Available sizes include 1 tile tall × 2 tiles wide, 2 × 2, 2 × 3, 2 × 4, 2 × 6, 4 × 4, 4 × 6, and 4 × 8.

Examples

Form: PurchOrderMaintainWorkspace (All workspaces > Purchase order preparation (see the Summary section)

sectionTilesExample

Appendix

Frequently asked questions

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Open issues

None