RE: GUI Terminology

Subject: RE: GUI Terminology
From: "Bruce Megan (ST-CO/ENG2.2)" <Megan -dot- Bruce -at- us -dot- bosch -dot- com>
To: "Peter Neilson" <neilson -at- windstream -dot- net>
Date: Fri, 5 Jun 2009 09:54:18 -0500

Or in Yoda-speak
Downward drop, menu editable

Megan Bruce
Documentation Specialist - ST-CO/ENG2.2
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Subject: Re: GUI Terminology

Bruce Megan (ST-CO/ENG2.2) wrote:
> Does anyone know the correct terminology for a drop down menu
(initially
> blank) that you could enter text in that generates options for future
> use?
> I thought it was called a editable drop down menu. Am I correct?
> Any and all comments welcomed.

That's what I'd call it, but I'm from the use-a-hyphen school, so I
would write editable drop-down menu. It clarifies the unity of drop-down

and removes the possibility of an editable drop or a down menu.

In the Romance languages you might say "menu editable that drops
downwards," and in German something like Redaktbaruntersunkendemenue. (I

just made that up. Don't adopt it!)
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