Toolbar Customize dialog


Dialogs Overview


In the Toolbar Customize dialog, you can specify to hide/unhide toolbars or customize toolbars. The following tabs are shown in the Toolbar Customize dialog:

Toolbars Tab

Here you can customize toolbars.


Displays the list of currently existing toolbars. In the initial settings, Asprova APS's built-in toolbars are displayed. You can also add a new toolbar from the [New...] button in the Toolbar Customize dialog.

If you check the box for a toolbar, its corresponding toolbar will be displayed. If you uncheck the box for a toolbar, its corresponding toolbar will be hidden.

Show Tooltips

You can specify here whether or not to display ToolTips, brief description of the function of the tool button when the mouse pointer passes over it.

Cool Look

This check box toggles the style of tool buttons' appearance. This only changes the display of tool buttons and does not affect their functionality.

Large Buttons

Displays the buttons on the toolbars at a large size.


Creates a new toolbar. In the displayed dialog, specify a name of the new toolbar. If you specify the name, a small blank toolbar will be shown on the upper left corner of the screen. Drag tool buttons from the buttons list in the command tab and drop them on the toolbar.


You can execute [Reset] only when a built-in toolbar is selected. This command restores the contents of the currently selected toolbar to its original status.


You can execute [Cancel] only when a user-defined toolbar is selected. This command deletes the currently selected toolbar.

Command Tab

Displays the list of tool buttons you can use in Asprova APS. You can customize any of the currently visible toolbars by dragging tool buttons from this list and dropping them onto the toolbar.


The list of categories by which Asprova APS's tool buttons are sorted. If you select a category, the tool buttons that are contained in that category will be displayed.


Tool buttons of the category you selected are displayed. You can customize any of the currently visible toolbars by dragging tool buttons from this list and dropping them onto the toolbar.


Description of the most recently clicked tool button is displayed.

Supplementary information about customizing toolbars

While the above dialog is displayed, it is possible not only to drag and drop tool buttons from the dialog box, but also to drag and drop tool buttons from one toolbar to another.

You can also delete a tool button by dragging a tool button from a toolbar and dropping it outside of the toolbar.

Even when the above dialog is not displayed, you can perform the same operation as above by dragging a tool button with holding down the Alt key.

You can change the size of a combo box of a toolbar by dragging its right-hand edge. This operation is possible only when the above dialog is displayed.

Edit tool buttons tab

Allows editing of the custom tool buttons.

Custom tool button dropdown list

From the 50 available icons, choose the one which you want to edit.


Opens the icon editor dialog to edit the toolbutton icon selected in the list box.

Custom toolbar icon editor

This dialog is where custom toolbar icons can be edited, and also saved to BMP files.


Shows the icon image.
Dragging the mouse cursor on this area will apply colors to the icon image.
It is also possible to drag bitmap image from the windows explorer into this area to use existing bitmap files.


Changes the color to apply to the image when editing it.


Shows a true size view of the icon.


Accepts the changes.


Cancels the changes.


Clears the icon image (the image will become gray).


Selects a BMP file to load into the icon image.


Selects a file to save the current icon image into.

The saved BMP images will be placed in the following folder:

Windows Vista

C:\Users\< User Name >\AppData\Local\Asprova

Windows XP

C:\Documents and Settings\< User Name >\Local Settings\Application Data

The file name will be CustomToolButton.bmp
If this file is deleted, all custom toolbar icons will revert to their default icons.

Using custom toolbar buttons

Placing custom toolbar buttons on a toolbar and clicking them will do nothing unless the buttons are also linked to some action to perform. In the command editor dialog commands can be attached to these toolbar buttons.

The image below shows the default scheduling parameter attached to Custom command 1. With this setting, clicking the toolbar button for Custom command 1 will cause the default scheduling parameter to be run.

Custom tool button table

To change the commands attached to custom tool buttons, use the custom tool button table (Table View/Command/Custom tool button from the main menu).
The command structure of each custom tool button is viewable, and can be drilled down and edited as in the scheduling parameter table.

Also, the function of custom tool buttons can be made easier to understand by specifying some text for a tooltip for the button. This text will be displayed when the mouse hovers over the toolbutton.

Supplement for customize toolbar

While the tool bar customize dialog is showing, tool buttons can be dragged from the dialog to toolbars, and also between two toolbars.

Tool buttons can also be removed from toolbars by dragging them from the toolbar to an empty area of the screen and dropping them.

Even when the customize dialog is not showing, the above functions can be performed by holding down the ALT key.

Additionally, while the customize dialog is showing, dropdown lists in toolbars can be resized.

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