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Motif and CDE 2.1 Style Guide Reference
Selection Dialog (Secondary Window)
A selection dialog is a secondary window that contains a selection box and
associated push buttons that allow the user to make selections from a list of
items for further processing by the application.
Figure 59. Selection Dialog.
When to Use
RecommendedProvide a selection dialog to allow the user to select from a list of
items a parameter to a task and, optionally, to perform or cancel a task.
RecommendedProvide an OK push button to allow a user to accept any changes that have
been made in the window and to remove the window.
RecommendedProvide a Cancel push button to allow a user to remove the window without
applying any changes that were not previously applied in that window.
RecommendedProvide a Help push button to allow a user to display a window that
contains context-sensitive help information.
OptionalProvide an Apply push button to allow the user to apply changes made to a
value choice without removing the window that contains the selection box.
RequiredMake the list box and the text-entry field traversable tab groups.
Essential Related Topics
For more information, see the Cascading (Choice Type), Choice, and
Pull-Down Menu (Menu Type) reference pages.
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