In a 'Create new' wizard, what is a good way to create sub-object?
I will have a wizard to create an object, Item.
An Item will always belong to another object, Group.
A Group will in itself belong to yet another object, Container.
Container are simple objects with just a Name and Description. But the
Item is the main object and is more complex. It will probably require multiple Wizard pages.
Now I need to create a wizard to create this item, including a Group if not using one already existing. Example screenshot:
These are the alternatives that I've been considering. None of them seem desirable to me.
Instead of the "Create new group" option in the drop-down, add a link to open a "Create new Group" dialog popup window on top of the wizard.
This dialog would in itself have a "Create new Container" link that would pop up a "Create new Container" dialog on top.
Like the screenshot, creating a new Group will simply be a choice in a drop-down. Making this choice will take you to Step 2 of the wizard once you click Next step, otherwise skipping directly to Step 4.
The same method is used in Step 2 where you select container.
If selecting Create new group in the drop-down, new option will appear below with a slide animation, containing Group name, Group desc, and Group container. If Create new container is selected, yet another slide animation will reveal Container name and Container desc.