Re: MS MOS question

Subject: Re: MS MOS question
From: "Dana Worley" <dana -at- campbellsci -dot- com>
To: "TECHWR-L" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com>
Date: Thu, 14 Feb 2002 09:08:14 -0700

> Does the book actually offer advice such as "do not
> redocument WinSpecific UI elements"? Or is it just a
> "say it this way" guide?

It's the "say it this way" guide -- toolbar vs tool bar, radio button
versus option button kind of stuff.

You might want to look at "The Windows Interface Guidelines to
Software Design". It has a section on User Assistance (CS help,
tooltips, status bar help, wizards, etc...), though it doesn't address
your specific question above. My copy is copyrighted 1995 ("Covers
Windows 95 & NT!") -- I don't know if it has been updated. I'm not
necessarily a proponent of MS, but, as it has been said before, if
someone else goes to the trouble of making up rules, there's no
need to reinvent the wheel...

Dana W.

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