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Motif and CDE 2.1 Style Guide Reference
A primary window is a window in which the main interaction between the user
and an object or application takes place.
Figure 50. Primary Window.
When to Use
RequiredUse a primary window as the main window of an application.
RequiredUse a primary window to display a view of an object.
RequiredWhen a primary window is closed or minimized, remove its secondary
RequiredWhen a primary window is closed, close that window and all of its unshared
RequiredWhen a primary window that has associated secondary windows is opened or
restored, restore the secondary windows that apply to the current conditions.
RequiredWhen a primary window is closed, remove its window icon.
RequiredWhen the last primary window of an application is closed, close the
RequiredWhen a primary window that is critically needed to work with an
application is closed, close the application, even if there are other
displayed primary windows of that application.
RecommendedWhen a primary window is opened or restored, place the windows in the
window family in the same position that they were in before the window family
was closed or minimized.
RecommendedProvide a sizing border, a title, minimize and maximize buttons, a menu
bar, and a window menu in a primary window, unless these have been disabled by
the user through an environmental specification, or if the primary window is a
component of the workspace.
Essential Related Topics
For more information, see the Window Icon, Window Icon Box, and
Secondary Window reference pages.
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