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Motif and CDE 2.1 Style Guide Reference
A view is the visual presentation of information by an application in the
viewing area of a window.
A view is also the visual presentation of the contents and/or properties of
an object, or of an interface to access and manipulate an object.
RequiredDisplay a view in the viewing area of a window.
RequiredIf the application makes changes to one view of user data, simultaneously
display the changes in all other views of the same data.
RecommendedChoose a name for a view that describes the information displayed and that
the user can understand.
RecommendedProvide expert users as much control as possible over the appearance and
behavior of a view through dialogs and menus.
RequiredWhen the user opens a minimized window, ensure that the viewing state of
all the viewing areas in the window (including the view shown in each, and the
cursor and scrolling position within each view) is the same as when the window
was last minimized, unless the user or application has made other changes that
RequiredWhen the user ends a login session (or terminates the window stem) and
then later restarts it, any application restarted should display the same
views in the same viewing state as when the session ended, unless prevented by
changes in underlying persistent data or by user directives.
RequiredWhen the user removes all instances of a view (for example, by changing
views, combining split views, or closing windows) and then later redisplays
the same view in the same instance of the application, display the view with
the same viewing state it had when it was removed, unless the user or
application has made other changes that prevent this.
RecommendedProvide a dialog accessible through the View menu that allows an expert
user to choose whether a view of data removed in one instance of an
application and then redisplayed in a later instance uses the viewing state it
had when it was removed or a default state.
Essential Related Topics
For more information, see the View Menu and Viewing Area (Control)
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