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Motif and CDE 2.1 Style Guide Reference
Paned Box (Control)
A paned box (or paned window) is a control that is divided by split bars
into areas called panes.
Figure 47. Paned Box.
When to Use
RecommendedProvide a paned box when it is useful for a user to see related
information or more than one view of data in separate panes.
RequiredSupport paned boxes that can be split either horizontally or vertically.
RequiredProvide a split bar between panes of a paned box.
RequiredIf the paned box is used to separate multiple viewing areas in a window,
make the window resizable.
RecommendedSupport only one direction for a specific paned box.
RecommendedIf your application supports changing the size of a pane, provide a sash
on the split bar to do so.
RecommendedIf your application supports multiple views of the information displayed
in a pane, allow the user to split the pane multiple times in one or the other
direction, but do not change the underlying data being viewed when the user
RecommendedProvide coordinated scrolling of related panes in a paned box in the
dimension orthogonal to the direction of splitting. For example, allow a user
to scroll vertically the first pane of a paned box that is split horizontally
and have all the other panes scroll with the first pane.
RecommendedAllow panes that contain independent views to be scrolled independently.
RequiredDesign each pane in a paned box to consist of one or more tab groups.
RequiredMake each sash in a paned box a tab group.
RequiredWhen the user uses tab-group navigation, traverse through the tab groups
in a paned box in the following order:
All tab groups in the first pane
The sash on the split bar of the first pane, if any
All tab groups in the next pane
The sash on the next split bar
Repeat this pattern to the end of the paned box.
Essential Related Topics
For more information, see Chapter
5 and the Sash (Control) and Window Navigation reference pages.
Supplemental Related Topics
For more information, see the Control Navigation, Input Focus, Internal
Navigation, and Tab Group reference pages.
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