Names for elements on DOS screen?

Subject: Names for elements on DOS screen?
From: "Hart, Geoff" <Geoff-H -at- MTL -dot- FERIC -dot- CA>
To: "TECHWR-L" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com>
Date: Wed, 3 Jan 2001 10:17:37 -0500

Salan Pazurik is not sure <<... what to call the elements on an old 16-bit
screen. There are a couple dozen elements on each screen (how ever many
would fit on one screen). Each element is a name and some (unmarked) space
to type a value. Are they fields, options, settings...?>>

The text itself is a "label" or "field name", and the positions beside the
text where people enter data are the "fields" themselves.

--Geoff Hart, FERIC, Pointe-Claire, Quebec
geoff-h -at- mtl -dot- feric -dot- ca

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