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Subject:Re: what's this called From:Chris Morton <salt -dot- morton -at- gmail -dot- com> To:techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com Date:Wed, 1 Apr 2009 12:07:29 -0700
I'm sure the GUI design folks at M$ have a term for it. Searching online
might yield an electronic copy of the *Microsoft Manual of Style for
I'd also cross-post at Woody's Lounge ( http://www.askwoody.com/askforhelp.php) in one of the OS-specific forums.
You might also fill in this form: http://windowssecrets.com/contact/ These kind folks may just help you out,
although I think Woody's will yield the fastest and most accurate answer.
On Wed, Apr 1, 2009 at 11:45 AM, McLauchlan, Kevin <
Kevin -dot- McLauchlan -at- safenet-inc -dot- com> wrote:
> Chinell, David F (GE > EntSol, Security) was heard to say:
> > It's a bit like the MatchEntry property for a list box in
> > VBA, which can
> > have these values:
> > MatchEntryFirstLetter
> > MatchEntryComplete
> > MatchEntryNone
> > I've also described this using the term "ring." As in "When
> > you press C
> > repeatedly, the selection rings through all entries that
> > begin with "C."
> "Ring" would never have crossed my (Canadian) mind. Might be a regional
> To describe the part of the problem that you mention, I would say
> "cycles through" or "steps through". Although, I might change the
> person and word it "Press the same character key repeatedly to cycle
> through all entries (filenames, labels, records, whatever) beginning
> with that character."
> - Kevin
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