Re: Tree view terminology

Subject: Re: Tree view terminology
From: "Lin Sims" <linda -dot- sims -at- verizon -dot- net>
To: "TECHWR-L" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com>
Date: Wed, 3 Oct 2001 12:48:42 -0400

Most of the programs I've worked on use this (dare I say it?)
paradigm. Me, I've about given up on finding the "right" or
"standard" terminology for this. I just refer to the left-hand pane and
the right-hand pane. If the pane is clearly labeled in some way, I
refer to it as "the <name of pane> pane". That way, I know (and my
reader knows) EXACTLY which part of the screen I'm talking about.

On 3 Oct 2001, at 10:02, Sexton, Melanie wrote:

> Hi,
> I have a question I thought maybe someone can help me with. I have
> searched the archives and haven't found anything, but I'm unsure
> whether I'm using the correct terminology anyway, so please forgive me
> if you've covered this before--I am brand new to the list. Here's the
> issue. We've just started using a new functionality to replace tabs on
> dialogues. The dialogue now opens with a "tree view list" on the left
> side, and, on the right side, the functionality corresponding to
> whatever you select in that list. It seems the general functionality
> is called "tree view" and the left part specifically a "tree view
> list." So far so good, but is there any standard for what we call the
> right side?
Lin Sims

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