AdaptableBlotter.JS provides 2 ways that, at runtime, you can keep your users updated with vital information about the system.
The Adaptable Blotter provides you with a System Status button that you can use to provide information about the state of the application.
When activated, it has 3 states: "Red", "Amber" and "Green". Each state is represented by a button of that colour that is placed as the first button in the Home toolbar.
Clicking on the button will show an alert that will display the custom message that you send.
You can change the Status at any time by calling the systemStatusSet function of the Blotter API, passing in as arguments the message you want to display and the status colour. (See System Status for more details).
Another way of informing the user of something important is via Message Alerts.
To send an alert, call the alertShow function in the Blotter API, passing in as arguments the message header and text, and the type ("Info", "Warning" or "Error"). Depending on the type you specify, a different alert will be shown. (See Alert for more details).
By default alerts are popped up in the centre of the screen but you can choose to put them elsewhere.
Additionally, users are able to create their own alert definitions using the Alerts function, which will trigger alerts when the rule is met.