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Motif and CDE 2.1 Style Guide Reference
An information message is a message that indicates to a user that a
condition or an event has occurred. For example:
Document has been deleted
Figure 35. Information Message Dialog.
When to Use
RequiredDisplay an information message when a situation has occurred that the user
may need to know about, but which has no follow-up actions the user can
RequiredDisplay an information message when there is additional information about
the status of normal completion of a task or about the current status of the
RequiredIf an in-progress message for the task is currently displayed in its own
secondary window, do not use an information message. Instead, augment the
in-progress message window with the message information.
RequiredDisplay the information symbol appropriate to your operating environment
to the left of the information message. For information on bidirectional and
vertical language support, see Chapter
RequiredDesign the information message window to be modeless.
RequiredProvide an OK push button that allows a user to acknowledge the
information displayed in the information message and to remove the message.
RecommendedProvide a Help push button that allows the user to request help
RequiredDisplay the (i) symbol as the graphic image at the left of an information
message. For information on bidirectional and vertical language support, see
Essential Related Topics
For more information, see the Action Message, In-Progress Message,
Message, and Push Button (Predefined) reference pages.
Supplemental Related Topics
For more information, see the Information and Message Areas (Area)
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