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Controls

Controls are UI elements that your users interact with on your app's main window area. See visual examples of controls in Windows-based, desktop apps and get links to guidelines for each control.

Ballon

Balloons inform users of a non-critical problem or special condition in a control.

Checkbox

Check boxes allow users to make a decision between two or more clearly differing choices.

Command button

Command buttons allow users to perform an immediate action.

Command link

Command links allow users to make a choice among a set of mutually exclusive, related choices.

Drop down and combo box

Drop-down lists and combo boxes allow users to make a choice among a list of mutually exclusive values.

Group box

Group boxes allow users to see relationships among a set of related controls.

Link

Links allow users to navigate to another page, window, or Help topic; display a definition; initiate a command; or choose an option.

List box

List boxes allow users to select from a set of values presented in a list that is always visible. With a single-selection list box, users select one item from a list of mutually exclusive values. With a multiple-selection list box, users select zero or more items from a list of values.

List view

List views allow users to view and interact with a collection of data objects, using either single selection or multiple selection.

Notification

Notifications inform users of events that are unrelated to the current user activity.

Progress bar

Progress bars allow users to follow the progress of a lengthy operation.

Progressive disclosure

Progressive disclosure controls allow users to show or hide additional information including data, options, or commands.

Radio button

Radio buttons allow users to make a choice among a set of mutually exclusive, related choices.

Search box

Search boxes provide users a way to locate specific objects or text quickly.

Slider

Sliders allow users to choose from a continuous range of values.

Spin

Spin controls allow users to change incrementally the value within its associated numeric text box.

Status bar

Status bars display information about the state of the current window, background tasks, or other contextual information.

Tab

Tabs present users with related information on separate labeled pages.

Text box

Text boxes allow users to display, enter, or edit a text or numeric value.

Tooltip

Tooltips label an unlabeled control.

Infotip

Infotips describe an object to which the user is pointing.

Treeview

Tree views allow users to view and interact with a hierarchically arranged collection of objects, using either single selection or multiple selection.

 

 

 

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