Re: Read only dialog box

Subject: Re: Read only dialog box
From: Geoff Lane <geoff -at- gjctech -dot- co -dot- uk>
To: TECHWR-L <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Date: Thu, 19 Jan 2006 12:23:19 +0000

On Thursday, January 19, 2006, Barbara Philbrick wrote;

> Unfortunately, message isn't accurate in this case (MS-MOS refers to them as
> "a secondary windows that is displayed to inform a user about a particular
> condition. In end user documentation, use message.") They contain tables of
> data from other areas of the program that users refer to when completing
> forms in the application. They look a lot like other dialog boxes in this
> application where users can enter information.

In which case, could they be windows in their own right? For example,
"Click Xyzzy to open the Data window, to which you can refer when
completing the form." However, if they are modal, IMO they are either
dialog boxes or messages because you have to dismiss them before you
can proceed in the application.




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