FastMenu offers the ability for anyone to swiftly create a clean, crisp auto-run menu for a CD or DVD. Created menus are simplistically designed, displaying a graphic followed by a column of buttons. Minimal effort and time is required to create a menu with professional results. With FastMenu users can create simple or complex menu systems with the option of sub-menus; sound effects for menu start or change; commandline arguments; button spacing; individual button sizing, viewer installation menus and more. FastMenu offers two methods to assist both new and experienced users to quickly create a menu: a friendly menu wizard with step-by-step instructions or a menu editor where changes can be viewed immediately.
Button commands can perform various actions, which include:
# Open a document (or file) in the user's viewer.
# Open a document (or file) in your viewer.
# Start an application, with the option of passing a commandline argument.
# Open a directory in MS Windows Explorer.
# Open an Internet site in the user's browser.
# Send an email to a specified address, optionally setting the subject of the email.
# Open another menu (a sub-menu)
# Show a message to the user in a Windows messagebox.
# Do no action, but play your "noaction.wav" sound.
# Exit the menu.
For advanced users, each button also has the ability to start an application and pass commandline arguments to the application. With the addition of a CD-Drive variable to pass the correct drive letter in the commandline argument, this program is well suited to users who wish to provide a functional viewer from the CD.
An expiry date feature can be added to inform your users when the CD is out of date. This can be great for catalogue CDs, pricelists, product brochures, company or personal resumes, even material such as training and certification programs.
The button heights can be individually adjusted, to allow the emphasis of your most important buttons. Buttons can be grouped under headings and any number of buttons can be placed on a single row. The form sizes itself around your graphic and the image can be resized within the software, so no set size of graphic is needed. The buttons size themselves to match the width of the image, giving an elegant, clean look.